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Is cutting the nerve a lviable last resort treatment to stop the pain of tn? How is this done and what are the consequences?

Is cutting the nerve a lviable last resort treatment to stop the pain of tn? How is this done and what are the consequences?

Trigeminal neuralgia: Cutting the nerve is the lat resort in most cases. Medication is used first, surgery and there are a variety of them next, gamma knife if those fail and then transection the nerve is considered. ...Read more

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Binging And Purging (Definition)

Binging and purging is part of a a disorder called Bulimia Nervosa and is characterized by binging food and then vomiting due to worry of weight gain. It is sometimes caused by the desire to compete with the perfect look and is also due to stress.The after affect creates guilt and unhappiness and interferes with the normal activities of life and can ...Read more


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What is the best cure for binge eating, apart from willpower?

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What is the best cure for binge eating, apart from willpower?

Binge eating: Support groups & self-help groups such as eating do anonymous & overeaters anonymous, nutritional counseling with a dietitian, recreational activities, cognitive therapy (behaviors result from our own thoughts, not from outside influences), and medications such as orlistat, cortisol, zinc (discuss these with your doctor). ...Read more

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What is the usual period of treatment with campral?

What is the usual period of treatment with campral?

6 months: My practice is to see people monthly on it for the first 3 months, making sure they are going to counseling, aa or the appropriate follow up care. I want my patients to have 6 months of solid recovery (no drinking, feeling better, in treatment) before talking about stopping it - that may be a year or more into their treatment. ...Read more

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What are the different methods of dermabrasion? Is dermabrasion done with more than one kind of method, and how can I determine which is best for me? .

What are the different methods of dermabrasion? Is dermabrasion done with more than one kind of method, and how can I determine which is best for me?

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Dermabrasion : Dermabrasion utilizes several different techniques some use a wire brush or a diamond wheel with rough edges (called a burr or fraise) to remove the upper layers of the skin. The brush or burr rotates, which takes off and levels skin. This abrades and planes the top layers of the skin. This process "injures" the skin and causes it to bleed. As the wound heals, new skin grows to replace the damaged skin that was removed during dermabrasion. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for purge overdose?

What is the treatment for purge overdose?

Pump the stomach: Patient is brought to treatment quickly after the overdose, the doctor may choose to “pump” the stomach, either by inducing vomiting with a medication or by giving the patient activated charcoal, which prevents the body from absorbing darvon. Activated charcoal is highly effective, reducing toxic absorption by up to 60%. Activated charcoal absorbs chemicals throughout the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for binge eating?

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What is the treatment for binge eating?

Binge eating: Depending on severity & duration, an eating disorder program is recommended. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment regime for ovulation induction incase of pof?.

What is the best treatment regime for ovulation induction incase of pof?.

There is not: Unfortunately, it is very unusual for stimulation protocols to work on women with pof, since there are no or very few eggs to stimulate. Some doctors will try high doses of fertility injections but these are rarely successful. The only option likely to work is donor eggs. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for abnormal growth of feet?

What is the best treatment for abnormal growth of feet?

???: How do you define abnormal? You are going to have to provide a more detailed question. ...Read more

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Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period? What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Even though pancreatic is fatal; what is the best advice for extending life and/or having the best quality of life for the remaining period?  What and who are the best treatment centres and experts in the US.

Pancreatic cancer: Eating healthy, staying active , treating pain may help. MD Anderson in Houston is a top notch cancer center. Cleveland clinic and Johns Hopkins are also options for treatment. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Could you tell me what is the most successful form of treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

CBT: The most effective treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder is often cognitive-behavioral therapy. Antidepressants are sometimes used in conjunction with therapy, although medication alone is rarely effective in relieving the symptoms of OCD. ...Read more

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What are the steps in the workup and evaluation of a 15 month old with excessive fussiness?

What are the steps in the workup and evaluation of a 15 month old with excessive fussiness?

