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What Is The Best Treatment For Staggering Gait
Nonspecific: Could be alcohol or drug intoxication, but could also be a hereditary spinocerebellar degeneration, multiple sclerosis, inner ear problems, a multitude of other neurological conditions, narcolepsy with cataplexy, anemia, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia. So, a variety of considerations, as gait imbalance can be caused by many different problems. ...Read more
Gait is the way locomotion is achieved using our limbs. Gait is defined as "bipedal, biphasic forward propulsion of center of gravity of human body, in which there is alternate movements of different segments of the body" . Different gaits are characterized by differences in limb movement patterns, overall velocity, forces, ...Read more
Sort of: You can , but it's grounds for a neurologic work up. Generally if there is a gait anomaly, there is either a musculoskeletal problem or a neurologic issue that needs to be looked at. It may be a static issue, meaning something unlikely to change, but it should be properly evaluated. ...Read more
Sleeping pills: At high dose and if long acting sedatives, yes. ...Read more
Gait changes: Not likely unless effect of medications used to treat them. ...Read more
Find the cause.: Shock is a general term that refers to a condition where the body is trying desperately to maintain stability of normal vital signs, but failing. There are several major types of shock, depending on the reason for the condition. Trauma, infection, spinal cord injury, and cardiac failure are some of the more typical reasons. The best treatment differs for each category. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fraxel stretch marks: There are no magic creams or treatments for stretch marks. Acute, red stretch marks can be made less visible by the use of v-beam laser. As they mature to a white spread color and texture, the fraxel laser can help improve the marks. It is rare that any treatment, even if done early, can eliminate the stretch marks. Don't use Retin-A if you're nursing or pregnant again in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No clear winner: Ledderhose disease is sometimes referred to as Dupuytren's contracture of the foot. There are multiple treatments suggested, which usually means there is not 1 specific "fix" for the problem. There are newer treatments for Dupuytren's including Xiaflex. See your orthopedic specialist or podiatrist for eval of your case. http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/6873/ledderhose-disease/resources/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tearing: Tearing is most often due to reflex tearing due to ocular irritation. This is often due to allergies, dry eye, blepharitis, rosacea, foreign body, and many other causes. Try artificial tears, warm compresses and ointment at night. If no improvement or worsening, see an eye doctor. Tearing can also be related to blocked tear drainage system.Which needsfurther evaluation as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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