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Homeopathy Patients Hydrea
No: Truly homeopathic "medications" are made by repeated dilutions, so that the ingredient is not really in the medication anymore (just the "essence" of it remains). That means there is no active ingredient left to cause any benefit. However, that also implies that the homeopathic "medicine" should be pretty harmless, unless some other non-homeopathic ingredients were added. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure what u mean: By "homeopathic anti-spasmodics" for a post ECT patient? Dr. Kwok is right that homeopathic remedies over 12c potency contain no molecules of material substance. Remedies are an energy medicine made to interact with an energy part of you: your healing system. Many remedies can help with seizures, etc, but the single one needed is picked by matching to your specific experience & how it affects you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is this of any benefit for a diabetic patient of 74 to try homeopathy to treat his severe psoriasis. He has ckd. What medicine would be helpful?
See details: This is difficult to answer in view of your several medical problems and continued tobacco use. The choice depends on many factors including the severity of your kidney disease, the extent of the psoriasis and the state of your diabetic control. See a dermatologist. Homeopathy has no benefit. ...Read more
Can a patient using revolade for curing itp can start other medications like Ayurvedic or homeopathic side by side?
Side Effects: There are some serious, but rare, side effects with hydroxyurea, including secondary leukemia, pulmonary fibrosis, pancreatitis, and peripheral neuropathy, or damage to the nerves. Discuss the benefits of decreasing the severity and length of the sickle cell attacks, and the risk of rare side effects as above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are Newton homeopathics safe for liver disease and kidney disease patients. Is it safe to take more than one product at a time?
I have sickle cell and I'm taking hydroxyurea, but I'm still having frequent crisis and hospital visits, does it not work for all patients?
Sometimes: It does not work for all patients, but it also does not work right away. Work with a hematologist to increase your dose of hydroxyurea to the maximum tolerated to increase your chances of increasing Fetal Hemoglobin [HbF] production (the goal of Hydrea is to make HbF instead of sickle hemoglobin) . Best wishes ...Read more
My son(6yrs) is a dmd patient his CPK was17000 1 yr ago dr told to give steroid but we kept him on homeopathy now CPK is12300 his heart is normal?
HU in sickle cell: Certain patients with sickle cell can be helped by Hydroxyurea (hu). Initially, Hydroxyurea was thought to increase fetal hemoglobin levels (not carrying the sickle cell mutation), but more recently, hu has been shown to decrease high white blood cell counts which can lead to vaso-occlusive crises. Talk with your hematologist to see if hu is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the homeopathic treatment of solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasm (spen) of pancreas. Patient is 10 year old and exploratory laprotomy?
I don't know: I've personally seen diabetic patients improve enough with homeopathic treatment that their Insulin needs reduce -- but have never seen this completely eliminated. Homeopaths in other countries like india may have seen this illness resolve completely. Homeopathy may help your overall health and kidney function, but you'll also likely need Insulin since your illness has gone this far. ...Read more
ET: When deciding whether to recommend hydrea, (hydroxyurea) the md takes into account patient's age, underlying cardiovascular risk factors, ; prior history of blood clots. The number of platelets is irrelevant if a patient is otherwise healthy. I have plenty of patients with platelet counts around 1 million. Look for an article from blood journal called "how i treat essential thrombocythemia" for a good summary. ...Read more
Risks vs. Benefits: Hydroxyurea is used to treat sickle cell anemia and some leukemias (blood cancers). As will most medications, there is no official time limit. A medicine that is helpful, is doing a good job, has no equal alternative, and thus is needed, can be used until it is no longer needed. The doctor can explain the risks of "not treating" and of drug side effects, versus the benefits of using hydroxyurea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: In the treatment of sickle-cell disease, hydroxycarbamide increases the concentration of fetal hemoglobin. The precise mechanism of action is not yet clearbut it seems to activate of gammaglobin synthesis necessary for fetal hemoglobin. This stops the rapidly growing cells that turn into sickle cells. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Hydre increases a type of hemoglobin called fetal hemoglobin in sicle cell patients and this prevents the sickle cells from breaking up easily. Hydrea (hydroxyurea) can reduce need for transfusions and patients may have less pain crises, chest sydrome and other complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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