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Hello doctor, what is the best treatment for glomerulonephritis, patient age is 28 years. Kindly suggest giving the long life expectancy.

Hello doctor, what is the best treatment for glomerulonephritis, patient age is 28 years.  Kindly suggest giving the long life expectancy.

Glomerulonephritis: You need to find out what type of glomerulonephritis (gn) you are taking about. Many people can find out the type of gn they have by blood test results. To arrive at a diagnosis and a prognosis, a person with gn will need to have a kidney biopsy which will be sent off to a pathologist who will diagnose the type of gn. Once, the diagnosis is in, more can be said of your patient with gn. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Glomerulonephritis (Definition)

It means you have inflammation of the glomeruli of the kidney or the kidney is affected by an inflammatory process resulting in the presence of blood and/or ...Read more


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For a 19year female with pauci glomerulonephritis, what is more likely outcome, transplant or cytoxan+steriod treatment for few moths with poss. Recov?

For a 19year female with pauci glomerulonephritis, what is more likely outcome, transplant or cytoxan+steriod treatment for few moths with poss. Recov?

Would try treatment : If you don't treat and go for dialysis and transplant, you may have the disease affect other parts of the body e.g. Lungs or brain. Pauci immune gn e.g. Wegener's disease or vasculitis is a systemic illness. Need to discuss risk and benefit of treatment with your doc esp Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) that can cause infertility. ...Read more

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How to diagnose Acute Glomerulonephritis and What is Treatment? As my creatinine is increasing, have back pain and RBC in urine from last 3 months.

How to diagnose Acute Glomerulonephritis and What is Treatment?
As my creatinine is increasing, have back pain and RBC in urine from last 3 months.

After: ALL the non-invasive testing is done, RENAL BIOPSY may be and often is an ABSOLUTE "requirement" to assess the status of renal tissue! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Where?: Cystic change in the breasts is very common. Of course if you have a dominant breast mass, it needs to be seen as a possible cancer. Mainstream medicine has little to offer. I've had colleagues tell me that evening primrose oil is the first herbal to try for painful / lumpy breasts. An evidence-based holist in your community may be able to offer more. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

Are there any alternative treatments for rosacea besides medication?

IPL for Rosacea: Intense pulsed light (ipl), or "photofacial", is an appropriate treatment for the redness of rosacea. A few treatments spaced approx. A month apart will be needed. A topical antibiotic like Metronidazole may be used in between sessions. Also, avoidance of triggers such as sun, heat, cold, spicy foods, and alcohol may help reduce redness. http://www.dranthonycorrado.com/procedures/non-invasive. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more

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Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Can any of the alternative treatments for schizophrenia work?

Alternative tx?: I don't know what you mean by "alternative treatments for schizophrenia". It you can tell me what they are - i will try to comment on each. Schizophrenia requires life-long treatment with use of atypical antipsychotics as the mainstay. Conventional neuroleptics are an option. Psychosocial treatments that go hand in hand with meds include: family therapy, social skills training & voc rehab. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

Are there any alternative treatments for ALS that appear promising?

NO: Sorry, but there are absolutely no alternative treatments that have ever made even trivial benefits to pts with als, and there seems to be no future alternative rx that seems to make any sense. The medicine approach involves mainly riluzole, and palliation, with some consideration for using glutamate blockers. These approaches are not cures, but can possibly slow somewhat. ...Read more