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Will There Ever Be A Definite Cure To Sleepwalking Or Sleeptalking
Depends on cause:  overall: get enough sleep. De-stress: relax, meditate. Unplug before bedtime.  avoid provoking drugs: sleepy antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) tricyclics antidepressants, short acting sedatives like triazolam, zolpidem.  treat provoking conditions: gerd, restless leg syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, seizures. Good luck! ...Read more
Hopefully.: UCLA developed "molecular tweezers", CLROI, a therapeutic drug targeting amyloid build-up in the brain, another procedure that uses stem cells injected IV or subcutaneously in the skin of Alzheimer sufferers appear promising and some 2,000 people have received it with no side-effect. They also found that the antidepressant Celexa (citalopram) appear to decrease levels of Amyloid. ...Read more
I know there is no cure for canavans disease at the moment, however I want to know if there may be developments. Who knows?
?Gene therapy: Aka "aspartoacylase deficiency"or "aminoacylase deficiency" is a degenerative disorder of the nerve cells in the brain. It is an autosomal recessive disorder (when both parents are carriers, 25% chance of having an affected child). There is no cure-lithium citrate has been tried to decrease the level of n-acetyl aspartate. Gene therapy is in an experimental phase. ...Read more
Beta-blockers: Beta-blockers like Propranolol are often used by performers and public speakers to prevent stage fright. They work not by calming or sedating you, but by preventing your heart rate from speeding up, which often starts the stage fright reaction. The danger is that if you take too high a dose, your blood pressure could drop and you might faint...Worse than stage fright! try it at home first. ...Read more
See below: Sleep paralysis, if often, usually indicates disruption of sleep and it can point to an underlying medical issue such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy. It is recommended you consult a sleep medicine specialist to discern if this is the case, especially if excessive daytime sleepiness is present. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cataplexy occur without narcolepsy? And is it possible for it to regress to no episodes at all?
Complex: Cataplexy is part of narcolepsy, which also may or may not include daytime sleep attacks, sleep paralysis, vivid nitemares, but there may be only parts of the syndrome, and the full tetrad is not always present. Cataplexy with out the sleep attacks would be unusual but not unheard of, but get an eeg, just to be sure these are not actually seizures instead. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plz need a brief idea of when will there be a cure for ALS, MS,Alzihmiers,Parkinson's disease how far we are from cure plzzz any reply or predictions?
Can't predict.: These things take loads of money, research and time to impact. All these diseases are major, so for now, treatment is palliative, educational, and where available, progress-slowing (LOTS of Tx for this)--but not cures. Meanwhile, get some support, through groups or therapy and keep an eye on the research journals for each disease. ...Read more
Is there any proven way to stop premature ejaculation? I have a major case of it and viagra (sildenafil) doesn't help as doctor said it would. Need long term fix.
Sexual Dysfunction : The mainstay of medical treatment for premature ejaculation has been ssri type antidepressants. Paxil (paroxetine) 10-20mg is most often used. It can be taken about an hour before sex or or on a daily basis. It stays in your system for a few days and can have other side effects as a result. In the usa watch for a new drug (dapoxetine) this year. It will be just for premature ejaculation. Already in europe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've heard that you can use milk or honey for conjunctivitis. Is this true? Is there any clinical research? I want to hear it from a real doc! ;)
Not the best: Many home remedies can have potential true clinical explanations but in the case of conjunctivitis, it's best to get a good, thorough eye exam by a medical professional to evaluate for bacterial/viral/allergic conditions. After all, your vision is priceless and you don't want to do anything that could cause problems or make the condition worse. ...Read more
Can you tell me if that autism spectrum disorder is a disease to be cured and done away with or a different way of?
Not cured: But recovery is possible. It matters greatly what the symptoms are and how the person learns to adapt. Watch the hbo movie "temple grandin" to see her story about how she learned to function in society. Many different treatments work for some people and not for others. Every patient with ASD is unique their treatment should be individualized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Forgive my frankness, and with all respect to the rhetoric ("Jog for the cure!", etc.) Cancer results from accumulation of genetic mutations. Once destabilized, cancers can evolve resistance to treatment. Given the nature of the genetic code and that the instability of DNA allowed evolution in the first place, cancer is inevitable and some forms will be incurable for the foreseeable future. ...Read more
If a sleep neroligist diagnoses idiopathic hypersomnia from sleep study, what would be the likely prognosis? Is there anything to make it better?
Hypersomnia: There is criteria to classify different hypersomnia--- if narcolepsy and similar condition ruled out, you can be DX idiopathic hypersomnia, respond good to treatment , Ritalin (methylphenidate) better than provigil j clin sleep med. 2009 dec 15;5(6):562-8. Idiopathic hypersomnia: clinical features and response to treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: Migraine is the brain's protection. It puts you down when you are stressed out. Migraine has existed for centuries. We would never have alice in wonderland if lewis carroll did not have such vivid migraines. It is very genetic and very hormone related with much higher incidence in women. About 20% of all women get migraine. Pre-puberty is the usual onset. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis: If you are really interested in whether you have a disorder, see your doctor. ...Read more
A healthy friend claims she cannot whistle. Is there any reason this could be true, or is it just a matter of learning how to whistle? Thank you.
Whistle: practice makes a person perfect, teach your friend how to whistle. ...Read more
This is an educational question.I don't have HIV/AIDS, nor do I know anyone who does.However, it seems to be unusual in that people can have it for a very long time. Are there any other viruses or bacteria that can be chronic other than some Heps?
Yes, many: There are many chronic viral infections. HIV isn't unusual at all in this regard. A few that come to mine are Ebstein Barr virus (EBV), the cause of infectious mononucleosis; cytomegalovirus (CMV); varicella zoster virus (VZV), the cause of chickepox and shingles; human T lymphotropic virus (HTLV); and probably a hundred others that haven't yet been identifed or named. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies on severity: Small patches may respond well to various potencies of steroid cream, vit.D-like drugs, or vit a-derived meds. Larger areas of involvement may require immunosuppressant therapy like Methotrexate or new immune-modulator drugs like infliximab, etanercept, etc. The latter drugs have many side effects and precautions; so you should be under the care of a specialist in those. ...Read more
What to do if I discovered a video that have cured a baby with epidermolysis bullosa is is true or is it fake?
Congratulation on: wanting to help yourself overcome pathological lying. Medication may play a role but a mental health ;professional would be appropriate. He/she can help you determine the root of your condition and provide strategies to help you change. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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