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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Shaking Hands Or Tremor (Definition)

Shaky hands is a symptom in a person's hand or hands has a tremor (shakiness or small back and forth movements). Shakiness can be present at rest, all the time, or only when the person is trying to use his hands. Causes include, brain problems, nerve problems, muscle problems, medicine effects, drug abuse, etc. ...Read more


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Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Like what?: Exercises and physical activities are recommended but no so called alternative medicine treatment has been shown to benefit the patient beyond placebo effect which by the way can be useful in some cases ! ...Read more

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Are there treatments for wernicke-korsakoff syndrome?

Are there treatments for wernicke-korsakoff syndrome?

No: In the acute phase, generous administration of thiamine is the key. Once the damage has been done, nothing will reverse it. I knew a korsakoff's victim who was very happy living in a protected environment and telling folks he was vice-president of a steel corporation; he still had friends and shared warmth. If someone you love is so affected, you have my sympathy. Be kind. ...Read more

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Treatment for closed eye syndrome associated with Parkinson's disease?

Treatment for closed eye syndrome associated with Parkinson's disease?

See your neurologist: Parkinson's disease affects voluntary muscle movement in any part of the body. If the eyelid is not lifting unless you do so with your fingers, this is called ptosis. It may be associated with parkinson's but can also occur on its own. Treatment may include surgical repair. If the lid is forcefully shut and cannot be easily lifted, this is a spasm which may need different treatment. ...Read more

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Are there screening options for familial melanoma?

Are there screening options for familial melanoma?

Melanoma screen: All individuals with a family history of melanoma should be screened at least once per year for signs of early melanoma. Melanoma is 99 percent curable if found early, whereas if found late carries a very high mortality rate. ...Read more

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What are some non-medical treatments for parkinson disease dementia, coping mechanism?

What are some non-medical treatments for parkinson disease dementia, coping mechanism?

Sort Of: At this time there are no medications specifically indicated for parkinson's dementia. I have used the current medications that are used for alzheimer's dementia as these are available. Coping mechanisms are the same for all dementia. Treat the brain as though it is a muscle and keep it exercised regularly. Stimulation like reading, playing cards, puzzles, and games. Also, physical exercise. ...Read more

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What treatments are there for hand tremors?

What treatments are there for hand tremors?

Medications: Depending on the cause of tremors appropriate medication could be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for familial polyposis?

Is there a treatment for familial polyposis?

FAP IS AN INHERITED: Condition in which numerous polyps form throughout the bowel. If you have a few, they can be endoscopically remomed. However, with time they become too numerous to treat this way individually. To prevent cancer, surgery is indicated, usually late teens to early 20's. But remember, these polyps can reccur throughout your stomach, snall and large bowels so close surveillance is definitely a must. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Are there treatment guidelines for ehlers-danlos syndrome?

Treat symptoms: While there is no cure for this inherited disorder, it is worth determining which of the 6 types the affected person has. This may guide the needs for cardiac evaluation for valvular or vascular problems, eye exams for vision problem such as lens dislocation, or high-risk obstetric care. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for beckwith wiedemann syndrome?

Are there treatments for beckwith wiedemann syndrome?

It depends: Like most genetic syndromes, there can be few or many symptoms or signs. Treatment depends on the severity, and if treatment is possible. Some people may have ti and never be diagnosed with it because the signs are minor. See https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome ...Read more

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Are there any cures for essential tremor?

Are there any cures for essential tremor?

Not exactly: The tremor can be controlled via several medications, and classically includes beta blockers, such as metoprolol, some sedatives such as alprazolam, primidone, and in some cases benefit from Parkinsonian drugs such as L-DOPA. Gabapentin has helped some, especially in the modified form in Gralise. But cure not present yet. ...Read more

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Any treatment for tourette syndrome?

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Any treatment for tourette syndrome?

Tourette: Most cases are mild & require no medications, can benefit from reassurance & psychobehavioral therapy (cognitive therapy, biofeedback) & education. Medications that are helpful for tics are; clonidine, orap, (pimozide) tenex, and other medications that treat comorbid conditions such as OCD & adhd. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for myelodysplastic syndromes?

Are there treatment guidelines for myelodysplastic syndromes?

Yes: Nccn, a nationaly recognized organization publishes guidlines for the treatments of all malignancies including mds. ...Read more

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Is there a herbal treatment for familial mediterranean fever?

Is there a herbal treatment for familial mediterranean fever?

Apparently not.: The treatment for this disease is mainly analgesics and nsaids like diclofenac. Colchicine, a drug mainly used in gout, decreases attack frequency in patients, and adding Anakinra to the Colchicine regimen is successful in cases resistant to Colchicine therapy alone. ...Read more

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What are helpful treatment options for turner's syndrome?

What are helpful treatment options for turner's syndrome?

Proper eval & assist: Turner syndrome patients have specific added needs for early evaluation of the heart, aorta & kidneys to see if asymptomatic defects are present so they can be addressed before they cause problems. Monitor school performance with early assistance when learning issues arise.Assessment in preadolescence by a hormone dr so growth & pubertal features can be assisted. Counseling in teen yrs for pbs. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for people with wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

What are treatment options for people with wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

Depends on symptoms: Treatment depends on what symptoms are occurring. For instance, if there is bacterial infection, antibiotics are needed. If blood platelet counts are low, immunoglobulins &/or steroids are given. The best option is to discuss with your Dr. and find what's best. ...Read more

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What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

Not aware of any: Periodic limb movements in sleep are perhaps similar to restless leg sydrome, but represent sudden nocturnal jerking while asleep. No otc preps seem useful, but drugs such as clonazepam, ropinorole, pramipexole, and even l-dopa may control this. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for essential tremor?

Is there a cure for essential tremor?

No cure: Some patients require only intermittent tremor reduction, such as when attending a meeting or engaging in a social activity. For these patients, a cocktail or beer prior to the activity may be sufficient. An alternative is Propranolol (10-40 mg) approximately one half hour prior to the event. Alcohol consumption is not an appropriate maintenance therapy for patients who seek tremor reduction throu. ...Read more

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Is genetic testing available for Parkinson's disease?

Is genetic testing available for Parkinson's disease?

Yes,but: There are several gene mutations that have been detected in pd.Many are very limited in familial clusters & only 10% of pd is thought to be determined by such mutations.The lrrk2 gene is the most common anomaly in late onset pd & detection in an affected patient can be used to as a marker for close family screening. See the nih report: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3280083. ...Read more

Dr. Prem Gupta
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Tremor (Definition)

Tremor = involuntary ...Read more