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Remedies For Sensory 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will vitamin B12 injections help loss of sensation in the feet for an 81-year-old female with diabetic neuropathy?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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