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What are the consequences of muscle stimulation therapy?

What are the consequences of muscle stimulation therapy?

Increased Strength: If the muscles are stimulated, by most any means, then they will become stronger, have more power and enable that muscle to do what it is supposed to do. If all muscles become stronger, then they will act in concert to give better function, mobility and performance. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What are the problems of radiation therapy?

What are the problems of radiation therapy?

Your question is: Impossibly broad. Radiation effects normal tissue function passaged by entry and exit beams, but these vary with the disease treated, region of the body, dose/treatment, total dose, area/volume treated. If the organ is not in the treatment field, it will not be affected. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of testosterone therapy and anti-coagulation therapy?

What are some of the side effects of testosterone therapy and anti-coagulation therapy?

Side effects: I presume you are a male on testosterone replacement. There are risks and benefits and lab studies should be done every three months. Testosterone by injection is far less expensive than other options for testosterone but that might be the treatment of your doctor's choice now that you are on anticoagulation therapy. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Biofeedback?

What are the complications of Biofeedback?

NONE: if done by an experienced provider there will only be benefit at best. No harmful effect ...Read more

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What are the some methods of brain injury rehabilitation?

What are the some methods of brain injury rehabilitation?

PT, OT, speech: Physical therapy, to promote gross motor skills such as walking, occupational and hand therapy to regain fine motor skills such as eating, dressing, and writing, and speech therapy are the main ones. Cognitive therapy, psychologic counseling, and medical therapies to regain sleep cycles and treat chronic pain and mood disorders can also be helpful. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of a diaphragmatic muscle spasm?

What are the consequences of a diaphragmatic muscle spasm?

Hiccup: The common hiccup (hiccough) is simply a repetitive spasm of one-half of the diaphragm. Incomplete respiration and chest pain. The condition although painful and annoying, is rarely long-standing or serious. ...Read more

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What are the side-effects of Biofeedback?

Generally safe...: There is no evidence of significant harm that can be done in the process of biofeedback. That said, it may not be the best treatment for every issue and will be more effective for some people than others. So clarify your specific situation with a doctor and what to expect prior to engaging in such treatment. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of massage therapy?

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Many benefits: There are numerous theories about how massage therapy may affect the body and studies are underway to look at benefits. Current research supports the general conclusion that massage therapy may be effective for anxiety, low back pain (short term benefits noted), may help to relieve pain and improve mood in cancer patients, can improve function in neck pain. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of massage if circulatory disorders?

What are the dangers of massage if circulatory disorders?

No danger if appropr: For circulatory disorders it is a very good healing method. Massage therapy is a form of physical therapy and the same rule applies here- patient should have comfortable, pleasant, feeling. ...Read more

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What are the physical effects of chronic stress?

What are the physical effects of chronic stress?

Chronic Stress: Chronic stress can lead to a depressed immune system, increased belly fat, increased blood sugar, hair loss, and memory loss to name a few. ...Read more

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What are the usual effects of electroconvulsive therapy?

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What are the usual effects of electroconvulsive therapy?

Positive & Negative: Ect is reserved for the most severe cases. ~ 60% will go into remission, ~20% will respond some, & ~20% will not improve. 50% will relapse in 6mos. Most common immediate side effect is headache. Memory impairment is the most serious side effect but is mitigated by electrode placement. Right unilateral (RUL) is as effective as traditional bilateral placement, but memory is much less affected. ...Read more

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What are benefits and risks of sacral nerve stimulation therapy?

What are benefits and risks of sacral nerve stimulation therapy?

Severity of problems: Is critical for determining balance of benefits (pain control in pelvic area, bladder control, bowel control) vs. Risks (foreign body - infection; implantation - infection, worsening bladder and bowel function, increased pain, bleeding, impotence). ...Read more

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What are the benefits of musical therapy?

What are the benefits of musical therapy?

Lessen pain/anxiety: An interesting area of research has been able to confirm the benefits of rx like music / relaxation / visualization.Complex interactions of the brain & stress modulators show a decline of inflamation, pain, anxiety when these modalities are used. Many cancer centers, pain treatment programs incorporate music into their treatment environment for that reason. ...Read more

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What are the causes of numbness and muscle contractions? Is it more of lack of vitamins? Please help

What are the causes of numbness and muscle contractions? Is it more of lack of vitamins? Please help

See details: Vitamin deficiencies are a less likely cause. There are numerous possible causes and a neurologist may provide insight into which cause is present in your case. ...Read more

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What is passive-aggressive behavior? What are some of the signs?

What is passive-aggressive behavior? What are some of the signs?

Passive-aggressive behavior is a pattern of indirectly expressing negative feelings instead of openly addressing them: There's a disconnect between what a passive-aggressive person says and what he or she does. For example, a passive-aggressive person might appear to agree — perhaps even enthusiastically — with another person's request. Rather than complying with the request, however, he or she might express anger or resentment by failing to follow through or missing deadlines. Specific signs of passive-aggressive behavior include: Resentment and opposition to the demands of others, Procrastination and intentional mistakes in response to others' demands, Cynical, sullen or hostile attitude, Frequent complaints about feeling underappreciated or cheated. Although passive-aggressive behavior can be a feature of various mental health conditions, it isn't considered a distinct mental illness. However, passive-aggressive behavior can interfere with relationships and cause difficulties on the job. If you're struggling with passive-aggressive behavior — or you think a loved one is — consider consulting a therapist. . ...Read more

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What are the physical and emotional effects of marijuana?

What are the physical and emotional effects of marijuana?

Cannabis: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic , delusions, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times & slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate or may feel hungry. There can be far more effects if it is. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of becoming a physical therapist?

What are the benefits of becoming a physical therapist?

Challenging: Physical therapy is fascinating in that the therapist studies body anatomy and musculoskeletal function; often more intensively than doctors. Most chronic pain syndromes involve injured soft tissues. Physical therapists are in a good position to help doctors diagnose and treat chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders, and this can be very rewarding. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy?

What are the benefits of electroconvulsive therapy?

Symptom relief: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has improved significantly since its initial development in 1938. It is considered safe and effective, according the the national institute of mental health. The procedure is not painful and patients do not feel any discomfort. The benefits: likely remission of severe depression or other symptoms, and reduced relapse with follow-up treatments. ...Read more

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What are the physical effects that anxiety can have upon the body?

What are the physical effects that anxiety can have upon the body?

Nausea, headaches,: Irritability, dizziness, numbing sensations, tingling/(paresthesias), tachycardia, shortness of breath, and many other somatic expressions. If in doubt, see your dr, or a psychiatrist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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