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Help! Need to know if there's any treatment for aplastic anemia in ayurveda?

Help! Need to know if there's any treatment for aplastic anemia in ayurveda?

Adjunct only: The aplastic anemia family of diseases are extremely serious, and their treatment involves some of the highest technology in medicine. During a difficult illness like this, a traditional healer may offer comfort, practical guidance and perhaps an folk remedy, but nothing that will alter the course of this deadly illness like today's high-tech medicine will do. Be strong, and good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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What is a good treatment for aplastic anemia without bone marrow transplant?

What is a good treatment for aplastic anemia without bone marrow transplant?

Depends on the cause: Some immune suppressants can be used if the cause is an autoimmune disorder, removal from exposure to chemicals might suffice, of course blood and platelets transfusions help momentarily, but the final decision rests on many factors and the judgement of the treating team including the patient's preference after education on all risks, benefits and alternatives, good luck ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the best treatment for aplastic anemia without bone marrow transplant?

See below: Cyclophosphamide in high doses has more than 80% chance of complete cure of aplastic anemia without the need of bone marrow transplant. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best treatment for aplastic anemia without bone marrow transplant?

Aplastic anemia: For severe aplastic anemia the main therapies are bone marrow/stem cell transplants or immunosuppressive medications along with transfusion support as needed.
Typically medications such as cyclosporine and anti-thymocyte globulin are used to treat this disorder.
Stem cell transplants are also used and can cure the aplastic anemia.
The choice of therapy is based on many factors. ...Read more

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Can aplastic anemia be cured by immunosuppressive therapy?

In some cases: Yes, in some cases aplastic anemia can be treated very effectively with immunosuppressive therapy- drugs used include prednisone, Cyclosporine or atg (anti-thymocyte globulin). ...Read more

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Any one know of aplastic anemia being cured by immunosuppressive therapy?

Any one know of aplastic anemia being cured by immunosuppressive therapy?

Yes: Prognosis of aplastic anemia depends on age (younger is better) and the severity of the blood count abnormalities. While younger patients may be referred for stem cell transplant, older patients, perhaps those over 40, are given immunosuppressive therapy. Response rates are over 60% and durable remissions occur quite frequently. ...Read more

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Any one know if aplastic anemia is being cured by immunosuppressive therapy?

Any one know if aplastic anemia is being cured by immunosuppressive therapy?

Depends: Sometimes yes. Prognosis will depend on the age as well as the severity of the disease. The younger the age is the higher the respond of therapy. Bone marrow transplant can cure aplastic anemia in about 60-70%. Discuss further with your oncologist/hematologist. ...Read more

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Love indian culture and yoga. Can I ask an indian doctor at a us hospital to use some treatments from there to heal me of aplastic anemia?

You can ask: Ask and you shall receive - except for aplastic anemia. This is a failure of your bone marrow to make red cells. It can be due to toxic insults (like benzene) but is commonly spontaneous. A few respond to high dose steroids but most require a bone marrow transplantation (not found in indian culture). This is your only hope ben obi wan kenobi. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about aplastic anemia?

Aplastic Anemia =: Body isn't making enough blood cells. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/aplastic-anemia/basics/definition/con-20019296 ...Read more

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What can you do when you have aplastic anemia?

Quite a lot: Confirmed aplastic anemia is a serious condition. For severe cases treatment includes immunesuppressive drugs such as steroids, cylosporine and in younger patients (< 55 yrs old) includes donor bone marrow transplantation. In many patients long term improvements in blood counts can be obtained. ...Read more

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If you have aplastic anemia, what course of action is usually recommended?

Depends.: Depends on the severity and age. Withdraw any drug that might be a cause. Mild aplastic anemia might be treated with growth factors (procrit, neupogen). More severe disease is usually treated with stem cell transplant in younger patients and immunosuppressive drugs (atg and cyclosporine) in older patietns. ...Read more

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Can Lamotrigine cause aplastic anemia?

Can Lamotrigine cause aplastic anemia?

Unfortunately, yes: Unfortunately, the very good drug for epilepsy and to some extent mood disorders, Lamotrigine can cause aplastic anemia in a very rare number of individuals. AA is present worldwide at a rate of about 4 cases per 1 million (word wide). 3.2 cases per million would be ACQUIRED such as from exposure to medication or other reasons. Usually found in younger individuals on the drug. ...Read more

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Can aplastic anemia cause infertility?

Yes: Any severe illness can have a negative impact on fertility. In this specific case the therapies can also haver an impact on long term reproductive issues. ...Read more

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Possible for aplastic anemia cause itp?

Possible for aplastic anemia cause itp?

