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Can I Make Prediabetes Go Away
Unlikely.: Prediabetes implies the eventual development of diabetes, which is usually genetically predetermined. So at best, aggressive management of prediabetes can delay the onset of diabetes. That being said, blood sugar measurements can be adequately controlled at times with diet and exercise alone, without medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes. Weight loss and cutting down on sweets can lower your blood sugar, and bring your sugar from pre-diabetic to normal range (although there's no guarantee). Since pre-diabetes often means that the pancreas (the organ which makes insulin) is wearing down, you will probably remain at risk for developing diabetes in the future. Daily exercise can help, too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Pancreatitis takes a while to heal and depending on the cause you can facilitate the process. Alcohol is the commonest cause of pancreatitis and abstinence is mandatory. If pancreatitis is due to hyper-triglyceridemia, diet and drug treatment may be needed. If you have biliary disease causing pancreatitis then that will need to be addressed. ...Read more
You can't: You can't make it go away. But with proper treatment you can get it under control. See your physician (or a diabetes specialist) and have them help you manage your gestational diabetes. There is a solution...Delivery. Otherwise, i agree with the above. Typically people with gestational diabetes don't develop diabetes after pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The treatment of diabetic retinopathy should be undertaken by an ophthalmologist. It involves, perhaps, some laser treatments and good control of the diabetes. How well or how rapidly it responds to treatment depends upon how advanced it is in the first place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually it resolves: Most sciatica can resolve on its own. Exercise, even back extension exercise can help a lot of people. Resting in the 90-90 position - lying supine with the hips and knee each bent at 90 degreees can help relieve symproms. There can be serious involvement that requires more evaluation, and diagnostic testing. It needs evaluation if it persists, especially involving bowel and bladder use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Gastroparesis (delayed emptying of the stomach) can be difficult to treat. If diabetic (most cases are), it may require medications to treat it and likely will not be curable. If due to scleroderma, it may be very difficult to treat. If a side effect of medications (such as narcotics), then stopping the medication (always after discussion with the prescribing physician) should cure it. ...Read more
It vary: In most cases, itp in children resolves on its own. Your child’s blood may be tested weekly or at longer intervals until the platelet count has returned to normal. Treatment may be recommended based upon the platelet count, age of the patient, activity level and bleeding symptoms. When treatment is recommended, it may involve the following medications that help keep platelet counts at a safe leve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antihistamines: Over-the-counter non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, or Zyrtec are helpful for persistent hives while sedating antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful to resolve hives quickly. If you have persistent hive reactions consider being seen by an Allergist for further treatment and evaluation. There are many triggers of hives so determining right trigger is important moving forward. ...Read more
Depends on stage: The clinical course of pyomyositis is variable. Although early-stage pyomyositis can be treated with antibiotics alone, most patients present with intermediate or advanced disease and, therefore, require both antibiotics and surgical drainage for definitive management. ...Read more
A few days: Pyelonephritis is a urinary tract infection that has spread to the kidneys. Appropriate antibiotics (outpatient oral or inpatient iv) will usually decrease the symptoms in hours or a couple days. Increased fluid intake will help speed recovery. ...Read more
No quick fixes: If two weeks on over-the-counter benzoyl peroxide doesn't clear you, get with your physician. You may be a rx for a topical retinoic acid derivative, the oral contraceptive pill (if you're female), topical clindamycin, a systemic antibiotic such as tetracycline, or a dermatology referral for possible isotretinoin. All acne is manageable today; it's not a hygiene or lifestyle problem. We can help. ...Read more
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