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Steroid Medical Treatments For Neurological Disorders
Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?
Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are hundreds of homeopathic medicines which might be used to help people with neurological diseases, even when conventional care falls short. These are chronic conditions -- and finding the most effective medicine for you requires working with a professional homeopath who can thoroughly assess your individual case first. Collaborative care with a conventional neurologist is still wise. ...Read more
Too vague: Wish i could give a useful answer, but your question is too vague to permit a specific answer. Those with autism sometimes do have physical problems from toe walking through GI problems. Generally, the problems are treated the same way they would be if the child did not have autism--but sometimes the autism complicates the treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Terminology?: There really isn't a specific disease entity we refer to in the U.S. As "chronic inflammatory neurological disorder." however, if you are asking for specific diseases which could be classified as examples of "chronic inflammatory neurological disorders?" those are easier to name such as, cerebral vasculitis, ms, sarcoidosis, lupus cerebritis, and others. ...Read more
You Bet There Is!!: First, you are better if taking a very potent ms medicine, such as tysabri (natalizumab) or gilenya, as "off label" both have shown ability to prevent brain atrophy, and improve fatigue and cognition. Second, have adequate levels of vit d, taking 5-10000 units daily. The traditional Alzheimer's meds do not help usually, but would consider a trial of 2 medical foods, axona, and cerefolin-nac, and ?Galantamine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like multiple myeloma? What tests are needed?
Absolutely: Yes, absolutely . Molecular analysis with different methods are done to find some specific molecular markers/genes abnormality- this can be obtained from bone marrow and peripheral blood. This helps us in prognostication as well as in selecting medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There are no real homeopathic treatments for anything. Homeopathy is not medicine. Practitioners have no real medical knowledge. Would you want your MD to practice 214-year-old medicine on you? Because that’s when homeopathy was invented. It's worse than worthless. Join the 21st century. Read “Homeopathy: The Ultimate Fake” at http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/homeo.html. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Surely...: There are a number of remedies for spinal stenosis; but none are miracle cures! check with your primary care physician before starting any new treatments/supplements; you may also need a good orthopedist and some imaging studies(xray, mri, etc) to obtain a baseline for the degree of your 'stenosis'. Physical therapy can help as well. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but risky: Brain surgery for psychiatric disorders is rare because of unwanted side effects, including loss of memory, inability to plan and organize behavior, sensory or motor (movement) problems, risk of infection, etc. Usually, specific area of the brain are removed, severed, or electrically stimulated. For emotional problems, areas of the limbic system, primarily the amygdala may be targeted. ...Read more
Many: St john's wort is an antidepressant herb. Sunlight, exercise, good nutrition, and social interaction can ease depression. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation might help. Spiritual healing ceremonies and rituals appear to help some sufferers. Certainly psychotherapy helps. It depends on how you define 'alternative'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any pain management interventional treatment such as nerve blocks available for restless leg syndrome?
Depends: There are basically two forms of RLS: a subjective version (symptoms, no visible cause), and an objective one (symptoms with solidly visible underlying mechanism). You mention chronic pain and fatigue and you are young: so it is statistically more probable you have the first - the more difficult. If so, nerve blocks won't work - or will only work temporarily. Emphasize looking for cause. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: Hypothalamic and pituitary disorders have low levels of gonadotropin and estrogen.Hgh has not been indicated for treatment of secondary amenorrhea. In cases of turner's syndrome where recombinent hgh along with estrogen is used as part of standard treatment but not for amenorrhea per say. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not exactly: We can treat many of the symptoms that people have and if diagnosed early enough we can slow functional decline. We currently cannot modify the course of the illness. There are behavioral interventions and medication interventions. Also working with caregivers can be extremely important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Med eval: Sleep hygiene is important. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress &. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Grover's disease: Since heat and sweating may be triggers for grover's disease, you should avoid activities that expose you to such triggers, whenever possible. High potency topical corticosteroids, moisturizers, and emollients are usually recommended as first-line therapy. Antihistamines may help with itching. Other options include vitamin d analogs, phototherapy, systemic retinoids, and systemic corticosteroids. ...Read more
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