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Father Johns Medication
My father had angioplasty in jan, 12. He is currently on medication as given in profile. Can he reduce dosage of any or all the tablets & by how much?
My fathers BP shoots in the night for a while & then comes down.He has high BP for years and on medications to control it.What might be triggering it!
Hypertension: His blood pressure may be increasing because his medications are not truly controlling his condition. A 24 hour monitor may be needed to check that. Is the blood pressure cuff you are using the right size for him, has it been calibrated to the one at the doctors office. When does he take his meds, ?right before you check it? Does he have salty snacks at night. Discuss this with his doctor. ...Read more
No known medication: No known medications treat PSP, however, I involve my patients in a number of things right from the start which I believe have a positive clinical impact on them as the disease progresses. Things such as vestibulotherapy, speech therapy, and cognitive gaming are just a few examples of activities I have seen help patients with PSP. Contact me at www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi for more specific ideas. ...Read more
My father have enlarged prostate, medication is not responding. Does it require surgery? Is it a complicated procedure?
Options: Men with bothersome urinary symptoms due to enlarged prostate are treated with medication initially. For those not improved with medication, surgical therapy is an option. Different procedures exist from office microwave therapy to outpatient procedures using lasers or other energy source to remove prostate tissue. He needs to consult with his urologist to decide which approach is best for him. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father has a lot of pain in his shoulders and in upper back. It is due to working a lot on computer. Is there any medication possible or exercise.
SUre: If he's healthy otherwise, he could try many things, including heat, massage, exercise, stretching, etc. Medication-wise, he could try something like Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) (i prefer motrin), or there are numerous over the counter creams, rubs, etc. That he could try (icy-hot, bengay, etc.). ...Read more
My father's heart is working 20%.Is it normal?Also can it be recovered with medication and diet?If it can,can you please tell which food he'd consume?
Depends on cause: This is pump failure. There are many possible causes, and perhaps his may be treatable. You do need to know that food choices are not the key to health — that’s popular myth rather than real science — but limiting salt often helps folks with weak hearts. I am glad he has you. Best wishes. ...Read more
My father is 81 years old and takes Fosamx (70mg) once every week. How important is this medication for elderly? What do the latest studies suggest?
Prevent fractures: impotant to prevent hip and spine fractures ...Read more
Parkinson's disease: is not curable. It is a progressive illness which progresses at different rates in different people. Parkinson's disease is due to a deficiency of dopamine in a specific area in the brain. Medications that replace the dopamine, mimic the action of dopamine, or reduce the breakdown of dopamine in the brain are used to treat the symptoms. Deep brain stimulation may be helpful if meds are not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Father is partially blind. He is taking medication for hypertension. Is hypertension a cause for this ?
Maybe related: Patients with hypertension are more likely to develop eye disease. They are a greater risk for vascular diseases that can affect the retina such as vein occlusions, and optic nerve disease such as non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy. If your father has diabetes, hypertension can exacerbate diabetic macular edema a common cause of visual loss in diabetics. Go to your eye doctor to be sure. ...Read more
I have not lost hair. My father and brother have.I want to prevent it and begin early with medication. What should I take?
What is the best medication for reducing tg, my father has hyper triglyceridemia (tg =430) and cholestrol, HDL & LDL are normal?
No consensus: Expect several answers from several different physicians. I've followed this for the past 30 years, watched recommendations come and go, and formed a non-specialist impression that this is first and foremost a marker for someone who could benefit from some healthy lifestyle choices before seeking health from a pill bottle. Why not undertake some father-daughter fitness activities? ...Read more
Hi drs.My father had dandruff and hairfall for about 5 yrs.He used some cosmetics and medications but all failed.Is there any solution?
Dandruff Solution: Unfortunately, "herbal shampoo" doesn't really qualify as medication. Your father should seek an appointment with a dermatologist to control the dandruff (there are many possible causes), then seek advice from an abhrs-certified hair restoration physician to address the hair loss. Ask for sequential cross sectional bundle trichometry measurements to track the resolution of the hair loss. ...Read more
My father has a sinus since he was 30 years old. He already took medications but he's still allergic to dust. How to cure his sinus effectively?
Hi my father's name is wajid he's got pain and burning sensation in his lower right calf just want some advice or is there any medication to cure it?
My father is 69 yo and his uric acid is 6.5 he takes medication to keep it down. However he drinks beer and refuses to stop. What the worse to happen?
He'll get angry: Truth be told, there is no reason he can't continue to enjoy his beer. The lay wisdom is that folks who tend to hyperuricemia do better not to drink alcohol, but the situation's under control. It's not wise in any case to keep criticizing the people you love, or ask them to change, or dispense well-intentioned lay medical advice. Keep your relationship happy. ...Read more
My father is almost 91 year old in Oct 2018. Last week he had a stroke which made him difficult to speak & eat. What is the best medication for him?
It depends: What medications one needs after a stroke depends on how he got the stroke. He will likely need one or both types of medications. One is blood pressure medications as hypertension is believed to be one of the most important causes of strokes. Two, is medications to thin the blood as clotting is believed to be another reason for strokes. You need to discuss all this with his doctor. ...Read more
My father is 59 years old.his BP is 140/100.the medication given is moxonidine 0.2mg,verapamil 80mg,lisinopril 20mg all together.is it ok for him??
Yes: all 3 can be used together to control BP. ...Read more
What are medications for low sperm motility? And how does it take long to father a child after treatments
Depends: Depends on what the cause of low motility is. There isn't one treatment for low sperm parameters. Your infertility doctor should guide you in this. Some conditions don't have a medical treatment. Avoid internet claims of natural supplements improving sperm counts. They are usually vitamins that do very little to correct serious sperm problems. ...Read more