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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Factor V Deficiency

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What are effective contraception methods for people with factor v lieden?

What are effective contraception methods for people with factor v lieden?

Some safe options: Progestins are felt to be better, to avoid the increased clotting risk from Estrogens in birth control pills. So: the mini-pill is usually considered safer, the iuds are very safe options, as are: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots, and the Nexplanon rod. Some oncologists are okay with using the nuvaring, b/c vaginal Estrogens don't affect the liver the way oral pills do, and get lower levels of estrogen in ur b. ...Read more

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Is there other treatments for gtps besides therapy ?

Is there other treatments for gtps besides therapy ?

Injections: I'm guessing you're referring to greater trochanteric pain syndrome. Steroid injections are very effective treatment. Oral and/or topical anti-inflammatories may help. Surgical excision of the bursa can be considered as a last resort. ...Read more

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What are possible contraception methods for people with factor v lieden?

What are possible contraception methods for people with factor v lieden?

LARC methods: Estrogen containing contraceptives are contraindicated in women with FACTOR V LEIDEN DEFICIENCY. However evidence supports the safe use of progestin only contraceptives - LNG IUD(Mirena (levonorgestrel) or Skyla), Implant (Nexplanon), DMPA, POPs, or the nonhormomal copper IUD (Paragard). Barrier methods are obviously safe but less effective. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment or surgery that can reverse factor v deficiency?

Is there any treatment or surgery that can reverse factor v deficiency?

Deficiency or factor: V Leiden?. Since you are on coumadin, (warfarin) it is not likely that you are deficient in Factor V but have an abnormal factor V that makes you susceptible to blood clots. The only cure for congenital factor V deficiency or Factor V Leiden would be liver transplant, but this treatment is likely to be worse than the disease. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for suspected iron deficiency?

What are effective treatments for suspected iron deficiency?

Iron supplements: Anemia should have a confirmed cause, so "suspected" is not good enough. A low serum iron level associated with heavy periods may be the cause, but there are also other causes of anemia and your doctor can confirm the cause. Dietary sources of iron are excellent (more red meat) but iron supplements available over the counter may also help. ...Read more

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What are some contraception methods for people with factor v lieden?

Non-hormone methods: People with abnormalities of factor v are at increased risk of blood clots in the veins. For that reason we avoid birth control with estrogen in it (pills, patch, ring). Some doctors also avoid Progesterone (mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, implanon, pills, Depo-Provera provera) although the evidence on that is not clear. Barriers like condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragms are safe. So is the paragard iud. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for hemoglobin h disease?

Are there safe alternative therapies for hemoglobin h disease?

More info needed: There are many different types of hemoglobins that are inherited, some varieties are mild diseases, some much more complex...You will need some tests to fully answer the question.The normal hemoglobin molecule carries the oxygen our tissues needs for life so it is really at the center of a lot of important activity. ...Read more

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Is there a homeopatic treatment for immune deficiency disorder?

Is there a homeopatic treatment for immune deficiency disorder?

No: Pt with primary immune deficiency pidd have defects in their immune system that do not allow then to fight infections. Pidd is a very serious disease and must be taken very seriously. Pidd can kill. A great resource www.Primaryimmune.Org. ...Read more

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Severe reactions to all diff. kinds of steroids. Other options for treating Addison's? Vitamin/mineral suppl., compounds, natural treatments ?

Severe reactions to all diff. kinds of steroids. Other options for treating Addison's? Vitamin/mineral suppl., compounds, natural treatments ?

Whoa: If you truly have Addison's, your life depends on your getting a low dose of a glucocoricoid. You make these naturally and if you're having a "reaction", the problem may be with the dose. I see that you are also taking methotrexate -- very seriou stuff -- and lidocaine patches. You need a relationship with a physician who you can trust and who can work carefully with you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for factor viii deficiency?

What is the treatment for factor viii deficiency?

Factor VIII: Concentrate. Factor viii is prepared by recombinant technology, though it may also be extracted from human plasma. Depending on the severity of deficiency, factor viii may be given prophylactically or to treat episodes of bleeding. The drug is given intravenously. ...Read more

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Is mediaxal used for obesity treatments for weight reduction?

Is mediaxal used for obesity treatments for weight reduction?

Mediaxal: A related medication was taken off of the market in 1997 because of serious complications of heart valve disease, pulmonary hypertension and cardiac fibrosis. This medication should not be available to you as it was taken off of the market. It is dangerous to use. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for phosphorylase and kinase deficiency?

Is there treatment for phosphorylase and kinase deficiency?

Not really: This is one of the glycogen storage diseases. Avoiding fasting and keeping food intake even, steady and moderate may make things easier. ...Read more

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Is there a benefit in taking folate over folic acid for all mthfr or only certain strands? Is treatment different for homozygous v heterozygous?

Is there a benefit in taking folate over folic acid for all mthfr or only certain strands? Is treatment different for homozygous v heterozygous?

Complicated: Mthfr c677t mutation should be treated with methylfolate (and not regular, synthetic folic acid) along with cofactors methyl or hydroxy b12, b2 and b6 most integrative doctors believe that both homozygous and heterozygous should be treated in this manner (unless there are other methylation defects). The a1298c mutation is more likely to affect neurotransmitter production so treatment is different. ...Read more

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Is infusion therapy for non responsive chronic migraine a tested, safe and efficacious therapy ? Are the benefits temporary or long lasting ?

Is infusion therapy for non responsive chronic migraine a tested, safe and efficacious therapy ? Are the benefits temporary or long lasting ?

Infusion therapy: If the patient is rebounding, inpatient management or ambulatory infusion treatment may be required. It is safe, evidence based and effective in the majority cases. Major concerns are: comorbid medical illness that may require monitoring and allows only short-term follow-up. I use modified Meyers cocktail for my patients. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for child with low thyroid?

Are there effective alternative therapies for child with low thyroid?

No: If a child is not manufacturing enough thyroid hormone it must be replaced. Levothyroxine is the generic name for the medication used to treat an underactive thyroid. Particularly in children, thyroid hormone is important for growth and also brain development when very young. ...Read more

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Do all mthfr gene mutations benefit from folate over folic acid? Or certain stands? Is there different treatment for heterozygous v homozygous?

Do all mthfr gene mutations benefit from folate over folic acid? Or certain stands?   Is there different treatment for heterozygous v homozygous?

MTHFR : MTHFR has several forms. And treatments can vary. Look here for additional information. http://mthfr.net/mthfr-c677t-mutation-basic-protocol/2012/02/24/ ...Read more

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What alternative options for protein c& s deficiency other than prescription drugs?

What alternative options for protein c& s deficiency other than prescription drugs?

None known to be: Effective. Protein c&s deficiencies are related to abnormal clotting of blood and need prescription medication to prevent ill-effects of this genetic anomaly. ...Read more

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Is there an effective substitue for tamoxifen as post cancer treatment?

Is there an effective substitue for tamoxifen as post cancer treatment?

Yes: Depending on the menopausal status other drugs can be used. For premenopausal women toermifine can be used if necessary. In postmenopausal women aromatase inhibiotrs such as anastrozole, letrozole, etc can be used. ...Read more

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Is there an effective hormone replacement therapy for alpha thalassemia?

No: There is no hormone therapy for Alpha thalassemia. Transfusions are the only effective treatment, and are given if a person's anemia is severe enough. For the mildly anemic, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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