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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Sensory Loss

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Are there any special of hearing aids useful for severe hearing loss?

Are there any special of hearing aids useful for severe hearing loss?

Depends: Even profound hearing loss can be helped with hearing aids. If it is beyond being aided with a hearing aid... Cochlear implants may be beneficial. When looking at hearing loss another critical factor is not just the decibel loss for pure tones but the ability to discriminate. Some patietns with moderate hearing loss may have very poor discrimination... Not good candidates for hearing aids. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Falci
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Sensory Loss (Definition)

Sensory loss = impairment in function of senses such as sight, hearing, taste, smell, or tactile (such as feeling ...Read more


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Any over-the-counter help for someone with hearing loss & deafness?

Any over-the-counter help for someone with hearing loss & deafness?

Need an evaluation: Hearing loss and deafness is such a serious problem that recommending something over the counter without a good history or exam is not wise. Could it be wax? Sure, but i've seen many cases thought to be wax that were more serious. Please see an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there any cures in sight for skin pigmentation loss.

Is there any cures in sight for skin pigmentation loss.

Possibly: Uvb-nb light treatment may be helpful for some people. However if it is from an autoimmune disorder, then the chances of improvement are unlikely. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for vision impairment? Carrots?

Natural remedies for vision impairment? Carrots?

Not likely: Carrots might help with actual vitamin a deficiency - an extreme rarity in the usa. If your vision is impaired you need to have it evaluated and determine the remedy - eyeglasses, surgery, inherited problem, something needing medication? See your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and a proper path of treatment. ...Read more

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Is there any herbs for vestibular neuritis there's no hearing problems ?

Is there any herbs for vestibular neuritis there's no hearing problems ?

Maybe: It is possible that valerian root could help, because it has a weak valium-type compound. However, herbal supplements are virtually unregulated, so it's always a crap shoot as to exactly how much of the various compounds are in a given pill. ...Read more

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Frustrated, migraines, lupus, pd, osteoarthritis, raunoids, dizziness, memory loss, loss of concentration, is there any way to deal with this daily?

Frustrated, migraines, lupus, pd, osteoarthritis, raunoids, dizziness, memory loss, loss of concentration, is there any way to deal with this daily?

Lots of treatment: It would be good if your treatment providers could become a team. It may still be a fantasy, but one to work towards. A powerful therapist might be able to corral all of these folk to coordinate care. Failing that, that therapist might help you accomplish that, at least in part. I wish you success and would value feedback if you can do it! ...Read more

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Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?

Will hearing aid use prevent further damage and hearing loss for someone with sensory neuronal hearing loss?

Perhaps.: I would maintain that the answer is "maybe". There is at least the suggestion that if you restore stimulus to the auditory cortex via the current hearing aid technology, that part of the brain that has been deprived of input can actually improve it's function. The brain has "plasticity" and might well slow or even arrest additional hearing loss if incoming signals are restored. ...Read more

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Any tips for dealing emotionally with total hearing loss?

Any tips for dealing emotionally with total hearing loss?

Find support: Groups like the hearing loss association of america and self help for hard of hearing people can provide emotional support for those with hearing loss. Depression can be a common result of hearing loss and isolation, so please also consult a mental health professional. ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic solutions to extreme hair loss from thyroid issues?

What are some homeopathic solutions to extreme hair loss from thyroid issues?

Individualized: You could read about homeopathic remedies such as nat-mur., graph, sil, thuja, etc. Here: http://www.Vithoulkas.Com/en/books-study/online-materia-medica.Html. However, good homeopathic treatment for this condition will require treatment by a trained homeopathic practitioner. A practitioner directory is here: http://homeopathic.Org/resources/practitioners. ...Read more

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Is the hearing loss pill helpful for treatment of snhl due to presbycosis?

What pill?: I am pretty up to date on all things going on with ear nose and throat. I know nothing of a "hearing loss pill". If you have information about such a thing i'd be interested in reading about it. As i know however no such thing exists. ...Read more

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Will vitamin B12 injections help loss of sensation in the feet for an 81-year-old female with diabetic neuropathy?

Possibly.: You can check vitamin B12 in blood to see if levels are normal or not. Oral supplemetation can be effective as well. Metanx is a rx that has l-methyl folate, (folic acid) b6 and B12 works very well for diabetic neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?

Is there an effective diet for weight loss for those with hypothyroidism?

Same as for others: First, make sure the hypothyroidism is controlled. Most people do best with a TSH between 0.5 and 3.0. Once this is done, the metabolism should be about the same as without hypothyroidism. So. . . Eat fewer calories than you burn off. One way to boost the metabolism is to increase muscle mass with strengthening exercises. This takes time, but can really pay off. ...Read more

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Is there an effective cure for unsteadiness and weakness with age?

Is there an effective cure for unsteadiness and weakness with age?

Exercise: Muscle cells are replaced by fat as we age & nerve pathways that aren't being stimulated die out. Make sure that the weakness is not being caused by other conditions, however. It's too easy to say, "you're just getting old." conditions that affect muscles, nerves, and energy can be obstacles. See "strong women stay young" (book) and "23 and1/2 hours" (http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=auains6higo). ...Read more

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What are genral medication for denruff and hair loss problems?

What are genral medication for denruff and hair loss problems?

Shamoo, rogaine (minoxidil): For dandruff medicated shampoos containg zinc, selenium tar, salicylic acid or steroids. For hairless romaine for men or women amd for men propecia (finasteride). Severe dandruff or scalp psoriaisis can cause hairless which is reversible from itiching which will respond to medications. ...Read more

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Which are the best option for treating hair loss homeopath, Ayurveda or english medicines?

Which are the best option for treating hair loss homeopath, Ayurveda or english medicines?

It depends: Treatment depends what's causing the hair loss. If genetic male pattern hair loss, results may be poor although some benefit from minoxidil, etc ; hair transplants. If from hypothyroidism, hair growth may recover gradually as thyroid balance recovers. Homeopathy is not intended as a direct treatment for hair loss, but does strengthen a person's natural vitality -- and can help alopecia areata. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any remedy for sinus congestion and loss of balance?

Can you suggest any remedy for sinus congestion and loss of balance?

Sinusitis: Sinus congestion or sinusitis may affect the inner ear and cause imbalance and hearing loss. It is important to see a ears nose and throat (ENT) physician who specializes in the temporal bone (neuro-otologist) to determine if the imbalance is linked to the sinus congestion and to provide a treatment. ...Read more