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What herbal remedies work well for poor concentration or poor attention?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What herbal remedies work well for poor concentration or 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

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Inattention (Definition)

An inability to focus effectively in order to perform ...Read more


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Natural remedies for children who have attention problems?

Natural remedies for children who have attention problems?

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 more

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What medical treatment options are available for kids with attention deficit without hyperactivity?

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 more

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Can poor dental care lead to other medical conditions?

Can poor dental care lead to other medical conditions?

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 more

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For tetanus, is medical interventions necessary or can home remedies work?

For tetanus, is medical interventions necessary or can home remedies work?

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 more

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Are there any diet tips for a child with attention deficit disorder?

Are there any diet tips for a child with attention deficit disorder?

Many proported: Unfortunately no diet has improved symptoms. A well balanced diet is all your child needs along with proper evaluation by your pediatrician for consideration of medical treatment, which does help. ...Read more

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What are some underlying causes for poor hygiene, neglecting personal appearance, lethargy, and hypersomnia? I've had them my whole life

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

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Are there any reliable natural remedies for children who have attention problems?

Are there any reliable natural remedies for children who have attention problems?

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

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Please name the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for a child?

Please name the treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for a child?

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 more

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Are there any herbs that have stimulant effects, for treating a child with attention deficit disorder?

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

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Are there over-the-counter medications for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder?

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 more

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What are some natural alternative to prescription medication for focus and attention for children?

What are some natural alternative to prescription medication for focus and attention for children?

Nothing but....: Altho many things are advertised, nothing has been proven to work . My practical experience of 3 decades also has not seen any natural products that help.Having said that, I have had very, very rare success with elimination diets. ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments or natural cures for chronic headaches (vs. Over-the-counter meds)?

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

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Are there any tricks or treatments to improve my attention span and keep my thoughts focused?

Are there any tricks or treatments to improve my attention span and keep my thoughts focused?

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

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I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can you help with advice for medication?

I have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can you help with advice for medication?

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 more

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Why is school-based health care advantage for poor kids?

Why is school-based health care advantage for poor kids?

Lack of care and f/u: One advantage of school based health care is that kids who ordinarily would not go to the doctor or dentist can receive appropriate medical care. This includes children who may be uninsured or under-insured. ...Read more

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What natural or alternative remedies have you had success in treating ADHD for your child?

What natural or alternative remedies have you had success in treating ADHD for your child?

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 more

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For the treatment of attention deficit in adults, except drugs,psycotherapy,physical activity and healthy food,what can help to improve concentration?

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 more

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Overall health, Improving mental health. Stress relief, sleep, natural remedies. Suggestions on possible Specialist to seek out. Advice on what to do?

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

Dr. Robert Nahouraii
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Poor Attention (Definition)

Poor attention = easy distractability ...Read more