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Can Gout Be Cured
No: Arthritis cannot be cured as of yet. There are different forms of arthritis. Regardless of the cause, once joint damage has taken place, it is unlikely for it to revert to normal. Some forms of arthritis may be controlled or slowed down with treatment. Although a cure is not available, effective therapy is. Stem cell therapy is showing promising results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Treat but not cure: Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a hormonal disorder of reproductive age women characterized by irregular menses, obesity, hirsutism, acne & infertility, among other symptoms. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/polycystic-ovary-syndrome/ds00423" rel="nofollow" target="_bla. ...Read more
Usually not: The pancreas gland makes insulin, which is required because insulin makes blood sugar go into cells (blood sugar is the fuel for cells). In Type 2 diabetes, a person eats too much and puts lots of sugar into his blood daily. As time goes by, he overworks his pancreas by demanding lots of insulin from the gland. If he stops his bad habits early in Type 2 diabetes, his pancreas might not "burn out." ...Read more
Not likely: Asthma is a chronic condition that can be controlled but not cured. Though you may experience years without an attack, it can recur. If you are being treated now with controller and rescue inhalers, don;t stop on your own. Your physician is bested qualified to make adjustments in your treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Treated: Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system is attacking the thyroid, causing inflammation, and ultimate destruction of thyroid tissue. There is no cure, as we do not treat the autoimmune problem, but rather treat the resulting low thyroid with thyroid hormone. Your immune system is too important in other ways to be affecting it with medications. ...Read more
It depends: Some causes of hypertension are reversible, most are not because in 95% of the cases we do not know what causes the development of high blood pressure. I suggest you read the following article: http://www.Heart.Org/heartorg/conditions/highbloodpressure/preventiontreatmentofhighbloodpressure/prevention-treatment-of-high-blood-pressure_ucm_002054_article.Jsp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Sle is thought to be caused by an immune reaction that erroneously attacks the body. There are many different "disease-modifying agents " that can help turn off these reactions. Rheumatologists are the medical specialists that treat these types of diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injury to be managed: Frostbite happens when the body part affected gets frozen. Your body has to heal up from the injury. If the frostbite is mild, prognosis is very good. If it is severe, you can sometimes lose the affected body part. Seek medical treatment asap, and educate yourself in frostbite prevention (not enough room here to go into details). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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