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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Retroperitoneal Fibrosis

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What to do if I have been diagnoised with retroperitoneal fibrosis . is there a medicen for it if so what?

What to do if I have been diagnoised with retroperitoneal fibrosis . is there a medicen for it if so what?

Medications: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct important structures, notably the ureters. Treatment with corticosteroids, alternative treatment strategies for steroid-resistant cases (i.e. intensive immunosuppression) and hormonal treatment, particularly tamoxifen, have been utilized. Surgery may also be indicated ...Read more

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Retroperitoneal Fibrosis (Definition)

Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare disorder in which the ureters (tubes that bring urine from the kidneys to the bladder) are blocked by a fibrous mass in the area behind the stomach and intestines. It is ...Read more


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What is a renal autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis & what would be the reason for having this?

What is a renal autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis & what would be the reason for having this?

Bench Surgery: In retro-pertonial fibrosis , the scar tissue choks the Kidny and ureter results in renal failure, in order to prevent this complication , kidney and ureter is removed and re-implanted in the peritoneal cavity ( auto implantation ) ...Read more

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I'm diagnoised with retroperitoneal fibrosis . Is there a medicine for it and if so what?

I'm diagnoised with retroperitoneal fibrosis . Is there a medicine for it and if so what?

Difficult to treat: Unfortunately, there is little mediation to treat this disorder. Mostly we treat the problems that arise from the fibrosis. Occasionally the fibrosis responds to steroid pulses. Ask your local doc for hematology referral. Be well. ...Read more

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How do docs treat retroperitoneal fibrosis?

How do docs treat retroperitoneal fibrosis?

Manage symptoms: Retroperitoneal fibrosis is one of those chronic disorders without a cure. It causes scarring behind the abdominal organs. Can narrow veins, arteries, urine conduits, ureters. Docs use stents, vacualr bypasses, filters and monitoring to manage the consequences. Long term anticoagulation is often required, as are compression devices for the legs. ...Read more

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Could you treat retroperitoneal fibrosis?

Could you treat retroperitoneal fibrosis?

Difficult: Difficult to treat. Options include surgery, trial of certain medications like Prednisone need multidisciplinary team- surgeons, nephrologists, rheumatlogist. ...Read more

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What is retroperitoneal fibrosis?

What is retroperitoneal fibrosis?

Chronic scarring: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct important structures, notably the ureters. The average age of diagnosis is about 55 years and the male:female ratio was 3:1. Options for treatment include corticosteroids, other immunosuppressive and hormonal treatment (such as tamoxifen), as well as surgery. ...Read more

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Per my medical records for an Ileostomy Reversal surgery I underwent, it states the surgeon did a Renal Autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis. Normal procedure? Explain, please.

Per my medical records for an Ileostomy Reversal surgery I underwent, it states the surgeon did a Renal Autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis. Normal procedure? Explain, please.

My take is ...: This question should be directed to the then surgical team. No one should make a "smart" comment or suggestion now after years from the surgery because how, when, and what should be done in individual procedures for medical calamities have changed and evolved over time. That is life. Let life and medicine evolve and move; it's unfair / un-smart to be a hind-sighted smart one. ...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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Treatment options for cystic fibrosis? Thanks!

Treatment options for cystic fibrosis? Thanks!

Prevention: CF is caused by a genetic problem resulting in poor sodium control in cells. There are several genetic subtypes. Tx is directed at preventing lung infections, maintaining adequate nutrition (through increased calories & enzyme replacement) & salt intake. Best be treated at center that specializes in cf. Where a team approach provides all services needed or anticipated. Where research is ongoing. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for cystic fibrosis?

What are the treatment options for cystic fibrosis?

CF treatment: usually consists of enzyme replacement, nutritional support, and appropriate medications to treat symptoms of the lungs and gastrointestinal tract. Keeping vaccines up to date is very important, as people with cystic fibrosis are at higher risk of complication from vaccine preventable diseases. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a baby with cystic fibrosis?

What are the treatments for a baby with cystic fibrosis?

Nutrition/prevention: Cystic fibrosis treatment plans depend on the clinical, infectious and gene mutation. There are some treatments delivered by inhalation to thin airway secretions and others to treat or prevent infections. Growth charts will monitor that growth of the baby and supplements may be provided to boost calories. I hope that this helps. Prmg pediatrics can review records faxed to 858 259 9689. ...Read more

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Can there be any cystic fibrosis treatment available?

Involves lots or it: CF patients require a combination of regular health care support through their primary care physician.They will also require complex additional care from a pediatric pulmonologist, usually working from a cystic fibrosis clinic. The clinic staff will include technicians in respiratory care and dietitians.Their care will involve daily medications and pulmonary routines.Discuss this with the local dr. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for oral submucous fibrosis?

What is a good treatment for oral submucous fibrosis?

Steroid therapy: Oral submucous fibrosis is charecterized by stiffening and restricted mobility of the oral mucous membrane. Leading to difficulty in mouth opening and eating. This is a precancerous lesion and be treated with intralesional corticosteroids and regular stretching of the oral soft tissue. ...Read more

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Is there treatment for penile fibrosis following pirapism?

Is there treatment for penile fibrosis following pirapism?

Might be: You would want to check with a specialist (urology) who possibly would recommend therapy such as surgery, vacuum pump, or stretching. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more