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What is the cause of restless legs and the treatments for it?

What is the cause of restless legs and the treatments for it?

Don't forget veins: An often overlooked cause of restless legs syndrome (rls) is venous insufficiency. If you have RLS and varicose veins, treating your vein problem might very well make your RLS go away. ...Read more

Dr. Michelle Zetoony
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Restless Leg Syndrome (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a condition where there is a need or urge to move the leg because of some perceived unpleasant sensations. Restless leg ...Read more


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What are the causes of and what is the remedy for swelling feet, ankles, and legs?

What are the causes of and what is the remedy for swelling feet, ankles, and legs?

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 more

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What is the cause of impaired circulation to the head? What are the symptoms and treatment? Is it common problem which is curable?

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

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What are the causes of severe sciatica and how is it generally treated?

What are the causes of severe sciatica and how is it generally treated?

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 more

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What are the causes of gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

What are the causes of gallstones in unborn babies and what is the best treatment for it?

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

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What is the cause of summer chilblains and what is the cure or treatment?

What is the cause of summer chilblains and what is the cure or treatment?

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 more

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What are the signs of low testosterone and what is the cure for it?

What are the signs of low testosterone and what is the cure for it?

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 more

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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?

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?

BPPV: If vertigo and nausea are due to head down and turning to one side, it can be benign parosysmal positional vertigo. See an ENT doctor to confirm the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the cause of acne in face, back and arms and what is the ure for it?

What is the cause of acne in face, back and arms and what is the ure for it?

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

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What is the cause of IBS and what's the treatment?

What is the cause of IBS and what's the treatment?

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 more

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Sudden problem with feet and knees. What is the treatment for that?

Sudden problem with feet and knees. What is the treatment for that?

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

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What is the cause and treatment of impotence?

What is the cause and treatment of impotence?

Your doc: Or a natural doc can test your hormone levels and rule out circulatory issues. Also, a clinical psychologist can teach you skills to keep from focusing on your "performance" which interferes also. Peace and good health. Cause varies or can be a combo of the above. ...Read more

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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?)

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 more

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What is the cause of chlamydia and what is the treatment?

What is the cause of chlamydia and what is the treatment?

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

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What are the causes of nph, and how is it diagnosed?

What are the causes of nph, and how is it diagnosed?

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 more

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Which treatment for the pain of neuropathy is the very best?

Which treatment for the pain of neuropathy is the very best?

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 more

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Infection on the both side of testes between legs. What is this and how to treat it?

Infection on the both side of testes between legs. What is this and how to treat it?

It is possible : You may have an infection.Also possible you may have severe contact dermatitis. Regardless of what we think, your best bet is seeing your doctor so treatment can be started before it gets complicated. ...Read more

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What is the cause and for dryness of palms?

What is the cause and for dryness of palms?

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 more

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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?

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?

Primary care: ...To start off with. Can check doppler ultrasound if exam suggests vascular issue and make referral to vascular surgeon if needed. If not, can prescribe medication for restless leg syndrome (rls) to reduce discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Restless Legs Syndrome (Definition)

Restless leg syndrome is a disorder in which there is an urge or need to move the legs ...Read more