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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Quadriparesis

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My gf hd TB meningitis 1 yr bck nd her doc jst told me tht hr biggest issue is spastic quadriparesis. She cn move all limbs bt can't walk straight. Dey gave baclofen+tizanidine. Any other treatment?

My gf hd TB meningitis 1 yr bck nd her doc jst told me tht hr biggest issue is spastic quadriparesis. She cn move all limbs bt can't walk straight. Dey gave baclofen+tizanidine. Any other treatment?

Post-meningitic: TB affects multiple areas and can damage the nervous system by both direct damage and vasculitis of penetrating vessels from the meninges to the brain resulting in infarcts (killing of brain cells). This is not generally fully reversible and must be treated symptomatically. The only person who can determine what is necessary is the neurologist seeing her. Stick with them and be hopeful. ...Read more

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What is onset of asymmetric quadriparesis disease?

What is onset of asymmetric quadriparesis disease?

Meaning? Simple---: Asymmetric= Not BOTH sides at the same time. First one side, then, the other then, a leg followed by some arm or possibly the other leg....ASYMMETRIC.

quadriparesis- Weakness in a limb (usually taken to mean, motor movements are weakened).

So essentially it's describing onset of a disease causing limb weakness which starts in a fashion that does not include BOTH sides of the person at once. ...Read more

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My mother age 65. She got quadriparesis 2months back. Because of central pontine. What does it mean and she is diabetic and high BP patient.

My mother age 65. She got quadriparesis 2months back. Because of central pontine. What does it mean and she is diabetic and high BP patient.

CPM?: Was this central pontine myelinolysis? If so, this is a demyelination at the level of the brainstem. You should speak with the care team of your mother to further understand the ramifications and her care plan. ...Read more

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I have spinal cord injury with quadriparesis. Now getting back and abdominal wall pain with negative work up. Mri, CT scans negative. What to do?

I have spinal cord injury with quadriparesis. Now getting back and abdominal wall pain with negative work up. Mri, CT scans negative. What to do?

Distorted sensation: A partial regeneration of neural tissue gives bizarre symptoms. Anticonvulsants might help. There are also spinal stimulators. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Nstemi s/p cath: is this a diagnosing or treatment procedure?

Both: A cath will allow them to look inside the arteries. If there is a significant blockage they can fix it. ...Read more

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Nstemi s/p cath: diagnosing or treatment procedure, what is this for?

Nstemi s/p cath: diagnosing or treatment procedure, what is this for?

Both: A cath post NSTEMI is done for "early definitive diagnosis and therapy". a non-invasive risk assessment will provide similar intermediate term mortality benefits, but may have more hospitalizations for chest pain and the patient will be on more meds for angina. in a young active person, the invasive approach is often reasonable. In an elderly sedentary person, I'm comfortable with noninvasive. ...Read more

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What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

What’s the treatment for palatal impingent??

Deep bite correction: Extraction may not be necessary. Speak with your Orthodontist for options. ...Read more

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Where is the treatment available in the u.S.?

Question?: I am so sorry, but your question does not give me enough information to answer. What treatment are you referring to? Please re-ask your question? ...Read more

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S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

S.G.P.T level is 81 what treatment should I take?

Find cause: Hi. Wow, for a young patient, you're using an antiquated terminology! SGPT is now referred to (and for YEARS has been) as ALT. ALT is liver specific. Why it is elevated needs evaluation, but can include fatty liver, viral hepatitides, iron overload, autoimmune hepatitis, etc. Treatment very much depends on underlying etiology. Good luck! ...Read more

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With cushing’s syndrome what are my treatment options?

With cushing’s syndrome what are my treatment options?

Many options: First, find out what's causing the cushing's syndrome. If it's due to overuse of steroids, cut down on the dose. If it's due to a tumor, surgery is the best treatment. Tumor in the pituitary can be removed by neurosurgeons, tumors in the adrenal, pancreas, lung can be removed by surgeons. Radiation therapy is used if surgery is not complete. Last but not least, medications can be used. ...Read more

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What 's the best treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

What 's the best treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Multidisciplinary: The best treatment is a combination of antipsychotic medications to treat psychotic symptoms and antidepressant medications to improve mood. Group or individual psychotherapy can be helpful in making goals, solving problems, and maintaining relationships. Support and work training may be helpful for work skills, money management, and maintaining independence. ...Read more

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Which treatments for reiter’s syndrome are most effective?

Which treatments for reiter’s syndrome are most effective?

See a Rheumatologist: The triad of urethritis, iritis and arthritis are the hallmarks of reiter's syndrome. Each one can be treated by a specialist in that area but for the best success and prevention of symptoms a rheumatologist should direct and manage your condition. Eyemds are skilled at treating the iritis or inflammation of the iris using dilating drops and steroid eye drops the other issues must be treated too. ...Read more

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How can I control s. cholestrol level by homely treatment?