A history & physical: Exam to check: 1) velocity of growth (length, weight, head circumference & wt.-for-length) 2) neurological status & development, using standardized screening tests + autism-specific screens 3) age-appropriate diet of table foods, 16-21 oz./day of milk & milk products/day & juice 0-4 oz./day from an open-mouthed cup 4) antecedents & consequences of the behaviors 5) further studies as indicated. ...Read more

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What is sgpt and this test is for what? What is the maximum of a phenobarbital for the age of 1yr and 6months? Why they need an assay and sgpt?

What is sgpt and this test is for what? What is the maximum of a phenobarbital for the age of 1yr and 6months? Why they need an assay and sgpt?

Liver: Sgpt is a measure of enzymes that come from the liver or muscle and this test can detect whether the liver is being injured or not by drugs such as phenobarbital. An assay is justba general term for any type of test. The dose of pheno depends on the weight of a child, not the age, and generally the max dose is around 8mg per kilogram per day. ...Read more

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Is starving yourself most of the day and overeating at night to the point of nausea considered a eating disorder? If so which one and how to treat it

Is starving yourself most of the day and overeating at night to the point of nausea considered a eating disorder? If so which one and how to treat it

Not enough info : This is clearly poor eating habits and a lifestyle problem . Not enough information to term it a " eating disorder " would need more info . I either case this is unhealthy and needs to be improved. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the definition and treatment of a prediabetic person?

Please help! what is the definition and treatment of a prediabetic person?

Prediabetes: Hi. Prediabetes is defined as a category between normal and diabetes in the fasting glucose, the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and/or the A1c (different criteria for each; most commonly used is the fasting glucose). Prediabetes has a high rate of progressing to diabetes. Treatment is healthy diet & regular exercise for life, and if possible achieve & maintain ideal body weight +/- metformin ...Read more

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What happens during the course of treatment for my 1year old for primary complex will she gain enough weight on the process?

What happens during the course of treatment for my 1year old for primary complex will she gain enough weight on the process?

Yes: Baby should gain weight normally if the treatment is appropriate and he/she is responding well to the treatment, and you are compliant with a treatment. ...Read more

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What are treatments to stop the loss of a baby?

What are treatments to stop the loss of a baby?

Properf diet: Most of my answers are so much the same. Diet in america is appalling. If the genetic inheritance is O.K. All we can do is to provide the proper fuel for our celliular engines. The resultant energy is used for proper function and is really the only thing that we can do. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

What is the best treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder?

OCD Treatments: There are two therapeutic approaches to treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. A specific form of cognitive behavioral therapy, where one confronts their anxieties, can provide up to 100% symptom relief. Ocd also responds well to treatment with ssri antidepressants. Fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, sertraline and paroxetine are effective. Combining both treatment options offers best prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for anorexia ? What are the best appitizers ?

What is the best medication for anorexia ?  What are the best appitizers ?

No One Best Med: There is no single medication that is best to treat the eating disorder known as anorexia. Antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications are often used to treat co-morbid conditions. Anorexia is best treated with a multidisciplinary treatment team including a psychiatrist, a therapist(s), a nutritionist, a physician, in a setting where these healthcare members can work together with the patient. ...Read more

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I can't stop binging and purging, help?

I can't stop binging and purging, help?

Binging & purging: Stopping eating binges and purges is very difficult to do without help. Your family doctor can get you started. Help for eating disorders is available through psychiatrists, psychologists, other therapists, and special treatment centers devoted to such problems. You are not alone in this. For more info, please see: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/bulimia_signs_symptoms_causes_treatment.Htm. ...Read more

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How many times of binging and purging until you are considered a bulimic?

How many times of binging and purging until you are considered a bulimic?

Any: Binging and purging deliberately, meaning not due to illness or side effect is abnormal and dangerous behavior. It is not like having one drink. Exploring the underlying reasons is important. Is it to control anxiety, depression or weight? There are better and safer ways to address these problems. Seek help rather than trying to figuire out what is a safe amount, there is none. ...Read more

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Any ideas to control yourself so that you do not end up binging and purging?

