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What Is Cure Of Sleep Disk
Aging: Some trees grow burls when they grow older. Some spines grow bone spurs when they grow older. Spondylosis describes the bone spurs and bulges on our aging spine (as seen on xrays). One way of looking at them is they are (beneficial) internal re-inforcements. They sometimes cause trouble when pinching and pushing on nerves or spinal cord but for the most part they are harmless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No single best cure: It is not known why people get hiccups. Babies start getting hiccups even before they are born. Hiccups are not harmful, and they stop on their own. There is no sure way to stop hiccups, although people have tried techniques such as: drinking water, holding one's breath, getting scared, putting sugar on the tongue, etc... Medication is only used in non-stop cases that interfere with one's life. ...Read more
Several: Being over weight is probably the biggest risk factor. A loss of muscle tone in neck muscles as we get older. Heredity undoubtedly plays a role. Having a large tongue. Other contributing factors are an underdeveloped lower jaw, a narrow upper jaw and a high palate. These all tend to block the airway and lead to obstructive sleep apnea. In central sleep apnea the brain doesn't say to breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a mild levoscioliosis of the lower spine? Is there a treatment to prevent any consequences of this condition?
Small left curve: Mild levoscoliosis means that it is a small curve that should have no consequensces for someone who is skeletally mature (any adult). For children, small curves are usually observed to see if they progress. Once someone is skeletally mature, curves at 30 degrees or smaller are thought to be stable. ...Read more
Its benign: Commonly found in breast, fibroadenomas are benign tumors. So they can be left along if small and asymptomatic. Some of them can grow slowly, in that case surgical removal may be advised. You should be under supervision of a good breast specialist who can examine and guide you in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is chondromalacia? Is there a cure or is this condition permanent? If permanent, what is the degree of disability? Stand/walk, resting no help.
Stage of arthritis: Chondromalacia is just a fancy name for arthritic change. It implies cartilage disease or wear. You can have varying degrees of thinning of the cartilage (1-4) all the way down to bare bone. Like the tread on your tires once gone its gone. Can slow the process by keeping the weight down and avoiding pounding activities like running. Cant reverse genetics. See your a good knee guy to talk mor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: I've followed the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis from my residency in the 1970's when we assumed all these folks were secret alcoholics, up to the recognition it's one of the world's most common and serious diseases. No cure, but from my reading, i would recommend first and foremost finding a form of aerobic exercise you like and doing a lot of it. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on if the insomnia is due to stress, psychiatric disorder, a primary sleep disorder, another medical condition, medications or poor sleep hygiene. The best treatment is addressing the reasons for the insomnia. Chronic insomnia is best treated with a behavioral program called cbt. Medications are usually indicated for short term use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: There are many causes to insomnia. Indeed, insomnia is mostly a symptom, but sometimes a primary disease. The key is figuring out the cause and then treating that. In the mean time, work on your sleep hygiene. Here's a good link to get you started. http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/howto.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Talk to you primary care doctor as to why you're experiencing insomnia. Meanwhile, establish time when you would like to go to bed. Create a bed time routine: warm showers, room on a slightly cooler side. Learn relaxation exercises to help put your body in a "i'm sleeeeeepy mode" :). Don't use your bedroom as your office. Our body likes schedules and routines. Remember that:). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the definition of sleep depravation? Ex: how many days (hrs) of no sleep defines someone as sleep deprived.
Depends: There are a lot of reasons for sleep apnea starting from birth allergies, to ill formed nasal passages, high vaulted palates, ill formed dental arches, nasal patency , enlarged tongue , high bmi to name a few and these are for obstructive apnea of corse it could be central and that is a different ball game. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment for pain: Gabapentin or Neurontin (gabapentin) is sometimes used for nerve pain control. Methycobalamine is vitamin b12. Neither treats spondylosis but may be used to treat the symptoms (pain). Vitamin B12 can be used for some manifestations of vitamin deficiency. Spondylosis is a result of aging and is treated symptomatically as long as possible. Your doctor can best explain why he or she chose that combination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, didgeridoo: A study that appeared in the british medical journal in 2006 showed that regular playing the didgeridoo (the australian aboriginal instrument) was helpful for obstructive sleep apnea. One potential reason is that to play the instrument one must learn "circular breathing" and thus not obstruct the airway. But you don't have to necessarily learn to play it, just learn the breathing technique. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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