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What's the difference between delayed sleep phase syndrome and shift work syndrome?

What's the difference between delayed sleep phase syndrome and shift work syndrome?

Causes: Delayed sleep phase syndrome refers to a tendency to go to sleep late and wake up late. Shift work syndrome refers to any problem caused by the fact that the shift that you work interferes with your sleep - most commonly because you work the night shift, a time which is when you would ordinarily be sleeping. In other words, dsps is about your "natural" tendencies, sws is due to your work. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for pickwickian syndrome?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for pickwickian syndrome?

Weight loss: There is no fast treatment for the pickwickian syndrome. The treatment of choice is weight loss through diet and exercise which can cure the syndrome. Weight loss surgery is sometimes necessary. If obstructive sleep apnea is present it should be treated with cpap, if significant carbon dioxide retention due to hypoventilation is present diamox, (acetazolamide) Progesterone and theophylline may be of benifit. ...Read more

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Is there any one treatment that works for complex regional pain syndrome?

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Is there any one treatment that works for complex regional pain syndrome?

CRPS treatment: Complex regional pain syndrome (crps) is a different condition to treat. The main focus of the treatment is to restore the function. Several treatments are available, including physical therapy, medications like topical cream, anti-seizure, ketamine or Lidocaine infusion, injections like sympathetic block and spinal cord stimulation. You should see a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How does Tourette syndrome work?

How does Tourette syndrome work?

Tourette Syndrome: is an inheritable Neurodevelopmental Disorder, caused by gene mutations yet to be defined. Diagnostic criteria = multiple motor tics & at least 1 vocal tic for at least a year, with no tic-free period > 2 mos. It is often associated with ADHD, OCD & other anxiety disorders. It begins in childhood. See www.tourettesyndrome.net for complete information & tsa-usa.org for resources & support. ...Read more

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How do gloves for raynaud's syndrome work and are they worth it?

How do  gloves for raynaud's syndrome  work and are they worth it?

Warms the hands: Yes the gloves are worth it. What the gloves do is keeping the hands warmer which decrease the incidence of the spasms of the small arteries and capillaries of the fingers and decrease the symptoms of the color changes of the hands. Just as important, is to keep the rest of your body warm. If your core temperature is warmer then the blood getting to the hands and feet will also be warmer. ...Read more

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Is there any other medication besides addreall that works better for pots syndrome?

POTS: There are multiple meds tried. If you find a doc who is very experienced in pots you are more likely to get results. ...Read more

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What really works for metabolic syndrome?

What really works for metabolic syndrome?

Combination: Of treatments. Metabolic syndrome is obesity, diabetes, elevated lipids and hypertension. Treatment is multifactorial. Change of diet (less carbs, sweets, more protein vegies), increase exercise, weight loss, medications as indicated for diabetes and high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for post concussive syndrome?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for post concussive syndrome?

Rest: The best treatment for post concussive syndrome is rest and avoidance of any further potential heavy contact or impact activities that caused it in the first place. I am not aware of anything else that would speed up recovery. Recovery often takes about 2-3 weeks minimum. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for compartment syndrome?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for compartment syndrome?

It depend: Acute compartment syndrome need to handle on emergency basis, the best treatment to do surgery. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for stevens johnson syndrome?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for stevens johnson syndrome?

Get to a burn center: 1. Stop the offending agent 2. Resuscitate and supportive mgmt 3. Infection control - restrict visitors 4. Transfer immediately to a burn center for further management. ...Read more