Any ideas to control yourself so that you do not end up binging and purging?

Diet and exercise: Work with a dietician or wt watchers. Learn you calorie needs and proper diet. Exercise regularly. These work and keep you healthy and happy. ...Read more

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How do I stop binging and purging?

How do I stop binging and purging?

Stopping Bing&Purge: We all need help when it comes to an eating disorder. Typically this disorder starts with a 'successful" weight loss; usually by a quite severe restriction in food intake. Then the person feels sucessful, but is unable to maintain such a small food intake, then they start to regain wt and resort to laxatives and vomiting. You need to find a medical professional experienced in eating disorders. ...Read more

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How long does it take to lose 20lb binging and purging?

How long does it take to lose 20lb binging and purging?

Don't: You may never lose wt doing this as you are still binging. Not only are you unlikely to loose wt you are risking electrolyte imbalances that can result in cardiac arrhythmias and death, your teeth rot from the stomach acid, your checks get like a chimpmunk from swollen salivary glands, stomach acid burns your esophogus causing ulcers and pain. There are better ways, get help. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could one day of binging and purging hurt me?

Thoughts? Could one day of binging and purging hurt me?

It could: Even one day of binging and purging can cause electrolyte changes that can pose a risk to cardiac function. Also violent vomiting can cause esophageal rupture. Pacreatitis also can happen. However, one day is usually not the case and this sounds like bulimia nervosa. Eating disorders ultimately destroy one's quality of life. Treatment should be sought if these behaviors continue. ...Read more

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How do I stop binging and purging without professional help?

How do I stop binging and purging without professional help?

Why do it alone?: Professional help would make your recovery process much easier, and more likely to keep moving in a positive direction. So, why not avail yourself of this? It's an endless cycle otherwise. You can find plenty of information through the national eating disorders association: http://www.Nationaleatingdisorders.Org/ good luck to you! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Binging and purging?

Bulimia definition: Binging and purging is part of a a disorder called Bulimia Nervosa and is characterized by binging food and then vomiting due to worry of weight gain. It is sometimes caused by the desire to compete with the perfect look and is also due to stress.The after affect creates guilt and unhappiness and interferes with the normal activities of life and can also cause medical problems ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sso hard to quit binging and purging?

Can you please tell me why it'sso hard to quit binging and purging?

Binging & Purging: Binging and purging are hard to stop because they're fueled by inner suffering. And this can come from many areas of your life which are out of balance. You need help to deal with this -- a team of professionals. A primary care doctor, psychiatrist, and psychologist or other therapist. These should be ones who are very experienced with eating disorders. This cannot be managed all by yourself. ...Read more

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Any tips to control yourself so that you do not gp binging and purging?

Any tips to control yourself so that you do not gp binging and purging?

Eating disorder: Binging and purging is not a matter of "self-control". It is a serious psychologic disorder (an "eating disorder") that can result in fatal medical complications if you don't get professional help in treating the underlying causes. It is urgent that you find a psychotherapist , psychologist, or a clinic that specializes in eating disorders. Most people can be helped. ...Read more

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Is an eating disorder always characterized by binging and purging?

Is an eating disorder always characterized by binging and purging?

No: Bulimia involves bingeing and purging (through vomiting, laxatives, exercise or restricting). Anorexia involves restricting (with a subtype of purging), and Binge Eating Disorder is eating large quantities of food at once. These behaviors are only part of the clinical picture, as a person's self-esteem, ways of coping, and attitudes towards relationships and conflicts are part of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Need expert help. I am tired of starving or binging and purging; what to do?

Need expert help. I am tired of starving or binging and purging; what to do?

