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What Is The Cause Of Restless Legs And The Treatments For It
Venous insufficiency: The most common cause is non-functioning valves in the leg veins. This allows back flow of blood and body fluids seeping into the tissues. There are other causes involving the heart, kidneys, liver. Get checked out by your internist. The remedy is compression stockings, elevation of the legs, surgical intervention by a vascular specialist, diet modification. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the cause of impaired circulation to the head? What are the symptoms and treatment? Is it common problem which is curable?
Stroke risk: Impaired circulation to the brain is a serious matter. Blood vessels can be clotted and may put one at risk for a stroke. Heart conditions can also cause impaired circulation throughout the body. There is not an easy simple answer, that could fix this. Each circulation problem is addressed with different tests and treatments. However, many problems can be treated and improve. ...Read more
Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other rare reasons (tumors, infections, etc). Anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, physical therapy (especially with traction) can be helpful to relieve sciatic pain. If these treatments aren't helpful, surgery may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No treatment needed: Fetal cholelithiasis is relatively common (1 in 300 pregnancies). It is caused usually by hemolytic conditions of newborns or maternal hemolytic anemias. The prognosis is excellent, with most stones gone by the babies' first year of life. ...Read more
See below: Chillblains are due to the dilatation of very small blood vessels when warming from cold exposure, especially in areas with high humidity.. Risk is higher in women, being very thin, having circulation problems as in diabetes or Raynaud's disease. Symptoms are relieved by cortisone lotion. If you have diabetes or Raynauds or blistering, see MD, as you may need a vasodilating drug or an antibioti ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LOW T EVAL: Low T Evaluation and diagnosis of cause is critical. At 27 it is unusal and needs a through workup exam/labs/testiciular US/ and potentially a brain MRI. You will need regular Monitering of testosterone and PSA levels . Follow up with a through PCP and endocrine consult. Low T can cause symptoms of male menopause =ANDROPAUSE. Including anxiety/depression/insomnia/dry eyes . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the cause of dizziness and upset stomach when changing from one side of the bed to the other, and what is the solution to the problem?
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that lead to acne - oil production, clogged pores, and bacteria. You may also try to wear lose fitting clothing particularly during activities with high perspiration. ...Read more
Symptom based diag: Its characterized by chronic cramping, abdominal pain, bloating and alternating constipation and diarrhea.Diagnosis of exclusion. It may occur after an infection , stressful event, or onset of maturity.No cure. Diet execise, hydration, avoid sleep deprivation.Psych meds with stress reduction education. A full work up should be done before making this dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Replacement insoles: The question is a little vague, but i'll assume you could use cushioned arch supports. For otc supports, i really like spenco medical products. Try the polysorb cross-trainer, walker-runner or total support styles to get more support in your shoes. I would start with the "cross-trainer" style for you. ...Read more
What is the difference in the treatment of bp2 and the treatment of cyclothymia? (what meds are commonly used for one and what for the other?)
Significant: Cyclothymia does not require a mood stabilizer. It means that you cycle between normal (euthymia) and depressed. The mainstay of treatment in cyclothymia is an antidepressant. Bipolar 2 definitely requires a mood stabilizer to prevent mania. This is an oversimplification, since the treatment of the depression in bipolar 1-2 is not at all clear cut, and anti depressants are not always effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
STD: Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection by chlamydia trachomatis. It is treatable with antibiotics. About 25% of the people with chlamydia also have gonnorhea and it is advised to treat both. You need a prescription from a doctor. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/chlamydia/ds00173/tab=indepth. ...Read more
What is the cure for the feeling of itching all the time all over the body? Is it a type of allergy or what and how it can be prevented after that?
Usually unknown: When you say nph, i believe you are referring to normal pressure hydrocephalus. This is usually idiopathic and occurs in up to 500, 000 people in the U.S. The diagnosis may be made clinically when patients have the clinical triad of memory, gait, and bladder control problems. This in combination with ct/mri scans that demonstrate large cerebral ventricles. Other tests like CSF drainage may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple treatments: Many medications can help, including neuromodulators like Gabapentin or lyrica, (pregabalin) anti-depressants like Cymbalta or effexor, and modalities such as contrast baths. Topical pain creams, especially ones containing ketamine which may effect hypothesized peripheral nmda receptors. Manage the underlying issues, like sugars to help slow or stop progression, but most likely will not change the currentpain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Peeling, dry palms: are often caused by contact dermatitis--contact with harsh detergents, soaps and lotions that contain perfume; cold, dry air; eczema or fungal infections.Use fresh water instead of soap; apply calamine lotion. A low dose OTC steroid cream can be applied.Symptoms worsened by dry skin: use good quality moisturizer during daytime.Consider repair glycolic acid creams at night, maybe with cotton gloves ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The reason and what kind of doctor would treat cramps in the legs while sleeping to the point of developing an intense pain that last for hours?
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