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Remedies For Poor Attention
Herbal remedies: From my experience, omega 3 & st. John's wort work well, as well as many antioxidanta, assuming you are healthy. ...Read more
Meds or no meds: Medications are generally safe if used properly, they usually provide quick response but also have significant side effects.Behavioral intervention , and neurofeedback are now endorsed by the aap as efficacious alternative in young children or for parents who do want meds.Diet modifications, herbs and supplements have been tried with poor and inconsistent response.A proper assessment is key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What medical treatment options are available for kids with attention deficit without hyperactivity?
Stimulant & non-: stimulant medications are equally as effective for ADHD-Primarily Inattentive Type as for ADHD-Combined Type. The 9 symptoms of Inattention impact academics more than the 9 symptoms. of Hyperactivity/Impulsivity. One research method to measure efficacy of ADHD meds is to confirm that the kids get more math problems done & more correct when meds levels are optimal in their bloodstreams. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poor dental care: Poor dental care can lead to chronic periodontal disease (gum disease). There is mounting evidence that inflammation caused by chronic periodontal disease is associated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and alzheimers disease. In addition, poor dental care can lead to pain and loss of teeth, which in turn can create difficulty in eating properly. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Needs Med Rx: Use of preventive vaccines decrease the need for rx. If unvaccinated, you need the antitoxin, vaccine and antibiotics to kill the germ growing in what may be a minor wound. Even a small infestation of the tetanus germ can generate enough toxin to kill you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some underlying causes for poor hygiene, neglecting personal appearance, lethargy, and hypersomnia? I've had them my whole life
Major Depression: I feel empathy for your life. Commend yourself for concern about Health. Your symptoms indicate Depression. Do not be victim of your symptoms, do not feel helpless, and do not feel hopeless. Go to Grand Canyon National park to feel Beauty and Wonders of Nature; feel the inspiration. Believe in Healing Powers of your body. Daily Exercise See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication for Depression ...Read more
Yes: There are several causes of this symptom. Allergies, neurotransmitter disruption, nutritional problems and toxins (heavy metals, chemicals) are the most common. Treatment depends on which of these are contributing to the symptoms. It's best to see a doctor trained in these approaches. To start with, eliminate the junk/refined food, exercise, and have a regular sleep schedule. ...Read more
ADHD treatment: ADHD is usually treated with stimulants like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) or concerta. It depends on the age of the child and how they respond. If one medication doesn't work most will respond to another type of medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any herbs that have stimulant effects, for treating a child with attention deficit disorder?
Probably, but why?: Most of the herbal remedies touted for treating adhd have some type of stimulant such as caffeine as the major active ingredient. Studies are scant to nonexistent, and manufacturing of these products are not under fda scrutiny. Caffeine is a weak stimulant with a short half-life, so it may help but probably wll require multiple doses. Prescription products are much better studied and effective. ...Read more
Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?
No: Although seem people use caffeine (as pills or in food or drink), no over-the-counter medications have been shown to be effective for treating adhd. Some parents notice that their children are less symptomatic when ill and taking cough syrup, but that is general sedation and illness, not treatment of adhd specifically. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are some natural alternative to prescription medication for focus and attention for children?
Are there any home treatments or natural cures for chronic headaches (vs. Over-the-counter meds)?
Headache prevention: For frequent migraine headaches, magensium and butterbur have been shown to prevent headaches. For tension headaches, neck stretching and realted physical therapy has been shown to prevent headaches. What kind of headache do you have? That may be important. Some kinds don't responds to these treatments. ...Read more
Yes there is treatme: First of all you need to be checked to find out what your diagnosis is.If you have adult attention deficit disorder, there is treatment available with drugs by mouth. ...Read more
Really depends: There are 2 broad classes of meds for adhd--stimulants and nonstimulants. There are 2 types of stimulants, and each has a number of different formulations that differ mostly by length of action and mode of administratation. I suggest you find someone with expertise in treating adults with adhd and discuss when you're having problems and what kind & help you decide if meds are the best approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not scientific: Most "natural" remedies for adhd have not been proven by scientific research. The medications (stimulants and non-stimulants) have been studied for decades and are proven to be effective and safe. There will always be someone who will tell you "my child got better on x", but that is not evidence- that is just anecdotal (a story). Talk to your own doctor for the best treatment for your child. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
For the treatment of attention deficit in adults, except drugs,psycotherapy,physical activity and healthy food,what can help to improve concentration?
ADD in adults: To better control ADD symptoms as an adult, besides medicines, diet and physical activity, u should also: Ensure proper sleep; Work on time management skills (to prevent frustration for not completing tasks); Develop a network of supportive people; and work on personal relationships (quality rather than quantity is imp) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Overall health, Improving mental health.
Stress relief, sleep, natural remedies. Suggestions on possible Specialist to seek out.
Advice on what to do?
Where to start..: Write down your "top of the list" 1 or 2 health concerns, eg, fatigue, poor sleep, motivation, relationships. Include how long a problem, what you've tried that's helped/not helped. Include all meds you take including OTC/herbal supplements/birth control, alcohol/drug/tobacco use, current stresses. Discuss this with pcp and ask for advice/referral to a mental health professional if appropriate. ...Read more
Might try: soaking in warm epsom salts.Get a more detailed answer ›
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