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What excersises can a person do with really bad case of multiple sclerosis?

What excersises can a person do with really bad case of multiple sclerosis?

See physiatrist: A physiatrist is a doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Their focus is on maximizing the physical function of every patient, within the context of their current impairments. An individualized treatment plan will be developed in conjunction with a team including physical therapy and perhaps occupational therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more


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What is the life of someone with tuberous sclerosis like? How can I help a loved one with this condition?

What is the life of someone with tuberous sclerosis like? How can I help a loved one with this condition?

Hugely variable: Because the disease strikes random portions of the brain, different even in affected twins, no two people's experience with the disease is the same. Common sense and common kindness, assistance with the simple things in life, and helping the person be discerning about what interventions are likely to help and those that are not. Touch appropriately. Provide safety. ...Read more

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What/how can I know what the emotional needs are of a person with dementia?

What/how can I know what the emotional needs are of a person with dementia?

Respect and love: Their needs are fairly universal - to be treated with dignity and respect, with as much autonomy as possible, providing as much opportunity to allow them to contribute and care for others in ways possible, to encourage their strengths and promote self-esteem in spite of losses, validation of their experience and the variety of emotions they may express and most importantly they need to be loved. ...Read more

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I have multiple sclerosis & the symptoms of diabetes are so similar how do I know if i'm a diabetic? My dr. Refers everything to multiple sclerosis.

I have multiple sclerosis & the symptoms of diabetes are so similar how do I know if i'm a diabetic? My dr. Refers everything to multiple sclerosis.

Easy: The test for diabetes is simple - it is just a blood test. It is important not to attribute everything you experience to ms. However, it is possible your doctor has already done some additional testing and has ruled-out diabetes. Many patients are not aware of all the tests that are run when they go to the lab and have blood drawn. Just ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What things i could do with a child that has cerebral palsy and what benefit does it have for them?

What things i could do with a child that has cerebral palsy and what benefit does it have for them?

Anything you can: You can and should do all that is physically possible to maintain strength and flexibility. I encourage my patients to do whatever resistance training they can. This depends upon how significant the level of CP is. Make sure you work with someone who can create a safe program for you, because you don't want to put yourself in a position where you could get hurt. ...Read more

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What type of cardio can I do with an injured tailbone?

What type of cardio can I do with an injured tailbone?

Low impact cardio : Low impact cardio would be best. Swimming or eliptical trainer are probably the best. Walking or walking in the pool would be next. ...Read more

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I would like a surgeon/physician with knowledge of relapsing polychondritis, can you tell me what that is?

I would like a surgeon/physician with knowledge of relapsing polychondritis, can you tell me what that is?

Sure: This is a condition characterized by inflammation and deterioration of cartilage. I can be life=threatening if not recognized and treated when it involves respiratory tract, heart valves or blood vessels. ...Read more

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How many treatments of ivig/plasphorosis should a person with guillain barre have? I had 5 of each once.People say I should have more is this true?

How many treatments of ivig/plasphorosis should a person with guillain barre have? I had 5 of each once.People say I should have more is this true?

Probably not. : Gbs treatment with 5 days of ivig is standard. Plasmapheresis, when used, is generally 4-6 treatments. Your doctor/neurologist knows what's right for you. Sounds like she/he is doing the right thing for you. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what "trauma" means? Is trauma a disease? And why does this have anything to do with the tongue? :) thank you very much.

Can anyone tell me what "trauma" means? 
Is trauma a disease? And why does this have anything to do with the tongue? :) 
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=Injury: Trauma means injury. It can be emotional or in this case physical. Trauma to the tongue could be from accidentally biting it, having it irritated from a sharp or broken tooth, or perhaps even from a habit of running your tongue over your teeth repeatedly. Other examples are chemical burns or burns from hot food or remember that movie when that kid got his tongue stuck on a frozen pole outside? ...Read more

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What does a cardiologists mean when they say" you just have a irritable heart". And what causes developing this and what consequences are there withit?

What does a cardiologists mean when they say" you just have a irritable heart". And what causes developing this and what consequences are there withit?

