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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Loss Of Ability To Sit Up

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I have ms, spinal lesions, legs immobile. Now losing ability to sit up without great spastic pain and weakness. Why can't i sit up in a chair ?

I have ms, spinal lesions, legs immobile.  Now losing ability to sit up without great spastic pain and weakness. Why can't i sit up in a chair ?

Complex: The above describes a high burden of disease, and the loss of strength with increasing weakness and spasticity may represent a spinal cord relapse. But, consider a urinary tract infection or metabolic imbalance as a triggering event. This needs to be addressed asap, and fully sorted out. Is your current medication effective enough? Do you need steroids or acth? See your neurologist soon. ...Read more

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When docs say treatment for crps (mild to moderate depending on day) should be initiated immediately- do they mean pt to keep the functional ability?

When docs say treatment for crps (mild to moderate depending on day) should be initiated immediately- do they mean pt to keep the functional ability?

Active PT minimum: Active pt plus passive pt plus topical medicated cream to start; they add oral medications next (if needed), and then sympathetic blocks, if nothing else helps. But nothing will work without active pt at home. ...Read more

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When testosterone therapy, is a man's ability to have children diminished, No? A lot? Some? Not at all?

When testosterone therapy, is a man's ability to have children diminished, No? A lot? Some? Not at all?

Decreases fertility: B"sd testosterone therapy decreases fertility and can cause testicles to atrophy. However, military found that could not be relied on for male contraception - a tribute to the reproductive prowess of our enlisted men. Glad to discuss in further detail. ...Read more

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Is progress being made to develop drugs or establish treatments such as 'brain rewiring' to restore cognitive ability to people with ID?

Is progress being made to develop drugs or establish treatments such as 'brain rewiring' to restore cognitive ability to people with ID?

Etiology & prognosis: ID = a categorical diagnosis, having a measured IQ of 70 or < with concomitant deficits in social-adaptive functioning that began during the developmental period, before 18. Molecular genetic tests & DNA Probe for Fragile X may find the cause or it may be from epigenetic factors that alter fetal gene function, but not structure or sequence Each neurodevelopmental disorder is researched in depth. ...Read more

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Baby has BPD, feeds by gtube, swallow study shows ability to swallow but risk of aspiration. SLP approved 5cc by bottle w/ each feed for swallow therapy. Is there a high risk for pneomonia?

Baby has BPD, feeds by gtube, swallow study shows ability to swallow but risk of aspiration. SLP approved 5cc by bottle w/ each feed for swallow therapy. Is there a high risk for pneomonia?

Yes: By definition, any baby with bronchopulmonary dysplasia is at risk for pneumonia as the result of the inflammation this condition creates in the baby's lungs. Feeding anyone with known risk of aspiration increases the risk of pneumonia, but it may be necessary to accept this risk and feed the baby cautiously in order to develop his/her swallowing capability. Follow your baby's doctor's advice. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for headache with occasional partial sight loss?

What is the best treatment for headache with occasional partial sight loss?

Migraine: This sounds like a migraine attack. Treatment is possible if the episodes are frequent or handicapping. You should see a neurologist with a specialty in migraine headaches who can help you with this problem ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a progressive vision loss?

What is the best treatment for  a progressive vision loss?

Eye MD: The best thing you could do is to see an ophthalmologist to determine what is happening to your vision and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best treatment for tooth enamel loss?

Help please? What is the best treatment for tooth enamel loss?

Enamel loss: See a dentist to determine the cause of the enamel loss as well as the available treatment options. There is no one "best treatment" for what you describe. ...Read more

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What does loss of lumbar lordosis mean? And what is the best treatment? What should I avoid? Can i excercise or go for morning walks?

What does loss of lumbar lordosis mean? And what is the best treatment? What should I avoid? Can i excercise or go for morning walks?

See below: A loss of lumbar lordosis means that the natural curvature of the lumbar spine straightens out. This can be seen with arthritis of the spine as well as tightening of the muscles in the lumbar area. Some people have less lordosis than others so it is not always a problem. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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