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How can you treat progressive supranuclear palsy?

How can you treat progressive supranuclear palsy?

Good Rx Available!!!: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together). Tailor rx & watch for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for psp patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or clozaril. Remember, response is variable, but worthwhile. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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I was born with like a case of facial paralysis. What is it really called. Is it treatable?

I was born with like a case of facial paralysis. What is it really called. Is it treatable?

Moebius?: Congenital facial nerve paralysis is called moebius syndrome. (this may be what you have, although it is specific and rare.) it is caused by underdevelopment of cranial nerves vi and vii. There are no real cures for this, but there are some maneuvers to deal with the effects of the paralysis. Craniofacial centers are specialized centers that can be important resources. ...Read more

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What is bell's palsy and how is it treated?

What is bell's palsy and how is it treated?

Facial nerve inflame: Inflammation of the facial nerve which is the nerve that controls the muscles in the face that result in expression such as smiling is thought to be the cause of bell's palsy. This results in weakness on one side of the face and difficulty closing the eye as well as the loss of taste along one side of the tongue. Viral mediated inflammation of the nerve has also been implicated as the source. ...Read more

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How can I treat bell's palsy?

How can I treat bell's palsy?

Couple of ways: Treatments for bell's palsy include ensuring protection for your eyes [make sure that they are kept moist and protected]. Sometimes physicians will prescribe steroids [to reduce possible swelling] or antivirals [if it is suspected that the bell's palsy was triggered by a virus]. If you suspect that you have bell's palsy, see your doctor to determine the right course of treatment. ...Read more

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Should get treated for bell's palsy? What options?

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Couple of ways: Treatments for bell's palsy include ensuring protection for your eyes [make sure that they are kept moist and protected]; sometimes physicians will prescribe steroids [to reduce possible swelling] or antivirals [if it is suspected that the bell's palsy was triggered by a virus]. If you suspect that you have bell's palsy, see your doctor to determine the right course of treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is bell's palsy? How long does it last and how is it treated?

Bell's palsy: Bell's palsy is an idiopathic unilateral weakness of the facial musculature. It typically resolves over weeks or months. It is often treated with oral steroidal and antiviral meds. ...Read more

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How to treat bells palsy synkinesis?

How to treat bells palsy synkinesis?

Bells palsy: Best to seek consultation with a neurologist. Depending on the cause, you may receive benefit from oral medication or pin point nerve blocking agents. ...Read more

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What exactly is cerebral palsy and how is it treated?

What exactly is cerebral palsy and how is it treated?

Cerebral palsy is a : Group of disorders of impaired motor functions that are described by the way they limit mobility & hand use. Most commonly from a fetal brain malformation or injury that occurred any time from the 3rd week of gestation till term, about 10-20% of cases occur from asphyxia during labor & delivery or in the first years of life. Pediatric, early intervention services & subspecialty care all help. ...Read more

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How long is erb palsy treated?

Erb Palsy: It is really based on how severe the palsy is and age at the time its occur. Erb's palsy is most common in infancy and the physical and occupational therapy is given for at least the first two years and often times even longer. In the adult the pt/ot is usually given up to 18 months to two years and in some cases surgical exploration might be recommended. ...Read more

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In what way can fourth nerve palsy be treated?

In what way can fourth nerve palsy be treated?

Nerve palsy: There is no specific treatment for a fourth nerve palsy other than time to see if it improves, on some occasions steroids might be used if the palsy was thought to be caused by an inflammatory process. ...Read more

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What is pseudo bulbar palsy and how is it treated?

What is pseudo bulbar palsy and how is it treated?

Poor mouth control: Bulbar palsy is a form of dysfunction of the mouth and face that can be associated with damage to the nerves in the brainstem. In some cases, drugs or frontal lobe brain damage will cause similar appearing symptoms with strange mouth and face movements, poor coordination of swallow and speech. These forms are referred to as pseudo bulbar palsy. Medications may help, but there is no cure. ...Read more

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What is cerebral palsy and how can it be treated?

What is cerebral palsy and how can it be treated?

Research definition: CP is a disorder of movement or posture related to brain injury that occurred from pregnancy until the third birthday. Injury can be from loss of blood flow, oxygen,infection,etc. It can be associated with many other related problems depending on the extent. Each case is somewhat unique,most are mild and improve with developmental therapy like P.T.Referral to a developmental center is appropriate. ...Read more

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Can herbs help treat cerebral palsy?

Can herbs help treat cerebral palsy?

Not specifically: Herbs can provide nutrients to all of us as part of balanced nutrition.They do not change the perminant brain injury that is the basis for cerebral palsy.Proper assessment and treatment by a team of physical and occupational therapists is the standard of care for cp.Additional support for medical needs and balanced nutrition provide the best chance of optimal function. ...Read more

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What steroid is recommended to treat third nerve palsy?

What steroid is recommended to treat third nerve palsy?

Needs evaluation: Third nerve palsy needs a full evaluation of the eye and the brain(nervous system). It depends on the cause of the palsy. It could be from brain which will involves more than one eye movement or localized if its only one muscle movement. If its inflammatory then it may need Prednisone treatment. Please make sure get a full detail professional exam ASAP prior to any steroid use. ...Read more

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Can facial nerve palsy occurring from trauma of gun shots be treated?

Yes: If the gunshot wound to the face completely transsected the facial nerve, there are nerve grafts which can be placed to reanimate the face. There are also sling procedures which can be performed to restore symmetry to the face at rest. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if cerebral palsy and spasticity can be treated?

Does anyone know if cerebral palsy and spasticity can be treated?

Lessened not fixed: The injury producing CP is like having your spinal cord cut, only higher up and preserving some working nerves. The nerves that are destroyed are never repaired or regrown.Physical therapy and occupational therapy can often help minimize impairment if started young.Botox injections & surgery can sometimes help reduce problems with specific muscle groups.However, there is no "fix" for CP. ...Read more

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I saw that cerebal palsy was linked to genetic abnormalities. Will that change the way my child is treated?

No: It should not change the way she is treated. If there is a genetic link there may be information that allows anticipation of problems and may help head off problems, but it should not impact her treatment in any negative way. ...Read more

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I was diagnose with bells palsy 3 days ago my doctor told me it was a little bit t late to get treated but i dont understand mine medicine is only20mg?

Bells Palsy: Bells palsy is only a diagnosis of exclusion, not a primary diagnosis especially if its the first time happening. 3 days is still early enough to begin treatment if other pathologies are sufficiently excluded to make idiopathic facial Nerve inflammation and compression the likely diagnosis. The starting Prednisone dose should be at least 60 mg for 3 days followed by taper to be effective. See ENT. ...Read more

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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more