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Trans Cranial Direct Current Stimulation
Definitely: There have been very impressive results using tms in patients coming out of bariatric surgery. This was a double blinded-sham controlled study and it was repeated so it is very rigorous. People with active tms self-administered about 50% less narcotic from a pain pump than those with sham (fake) treatment. Without a doubt, tms works for certain types of pain and it is being explored for others. ...Read more
Is trans-cutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) the same thing as a spinal cord stimulator? Differences?
Treats Depression: The brain is an electric organ as much as it is a chemical one. Tms "activates" a specific part of the brain which relieves depression. It is safe and effective. It has been used to study and treat depression since the 1980s. It is given 5 days a week, 20minutes a session, for 4-6 weeks and can be very expensive. ...Read more
Electromagnetic rx: Transcranial magnetic stimulation (tms) is a noninvasive method to cause depolarization or hyperpolarization in the neurons of the brain. Tms uses electromagnetic induction to induce weak electric currents using a rapidly changing magnetic field; this can cause activity in specific or general parts of the brain with minimal discomfort, allowing the functioning and interconnections of brain. ...Read more
For depression: TMS is a treatment for depression. It is very well tolerated and may work when medications do not. In one study, about 60% get better w/ the treatment and about 40% have no symptoms of depression after the treatment. It works by stimulating a part brain which modulates mood, called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. It is beginning to be covered by more insurances. I highly recommend it. ...Read more
No: Clitoral stimulation without penetration should not affect the hymen. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Since your question: ...is very non-specific, my answer will be as well. In general, physical stimulation is an external sensation that can be detected by any of our senses. The stimulus of light causes us to see. The stimulus of sound waves causes us to hear. A stimulus can be internal. The stimulus of high blood sugar causes release of insulin. These are just a few of MANY examples of physical stimuli. ...Read more
Very Carefully: This is a common? In my practice by patients. The anal opening and perianal area (area around the anus) are rich in nerve endings thus very sensitive. It is important to know that anal intercourse carries many risks - the most notable being an anal fissure (tear in the anal opening) which can be very painful! Also, aggressive anal sex can lead to sphincter damage and incontinence. Be very careful! ...Read more
Here are some. ..: You get erection because your body can selectively divert, & store the blood to the corporeal bodies of the penis within desirable pressure. These processes are accomplished by the well auto-regulated healthy nerves & circulations so to run the recycle of arousal, erection, orgasm/ ejaculation, detumescence & rest, but may be affected by drugs, lifestyle with progressive vulnerability over aging. ...Read more
Severe anxiety: Or a more serious problem. See a physician for a physical exam and appropriate work up. A neurologist would be most helpful. ...Read more
Not sure how old your son is.
The purpose of this growth hormone testing is to
see if enough growth hormone is present for proper
height growth. This hormone is stimulated by the pituitary g;and in the brain and can be measured. If
there is deficiency, they might treat with extra GH to help with growth. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
16 years old: You need to be patient. It will come in time get comfortable with your body and as you experiment I am sure you will get the results you desire. ...Read more
Yes this is normal: Self stimulation is normal as children are interested in their own body and their body's responses to various stimuli. Likely over time the frequency will decrease, but regarding completely stopping, every child is different and your baby might completely stop but no one can say for sure. ...Read more
Excessive clit stimulation, hurts to the touch. Anything I can take to help heal it?? Please help.
Time.: With any irritation, icepack indirectly applied so it doesn't freeze anything (wrapped with a towel or two) and non-steroidals. Bleeding would be a bit of a concern as would purulence or spreading redness. ...Read more
What to do if I am about to have the trial (test stimulation system) neurostimulator surgery and I am scared to death. Help?
Fear: Possibly the best way to counter act your fear is to become well educated about the procedure. This can help to prevent you from worrying about some aspects of it unnecessarity. I am assuming that you selected a neurosurgeon that you feel comfortable. Share your concerns with your neurosurgeon. Take care. ...Read more
I strongly feel my daughter deserves transcravial magnetic stimulation and she is refusing thinking it is harmful what can I do I feel she needs it?
Is she an adult: If your daughter is an adult, she has every right to make her own decisions about therapies. You can make your position known, but beyond that there is nothing more you can do except be there for her to support whatever decision she makes. ...Read more
Elicitation of muscl:
Contraction using electric impulses
the impulses are generated by a device and delivered through electrodes on the skin in direct proximity to the muscles to be stimulated
it has the potential to serve as: a strength training tool for healthy subjects and athletes; a rehabilitation and preventive tool for partially or totally immobilized patients. ...Read more
Cortisol Stim Test:
A Cortisol stimulation tests should be performed when there is doubt about the status of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal function, and is used to establish the diagnosis in patients with equivocal serum cortisol values in whom hypoadrenalism is suspected.
There are different types of test. Usually a low -dose ACTH stimulation test is done. Your doctor will chose the appropriate test for you. ...Read more
Could be: If you are experiencing blood when you wipe after anal stimulation, this could be from irritation of the anal lining, a small tear in the lining (called fissure), or irritation of existing hemorrhoids. If you are speaking of vaginal spotting after anal stimulation, it is likely unrelated. If your symptoms worsen or persist, and you are concerned, please visit your doctor. ...Read more
Paralysis patients: If I'm understanding the question, that's a treatment for individuals either partially or completely paralyzed below the waist, used to maintain muscle tone. ...Read more
Several: This modality can increase blood flow to the injured part and can help relax muscle spasms. Electrical stimulation would also contract muscles and help prevent muscle atrophy thus helping to prevent blood clots. ...Read more