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Are there effective alternative therapies for dermatomyositis?

Are there effective alternative therapies for dermatomyositis?

Yes: Treatment typically begins with oral steroid however more potent immunosuppressants are often needed. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Dermatomyositis (Definition)

A rare inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and ...Read more


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Are there effective alternative therapies for pku?

Are there effective alternative therapies for pku?

No: The only way to treat pku or rather to prevent symptoms of this disease is proper diet eliminating certain aminoacids from the diet. To prevent malnutrition you need to discuss this diet with specialist in metabolic diseases and dietitian. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for polymyositis?

Are there any alternative treatments for polymyositis?

Polymyositis (PM): There are many alternative treaments for polymyositis (pm). They are similar to the therapies use for other autoimmune diseases and include: oral steroids, intravenous immunoglobululins, tacrolimus (prograf) or biologic therapies such as embrel or rituxan (rituximab). ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for arteritis?

Are there safe alternative therapies for arteritis?

Yes: Anti-inflammatory and other medicines can cause problems for some people (heart disease, liver toxicity, stomach ulcers, etc). Arthritis symptoms can be improved by gentle aerobic exercise, muscle strengthening exercise, topical treatments like paraffin wax baths, massage and accupuncture. Supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin/5-loxin can also help some people. Orthotics and shoes can help. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for hives?

Are there good alternative therapies for hives?

Not really!: Hives are divided into acute (<6 wks) and chronic (>6 wks). Acute usually are self-limited and go away on their own. Chronic could be due to other health problems, so see your doctor. If there is a known trigger it is treated/removed. If no known trigger, then treatment is usually with a non-sedating antihistamine to suppress the hives. No alternative therapies have been found efficacious. ...Read more

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Are there any effective alternative therapies for treating menstrual disorders?

Are there any effective alternative therapies for treating menstrual disorders?

Menstrual disorder: Depends on what kind of mentrual disorder you are referring too. There are many types of menstrual disorders with many types of treatment. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for hemochromatosis?

Are there alternative therapies for hemochromatosis?

Phlebotomy: Unfortunately, the only effective treatment is removing iron by removing units of blood on regular basis. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for discoid lupus?

Are there safe alternative therapies for discoid lupus?

Avoid sun exposure: The most important therapy is to avoid sun exposure by using hats and or sun screen. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for cataplexy?

Are there good alternative therapies for cataplexy?

Alt to tx cataplexy: I have had luck with biofeedback and hypnosis in treatment of my patients. Sleep hygiene and avoiding excessive sleepiness through medications and scheduled naps can be helpful in some patients. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for mononucleosis?

Are there good alternative therapies for mononucleosis?

More info needed: Cmv, toxoplasmosis and ebv all cause a mononucleosis like syndrome. In healthy folks, these generally resolve. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for pancreatitis?

Are there alternative therapies for pancreatitis?

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 more

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Are there effective treatments for thrombocytopenia?

Are there effective treatments for thrombocytopenia?

Depends on cause: If the cause is reversible (like a secondary immune reaction due to a medication) then stopping the med should help reverse th process. If the problem is autoimmune, other strategies such as plasmapheresis/immunisuppression might make asignificant impact. These decisions are best managed by a hematologist. ...Read more

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Are there any effective alternative medicine treatments for accute leukemia?

Are there any effective alternative medicine treatments for accute leukemia?

No: Acute leukemia is a rapidly fatal disease if not treated promptly with chemotherapy. I know of no effective alternative treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Are there any alternative treatments for psoriasis?

Hard to say: To my knowledge, there are no controlled clinical trials that demonstrate the effectiveness of alternative therapies for psoriasis. All of the evidence is anecdotal at best. Most of the things mentioned are probably safe to try. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for dental eruptions?

Are there effective alternative therapies for dental eruptions?

Avoiding dentures: This is an excellent question, and there are ways to prevent a need for dentures. But you have to start early with regular dental check-ups and some kind of Fluoride treatment in childhood. As you get older, take care of your gums with dental floss, toothpicks, or water-pik-like devices. Get problems treated promptly and avoid foods that harm teeth (carbonated beverages, high sugar content foods). ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for arthritis?

Are there any effective treatments for arthritis?

Depends: Inflammatory arthritis may be effectively managed with meds, commonly referred to as dmards. Osteoarthritis tends to progress, and most treatments are for controlling symptoms. Ultimately, arthritis can be cured, but only by replacing the joint. As of now, we have no effective way to halt the progress of osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for fabry disease?

Are there safe alternative therapies for fabry disease?

Enzyme Replacement: Enzyme replacement therapy can reduce lipid storage, ease pain, and improve organ function. ...Read more