How can I control s. cholestrol level by homely treatment?

Homely: Def (British) (of a place or surroundings) simple but cozy and comfortable, as in one's own home. (NorthAmerica):unattractive in appearance
eat a Mediterranean diet preponderant in plant based foods with small amounts of animal product. Get regular aerobic exercise. It won't be attractive and you might feel cozy and comfortable ...Read more

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What’s the best treatment for persistent cold related cough?

What’s the best treatment for persistent cold related cough?

No cure: Assuming no other cause for ongoing cough: Post-viral cough can persist for many weeks. Also we are experiencing an epidemic of the '100 day cough' (Whooping Cough). Your age group is considered to be the vector for this infection and also, there is no cure. Cough syrups containing pholcodeine (available over the counter) may give you some slight symptomatic relief but are not really very effective ...Read more

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My s.Creatine is 1.3, I am a male 30 years old. Will I need treatment?

My s.Creatine is 1.3, I am a male 30 years old. Will I need treatment?

Not necessarily: Your creatine can be elevated if you are dehydrated or if you have increased muscle mass. You should try drinking plenty of water and get it rechecked. You may not need any treatment if you are large with lots of muscle. ...Read more

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With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment?  

With what medication should the wilson’s disease patient begin treatment?  

Wilson's Disease: The problem is a build up of copper in the body, especially in the liver. Your doctor will prescribe a chelating agent that binds and gets rid of the copper, such as trientine. Once the levels are down, you will likely be given another medication to keep the copper levels low, such as zinc acetate. ...Read more

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Why was insulin used as part of mental health treatment back in the 1950's?

Why was insulin used as part of mental health treatment back in the 1950's?

Insulin in Psychiatr: Actually it dated back to 1935 when it was introduced by injection in large doses to induce coma & sometimes convulsions. In 1953 it was used to treat Schizophrenia, but vanished by the 1970's. ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for cushing’s syndrome?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for cushing’s syndrome?

Depends: The treatment options depend on the cause of the cushing's syndrome. If the cause is due to overuse of steroids, then the treatment is to lower the dose. This is the best case scenario. Other treatment options involve: surgery (pros: cure possible, cons: surgery +/- complications), radiation therapy (cons: side effects), medications (cons: usually not a cure, side effects from med)... ...Read more

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I have diagnosed reactive lymphaniditis. Is it dangerous or not? Nd tell it, s treatment.

I have diagnosed reactive lymphaniditis. Is it dangerous or not? Nd tell it, s treatment.

Wait and see: Imply means that yoru lymph nodes are enlarged due to an acute Infection or inflammation in a speciifc site of your body. Usually that would mean as the infection or inflammation resolves the lymph nodes should regress to their normal size. Usually these findings will be described on a CT scan. If they do NOT return to normal may need biopsy. ...Read more

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What s the treatment for diphtheroid bacilli. Thanks?

Usually harmless: These very seldom cause disease, and normally life on our bodies as harmless little passengers. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment to eradicate S.typhi from the body permanently. ..? Any permanent cure?

Is there any treatment to eradicate S.typhi from the body permanently. ..? Any permanent cure?

Typhoid: If you are identified as a chronic carrier of typhoid organism then your physician can prescribe you antibiotic for few weeks but sometimes even this approach does not work. Some patients under gall bladder removal as well. Discuss these options with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for raynaud’s?

What is the treatment for raynaud’s?

Hands & feet warm: Keep your hands and feet warm. When exposed to cold weather, wear warm gloves and stockings. Use chemical warmers for hands and feet. Medication, (vasodilators) may help but not too much. ...Read more

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What was cataract treatment like in the 1900's? How has it improved since then?

What was cataract treatment like in the 1900's? How has it improved since then?

Risky: Starting just prior to 1900, topical anesthesia was available so cataract surgery could be performed painlessly. The procedure at the time involved opening the eye and bluntly removing the entire lens and hoping that would be all that would exit the eye. A strong eyeglass was required afterwards. Now with ultrasound and microscopes, etc. Cataract removal can be done safely and predictably. ...Read more

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What would be proper treatment for someone who suffers from m.s. and has a frozen hip?

What would be proper treatment for someone who suffers from m.s. and has a frozen hip?

2 areas: 1. As always, treat the MS with a potent disease modifying agent, such as Gilenya, Tysabri, (natalizumab) or Lemtrada.
2. The hip issue is not caused by the MS but needs orthopedic attention, and if surgery needed, there is NO contra-indication for anesthesia or surgery. Neither will affect the MS. ...Read more

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Does an elevated systolic BP need treatment if diastolic in 70's. How is this treated to prevent diastolic getting pushed too low?

Yes...: Systolic is the one which causes acute problem....has to be controlled. Diastolic is related to the atherosclerotic stiffness of your vascularsystem.....it is good that, yours is low. There are some disease entities where only systolic high pressure occurs......your PMD will look for them. ...Read more