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Don't think so.: If it does i can't imagine it would be of any clinical significance. ...Read more
One with a licence: Any Doctor with a license to Prescribe medication can can Prescribe these medication. For example a Primary Care Doctor, a Geriatrician, an internist, a Neurologist, a Psychiatrist, etc. These medications are mainly used for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, but they have many other uses too. Certainly, a Neurologist would usually be the most educated/learned type of physician to. ...Read more
How do cholinesterase inhibitors affect tau proteins and beta amyloid that form in Alzheimer's disease?
They don't: The cholinesterase inhibitor group of drugs are not disease modifying agents, and merely improve synaptic connections by preserving the lower levels of acetylcholine in the brain. However, there is no direct or indirect effect on the tau or amyloid presence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which is best for treating alzheimers, traditional medicines eg. Cholinesterase inhibitors or deep brain stimulation?
Yes: cholinesterase inhibitors for topical use in glaucoma treatment enhance the effect of endogenously liberated acetylcholine in iris, ciliary muscle, and other parasympathetically innervated structures of the eye. It thereby causes miosis, increase in facility of outflow of aqueous humor, fall in intraocular pressure, and potentiation of accommodation. ...Read more
Yes: The goal in diabetics is to get this number below 7.0 and even below 6.5 if possible. If you are a diabetic and have 5.9, that is terrific. If you are not a diabetic, this could be a normal figure. Lowering this number is important to lower the risk of complications of diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: If over weight, lose weight. Eat more fish and much less red meat. Get exercise like walking every day if possible. Most important see your family physician who will do a complete physical, blood tests and possibly refer you to a nutritionist. There are medicines like statins that we prescribe but you must be under the care of a physician. There is no "magic bullet". It takes a change in life. ...Read more
Big picture: If you have no other evidence of kidney disease and you are otherwise healthy, this can happen simply as a result of eating a meal rich in nucleic acids. The reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. ...Read more