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Does sodium negatively impact adhd? Do people with ADHD have trouble balancing sodium and potassium?
Na/K ATPase: Methylphenidate may increase the activity of sodium (na)/potassium (k) atpase. http://tinyurl.com/lpv4dtt normally cells (including neurons) keep high concentrations of k inside, and na outside. Na/k atpase is an enzyme that maintains this pump, & the resting potential of the cell. This doesn't automatically mean adhd patients have problems with na or k though. Much more work to be done, yet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable effects: There are many possible outcomes from child abuse & neglect. The most tragic is when the same things are perpetrated upon children. It can cause severe anxiety, depression, flashbacks, dissociation, trouble with trust & boundaries, drug & alcohol abuse, & suicide attempts. It can also lead to perfectionism and high achievement. With treatment, the person can heal and enjoy a fulfilling life. ...Read more
Sometimes: As in most areas of medicine, medications are prescribed and it is hoped that they will work, but they don't always perform at 100% level. Sometimes we have to change the medication or add in another medication to get improvement up to level that the patient and their family desires. Psychotherapy however should also be an important part of the treatment program so that the patient can learn psychological techniques to avoid the impulsivity. Best wishes. ...Read more
Is potassium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) better than p.chloride in pt with recurring metabolic acidosis? Pot. has been low & magnesium goes low then borderline high
Tubular acidosis question. Gfr improves consistently with b12 shot and bicarbonates (sodium bicarbonate). Nephrologists refer dialysis but crt 2.6 to 1.5 with bicarb. !?
Here are some...: Glad to see her acidosis has been improved from taking sodium bicarbonate. Known to us, dialysis is designed for fluid overload and/or electrolyte and acid-alkaline imbalance. Do nephrologists recommend dailysis now or refer for pre-dialysis assessment? So, ask her doctors for specifics and relevance for renal tubular acidosis, dialysis, etc. because online 400-letter does not suffice to address.. ...Read more
When nutrition labels reads 10g sugar, what does it mean? For someone who needs to watch sugar intake, is 10g sugar acceptable?
Yes: Total daily is the key.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blood co2 low ~15 on arb with low aldosterone. Neph prescribed sodium bicarb but cardiologist does not recommend. High phos, k. Is calcium bicarb ok?
Details, details: You can't really expect someone to recommend how to treat you by looking at a few numbers. You have to sit down with a doc face-to-face with whatever info you have and discuss your situation with him/her. This is not to be done in 400 spaces. You noted that 2 doc's you spoke to had differing opinions! What is that telling you! ...Read more
Love to eat potassium rich diet daily 5000 mg ( 5 bananas, dates, apricot)but my potassium level is no more than 3.2. Is this kidney issue. Feedback.?
Not known so...: Msg has not been shown to cause or adversely affect hypertension. It is a rather common food additve/sweetener and fortunately relatively safe, in moderation of course. If you have problem with hypertension, obviously you should consult doc for eval and treatment. It is not necessary that you advoid msg, but too much of anything is not good. Consult your doc.Good luck. ...Read more
Pasteurized laughing cow cheese has sodium phosphate in it. Is the sodium phosphate safe to eat while pregnant?
Yes: And it is best to eat only pasteurized (not raw milk) cheese. ...Read more
Has anyone been able to control their moderate social anxiety / obsessive compulsive behavior with no drugs?
Treatment Options: Social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder respond well to cognitive-behavioral therapy. Some patients can achieve 100% remission of their symptoms. Check with your physician or your local mental health association for a referral to a mental health professional who specializes in the non-psychopharmacologic treatment of these conditions. ...Read more
Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)
Part of disorder: Part of the disorder is inappropriate emotional responses to situations.Laughter to a boy with asperger's is not the same laughter as you and i would interpret it. That it what is so hard for all of us to understand with these kids, because we interpret our environment and situations one way, and it's a totally different world and experience for these kids. Often altered sensations to pain as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If pt has potassium 3.3 mmol/L sodium 146 mmolL corrected calcium 2.63 mmol/L magnesium 0.70 mmol/L chloride 95 CHF renal & hepatic failure is it OK to add KCL 30 mmol to normal saline IV?
IV FlUID: The decision is an individualized doctor-specific and patient-specific judgement. ...Read more
Does prior exposure to stimulants in children with ADHD impact cardiovascular parameters from lisdexamfetamine dimesylate?
No it does not.: All stimulants have the potential to cause a fast heart beat and inpact the heart if there is a sructural abnormality. Prior use of a stimulant does not effect the future use of one. If you are concerned, you csn discuss with yor prescribing physician or a cardiologist. ...Read more
Certainly can: Concerta is a long-acting for of methylphenidate, a stimulant. Stimulants have been well studied in children and increasingly studied in adolescents and adults. They improve attention, decrease activity levels, and improve impulse control in 65-85% of those with adhd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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