Seek help: It is not the act of binging and purging that you need to control.There is some underlying reason that you have to try and deal with. This can only be done with help from other people. Talk to someone that you trust about your life and what you feeling and try and unwind the driving agents.Doing this with a professional counselor will accelerate the process.You are damaging your body, seek help. ...Read more

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I have been binging and purging for about a month and a half. How long will my menstrual cycle and mood be effected? I am a week free of purging.

I have been binging and purging for about a month and a half. How long will my menstrual cycle and mood be effected? I am a week free of purging.

Eating disorders: require professional help and careful monitoring. They are life threatening. Please get help and keep working toward healing. Your menstrual cycle is the least of it, but important. Love of self and others is crucial and you can build this up over time. See a specialist, starting w/family doc if you don't have one yet. Be honest w/self and others. You can do it. ...Read more

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I have a pain/ache in left side of chest, have only been struggling with restrictive eating, binging and purging since February, should I be concerned?

I have a pain/ache in left side of chest, have only been struggling with restrictive eating, binging and purging since February, should I be concerned?

Chest pain: I recommend you see a physician to perform a physical exam and perhaps some type of imaging and or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing gastrointestinal disturbances. The following also describe me: Binging and purging, Self Esteem, Binge eating, and Guilt. What should I do?

I am experiencing  gastrointestinal disturbances. The following also describe me: Binging and purging, Self Esteem, Binge eating, and Guilt. What should I do?

Binge eating disorde: This is a common eating disorder seen in teens due to low self-esteem and self injurious behaviors. The diet should be without a lot of milk products, spicy foods.
A psychologist can be really helpful in understanding what is behind the eating disorder and I would seek counseling for further delineation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing lightheaded (worsened by: prolonged standing) , sleepiness, sudden flash of lights, balance problems and binging and purging. The following also describe me: Dizziness, Aching muscles, Chills, Generalized weakness, Feeling anxious, Ring

I am experiencing  lightheaded (worsened by: prolonged standing) , sleepiness, sudden flash of lights, balance problems and binging and purging. The following also describe me: Dizziness, Aching muscles, Chills, Generalized weakness, Feeling anxious, Ring

Disordered Eating: Binging and purging can cause all of the symptoms you are describing. Disordered eating is dangerous. The National Eating Disorders Association has a screening tool to help you seek out help https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/screening-tool . They also have a free confidential helpline 1-800-931-2237. ...Read more

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I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period. The following also describe me: No menstrual periods, Irregular menstrual periods, Loss of sex drive, Binging and purging, Binge eating, and Gastrointestinal disturbances. What should I do?

I am experiencing  missed or late menstrual period. The following also describe me: No menstrual periods, Irregular menstrual periods, Loss of sex drive, Binging and purging, Binge eating, and Gastrointestinal disturbances. What should I do?

Be checked....: Of course, you need a timely comprehensive evaluation, testing, counseling, care, & follow-up. How? Follow suggestions in articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. On general health/self-care. go to http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Then you can work better with doctors so to reach right diagnosis for with care you deserve. So, do so since no magic pill can solve it.... ...Read more

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What is the best inpatient treatment option (retreat center) for mild food disorder (obsession with food, occasional purging)?

What is the best inpatient treatment option (retreat center) for mild food disorder (obsession with food, occasional purging)?

Stanford: You are unlikely to be excepted into an eating disorders program unless you're eating disorder is severe or unless you're willing to pay cash. Stanford university has an excellent eating disorders program. It is close to home, convenient, offers a range of inpatient and outpatient services and would be your best bet. Edresearch.Stanford.Edu/services.Html. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for binge eating?

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Binge eating: Depending on severity & duration, an eating disorder program is recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Purging (Definition)

Purging is an action taken usually when someone binge eats and then purges or voluntarily vomits to get rid of the food in order not to gain weight..The use of laxatives is another mode of purging. This is the behavior of someone diagnosed with the eating disorder, Bulimia ...Read more


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Binge Eating (Definition)

This is the essential feature of bulimia, i.e., eating vast amounts of food in short periods of time that have nothing to do with appetite, rather having to ...Read more