@rekha At present, no established treatment exists for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Cholinesterase inhibitors have not been found to delay the onset of Alzheimer disease (AD) or dementia in individuals with MCI; however, donepezil has been found to delay the progression to AD in MCI patients with depression without affecting their symptoms of depression. There is some evidence to suggest that cognitive interventions may have a positive effect. A practice parameter recommendation by the American Academy of Neurology states that patients with MCI should be identified and monitored because of their increased risk for AD and, to a lesser extent, other dementing conditions. Obviously, correcting (to the extent possible) any sensory and motor manifestations compounding the cognitive symptoms is important for minimizing their impact on MCI.
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RE: Treatment and management for mild cognitive impairment
Aerobic Training Boosts the Power of Antihypertensive Drugs
Aerobic exercise augments the blood pressure-lowering effect of antihypertensive medication in hypertensive individuals with metabolic syndrome. In a small study, these patients experienced a greater reduction in their ambulatory blood pressure when they added aerobic exercise to their therapeutic regimen, compared with when they just took antihypertensive meds alone. The average reduction in mean arterial blood pressure when exercise was added to medication was 10 mm Hg, compared with 6 mm Hg with medication alone.
RE: 'Move More, Sit Less' Counseling Can Change Habits in Diabetes!
@manisha The intervention was conceived to promote a two-step behavior change, the researchers explain. As a first step, the intervention aimed to decrease sedentary time by substituting it with a wide range of light-intensity physical activities and/or interrupting prolonged sitting with brief bouts of light-intensity physical activity. Next, the intervention sought to reallocate [other time] toward gradually increasing amounts of purposeful moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity. The main study strength is that it tested an intervention that targeted both physical activity and sedentary time across all settings (eg, leisure, transportation, household, and occupation), based on theoretical grounds and using several behavior change techniques.
RE: How to counsel someone primarily who is going through a rough phase?
@analava Counselling falls under the umbrella term ‘talking therapies’ and allows people to discuss their problems and any difficult feelings they encounter in a safe, confidential environment. The term can mean different things to different people, but in general, it is a process people seek when they want to change something in their lives, or simply explore their thoughts and feelings in more depth. A counsellor is not there to sit you down and tell you what to do. Instead, they will encourage you to talk about what's bothering you in order to uncover any root causes and identify your specific ways of thinking. The counsellor may then look to create a plan of action to either help you reconcile your issues, or help you to find ways of coping.
RE: Infection after ear piercing, how to treat this?
@manisha An ear piercing is a hole through your earlobe or the cartilage in your middle or upper ear. An infected ear piercing may be red, swollen, sore, warm, itchy or tender. Sometimes the piercing oozes blood or white, yellow or greenish pus. A new piercing is an open wound that can take several weeks to fully heal. During that time, any bacteria (germs) that enter the wound can lead to infection. Your healthcare provider may recommend a variety of treatments to help an infected ear piercing heal. These may include:
Applying a warm compress to the infected earlobe or cartilage.
Rinsing the infected earlobe with sterile saline.
Using antibiotic ointment on the affected area.
Taking oral antibiotics for more severe infections.
I get irritation whenever I wear woolen cloth, what should I do?
Hello, I am 19 years old. I get irritation whenever I wear woolen cloth, what should I do? I get itchy skin and rashes. Sometimes I also feel irritated eyes, runny nose and cough. Why is this happening with me? What is the reason behind? Please leave your comments.
Colle's fracture- how to manage?
Hello, 2 months back my mother had fallen on an outstretched hand and suffered a fracture near the wrist. Her initial complaint was swelling and pain around the wrist joint, she was taken to orthopedician and after taking x-ray, cast was put and joint was immobilized. The doctor advised immobilization for six weeks. After removal of cast last week my mother still complains of some pain, decreased mobility around joint and weakness. What's the management correct and what should I do next? Please suggest.
RE: Self help tips for carpal tunnel syndrome??
@titiksha The following may help reduce discomfort: Resting the hand and wrist: The more rest the hand and wrist get, the greater the chance of relieving the symptoms. Cold compress: Placing an ice pack on the wrist may help when the problem flares up, but ice should not be applied ice directly onto the skin.
Controlling the triggers: If CTS stems from repetitive hand movements, the person should take breaks so the hand and wrist have time to rest and recover. Occupational therapy: A therapist can teach a person how to repetitive tasks differently. Wrist splints: These keep the wrist in the same position and prevent it from bending. They can be worn during sleep, but also during the day if they do not interfere with daily activities. Wrist splints are available over the counter at pharmacies. A doctor or pharmacist can advise about the best one to choose. Most patients with mild symptoms who follow these strategies will notice an improvement within 4 weeks.
How to treat constipation and associated rectal bleeding?
Hello, I am 24 years old. I am suffering from chronic constipation for some days. Time to time minor rectal bleeding is also occurring. I have not gone to see a doctor yet. As and when I am getting pressure, my pain starts with bleeding. I have not informed this to my parents also. There is inflammation along the rectal lining. If I sit continuously in a place, I am getting the pain. How to treat this? Please help me with your valuable suggestion.