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What disabilities do people face with one hand in public?

What disabilities do people face with one hand in public?

Hopefully none...: Aside from the physical limitations; hopefully the "public" is understanding. There are prosthetics; etc for the physicality of the handedness which your doctor should be discussing with you. ...Read more

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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
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Disabilities (Definition)

Disabilities is a term that describes a mental or physical condition that limits one's abilities to carry out the ...Read more


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What disabilities do people face with one arm in public?

What disabilities do people face with one arm in public?

Few unsurmountable: An otherwise healthy person who loses one arm does not have much disability, compared to people who are paralyzed and must used a wheelchair, people who are blind, people with no arms, etc... A person can identify jobs or situations that he cannot handle with one arm, and ask for help in those situations. Many jobs and chores do not require two arms, but need practice to do them with just one arm. ...Read more

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As a massage therapist I get many who sleep upon their hands and arms who also have neuropathy. None of their doctors have asked them about it, why?

As a massage therapist I get many who sleep upon their hands and arms who also have neuropathy. None of their doctors have asked them about it, why?

It can happen: Certainly one can get transient paresthesia from such an action but frank neuropathy would seem odd. When you sleep on your hand you are causing a decreased blood flow to the area. In an extreme case this can cause damage and possible neuropathy. I can't say as I have ever had a patient have neuropathy without extensive damage being done to the muscles or skin. ...Read more

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How to deal with excessive sweating in both armpit and hands when you meet new people, interview, talking to strangers.

How to deal with excessive sweating in both armpit and hands when you meet new people, interview, talking to strangers.

Botox: If you have idiopathic hyperhidrosis, there are treatment options available although for armpit and hands, Botox injections will take care of the problem for approx 6 months or more. There are hyperhidrosis specialists around the country who do this daily in their practice. Look for one near you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do people with ADHD have the symptom of hand flapping?

No: Hand flapping is not an expected behavior in children with adhd. When excited, they may briefly jump up and down and possibly flap their hands, but extended hand flapping is suggestinve of some other condition, among them, autism spectrum disorder and stereotypic movement disorder. Persistent hand flapping is not an expected normal behavior at any age. ...Read more

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Noticed how many ran to the toilette at recent conference. In an audience of 1000 people, generally speaking, how many of those people are incontinent?

Noticed how many ran to the toilette at recent conference. In an audience of 1000 people, generally speaking, how many of those people are incontinent?

If u r talking about: Overactive bladder (oab), the female/male ratio is about 17%/16%, respectively, in over 18 years old and 12.2 million adults have urge incontinence (ui). One in five adults over age 40 are affected by oab or recurrent symptoms of urgency and frequency. An estimated 17 million community-dwelling adults in the United States have daily ui and 33 million suffer from the overlapping condition of oab. ...Read more

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How can I make people who visit my child in the hospital wash their hands?

How can I make people who visit my child in the hospital wash their hands?

Tell them: Plain and simple. Everyone that comes into contact with your child needs to clean their hands. If they don.T, then don't let them touch your child. That includes all health care workers. ...Read more

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Why do I copy people's facial expressions for its embarrassing and hard to have a social life?

Why do I copy people's facial expressions for its embarrassing and hard to have a social life?

Low Self-esteem: I understand your discomfort. At age 22, stresses of relationships may cause low self-esteem and social anxiety. Please accept yourself who you are at this time and set goals to improve your self-esteem. And to improve your physical health intellectual health emotional health social health and spiritual health see a psychologist or a psychiatrist for your discomfort, self-esteem, and social an. ...Read more

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Who do most people with Asperger's (myself included) seem very opinionated about their beliefs? like they should have the last word in an argument?

Who do most people with Asperger's (myself included) seem very opinionated about their beliefs? like they should have the last word in an argument?

Great question: My feeling is that Asperger folks are much less TELEOLOGICALLY oriented in their thinking on life & its problems. That means everything that happens (good or bad) has an identifiable & definite cause as opposed to thinking more in the abstract (not necessarily religious but that's part of it as well). So, thinking becomes rigid/opinionated, & those with other answers to the question are just wrong ...Read more

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I normally not stuttering in front of friends and social conversation,but when presentation and public speaking there i stutter like blockage .suggest?

I normally not stuttering in front of friends and social conversation,but when presentation and public speaking there i stutter like blockage .suggest?

Fear of public : speaking & performance anxiety are very common. Ask your dictor about a trial of low-dose Propranolol, taken about an hour before your oral presentation. 10 mg. works in teens & young adults, in my experience, though some adults use 20-40 mg. ...Read more

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I interact with someone with autism and he is unable to put himself in someone else's shoes. Is this a symptom of autism?

I interact with someone with autism and he is unable to put himself in someone else's shoes. Is this a symptom of autism?

Autism Spectrum DO: It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome. It is characterized by social deficits, communication difficulties, stereotyped or repetitive behaviors or interests & sometimes cognitive delays. ...Read more

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Sir does grip strength and functional activities of hand, impairments of hand are related to each other. Do you have any articles on it?

Sir does grip strength and functional activities of hand, impairments of hand are related to each other. Do you have any articles on it?

There is an : Association between loss of hand strength if it is the significant factor not captured by another description of deficit or injury and impairment rating. Check the ama guides for evaluation of impairment for better detail. ...Read more

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Many people who are deaf exist in Romania and I was wondering: do ENT doctors use sign language (impossible for me to understand) to comunicate with?

Many people who are deaf exist in Romania and I was wondering: do ENT doctors use sign language (impossible for me to understand) to comunicate with?

Deafness: Today there is little need for sign language with so many wonderful hearing aids, amplifiers, audio devices. The simplest cell phones can be converted to amplify sound. Many used hearing aids are available through agencies. It is important to use these so you can enjoy social contact. ...Read more

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I have red face really fast if talking to many people or of a sensitive subject? I don't accept to danse in parties. Is that non self confidence?

I have red face really fast if talking to many people or of a sensitive subject? I don't accept to danse in parties. Is that non self confidence?

Talk with therapist?: It sounds as if you may get embarrassed easily. That certainly may be related to self confidence or other psychological factors. Seeing a psychotherapist can often be helpful in situations such as this one. ...Read more

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What can I do about palmar hyperhydrosis? I'm a med student in rotations, and it's difficult to touch patients much less get gloves on quickly.

What can I do about palmar hyperhydrosis? I'm a med student in rotations, and it's difficult to touch patients much less get gloves on quickly.

Botox: Hello! we use a couple things for hyperhydrosis. One, we use a powder spray called "stay-dry" that can help, but after a while this will get wiped off and you will return to the same issues. We also use Botox quite often for this and this can be used in your hands. However, if you decide to do this, make sure you got to someone with a lot of experience to avoid hand weakness. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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