Probably not: Aplastic anemia tends to have low platelets, which would not be from itp. ...Read more

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Should someone with aplastic anemia take multivitamins?

Multivitamins: My answer is 'yes, ' but I also believe that every adult should take a multivitamin a day, and older adults should add calcium (1000 mg/d) and vitamin d (at least 800 iu/d). For aplastic anemia, make sure you get enough folate (ie. A prenatal vitamin or a separate supplement) and vitamin b12. Some of the drugs used to treat aplastic anemia may interfere with some vitamins, so you may need more. ...Read more

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Does aplastic anemia cause loss of sex drive?

Does aplastic anemia cause loss of sex drive?

Yes, and depends: Aplastic anemia is a bone marrow failure disorder. Severe aplastic anemia presents significant emotional amd medical strssors that impact sexual function. Due to the failure of bone marrow blood producing function, patients with aplastic anemia usually have profound anemia, chronic fatigue, shortness of breath, easy infecton, bleeding etc, all of which would also affact sexuality. ...Read more

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Cannot sleep. My child has aplastic anemia. What is that?

Aplastic anemia: I am sorry to hear that. Aplastic anemia (aa) is a condition that happens due to a bone marrow failure- that results in significant decrease level of red blood cell, white blood cells and platelets. Factors that have been related to aa include- autoimmune process, chemical/drug exposure. Treatment will include supportive care/blood product etc, immunosupressive agent and bone marrow transplant ...Read more

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Could aplastic anemia be treated with Ayurvedic medicine?

Adjunct only: Aplastic anemia is lethal unless an effective treatment can be found. Ayurvedic treatment won't save your life but you may find some remedies contribute to your comfort during what is likey to be a challenging course of treatment. ...Read more

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If aplastic anemia, who can I ask if marrow transplant question?

Transplant Physician: You can ask a bone marrow transplant specialist where the transplant will take place.
For a general question about marrow and stem cell transplant you can ask a bmt specialist (including me) on healthtap. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could aplastic anemia be treated with Ayurvedic medicine?

Please tell me, could aplastic anemia be treated with Ayurvedic medicine?

See below: I have not come across any ayurvedic literature anywhere in this country. I am unable to answer this question in any detail. ...Read more

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How long a patient can live treated with immunosuppressive drugs for severe aplastic anemia?

An extended: Period of time. Most patients reach a new baseline which is probably not normal. Therapy is tapered slowly. We never start before 1 year or longer if response is continuing to improve. ...Read more

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What is the success ratio while dealing with severe aplastic anemia patients with immunosuppressive drugs.?

Not high: Hope is there with bone marrow transplant, the brakes are immuno suprssive agents, need more information. ...Read more

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24 year old woman with Pseudotumour cerebri, how worried should I be about taking prescribed acetazmolide causing aplastic anemia?

Acetazolamide: Aplastic anemia associated with acetazolamide is rare. One report from Sweden reported this side effect in 11 patients over 17 years, however the average age of the patents was 71 years. This is the only medical therapy available for pseudo tumor cerebri. An alternative is to have CSF drainage periodically to lower the CSF pressure to within normal limits, which often helps with the symptoms. ...Read more

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My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have aplastic anemia. Can you tell me the symptoms?

My neighbors say my new doctor tends to overdiagnose everyone. He thinks I might have aplastic anemia. Can you tell me the symptoms?

Low blood counts: Aplastic anemia is a bone marrow failure disease. It leads to low white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Symptoms can include fatigue, increased risk of infection, bleeding, easy bruising, shortness of breath. It is a life-threatening illness that needs to be treated quickly. ...Read more

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What medications treat aplastic anemia?

Many: Immune suppression with drugs like steroids, cyclosporine, and anti-thymocyte globulin (horse). Bone marrow transplantation is another important type of treatment for aplastic anemia in young people. ...Read more

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What are the signs you get with aplastic anemia?

BM failure: Aplastic anemia is caused by bone marrow failure to produce all blood cells (affecting white cell, red blood cells as well as platelet). It can be presented with pallor, fatigue/tired, lack of energy, shortness of breath on exertion, episodes of infections, bleeding episodes, increased abdominal girth due to enlargement of spleen, etc. ...Read more

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When a woman has aplastic anemia, what does it mean?

Bone marrow failure: Aplastic anemia means the bone marrow is not make the cellular components of blood. White blood cells which fight infection, red blood cells which carry oxygen, and platelets which help stop bleeding. It requires therapy such as immune suppressing medications or a bone marrow transplant. It is a very serious disorder that needs to be evaluated by a specialist immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Anemia, Aplastic (Definition)

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