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With cushing’s syndrome what are my treatment options?

With cushing’s syndrome what are my treatment options?

Many options: First, find out what's causing the cushing's syndrome. If it's due to overuse of steroids, cut down on the dose. If it's due to a tumor, surgery is the best treatment.Tumor in the pituitary can be removed by neurosurgeons, tumors in the adrenal, pancreas, lung can be removed by surgeons. Radiation therapy is used if surgery is not complete. Last but not least, medications can be used. ...Read more

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I've had eec but I don't think I improved much. What other treatment options are available?

I've had eec but I don't think I improved much. What other treatment options are available?

R u on max meds?: If you are on a maximal medical program such as nitrates , beta blockers and anti platelets and your already on the newer agent Ranexa (ranolazine) then eecp is a nice option . If no other revascularization options are available such as angioplasty or bypass then( if a candidate qualifies) then transplant may be an option for refractory angina. ...Read more

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I've discovered that i'm mthfr 1298a positive. I don't know what this means. What are the treatment options? And what dr. Would i see to pursue this?

I've discovered that i'm mthfr 1298a positive. I don't know what this means. What are the treatment options? And what dr. Would i see to pursue this?

This is soft: Testing for mthfr genotype is being promoted aggressively by one lab and a few physician-activists. Around half of peoplen in many populations have at least one "abnormal gene." studies are mixed but on general medical principles, it seems unlikely that if blood homocysteine levels are normal that a mutation is a problem. Carriers might benefit from extra folate, (folic acid) b6 &/or B12 supplementation. ...Read more

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Went kayaking months ago now my neck pops literally every couple mins and hurts if I don't pop it.What could this be a sign of?Poss treatment options?

Went kayaking months ago now my neck pops literally every couple mins and hurts if I don't pop it.What could this be a sign of?Poss treatment options?

First suspect muscle: I would first suspect muscle, or tendon, slippage but there are other considerations we need. You will need an evaluation and imaging. ...Read more

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I've had 'clicky' elbows since i was 14, which are often painful. I've been told i'll grow out of it - but i haven't. diangosis ideas? Treatment options?

I've had 'clicky' elbows since i was 14, which are often painful. I've been told i'll grow out of it - but i haven't. diangosis ideas? Treatment options?

BE careful regarding: "grow out" and painful conditions/while there are growth issues it is hard to specifically answer this but many things can cause clicking from a normal physiologic click, mild laxity in a joint or a slight alteration in anatomy, or nerve or tendon issues. But if it is long standing. The main issue is if one has pain then: need to get evaluated, likely get some xrays and go from there. ...Read more

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What are glaucoma treatment options?

What are glaucoma treatment options?

Many: The goal in glaucoma treatment is to get the internal eye pressure lower than the level causing risk to vision. Most cases can be assisted with pressure lowering eyedrops to which can be added laser treatment if needed. Advanced or unresponsive cases may need surgery. There are many options; your ophthalmologist can assist you with the best course of action. ...Read more

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Treatment options for myositis? Thanks!

Treatment options for myositis? Thanks!

Could be complicated: Myositis is muscle inflammation. Inflammation damages the fibers of a muscle. This causes muscles to be weak by interfering with the ability of the muscles to contract. Although myositis can cause muscle aches and muscle tenderness, weakness is usually the dominant symptom.In some cases, myositis is a short-term problem that goes away after a few days or weeks. In other could be chronic. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for ageusia?

What are treatment options for ageusia?

Prevention: Ageusia is the loss of taste functions of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and umami (meaning "pleasant/savory taste"). Treatment options include to facilitate recovery plan to stop smoking and avoid all non-essential drugs. ...Read more

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Are there treatment options for tetanus?

Are there treatment options for tetanus?

Intensive care: Tetanus is not something that one can treat oneself for. Prevention is far better through vaccination. A person with tetanus needs to be hospitalized asap. ...Read more

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