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How Can I Treat Temporal Arteritis
Steroids : If you were diagnosed with or even highly suspected of having temporal arteritis, you need to be on steroids urgently. A temporal artery biopsy can confirm the diagnosis, but steroids should be started first. Steroids can been tapered slowly over time according to your doctors recommendation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteritis is inflammation of the blood vessels or arteries. This may be triggered by viruses, medications, or by your own immune system leading to what is called an autoimmune disease. There are several different forms that mainly depends on the size of the blood vessel that is involved. There are several treatment options. This is an area of specialty handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more
Depends on cause: Need a diagnosis.There are so many causes & types of headaches that there is no 1 treatment for all.A good history & physical, incl hands-on diagnostic exam by your osteopathic physician along with any recommended testing should help define cause & thus treatment.For many causes, incl chronic pain, treatment may be meds, lifestyle changes or something as simple as in-office osteopathic manipulation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Temporal lobe epi: Many people with temporal lobe epilepsy have partial onset seizures or complex partial seizures. Many people with this condition can be successfully treated with medication, such as lamotrigine or levetiracetam. People who cannot be treated well with medication may find it possible to obtain relief with epilepsy surgery. ...Read more
Non-standard answer: Cluster headaches are traditionally difficult to treat.Many of the migraine treatments are ineffective and opiates may be of only modest benefit.A less traditional treatment, neuroprolotherapy, has shown some promise.It appears to calm the nerves down & cut pain during episodes.Still, it doesn't prevent recurrences.Nutrition may be a factor.Naturopath may be helpful in decreasing recurrences. ...Read more
Brain inflammation: Encephalitis is an acute, life-threatening emergency, which requires prompt management. Treatment usually involves provision of empiric antibiotics and support of cardiorespiratory status and treatment of seizures. The clinical severity of encephalitis may be suggested by the symptoms of altered consciousness, lethargy, seizures, loss of balance, and focal neurologic findings. ...Read more
Find the cause: There are literally hundreds of different causes of anemia. You need to work with your physician to find the underlying cause and address it. Any licensed physician can do an anemia workup. FInding and treating the cause of vertigo is more difficult; more physicians can do the maneuver to identify positional vertigo. Be proactive and insist on getting a real diagnosis for both. ...Read more
Giant cell arteritis is considered a vasculitis where an individual's on body's immune cells attacked the lining of the large blood vessels. This may be associated with headaches, difficulty chewing, and in severe cases visual changes and even visual loss. This is an area routinely handled by a rheumatologist. I am happy to do ...Read more
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