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Suggest medicine for thyrotoxicosis?

Suggest medicine for thyrotoxicosis?

See physician: Hyperthyroidism, overactive thyroid, when gland produces and secretes excessive amounts of thyroid hormone.Hyperthyroidism is one cause of thyrotoxicosis, hypermetabolic clinical syndrome which occurs withelevated se rum levels of t3 (liothyronine) and/or t4.Thyrotoxicosis can occur secondary to inflammation or thyroiditis or taking excessive thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism rx by medication or radiation therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Several options: The treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole), radioactive iodine (rai), or surgery. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. If you opt for surgery, make sure the surgeon is an experienced thyroid surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medicine for treating acute leukemia?

Is there an alternative medicine for treating acute leukemia?

No: I know you are hoping that the answer would be yes- but, no, there is no proven good alternatve medicine to treat acute leukemia. Acute leukemia is a life threatening disease and would need to be treated as soon as possible. Do not waste your time and delay the treatment. You should see an oncologist and have a detail discussion about get the work-up and treatment as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Complementary and / or alternative therapies can be very helpful in treating fibromyalgia. Diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulation have all shown to be helpful in treating fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What's an alternative chinese herb treatment for pulmonary fibrosis?

What's an alternative chinese herb treatment for pulmonary fibrosis?

Sorry: True hamman-rich pulmonary fibrosis is refractory to treatment, and if some chinese herb worked, the research piranhas at the nih would have snapped it up immediately. "chinese herbs" are unregulated, often not what they're supposed to be, and some are deadly poisons that have produced epidemics of liver failure. I'm sorry about your lung disease but don't make it worse. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism, particularly for autoimmune thyroiditis unresponsive to drug therapy?

What is the best treatment for hyperthyroidism, particularly for autoimmune thyroiditis unresponsive to drug therapy?

Furhter eval: Hashi and most autoimmune illnesses stem from undiagnosed food allergens or environmental toxins stored in the body. Go to a4m.Com and use doctor locator function to find a local functional medicine doc to help you order specialized testing for gut like genova cdsa as well as metametrix igg food allergen testing to discover real cause. If not "fixed" other autoimmune illnesses will be in upcoming! ...Read more

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Treatments for hyperthyroidism?

Treatments for hyperthyroidism?

I131 or pills: Most endocrinologists recommend radioiodine, but some like to use pills. Unfortunately the pills rarely give you a permanent cure. Radioiodine does, but can result in hypothyroidism. Discuss with an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Why is propylthiouracil used for treating hyperthyroidism?

Why is propylthiouracil used for treating hyperthyroidism?

Ptu (propylthiouracil): Ptu (propylthiouracil) is an antithyroid drug. It decreases the amount of hormones produced by the thyroid thus it's a treatment for hyperthyroidism. Methimazole is another drug that does the same thing and is the drug of choice in this drug class. ...Read more

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Medicine for thyroid nodule?

Medicine for thyroid nodule?

Depends on problem: 3 major categories of potential health issues caused by thyroid nodules: a) large size affecting swallowing, breathing, voice ; b) over active production of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroid) ; and c) ~5% of nodules are cancer. Methimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil) are pills that block thyroid hormone production, treating b) above. Radioactive i-131 can shrink/destroy nodule, treating a) and b). Need surgery for c). ...Read more

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Is complimentary and alternative medicine an alternative approach to conventional allopathic medicine?

Is complimentary and alternative medicine an alternative approach to conventional allopathic medicine?

No: If you get seriously sick, the treatment you get is evidence based. You're not getting it because it's "conventional" or because of a cultural or power-grab conspiracy, it's because it's what's most likely to work, as can be shown in the courts of science and the law. "Alternative" stuff like laetrile and gallstone flushes preys on the gullibility of desperate people. ...Read more

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Is there a new medicine for auto-immune hashimoto thyroiditis or a permanent cure?

No: There is no cure for hashimotos, but the consequence (under active thyroid) is manageable. ...Read more

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What's an alternative medicine for treating high blood sugar?

Depends: How high is your blood sugar? If greater than 200 , but you are less than 40 and not overweight you need to see a doctor. If you are overweight, your best alternative medicine is to change lifestyle alternative medicine might be fine, 1st see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medicine for stress?

Exercise: Stress is normal. Do not become a "chemical coper". Exercise and relaxation techniques are far better for you than anti-anxiety medications. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective for autoimmune diseases?

Is acupuncture effective for autoimmune diseases?

Jury still out: For a nice comprehensive and understandable review, check out this page on the american autoimmune related diseases association (aarda). http://www.aarda.org/research_display.php?id=85. ...Read more

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Is radioactive medicine safe for someone with rheumatic heart disease?

Is radioactive medicine safe for someone with rheumatic heart disease?

Depends: I beileve this would depend on a few things such as the area being radiated and the risk of not getting the radioactive treatment. It is possible that not treating the illness with radioactive medicine is worse for the heart disease than the radiation exposure itself. ...Read more

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Can holistic medicine work for arthritis patients?

Can holistic medicine work for arthritis patients?

Yes...: We refer patients to holistic md's and we have seen some encouraging results from doctors prescribing supplements. Also holistic doctors are likely to suggest that a patient make some dietary changes and consider doing a cleanse to remove toxins including heavy metals. A clifford report may be used by a holistic doctor to help guide treatment. ...Read more

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Which is the best alternative for Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothryoidism?

Which is the best alternative for Synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothryoidism?

Nothing: Synthroid (thyroxine) is a thyroid hormone and it comes in many brands but synthroid (thyroxine) is the best time tested medication. Other similar drugs are around but they are less reliable. ...Read more

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Is there herbal medicine for gastroparesis?

Is there herbal medicine for gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis: Before trying experimental therapy would suggest a thorough gastroenterology work up in trying to understand the cause for your symptoms. Treating conditions that may result in gastroparesis like symptoms would benefit you the most. ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more