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Are there available medicines that can treat gerd?

Are there available medicines that can treat gerd?

Yes: As dr. Vinson has outlined, there are different types/classes of medications to alleviate the symptoms of gerd by decreasing/eliminating the acid component of the disease. However, the medications do not prevent the refluxing of fluid/material from your stomach. There are lifestyle changes that can decrease the amount and frequency of refluxing, but in general without surgery, there is no "cure". ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Are there any medications that can treat smallpox symptoms?

Are there any medications that can treat smallpox symptoms?

See below: No cure for smallpox exists. Treatment would focus on relieving symptoms and keeping the person from becoming dehydrated. Antibiotics may be prescribed if the person also develops a bacterial infection in the lungs or on the skin. ...Read more

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Are there any OTC medicines that are used for anxiety?

Are there any OTC medicines that are used for anxiety?

Yes: there are some herbal alternatives such as valerian root and l-theanine that you can buy over the counter at many vitamin and supplements aisles. But if you are on medication check with your doctor to make sure there are no interactions. ...Read more

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Which medications are available to treat gallstones?

Which medications are available to treat gallstones?

Basically none, : Unless you are a poor surgical or anesthetic risk. There is a medication that is successful only when the gallbladder is still functional, you need to take it for up to 2 years, and has chemical hepatitis risk. ...Read more

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Are there available medicines that could dissolve fibroids?

Are there available medicines that could dissolve fibroids?

Not exactly: Fibroids are smooth muscle tumors usually of the uterus. While there are no medicines that "dissolve" the fibroids, gnrh agonists such as Lupron (leuprolide) will cause them to shrink in premenopausal women because the medicine blocks estrogen production which is needed for them to grow. Also uterine artery embolizaton will usually cause shrinkage. Finally, MRI guided focused ultrasound can help remove them. ...Read more

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Are there medications that can cure hydroceles?

Are there medications that can cure hydroceles?

No: No, there is no specific medication or medications that can treat hydroceles. This is generally a surgical problem which needs a needle drainage in the office or surgery to remove the bag of around surrounding the testicle. ...Read more

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Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?

Although there are medications that relieve migraines, are there any medications that prevent them?

Yes: There are migraine specific medications known as triptans that are very effective in most cases for stopping the headache. Other medications that can be used are nsaids, and combination medications such as excedrine. The key to success with abortive medications is to treat the headache before it gets bad. With the preventive medications, it may take 3 months before they start working so be patient. ...Read more

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Are there effective anti-parasitic medications that I can take?

Are there effective anti-parasitic medications that I can take?

Yes: There definitely are anti parasitical that can be very useful. But its affectiveness may hinge on which parasite you have. Specific parasites need specific medications. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal medications that can treat depression and/or ocd?

Are there any herbal medications that can treat depression and/or ocd?

St. John's Wort: St. John's wort 300 mg taken 3 times a day has long been recognized as a natural treaent for depression. Other natural remedies include 5-htp 200-300mg taken 1-3 times a day. Try taking this at night, initially. Then increase the number of times taken during the day as needed. Also, regular exercise, meditation, and getting at least 8 hours of sleep have been proven to be extremely helpful. ...Read more

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Are there over-the counter medications to treat scabies?

Are there over-the counter medications to treat scabies?

Scabies: The over the counter topical medication to treat scabies is the generic elimite (permethrin). Make sure you read the insert regarding side effects of the medication. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines that can cause abortion?

Are there any medicines that can cause abortion?

Find a doc: Here you go: http://earlyoptionpill.Com or http://womenonweb.Org (depending on which country you are in) nothing that is over the counter though. ...Read more

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Are there any homeopathic medications that can cure heart valve diseases?

Are there any homeopathic medications that can cure heart valve diseases?

Not by themselves: When heart valves are anatomically damaged and affecting cardiac function, they need surgery by a trained cardiac surgeon. However, homeopathic treatment can assist the healing process. Also it can help heart disease such as angina, arrhythmias, and cardiac failure. Patients need to continue working with their cardiologists, but fruitful collaboration is possible. ...Read more

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Are there over-the-counter medications that can help with Parkinson's disease pain?

Are there over-the-counter medications that can help with Parkinson's disease pain?

Important issue: Most patients with parkinson's disease encounter significant pain, often a profound challenge, as many doctors are not aware of how significant this can become. Core approach involves careful control of the tremors and stiffness by usage of basic meds, but in some cases, pain med patches are of value. Although otc pain meds may help, more aggressive drugs may be needed. Pain cremes may help. ...Read more

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Are there over-the counter medications to treat pinworm?

Are there over-the counter medications to treat pinworm?

Yes: There are several under store brand or name brands. Pyrantel pamoate is the main ingredient in a common one. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that can make GERD worse?

Are there any medications that can make GERD worse?

Yes: Gerd can be exacerbated by many different drugs, including anticholinergics, beta blockers, bronchodilators used for asthma, calcium channel blockers, Dopamine agonists, sedatives, and tricyclic anti-depressants. It is best to talk with your physician if you are on other medications to see if they may cause your gerd symptoms to worsen. ...Read more

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Natural asthma solutions? Are there any non-pharmaceutical remedies for asthma that you can recommend?

Natural asthma solutions? Are there any non-pharmaceutical remedies for asthma that you can recommend?

Don't be foolish: If you have asthma the disease is a real risk to health and life where appropriate medications are very effective and infinitely safer. You are risking "life and limb". Don't be foolish. See a primary care or specialist. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can help treat prostatitis?

Are there herbal supplements that can help treat prostatitis?

Yes: Most people have non-bacterial chronic prostatitis and are not improved with antibiotics. There are multiple prescription and non-prescription medications as well as behavioral modifications that can be used to treat prostatitis. These are best discussed with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more