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Are there any good home remedy for controlling excessive frequency of urination.?

Are there any good home remedy for controlling excessive frequency of urination.?

Find cause: The cause of the increased urinary frequency needs to be determined. Then the issue can be addressed medically or possibly with a remedy. ...Read more

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I have adrenal fatigue. Dr recommended a series of creams. Are there any alternative treatments?

I have adrenal fatigue. Dr recommended a series of creams. Are there any alternative treatments?

See endocrinologist: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both of which are stress hormones. People who are fatigued, stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is usually not true. Adrenals do not get "fatigued". Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Which herbal tea for increasing mental and/or physical engeryis considered the best?

Hyson green tea: It is not magic! however hyson green tea can help with focus related to it's caffiene content. ...Read more

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Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe for high blood pressure.?

Natural treatment for weakness and congestion due to cold in elderly person. Also, is Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe for high blood pressure.?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) safe: One must first be certain the "congestion" is not due to something serious such as congestive heart failure or pneumonia. If it's not, then oral fluids, especially hot liquids, humidifier or hot, steamy shower, and citrus fruits can help. Make sure blood pressure is kept below 130mm systolic; avoid salt; rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help. ...Read more

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Any non-medical treatments for glaucoma, like a low salt diet, etc ?

Any non-medical treatments for glaucoma, like a low salt diet, etc ?

No good ones: A low salt diet is good for hypertension, but high blood pressure and high eye pressure haven't been linked. There aren't any clear lifestyle changes you can make to decrease eye pressure, that I am aware of. ...Read more

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Is chronic sinusitis treatment with prednisone (total 275mg in 20d)and antibiotics beneficial for diabetic with thyroid problems?Or priority tosurgery

Is chronic sinusitis treatment with prednisone (total 275mg in 20d)and antibiotics beneficial for diabetic with thyroid problems?Or priority tosurgery

Diagnosis: 20 days of Prednisone is too long for the treatment of sinusitis. The usual dose is 60 mg. Daily for 5 days. The Prednisone can have an effect on your blood sugar. If the cat scan reveals chronic sinusitis and you have been on multiple antibiotics and you are symptomatic, that is, yellow green nasal discharge, pain and pressure in the face for more than 90 days. Surgery is appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the effects of caffeine with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) medication for add patients?

What are the effects of caffeine with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) medication for add patients?

Stimulants: Since both are stimulants (and similar in their effects and side effects), their side effect profiles can be additive. Thus, combining them could leave you feeling shaky, insomnia, increased heart rate and blood pressure. If you have less than 100 mg of caffeine, you probably won't notice much effect, but get higher than that in combination with the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) and you could feel these effects. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for child with diabetes insipidus?

Are there safe alternative therapies for child with diabetes insipidus?

Water: Di don't just occur out of no where. There is usually a cause. In the brain, it could be from past head injury, infection, tumor, ischemia to the hypothalamus/pituitary gland. At the kidney, it could be due medications (lithium, demeclocyline...), kidney disease, high calcium...I recommend finding the cause and treat it. However, in general, if you maintain adequate fluid intake, symptoms is less. ...Read more

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Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?

Is medical marijuana a good option to help relieve side effects of lung cancer drug treatment such as nausea, appetite loss, and weakness?

I say 'yes': If they can obtain it legally, i would urge them to try it. For as long as I have been in medicine, I have been told about how effective many people have found this. For almost as long, the mainstream medical press -- not a hotbed of social radicals or fuzzy thinkers -- have felt that our cannabis policies are at best ill-informed. I am glad you are there for your friend with cancer. Obey the law. ...Read more

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Severe reactions to all diff. kinds of steroids. Other options for treating Addison's? Vitamin/mineral suppl., compounds, natural treatments ?

Severe reactions to all diff. kinds of steroids. Other options for treating Addison's? Vitamin/mineral suppl., compounds, natural treatments ?

Whoa: If you truly have Addison's, your life depends on your getting a low dose of a glucocoricoid. You make these naturally and if you're having a "reaction", the problem may be with the dose. I see that you are also taking methotrexate -- very seriou stuff -- and lidocaine patches. You need a relationship with a physician who you can trust and who can work carefully with you. ...Read more

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What herbal medicine is suggested to increase cd-4cells and decrease viral load for HIV patients?

What herbal medicine is suggested to increase cd-4cells and decrease viral load for HIV patients?

None: There are no herbal medicines that have ever been shown to have these effects. People tried them all in the 80's and early 90's, before we had good HIV treatment. They didn't work, and many people died. ...Read more

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Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

Is there an increased risk of migraine for women who take estrogen for menopausal symptoms?

Yes: Migraine usually first occurs in teens when their estrogen levels are spiking. Many women tend to get more migraines at certain times of their cycle. Menopause may offer relief as estrogen levels go down, but taking estrogen may make migraine worse. However, if a woman has not had migraine before, taking estrogen in menopause is unlike to cause it. Other causes for headaches should be considered. ...Read more

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Have severe OCD of health concerns & extreme anxiety which meds have highest rate of controlling and least side effects ?

Have severe OCD of health concerns & extreme anxiety which meds have highest rate of controlling and least side effects  ?

OCD is one type of: an anxiety disorder. IF you have that it is very treatable. There are mental health professionals who specialize in the treatment of OCD. Although anti-depressants can play a role in treatment, please don't use them w/out good psychotherapy. OCD can manifest in health fears. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for excessive sweating?

Is there any treatment for excessive sweating?

Hyperhidrosis: Hyperhidrosis is rarely due to an underlying disease. The main forms of therapy for primary focal hyperhidrosis include topical antiperspirants; medications, such as anticholinergics; iontophoresis; botulinum toxin (botox); surgery (sympathectomy); and microwave energy. Treatment depends on severity and should be individualized. ...Read more

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Has any medication been proven more effective as treatment for normal pressure hydrocephalus?

