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Alternative Treatments For Vesicoureteral Reflux
Here are some. ..: Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) is referred to urine backflow from bladder to kidneys during micturition resulting from sphincteric dysfunction at the intramural segment of distal ureter inside the bladder wall if the pressure inside bladder is within normal limit, usually less than 35-40 cm of water. Most of times, it's an inborn functional deficit of the described distal ureteral segment, so in chil ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Were you documented to have vesicoureteral reflux (UVR)? if yes, what degree? The significance and importance of relationship of VUR with recurrent UTI have differed between adults and children, and have evolved over the past 4 decades. So, ask the treating urologist about such so to decide what, when, and how to link VUR with UTI and how to manage it individually. ...Read more
No: There is no need for c-section if you have a history of vesicoureteral reflux during your early childhood. ...Read more
VUR: One way to assess for vur (vesicoureteral reflux) is with a VCUG (voiding cystourethrogram). To perform this test a catheter is placed into the urinary bladder in order to introduce radio-opaque contrast into it. Once the bladder is filled the patient voids under flouroscopy. If contrast goes up the either ureter then vur is proven. ...Read more
Outgrow or treated!:
vesicoureteral reflux (uvr) is present in 1% of all infants (primary uvr). Secondary uvr appears later due to presence of functional bladder neck obstruction. It is predominantly a problem of children as there is a spontaneous resolution of the primary uvr as children becomes adults; the bladder increases in size, ureter increases in length, and the valve control gets more efficient. ...Read more
Reflux: Need to see aurologist/talk to your pcp. ...Read more
Depends on level: Most would watch level 1-3 reflux for a period as they tend to improve over time. Level 4-5 will seldom improve enough to prevent long term complications. There may be additional factors that come into play that your treatment team must include in their recommendations. Communicate openly with your rx team & learn what you can about pro's & con's. ...Read more
treatment of vesicoureteral reflux at three years of age for a boy varies depending on the degree of reflux. Initial treatment is addressed at preventing infections by antibiotic treatment.
Surgery for vesicoureteral reflux is considered, because you are born with a weak mechanism to prevent urine from flowing back into the kidneys and causing recurrent urinary tract infections. ...Read more
Reflux: Just like people having GI reflux, in this case urine is refluxing back from the bladder to the kidneys. There are 5 different stages to it. Depending on the stage will dictate what happens next. Sometimes it's managed by a low dose antibiotic, if severe enough without improvement over time, might need surgery. Should be monitored closely by a urologist. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my three year old son has vesicoureteral reflux. Does any one else have a kid with this?
1% of kids have VUR: A pediatric urologist will put him on prophylactic antibiotics to prevent urinary tract infections & schedule follow-up Voiding Cystourethrograms, which are no fun, but necessary to determine if the grade or severity of the reflux is getting worse or better. Most kids outgrow it, but some require surgery. See http://www. Childrenshospital. Org/health-topics/conditions/vesicoureteral-reflux-vur. ...Read more
I had surgery for my vesicoureteral reflux when I was 7. Could I still be feeling the consequences of that now?
surgery for vesicoureteral reflux was done because you were born with a weak mechanism to prevent urine from flowing back into the kidneys and causing recurrent urinary tract infections. Usual expected result is a reduction in the number of infections of the urinary tract. Many years have passed, and your internal structures have undergone changes. You need a reassessment by a specia. ...Read more
Urine backflow: Vesicoureteral reflux is a condition where urine from the bladder reflexes in the ureter and the kidney there is a valve like mechanism at the junction of the ureter as it enters in to the bladder and this valve then prevents urine to back up in to the ureter and kidney during voiding. If this valve is not developed then urine backs up in to the ureter and the kidney during voiding or at rest. ...Read more
I think the question should be --is it necessary?
Latest data says no. ...Read more
Pediatric surgery. My baby born with vesicoureteral reflux grad 5. I giving him antibiotic every night before sleep. Please advise what to do?
Peds Urology: You should be seeing a Pediatric Urologist who will be managing the VCUG. Some babies will require chronic antibiotic use. ...Read more
I ve been using omeprazole for last 3 yrs & had some side effects, if I stop, silent reflux returns + sore throat n cough, any alternative treatments?
I have laryngeal reflux disease and trying to take pariet, but I have a phobia of pills unfortunately so always chew is there alternative treatment?
Yes: Most medications can be compounded into syrups. Your pharmacists should be able to help you with this. Good luck. Jp. ...Read more
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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