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Cured Immunosuppressive Therapy
Yes: Prognosis of aplastic anemia depends on age (younger is better) and the severity of the blood count abnormalities. While younger patients may be referred for stem cell transplant, older patients, perhaps those over 40, are given immunosuppressive therapy. Response rates are over 60% and durable remissions occur quite frequently. ...Read more
Drugs turn off Immunity: Our immune system is our natural defense mechanism to foreign invaders like bacteria, viruses and fungi. Unfortunately, it also "defends" against foreign organs that are transplanted. We use a variety of drugs to suppress different portions of that complicated system - trying to prevent the organ from being rejected without incapacitating the rest of your defenses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have Dermatomyositis and have been receiving immunosuppressive therapy for about 6 years now. Yuck! I am very careful about cleanliness and wash my?
Good: It's good to hear that you take care of yourself and pay close attention to hygiene. Perhaps it is time to ask your rheumatologist about your dermatomyositis and how to measure the activity of the disease. If the disease is well-controlled, it may be possible to reduce or even stop the immunosuppressive medication. ...Read more
Skin and lymphoma: Skin cancer is already at an epidemic rate - immunosuppression increases that risk. The longer you take immunosuppression, the greater the risk of skin cancer. All immunosuppressed patients should have an annual skin check by a knowledgeable provider. By 5 years, 50% of australian patients had skin cancers (due to intense sun and very light skin). Lymphoma is second most frequent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: The condition changes over time and has a tendency to improve some with just loving support. Various therapies help families suppress troublesome behavior and help the kid with communicating needs.Research is finding evidence of genetic changes in these kids, so accept this as more like a Down Syndrome than a bad ear infection. You do the best with what you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be difficult: Is there a reason you are trying to avoid speech therapy? A speech therapist can be very helpful in helping you to change your speech patterns. It will also require lots of practice yourself outside of scheduled therapy sessions. Speak with your primary about getting a referral. Good luck. ...Read more
Keep hope!: Panic disorder is a curable condition. Possibly what you have been trying to alleviate it by individual and group therapy was not the right fit for u. My recommendation for u is to find an experienced psychiatrist and get a new evaluation of your condition. You should be offered more options including psychopharmacology. Best wishes for u to keep hope & find the right treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Managed, but ...: Depression is best thought of as a chronic illness with recurrent episodes that are separated by periods of remission. For many, a depressive episode will go into remission on it's own, but will take 9-24 months to do so. Treatment of depression helps shorten episodes and lengthen periods of remission. Depression may not recur if the diagnosis was adjustment disorder. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Anxiety: Psychotherapy should be the first-line treatment for most anxiety disorders, as its effects can outlast those of pharmaceuticals. Medications are there to manage symptoms, and prevent panic attacks, etc. The goal is not to stay on them forever. Some cases are more difficult, and medications may be required for longer periods. With good response to therapy, tapering off meds may be possible. ...Read more
Understanding why: Counseling/therapy/medicine can help us understand what we expect from ourselves, from others, and from life--and aren't getting, which results in loneliness and emptiness. Better understanding and a mid-course "life review" can help change our focus and point us in more meaningful directions. Some find themselves living someone else's agenda, others find better approaches to the path they're on. ...Read more
Is it possible for schizophrenia to be cured by therapy alone? Or is medication always necessary?
My sister (12 yr) has an ashmatic condition since she was 3 yr old. Is there any possibilty to cure? What therapy should she take?
No cure: As she matures and her airway grows to its adult diameter she may have less symptoms. However it is likely she may have asthma into adulthood. The main therapy is inhaled steroids and short-acting bronchodilators .Montelukast is a suppressor of inflammation and is used in asthma control therapy. More serious disease may require long acting bronchodilators and oral steroids. ...Read more
Once someone is diagnosed with perceptive deception are they stuck with it for the rest of their life? Or is there a cure or some way besides therapy.
All sentient beings: filter perceptions thru what they think, know, understand or believe. For example, when we look at an object, our eyes "see" a tiny image of that object on our retina. The brain then interprets the image as real and distinct from us. A similar process occurs when we watch a 3D movie. The screen is flat but, when wearing 3D glasses, our brains interprets the images as 3D. Fascinating! ...Read more
No cure, but help.: Mental retardation, now referred to as intellectual disability, is defined as having an iq of less than 70 and also experiencing difficulty in social areas. A person's iq does not change over time, but it is important to do everything to help them reach their potential. In many cases, speech, occupational, and/or physical therapies are useful. They also need the best educational setting available. ...Read more
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