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Any Therapies Cholecystitis
Surgery not a must: Gallstones are very common and more common with age. Most of the time these cause no problems but they can become symptomatic and cause pain. At their worst they can cause gallbladder infection and pancreatitis. At times they block the biliary system. Surgery is done on an elective basis for most people with symptomatic stones and on an urgent basis for gallbladder infection/ inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there alternative treatment options for biliary dyskinesia & chronic cholecystitis? (Symptomatic for 3 mos w/diet changes & pain is progressing.)
Hernia or diastasis?: You need to differentiate an abdominal wall hernia from rectus diastasis. A hernia occurs when there is a defect in the abdominal wall that allows contents to protrude through the defect, most common are inguinal, umbilical and ventral (post-surgical) hernias. Rectus diastasis is a weakness of the midline tissues that normally connect the two rectus muscles. The weakness is not a true hernia. ...Read more
Not so much: The best way to treat gallbladder symptoms is to remove the gallbladder, thereby preventing future attacks. Narcotics can "break" an attack, but this is, at best, a short term solution. Some gallstones can be dissolved using bile salt pills but this takes months and the stones will re-form after the medication is stopped. ...Read more
Gall bladder: Inflammation of gall bladder such as in gall stones or in anorexia nervosa. Should be differentiated from liver disease, peptic ulcer, pancreatitis, intestinal obstruction, hiatus hernia, colitis, kidney stones, appendicitis. Your doctor can run thorough workup & give advise. Treating the cause is a way to bring relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Depends: The pancreas is a gland in the back of the abdomen which produces enzymes to digest proteins, fats, and carbs. In pancreatitis, the enzymes start working inside the gland and begin digesting it. The first treatment is fasting, to shut off the enzyme production. Sometimes replacement enzymes are given. Removing the gallbladder, if there are gallstones, can prevent another attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can try diet: If symptomatic healthy foods for your gallbladder, as well as the rest of your body:fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains (whole-wheat bread, brown rice, oats, bran cereal)lean meat, poultry, and fish, low-fat dairy products. Majority of patients with gallstones do not have symptoms. Overweight state can lead to gall stone formation. Loss of weight helps reduce gall stone formation. ...Read more
Yes: This is a difficult illness that requires collaboration between your gastroenterologist and a skilled classical homeopath. But yes, i've seen homeopathy avail healing in ulcerative colitis/proctitis when standard treatments were not working. It's not "this remedy for proctitis", but need to understand you at a deep enough level that the individual way you suffer, becomes clear. Then can prescribe. ...Read more
Any other option than cholecystectomy for biliary dyskinesia? Pt doesn't fit profile. Pain not bad, any ideas?
Several options: The treatment of abdominal abscesses depends on the location, size, and cause. Without seeing the imaging it's hard to know the best course of action. That being said most abscesses are treated with drainage and antibiotics. The drainage can most often be done percutaneously which means through the skin without a big incision. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Leave it alone?: 1% of folks have a benign hemangioma in the liver. The vast majority of hepatic hemangiomas require no treatment whatever. If you have been offered treatment, ask why. Their malignant counterpart, the one lesion i know for which they could be mistaken, is very rare and i've not heard of anyone surviving it. ...Read more
No: Nothing that works as well as prescribed drugs, which are very effective. ...Read more
Not many.: Many patients with documented gallstones never have symptoms and never require cholecystectomy. If the gallbladder becomes inflamed, removal is the procedure of choice. In a patient who is a poor surgical risk, placement of a tube into the inflamed gallbladder can be a temporizing measure. There are some medications that claim to dissolve gallstones, but these are rarely succesful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Cardiology ok: Before you take any supplement you need to change your lifestyle. Stop smoking and eat healthy and follow cardiac rehab. Then, you have to talk to your cardiologist. Herbs and supplement can have reaction with the drugs use commonly during that critical period post heart attack. Fish oil, vit c and e are few. There is some herbs but i won't even look into those. Cardiology have to know. ...Read more
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