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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I would like a surgeon/physician with knowledge of relapsing polychondritis, can you tell me what that is?
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?
What may happen if I take Aubagio an I do not have Multiple Sclerosis. Is there a way I can see images of my brain that has legions ?
Ask your physician: This is something your physician should facilitate ...Read more
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.
=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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Doctors can you tell me how often should a neurologist do an MRI on a patient with multiple sclerosis?
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?
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