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Alternative Treatments For Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
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
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What is a renal autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis & what would be the reason for having this?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m 60 yr old female.. was diagnosed RETROPERITONEAL FIBROSIS 17 years ago and underwent rt. ureterolysis... by the time of diagnosis , my left kidney was completely fibrosed... Over the years , i had taken prednisolones , d/j stent placements for 10 year
Is there a question.: Hope all is well with you. I understand the disease although I didn't see a question in your history. ...Read more
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
None: There is no herbal therapy that is effective for this very serious issue. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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