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Are there safe alternative therapies for fabry disease?

Are there safe alternative therapies for fabry disease?

Enzyme Replacement: Enzyme replacement therapy can reduce lipid storage, ease pain, and improve organ function. ...Read more

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Is infliximab treatment effective for Crohn's disease?

Generally Yes: Infliximab (remicade) is generally effective at treating crohn's, keeping people off steroids, and preventing flares. Once started, it is important to continue regular dosing, not beyond 8-9 week intervals. Missing doses increases the risk of loss of response and of infusion reactions. ...Read more

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Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Like what?: Exercises and physical activities are recommended but no so called alternative medicine treatment has been shown to benefit the patient beyond placebo effect which by the way can be useful in some cases ! ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective for autoimmune diseases?

Is acupuncture effective for autoimmune diseases?

Jury still out: For a nice comprehensive and understandable review, check out this page on the american autoimmune related diseases association (aarda). http://www.aarda.org/research_display.php?id=85. ...Read more

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How effective are disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

How effective are disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

Mainly Biologic DMAR: The biologic DMARDs are bioloigical disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs. These type of DMARDS are effective in ankylosing spondykiitis (AS). The non biologic DMARDs in scientific studies have not shown much efficacy. You can discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative therapies for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Are there any alternative therapies for treating rheumatoid arthritis?

Fish Oil: Studies have shown that fish oil can help reduce symptoms in people with rheumatoid arthritis. However before starting any supplement including fish oil you should discuss it with your doctor to see if it is right for you. ...Read more

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Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Quite a few!: Cgd is an immune deficiency that leads to frequent bacterial and fungal infections. Current treatment can include aggressive and prolonged antibiotic, antifungal, and Prednisone use (sometimes continuously for each as prevention), interferon, white blood cell transfusions, stem cell transplantation, and sometimes bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for paget's disease of bone?

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Are there alternative therapies for paget's disease of bone?

PDOB: Bisphoshonates many times are used for pagets disease of the bones if it is symptomatic- pain etc, and /or if elevation of alkaline phosphatase/or serum calcium. It can relieve the pain and hopefully slow down the rapid turn over of the bone. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides drugs?

What are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis besides drugs?

Exercise : You will need medications, but exercise is important pain controller. The cdc has a campaign that says exercise the arthritis pain reliever. We can not emphasize this enough. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

What are alternative treatments for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

Caution tetracyline: In children tetracycline can stain the bone. We are fortunate that we can use most of the medications we use in adults in children, but some are not approved for children. We can use Methotrexate and some of the biologics are approved for treatment of jia children such as Etanercept and adalimumab. Iv Infliximab is approved for childhood ibd, IV tocilizumab and Abatacept for jia. Others not yet. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for paget's disease of the bone?

Are there effective alternative therapies for paget's disease of the bone?

None known: Paget's is accelerated and unregulated bone remodeling...Osteoclasts. Osteoblasts and osteocytes are involved. Bone metabolism is very complicated ...Read more

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What are proven treatments for raynaud's disease?

What are proven treatments for raynaud's disease?

Antispasm meds: Usually calcium channelblockers are quite helpful, sometimes nitroglycerine paste put on the hands is helpful. ...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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What are the treatments for chronic Lyme disease?

What are the treatments for chronic Lyme disease?

Once: earlier stages treated with proper ABX, then chronic could be treated like inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...Read more

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What are good pharmacological treatments for celiac disease?

None: There are no medications to treat celiac. The only treatment is avoidance of gluten. ...Read more

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What treatment options for RA other than drugs?

What treatment options for RA other than drugs?

Go Seek: An integrative rheumatologist city state country name scottsdale az us nisha manek, md miami fl us george munoz, md boston ma us lucille shore- schein, md knoxville tn christy park, md charlottesville va us janet lewis, md. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for sle (systemic lupus erythematosus)?

What are some alternative therapies for sle (systemic lupus erythematosus)?

None: Diet and omega 3 fatty acids may help but there are no specific vitamin or herbal supplements for sle. Avoiding sugar and dairy is helpful for some people. Omega three fatty acids along with vitamin c and b complex may reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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What treatment, medical or holistic, is there for grover's disease?

What treatment, medical or holistic, is there for grover's disease?

Grover's disease: Since heat and sweating may be triggers for grover's disease, you should avoid activities that expose you to such triggers, whenever possible. High potency topical corticosteroids, moisturizers, and emollients are usually recommended as first-line therapy. Antihistamines may help with itching. Other options include vitamin d analogs, phototherapy, systemic retinoids, and systemic corticosteroids. ...Read more