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How Do Corticosteroids Decrease Icp
Work toward it.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. Do you have any > ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reduce fats: Decreasing dietary fat intake and increasing aerobic exercise to optimize weight is a good starting point for reducing cholesterol levels. Some people are genetically predisposed to have elevated cholesterol despite lifestyle modification, and require medications. Great question, and good luck! ...Read more
Hereditary angeoedemia . How can it be treated? Benedryl and steroids do not work, antihistamines do not help. angeoedemia coupled w/ uticaria
Many options: There are currently several drugs in the market to treat this potentially deadly problem. Anabolic steroid had mostly been used for this disorder until the past few years. Consult an allergist ASAP since this disorder has nothing to do with histamine and thus antihistamine, steroid , and even epinephrine won't help. It can easily be treated nowadays. Make the appointment now. ...Read more
OF COURSE NOT!: Why would you take anything that you don't know what it is, don't know what it's supposed to do for you, don't know how to judge if it's helping and don't know what harm it might do or how it could interact with your medication? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Stick with what your doctor prescribes and that only. It won't help your blood sugar at all. ...Read more
Thirties, generally.: Our metabolism starts to slow in the mid-30s, which is why starting aerobic exercise before then and continuing it through then and beyond is so important for health and well-being and vitality. By the way, women start to lose bone strength in the mid-30s, too, so start supplementing calcium and vitamin D at that age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colchicine: Colchicine (C) reduces uric acid levels in patients who do not excrete a normal amount in their urine, under-excretrs. C increases the urinary output of uric acid (U), lowering U levels in those persons. If one is an over-producer or normal producer of U, C will be of no use. You can reduce U by staying well hydrated and by avoid eating organ meats, such as liver. ...Read more
Swelling: This cortico steroid will reduce swelling of the brain ...Read more
Lifestyle change: Discuss these with your physician. I am going to assume your have glucose intolerance or type II diabetes but do not require medicine at this time. The greatest gift you can give yourself is weight reduction and good exercise. Even if you are already fairly fit, aerobic fitness would be great. Sensible diet will also be a key. ...Read more
Varies on location: Face up to 5 mg/cc, other areas 10 mg-cc more common. ...Read more
How does Clomid (clomiphene) increase testosterone? And how does hCG iinjections help increase testosterone?
Probably by blocking: Clomifene probably blocks the natural feedback look from testosterone to the hypothalamus, so that the hypothalamus in the brain "thinks" there is not enough testosterone. The hypothalamus then secretes more "releasing hormone" to tell the testes to make more testosterone. Injections of HCG tell the leydig cells in the testicles to make more testosterone. ...Read more
Don't treat labs: The labs are to help your physician identify disease. If you are running a low sodium level and do not know why, you have addison's until proved otherwise. It's not all that likely, but people do get it, and it does get missed. I won't trouble you with other possibilities, and if the value is only slightly below reference range (most-but-not-all healthy couch potatoes), you can ignore it. ...Read more
Steroids: Personality, behavioral changes with steroid use include aggressiveness, increase in anger and irritability, increased appetites for food, stimulants, and sex, all the way to psychosis, total loss of reality. Get help before you severely damage your body, cancers of the brain, liver, or damage your family, your relationships, or you occupation! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many reasons: Corticosteroids interfere with inflammation which is a very necessary "step" in the wound healing process. They also stimulate Collagenase which is an enzyme that breaks down collagen, an important component in healing. Corticosteroids also interfere with epithelialization and fibroblast proliferation - 2 cells that are responsible for healing. ...Read more
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