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Are there any treatments for sle other than taking steroids and other medicines?

Are there any treatments for sle other than taking steroids and other medicines?

Avoid sun, diet chan: Sun avoidance can be helpful, and avoiding dairy and red meat is supposed to reduce inflammation associated with lupus, onega 3 fatty acids along with vitamin c. And b vitamins can also help. If however the lupus is active you may still need to take antimalarials such as plaque nil to control the lupus along with diet and supplementation until it subsides. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for depression other than synthetic medicine?

Are there any alternative treatments for depression other than synthetic medicine?

Yes, but check in.: Depression may be helped by daily physical activity, a regular meditation practice, and counseling. In addition, there are some natural remedies that may be helpful in certain cases such as saint john's wort and s-adenosyl-methionine. However, if you suffer from depression, it is important to work with a health care professional and get the help you need. Sometimes that means synthetic medicine. ...Read more

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Are there alternate medications for prednisone?

Are there alternate medications for prednisone?

Depends: There may be alternitives to prednisone, but it depends on what disease is being treated. ...Read more

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My wife is taking prednisone for pmr: are there any other treatments besides steroids for pmr?

My wife is taking prednisone for pmr: are there any other treatments besides steroids for pmr?

Possibly: The best approach is to talk with her doctor about treatment options. Low dose steroids is the recommended medication for treating pmr. ...Read more

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What alternative meds are there for prednisone?

What alternative meds are there for prednisone?

Prednisone sub: In the steroid category, there is cortisone, hydrocortisone, decadron, and medrol. In the non-steroid category, there is ibuprofen, aleve, mobic, (meloxicam) naprosyn, celebrex. ...Read more

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Can there be any other options other than taking hormone replacement therapy drugs?

Can there be any other options other than taking hormone replacement therapy drugs?

Other options: The root of the black cohosh plant is an herb which may be beneficial for hot flashes, but which should be avoided if there is liver illness. It is suggested that the lignans in flaxseed and flaxseed oil may help night sweats/ to obtain the most benefit from flaxseed oil, it should be cold grinded. The plant Estrogens in red clover may be helpful with mild menopausal symptoms but may be >>. ...Read more

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What other treatments are there for chronic depression, other than lifestyle changes or pills?

What other treatments are there for chronic depression, other than lifestyle changes or pills?

Depression: treatment option include medications (antidepressants, atypical antipsychotics & mood stabilizers), microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) /cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS),cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, exercise, healthy nutrition, acupuncture, etc. ...Read more

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What are some other drugs recommended for COPD besides advair?

What are some other drugs recommended for COPD besides advair?

Bronchodilators: Are the primary drugs used to treat COPD and include agents like albuterol, salmeterol (serevent) and tiotropium (spiriva). ...Read more

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What treatment options for RA are there other than drugs?

What treatment options for RA are there other than drugs?

None: Untreated RA quickly leads to irreversible joint damage, deformity and disability. I urge you not to delay in seeing a rheumatologist and starting meds which can prevent damage and put the disease into remission. ...Read more

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What kinds of medicines other than inhalers are used for asthma?

What kinds of medicines other than inhalers are used for asthma?

Yes: Multiple medications are available for management of asthma. However these medicatioons are used only when inhaled medications fail.If you are having difficulty using an inhaler talk with your doctor about using a spacer. Spacers make it much easier to use inhaled medications and make the medication more effective. ...Read more

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Are there any better and newer treatments for thrombophilia?

Are there any better and newer treatments for thrombophilia?

Depends on cause: Thrombophilia means tendency to develop blood clots. There are several causes for this which can be determined by coagulation blood tests. Although there are several different causes, many of them are treated in the same way by anticoagulation. There is a relatively new anticoagulant which requires no regular blood tests, but it has no antidote in the event of bleeding and is quite expensive. ...Read more

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Other then ara-c, what other drugs are currently used for leukemia?

Other then ara-c, what other drugs are currently used for leukemia?

There are >1 type of: I assume that your question is about Acute leukemia where Ara-C is commonly used. This is typically given in combination with other drugs like Daunorubicin or Idarubicin( for AML) and sometimes with Methotrexate(for ALL) ...Read more

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What are other medications for surgery other than carbimazole and propylthiouracil (ptu) and how effective are they?

What are other medications for surgery other than carbimazole and propylthiouracil (ptu) and how effective are they?

Don't understand: These drugs are used in the treatment of hypothyroidism. I am assuming you mean are they effective in the treatment of hyperthyroidism. That is something you need to discuss with you physician and endocrinologist. There are many causes of hyperthyroidism and it will depend on that. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative medicines for diabetes?

Are there any alternative medicines for diabetes?

As above: Diabetes is a chronic condition, u can try excersize and diet , if blood sugar continue to be elevated , talk with u pcp for medication. ...Read more

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As a male, other than antibiotics, are there any other recommended treatments for hormonal acne such as DHT inhibitors?

As a male, other than antibiotics, are there any other recommended treatments for hormonal acne such as DHT inhibitors?

Big guns: Almost all acne is hormonal. The 5-alpha reductase (dihydrotestosterone) inhibitors actually have found some use in managing acne. Your best choice might be topical spironolactone. If your acne has not responded to antibiotics, you're a tough case. If you're offered Isotretinoin instead, consider it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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