Implies extra beats: Extra beats come from many sources. Increased adrenalin (hyper-anxiety), abn electrolytes (K+, Mg++). I do not know if you are taking meds that can affect these things. Mg++ and K+ can be supplemented. Anxiety may require medication. If echo is normal, treatment should be easily achieved. Sometimes a low dose long acting Beta Blocker will help. ...Read more

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What are the things a person should do to combat /eliminate the impact of intense greif ie; 4 example when someone says something nasty to you?

Forgiveness: I think the best way to help yourself if the situation allows is to forgive. Holding grudges and bottling it in does us a lot of harm. If that is not possible then venting it friends or counselors or even journaling could help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do people with systemic sclerosis have a lot of pain?

Usually not: The problem with scleroderma is more related to complications. If pain is from the raynaud's phenomenon, vasodilation therapy might solve it. ...Read more

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What can happen if a lupus patient gets pneumonia? What sort of treatments would they receive, and for how long?

What can happen if a lupus patient gets pneumonia? What sort of treatments would they receive, and for how long?

Confirm, monitoring: Pneumonia can be due to lupus per se or infection. The diagnosis must be confirmed.If it is confirmed infectious, they should receive antibiotics and very closely monitored. If they are on immunosuppressives, they may need tapering of immunosuppressives depending on the lupus disease activity. They should be under close supervision by md and most often requires rheumatologist input. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some everyday difficulties a person with multiple sclerosis would have?

Symptoms include: Fatigue, difficulties with memory, organization, gait imbalance and incoordination, weakness, loss of vision, and double vision, problems with controlling bowel and/or bladder, numbness over trunk or limbs, pain in various areas of body, plus headache challenges. Periods of relapse activity with worsening of baseline dysfunction. ...Read more

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What kinds of exercises can a person do who is recovering from a slipped disc?

What kinds of exercises can a person do who is recovering from a slipped disc?

Extension: It really depends on the symptoms you are presenting with, but typically a program that emphasizes back extension or a program that centralizes pain, like a mckenzie program, would be prescribed. In addition to this you may engage in hamstring and quad stretching and core strengthening. You should speak to your pcp and see a physiatrist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a high anal sphincter tone and what are the risks of having one? What can you do about helping it?

What does it mean to have a high anal sphincter tone and what are the risks of having one? What can you do about helping it?

Need for control: Some use the term "high anal sphincter tone" to describe someone who is extremely controlling, exacting, and always trying to be perfect at everything s/he does. Such people are also highly critical of others, and easily offended. They experience high levels of stress, mostly self-induced. They rarely relax or "let go." learning relaxation practices can help; so might individual ; group therapy. ...Read more

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How does a person have heavy metals and how can I treat this or rid of this ? What do you think about RNA LYME SUPPORT SPRAYS?

How does a person have heavy metals and how can I treat this or rid of this ? What do you think about RNA LYME SUPPORT SPRAYS?

Ingestion: For most people, heavy metal poisoning is from consuming products contaminated by the heavy metal. You need to first establish whether you have any heavy metal issue and identify the exact metal involved. Chelation may be needed for some cases. I don't understand how any spray would help Lyme disease after one gets infected and certainly not for heavy metal poisoning. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should a neurologist do an MRI on a patient with multiple sclerosis?

Doctors can you tell me how often should a neurologist do an MRI on a patient with multiple sclerosis?

Varies: If a patient is stable, can do once yearly. If patient is worsening, having relapses, and there is a question of using a new medication, could consider every 6 months or even on an as needed basis. No two ms pts are similar, so it does vary. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with a inflamed pancreas. What type of doctor specializes in this kind of treatment? Will I have to live with this the rest of my life? Can it be cured?

I've been diagnosed with a inflamed pancreas. What type of doctor specializes in this kind of treatment? Will I have to live with this the rest of my life? Can it be cured?

Your PCP may be able: To treat your symptoms depending on his/get expertise. Otherwise may refer you to a gastroenterologist or endocrinologist depending on his/her concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Multiple Sclerosis (Definition)

A progressive disease that interferes with the functioning of the central nervous system and brain. Symptoms include numbness, impairment of speech and muscular coordination, blurred ...Read more