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So do we understand that by taking thyroid hormones, the problem of stomach bloating will dissappear? Or should we follow certain medication?
Not sure.: Thyroid meds usually have nothing or little to do with stomach bloating. Best treatment is often simethicone and eating more slowly. ...Read more
What is the approximate cost of surgery to remove a volar ganglion cyst without insurance? Including follow up visits, pain medication, etc.
Call local source: The cost of any procedure will vary by the type of procedure, training of the provider and region of the country. Sometime you can negotiate a personal rate for cash transactions. If you get on the phone and start lining up local sources you can find out. ...Read more
Creatinine 2.6. What should be done? Can certain medication like bp cause this. How bad is this? What diet should I follow & what to avoid. Thanks!
Here are some...: A 400-letter space cannot answer all your concerns, but asking your treating and ordering doctors should gain an instant effective answers since they know more about your individual general & renal conditions than anyone online. From them, especially a nephrologist, specific diet and kidney-insulting drugs could be reviewed & selected. More? To www. Formefirst. Com to chose right categories to read. ...Read more
My hubby aged37many times have an increase diastolic. Bp. Between 90-100. Is this a matter of concern. Which medication should he follow do guide me.
Because: Deviating from the prescribed use could lead to under-treatment of condition or you could become ill from taking too much medication or taking it erratically. Take care. ...Read more
Unknown: The answer to your question lies in why your bilirubin is 3. There are many causes of hyperbilirubinemia (high blood bilirubin levels), including some drugs, so determining the cause of the high bilirubin should occur first. I would suggest you see a gastroenterologist or hematologist to have a workup to determine the cause. ...Read more
Perhaps: About 10% of the population has nightshade sensitivity (eggplant, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, etc). They do best totally avoiding all nightshade plants. Three months is a good trial. Also consider dairy and gluten free. Eating becomes challenging, but still doable with practice. There are still many foods and a good dietitian can help you. Leigh wagner rd at kumc will do phone consults. ...Read more
What thyroid medication can I take to lose weight? I already follow a good diet and exercise but still find it hard to lose
Chk thryroid first: First u need to be checked to see if your thyroid is abnormal- bc if it is normal, taking thyroid med is not an option and can cause serious harm to yor health. Pla avoid otc thyroid supplements- can be harmful. Just have it checked, and if normal, ask your dr if they think u need screening for obstructive sleep apnea- untreated osa makes it hard to lose weight too. ...Read more
I'm suffering from PCOS. I'm already using glycophage as medication. But still no results in fertility...what should I do? Do I have to follow a diat plan? If so what are the does and do nots in pcos?
PCOS treatment is. .: Complicated. There are many facets of PCOS and not every patient has every one. People who are 20 pounds or more overweight, should lose body fat to help increase the chances of ovulating. This can be done by eating a natural menu of whole foods like meat, fruit and vegetables. Your doctor or nutritionist can further recommend. Skinny patients with PCOS should not try to lose any more weight. ...Read more
Good day, I seem to have most symptoms of celiac disease. How can I test for this & what medication can I take-difficult to follow a gluten free diet?
Blood/GI tests/none: The screening test for celiac is done with blood & finds antibodies to your gut tissues. This must be done while you are on gluten to be accurate. If blood is positive a sample of intestinal tissue confirms it. There is no "med" for celiac disease. Any time CD patients eat gluten their body makes new destructive antibodies that attack the gut. ...Read more
What medications for depression /anxiety don't make you drowsy. I have tried a lot but the make me feel sick and tired. Its been hard finding one that I can follow through.?
Several: It would be great to know what meds you take in order to better understand the situation. First of all, you should be talking with the doctor who prescribed your medication about your concern. Secondly, depression & anxiety are very different things. I treat major depression first, then the anxiety. Finally, wellbutrin is a non-sedating antidepressant and Buspar (buspirone) is minimally sedating for anxiety. ...Read more
Is it safe to follow the Atkins diet if you are taking a lot of medications? No meds are for diabetes and I am not a diabetic, not hypoglycemic either.
It depends: Different health conditions are affected differently by diet. Medication metabolism is affected by diet. Your question does not provide enough information to give more specific answers. In general the atkins diet is safe. ...Read more
I had a cardiac catherization 10 years ago to see the size of my patent ductus artereosis. It was very small so it was left as is. My cardiologist had no concern and I was never prescribed any medications. I had no other follow up after that. Now, I am 27
Likely all ok: A small PDA present at age 17 is likely going to remain small and unobtrusive for life. If concerned about it, a good cardiac exam with the stethoscope, an electrocardiogram (electrical tracing of the heart) and an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) can give you the assurance that you need. Much of that might be overkill, however. I suspect you are just fine. ...Read more
I had iufd at 28th week in my first pregnancy april 2012. Other than medication, should I follow bed rest for next time that im planning soon?