Has any medication been proven more effective as treatment for normal pressure hydrocephalus?

NPH Drug Treatment: No definitive evidence exists that medication can successfully treat nph. Parkinson drugs have been reported to be of benefit in anecdotal reports, these patients with nph may represent misdiagnosed cases of parkinsonism. In patients who are poor candidates for shunt surgery, repeated lumbar punctures in combination with diuretics may be considered. ...Read more

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Hey.eating 12 glass water per day will help treatment Diabetes type 2??is that effective for treatment of Diabetes type 2?

Hey.eating 12 glass water per day will help treatment Diabetes type 2??is that effective for treatment of Diabetes type 2?

Type 2 diabetes: Simple answer is NO! Calorie intake should be carefully arranged and regular exercise is a good idea. Over time you should work towards getting rid of diabetes. There are many articles on the web that are designed to help you get rid of diabetes. Won't happen overnight but before long you will be "teaching" your family and friends how to get rid of diabetes. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about my increased thirst or is it just my snacking too often?

Should I be worried about my increased thirst or is it just my snacking too often?

Yes;be worried: A cardinal sign of diabetes mellitus, an epidemic illness in our society, is increased thirst.Please get tested for dm.I recommend a hba1c as a random blood sugar can miss this disease. ...Read more

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What could cause a sudden increased thirst and urination?

Here are some...: A 'sudden" something to our body, understandably, results from sudden impact to nerve system - notably sympathetic, at fear/fright/flight chain, or drug effect (alcohol, anticholinergics, antidepressants, antihistamins, etc.), or brisk water loss (poor-controlled diabetes, vigorous exercise /perspiration, high-output kidney failure, etc.). So, screen these possibilities and ask Doc timely. Best... ...Read more

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What causes increased thirst at night?

What causes increased thirst at night?

Thirst at night: The most common cause is blockage of your nasal passages (i.e., allergies) which force you to breath through your mouth, which is a really dehydrating experience. Other causes include uncontrolled diabetes where the high sugar levels draw fluid out of your system. Diuretics can do the same thing. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Increased thirst?

Increased thirst =: excessive desire to drink - unquenchable thirst. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an increased thirst and urination?

What to do if I have an increased thirst and urination?

Check blood sugar!!!: Hi. See your doctor and get a fasting serum glucose, an A1c, or/and a glucose tolerance test to check for diabetes. If they're normal, then you can check for other stuff, but that sounds like diabetes until proven otherwise! Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have an increased thirst and weight gain?

Thirst and weight: What you do is go to your doctor and explain your condition. You will asked a number of questions, you will be examined and management advice given. Your doctor might also refer you to a specialist but let's do one thing at a time. ...Read more

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What are other health conditions that can caused increased thirst and urination besides diabetes?

What are other health conditions that can caused increased thirst and urination besides diabetes?

DI: Diabetes insipidus prevents the kidney from holding on to water, but this is rare. A water deprivation test may be necessary to rule out if it's being considered a possible dx. Urine is always dilute in di. However, increased frequency of urination is not the same as increase in urine volume, leading to much urination. Some people just drink a lot of fluid out of habit and void a lot. ...Read more

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Increased thirst and urgency to urinate? How can I avoid leaking?

Look for diabetes: Please find out if you have diabetes.A simple test can look for this disease that has profound ramifications if undetected. ...Read more

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I have had no appetite for 5 days and within the two days have increased thirst. What could this be?

I have had no appetite for 5 days and within the two days have increased thirst. What could this be?

Many causes: Your symptoms could be due to numerous disease process but as an endocrinologist, I would advise you to get checked out by a doctor or other professional medical provider and make sure you do not have undiagnosed diabetes. ...Read more

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Increased thirst but definitively not diabetes. What else causes thirst?

Increased thirst but definitively not diabetes. What else causes thirst?

Many: Aside from diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus can also cause thirst. Other causes: anxiety, medication side effects, stress, dehydration, thyroid disease, high calcium concentration in blood, high aldosterone level, head injury, brain lesion, too much cortisol in the body, too much growth hormone in the body... ...Read more

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What causes sudden constant increased thirst? Blood sugar is normal.

What causes sudden constant increased thirst? Blood sugar is normal.

See below: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. You may consult this site to see if any of the issues describe here apply. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003085.htm ...Read more

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Is it normal to have developed an increased thirst that lasts until now 1 week after colonoscopy?

Is it normal to have developed an increased thirst that lasts until now 1 week after colonoscopy?

Not uncommon: The prep for colonoscopy can result in dehydration due to the loss of fluids through the stools. Increasing your water and fluid intake should help resolve this symptom. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of excessively increased thirst? Had diabetes since two years but now is under complete control. GTT is normal.

What can be the cause of excessively increased thirst? Had diabetes since two years but now is under complete control. GTT is normal.

Most common cause: would be elevated blood sugar even though you think it is under "control". There are other physical and psychological causes that your doctor could evaluate. ...Read more

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Weird symptoms past 2 days. Can't sleep, (4 hrs in 2 days) increased thirst, chest pain and upper back pain, headache, cough?

Weird symptoms past 2 days. Can't sleep, (4 hrs in 2 days) increased thirst, chest pain and upper back pain, headache, cough?

See your doc: Hi. That could be any number of things. Are you peeing more? Any fever or sweats? Any sputum production? Shortness of breath? Your doc can do a history, physical exam, and appropriate diagnostics, and see if anything needs to be done. Good luck and get well soon! ...Read more