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Alternative Treatments For Central Retinal Vein Occlusion
Not common: Bilateral CRVO is not common. Bilateral CRVO has been associated with hyperviscosity syndromes such as primary and secondary polycythemia, leukemia/lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and other rare conditions. Other risk factors include oral contraceptive use, diuretics, hypercoagulable states, and vasculitis. ...Read more
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
I have a central retinal vein occlusion in my right eye. Is there any chance I can save my eye and how? What about the cobweb I'm seeing?
Is there any more significant risk of doing cataract surgery on an eye that had a central retinal vein occlusion about a year ago vs a normal eye.
BRVO or BVO: A type of blockage resulting from vascular disease (atherosclerosis, clot formation etc.) involving the veins of the retina. Mild to severe visual loss. Most frequent with hypertension, diabetes, clotting disorders. Swelling of the retina blurs vision. Prompt treatment and management of medical problems is critical. Many new treatments have improved prognosis. ...Read more
Many causes of RVO.: Several approved treatments for retinal vein occlusions (rvo's) exist. They range from laser treatment to injections of one of several newly approved drugs to the eye. All the while, we must also address the underlying cause of the rvo. The most frequent association for rvo is hypertension, though there are others as well. Best to see a specialist in the treatment of retinal disease. ...Read more
Treatment for RVO?: Yes. In addition to traditional laser photocoagulation, there are several new medications that have proven to be very beneficial. Some of these medications are injected into the eye. Treatment of the underlying disease is important not only in maximizing repair processes, but to prevent recurrence. Untreated, rvo may result in severe vision loss. ...Read more
Eye vessel problem:
Retinal vein which drains the blood out of the eye gets occluded. This causes blurryness of vision, sometimes loss of vision. It can come suddendly. Elevated blood pressure and patients with diabetes are some of the risk factors.
New treatments are available to control some of the problems due to closure of blood vessels in the eye. ...Read more
Can smoking weed be good or bad for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion?
Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?
YES: Smoke contains particulate matter ; is the residue of something burning or being burned. Smoke gets into the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, mouth, lungs, hair, pores of the skin etc. Sulfur and carbon monoxide are prominent elements of smoke along with 3000 other chemicals which likely cause cancer or are toxic to tissues. So, smoking anything is bad for your health if healthy let alone if ill. ...Read more
If on Diagnosis of RVO all four quadrants are haemorrhaging is it possible that it could be classified as a Hemi-retinal vein Occlsion? Thank you, .
Yes: If a retinal vein breaks open, the blood within will push around the retina, could escape into the vitreous causing visual disturbance and might lead to a blockage of the vein which could also affect vision. If this is suspected, a retinal specialist should be seen immediately to diagnose and treat this. ...Read more
Medications: Occlusion means 100% stenosis. Usually not worth trying to opening due to high failure rate and due to the residual alive part of the kidney already is getting blood from somewhere and whatever died of it has died also risk benefit from bypass surgery is not favorable for same reason. Medications for BP control and conservative management is the way to proceed usually. Also protect the other kidney. ...Read more
Why is my right eye currently bloodshot? I have a central retina vein occlusion in my left eye which I have had for the past 7 years.
Help please, my doctors can't really help with this problem. What are alternative treatments to reduce cysts?
Combo: Many patients with severe chronic pain require a combination of meds (non-opioid). Examples may be nsaids like Naproxen or toradol, membrane stabilizers like gabapentin, some anti-depressant meds and topical meds like Lidoderm patches all depending on cause of pain. These patients may benefit from interventional pain procedures, biofeedback, cognitive therapy, exercise therapy and more... ...Read more
Trigger: The first step is to limit activities that aggravate trigger finger. Your doctor may put a splint on the affected hand to restrict the joint movement. If symptoms continue, anti-inflammatory medications, such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, may be prescribed. Your doctor may also recommend an injection of a steroid medication into the tendon sheath. If the condition does not resolve, . ..Consider surgery. ...Read more
Yes: Go to free weight loss, . Com for an excellent article. Eating for most of us is a list of habits developed over time that we need to break. Also put smaller portions on a bigger plate. Count the times you chew your food. Drink water after each bite. Don't buy bad choice foods. Try not to chew gum during the day as it stimulats the juices that signal your brain to make you want to eat! ...Read more
No: None proven. It is not an easy condition to treat. It is serious and potentially fatal. ...Read more
Usually need no rx: Periodic limb movements are usually harmless and need no treatment. Lots of people have them. Rarely, they may cause insomnia or excessive sleepiness and may need treatment. Medicines like ropinirole or Pramipexole might help. If they do not, there are other medicines that might help. ...Read more
Make yr own decision: If you are 33 years old and that totally controlled by your mother's opinions, perhaps you can find a way to start being your own person. If you want to try medication for your anxiety and depression, this seems perfectly rational to me. You may also want to see a psychotherapist for talk therapy, both for the anxiety and depression as well as for assertiveness training and boundary setting. ...Read more
See endocrinologist: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both of which are stress hormones. People who are fatigued, stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is usually not true. Adrenals do not get "fatigued". Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. ...Read more
Are there alternative treatments for people that have DVT quite often and have a genetic disposition?
RECURRENT DVT: If you have recurrent DVT and a genetic predisposition to develop DVT then your only option would be indefinite oral anticoagulation. This used to be a major problem in the past because the only oral anticoagulant was coumadin which required frequent blood testing. Now there are many alternatives which do not require frequent blood testing and work efficiently. ...Read more
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