Not required.: Iufd at 28 weeks is rare and I am very sorry for your loss. The risk of recurrence depends on the specific cause - if any was determined in your case. Aspirin 80-81 mg may help, as will Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily preconceptionally and throughout pregnancy next time. Strict bedrest is not required in general and could increase your risk for dangerous clots in your veins. Seek maternal-fetal medicine! ...Read more
My husband just had his 6 month follow up Xray after the 9 month medication for TB. The Xray showed clear of infection but lungs swollen. What does th?
How to prepare for follow up with orthopedic surgeon for recent neck injury. Server pain increase after discharge from shock trauma. Medications?
You have to carefull: With the pain medications try to use as little as possible take it easy and restrict activities as recommended by your doctor generally neck injuries take some time to heal and improve follow the instructions given when you left the hospital if the pain is getting worse you may need more tests your orthopedist doctor will examine you and then recommend the next option for you good luck. ...Read more
My doctor gave me phentermine for my follow up from my anxiety medication. I'm taking Lorazepam 0.5mg. Is there any drug interactions between the two?
On medication for Microalbuminuria, diabetes and hypothyroidism. I'm an obese female weighing 126 kgs aged 46 from India. Can I follow low carb high?
You need the DASH Eating plan for HTN DM and microalbumuria.
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Get the exact book I mention. ...Read more
How can I get rid of my back acne?? And these scar that follow. I have been battling with it for years to try and get rid of it without medication. But with this recent breakout I am at a loss.
Colon polyps are removed; normal protocol; antibiotics, pain medication, and schedule a follow-up exam with primary physician w?
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On medication for Microalbuminuria, diabetes and hypothyroidism. Obese female weighing 126 kgs aged 46 from India. Can I follow low carb high fat diet having microalbuminuria?
High fat diet is not healthy and will not help your health. You need to have a balanced diet and reduce total intake of food. It may help to consult a nutritionist.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have type 2diabetes, I am 31 yrs old. My recent lab LDL was 135, HDL 75, Ttyglycerides 40, Total cholesterol of 216. I am planning pregnancy, my doctor said I cant be on any medication at present. I have tried to follow diet remedies, My doctor said, m
Diet: Since your triglycerides are low, I'm assuming that your diabetes is well controlled by diet but I would like to know what your hgb A1c is. Your total cholesterol/hdl level is healthy but most recommend an ldl close to 70 which would require statin use. For pregnancy, I think you'll be fine on no concentrated sweets, low starch, low Sat'd fat diet and deal with statins in the future and hgbA 1c low. ...Read more
Cervical neck fracture follow up- what to share with orthopedic surgeon about the incident? Could certain factors prevent medication or treatment?
See below: Give him a complete history of your acute injury and history of any previous injuries/trauma and any previous care you may have had and he will complete a thorough history and physical. If you can get any of your old records prior to the visit including any mris or cat scans and hospital records that you had that would be helpful. Sometimes the office will help facilitate these for you. This should make your visit go a lot easier ; quicker good luck thank you. ...Read more
How does one ask a PCP for pain mgmt. Narcotics without seeming to be "drug-seeking." A follow-up to my INCREDIBLE pain post?
I think appropriate: Approach would be to give clear details about the level, quality & location of pain. Explain how medications to date have worked - side effects, how well pain was reduced & for how long. There is a lot of pressure now a days for doctors not to over-prescribe narcotics. Thus, you doctor may wish to ensure that non-narcotic avenues have been pursued prior to moving toward narcotics. See you have > ...Read more
My partner has crater like sores on top of forearms they start out as puss filled bumps, they seem to follow the vein lines, my partner takes no drugs?
Need more info: This is the kind of scenario best tackled by your doctor. He/she can ask questions, perform an examination, and possibly order tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more
I am on Zoloft (sertraline) and I am struggling to read or follow conversations. Will it get better. How so I know if its from my obsessional OCD or from the drugs?
A follow up I was taking 300 mgs of Effexor (venlafaxine) I have lost 80 pounds not due to the drug but instead of having more energy I have less. Doc is lowering to 225mgs experiment he thinks 300mgs is sapping me?
No EnergyWt. Loss Dx: Low energy (asthenia) is a side effect found in greater than 10% of people taking venlafaxine. Weight loss occurs in 1-6% of people taking this medication. So it is possible that the drug is causative. However, an 80 lb weight loss and no energy is significant enough to warrant a doctor to look for other medical concerns that could be causing these sympotms. ...Read more
I have gastritis for two months, which got worse recently. Doctors told me to follow a diet and take some drugs, but I don't see much improvement. Its not due H. pylori but due to improper diet and stress. Could this be chronic?
Gastritis: Classic gastritis responds nicely to ppi medications like prilosec or nexium or the other class of medications like zantac or pepcid. Other important measures are bland diet, avoidance of caffeine, alcohol and nicotine. You may not be dealing with gastritis so I recommend a consultation with a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate tests will be done. ...Read more