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Are there alternative treatments for pseudotumor cerebri

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience Neurology
Diamox (acetazolamide): Decrease pressure in spinal fluid by 1-meds topamax, (topiramate) diamox, Lasix 2-optic nerve fenestration protect the optic nerve from pressure 3-l ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
See doctor: Pseudotumor cerebri is an acquired condition that mimics increased pressure on the brain, but is usually benign. The most common cause is excessive v ... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Diamox (acetazolamide): Diamox (acetazolamide) is the standard oral medication to reduce the production of csf, and reduce the headache. It is vitally important to obtain a ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Non-operative: Weight loss will often help. Many patients will respond to fluid restriction, corticosteroids and diuretics. In rare cases either optic nerve fenestr ... Read More
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Carotidynia: Please explain: treatments alternative to what treatment. Or do you mean "alternative medicine" treatments? Please clarify. "carotidynia" refers to p ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
No: There are drugs (acetazolamide and other diuretics) that may alleviate the symptoms of paeudorumor very well, and pseudotumor may often go into remiss ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chad Boomershine
18 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Anti-inflammatory and other medicines can cause problems for some people (heart disease, liver toxicity, stomach ulcers, etc). Arthritis symptoms can ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Alt to what?: A diagnosed concussion doesn't need any specific therapy... Mostly rest! it's common to want to be active again, but a blow to the head (hard enough ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: None proven. It is not an easy condition to treat. It is serious and potentially fatal.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pejman Katiraei
17 years experience Holistic Medicine
Homeopathy: Homeopathy can be helpful. It must be individualized for your specific case.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
15 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not really: Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the mainstays of treatment for brain cancer. These have the longest track record of success. There are clin ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Many: There are a wide variety of treatment options including diet ( low sodium), weight loss, and exercise. There are also numerous pharmacological option ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
41 years experience Pediatrics
Treatments exist: Hydrocephalus is an excess of cerebro-spinal fluid. If there is too much due to a blockage in drainage in one spot, a tube can be placed to drain the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Phlebotomy: Unfortunately, the only effective treatment is removing iron by removing units of blood on regular basis.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: There are effective, study-proven treatments for slowing down vision loss from glaucoma through medications, laser, surgery.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Really NONE: However, improve your outcomes, by using potent disease modifying agents, such as the newer orals, aubagio, gilenya, (fingolimod) tecfidera. Some otc ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Polymyositis (PM): There are many alternative treaments for polymyositis (pm). They are similar to the therapies use for other autoimmune diseases and include: oral ster ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
24 years experience Rheumatology
Not really: Methotrexate has been studied. The results are not conclusive. The newer drugs such as Actemra (tocilizumab) are currently being studied.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Tolosa-Hunt syndrome: is idiopathic painful ophthalmoplegia (episodic orbital pain). The cause is a paresis of one or more of the III, IV and/or VI cranial nerves. Spontan ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Constitutional : In situations like this, one needs collaboration between conventional and homeopathic physicians for the best result. The spinal tumor is only one ex ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: The pancreas is a gland in the back of the abdomen which produces enzymes to digest proteins, fats, and carbs. In pancreatitis, the enzymes start work ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wlodzimierz Wisniewski
29 years experience Neonatology
No: The only way to treat pku or rather to prevent symptoms of this disease is proper diet eliminating certain aminoacids from the diet. To prevent malnut ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
There Are None: There are a number of different types of tumors, requiring different therapies or combinations of therapies. They include surgery, radiation and chemo ... Read More

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