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What Are The Techniques For Managing Allodynia
Pain sensitivity: Pain that occurs from a stimulus that ordinarily does not provoke pain is called allodynia. This can occur from nerve stimulation from injury. If the source of the nerve pathway problem is found, then nerve blocks done soon after the onset of the disorder might have a better chance in reducing the pain. Some newer medications that are not narcotics have been found by neurologists to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Relaxation techniques can vary from person to person. Some people relax by doing things that they enjoy, such an painting or drawing. Other people can relax by listening to music or playing an instrument. Yoga and activities such as regular exercise, karate and tae kwon do are options that can help certain people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Standbys: I am not sure that the best treatments are all that 'new.' meds are not my area, though some now work with fewer side effects. In therapy, again i say the *relationship* heals, with brief psychodynamic, cbt, interpersonal, and other 'techniques' helpful. 'trendy' therapies tend to be better or worse repackagings of those elements. That's actually good news-find a solid, traditional therapist. ...Read more
What are some ways to relieve anxiety & related muscle tension/stiffness that don't involve the use of medication? If using med, what is best option?
Anxiety Relief: I understand your concern. Walk in forest, State parks, and National Parks Do: ? Breathing and Music Relaxation ? Visual Imagery ? Yoga, ? Meditation ? Exercise and Tai Chi. ? See a therapist for stresses in life which could be- relationship, marriage, separation, parenting work and finances.. If Medication if needed, discuss with a Psychiatrist about Ativan, Xanax or Buspar (buspirone). ...Read more
Dissociation: There are no great drugs for treatment of dissociation. Prazosin has been found to help with PTSD nightmares and overall sxs in veterans and has the most data to support. Drugs for specific symptoms, like insomnia or depression or anxiety, may be helpful. The real treatment is psychotherapy, like DBT with experiential therapies like psychodrama or creative art therapies. It is treatable! ...Read more
Straining : usually straining or any increase pressure in the lower abdomen that will cause the vein to dilate and any abdominal condition that will cause increase venous pressure like portal hypertension.since the most common reason is straining ,avoiding that by keeping the bowel soft and regular by hydration ,eating more fibers and fruits and vegetables.non surgical way to eliminate symptoms only ...Read more
Fibromyalgia: Treatment for fibromyalgia includes both medication and self-care. The focus is toward diminishing symptoms and improving overall health. The first place to start would be to see your primary care physician who may refer you to a rheumatologist, a doctor who specializes in the treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory conditions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Best bipolar meds?: There is no one best, or even one best class of medications to treat bipolar disorder. Various medications are used, including mood stabilizers, atypical anti-psychotics, AEDs, typical antipsychotics, and even (with caution) anti depressants. The best way to most effectively treat your bipolar disorder is to talk with your doc about the risks/benefits and SEs of any proposed treatment. ...Read more
What are some suggesting for deciding which eating, exercise, and stress management options are right for you?
Precious Health: Eating: Balanced Diet with protein, carbohydrates, less Fat, Minerals, Vitamins and Anti-oxidants. Daily Exercise for about 30 minutes: What you like such as walking, hiking, swimming, tennis. Stress management: •Focus on “Breath Is Life” •Let Stress thoughts will pass away like clouds on mountain. •Therapy for stresses of life •Visual Imagery •Medication •Music Relaxation •Yoga •Meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and support groups. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. If you have severe depression which is adversely affecting your ability to function, please see a mental health professional. ...Read more
Hereinbelow...: The effectiveness of any care can not be permanent because the undesirable aging effects can be stopped. Keeping this in mind, the care for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) may range from behavioral modification with timed voiding and moderate drinking, pelvic floor muscle self-exercise or machine-aided exercise, bulking agent injection, bladder / urethral fix or lift, diaper use, etc. More? Ask. ...Read more
Some ideas: 1) do regular exercise that you enjoy (e.g. Yoga, weights, jogging, sports) 2) re-connect with past friendships and connect with others 3) helping others 4) set aside relaxation time 5) express your feelings; don't keep them bottled up 6) confront negative thinking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are common cquses of scalp psoriasis? And what are the treatment options, management and cure?
Scalp Psoriasis: No one knows the cause of psoriasis. Scalp psoriasis occurs mainly in women. There is no cure, as yet, for this baffling skin ailment. There are several shampoos that can help, not cure, your condition. Shampoos with tar, daily, have been known to help. Treatment options would be: see a dermatologist! he or she can give you the proper management options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best resources available for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Is there a listing of doctors that specialize in CFS treatment?
Yes: There is the chronic fatigue Society of America which has a website that you can look up. I also found the following link which I did not know about called the chronic fatigue and immune deficiency syndrome Association of America which is a Wikipedia entry: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_Fatigue_Immune_Dysfunction_Syndrome_Association_of_America ...Read more
Control the pain: The absolute best pain is to determine the cause of the pain and work with a pain specialist or other appropriate physician to find a way to control this pain. ...Read more
I would need a book: ..To answer. Try to make your question more specific so it can be answered in 400 characters. ...Read more
Move your body, get: Your blood flowing. Use the “at ease” position—feet shoulder width apart, shift weight from side to side, lean on desk. Use a tall stool, take walking breaks. Pad your feet—comfy shoes, insoles, anti-fatigue mat. Pad edge of the standing desk. Install a foot rail. Think positive--boosts energy level, tones muscles and burns more calories, makes work more fun because you can dance around a little! ...Read more
Are there drugs that vascular eds patients should avoid? What is the best pain reliever for kids?
Nitrates/tylenol: Eds pts should avoid nitrates when using eds drugs such as viagra. Children are usually given tylenol (acetaminophen) based on safety over many years. However all forms of analgesics can be use in children depending on the circumstance. All doses will need adjustment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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