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How Do Physicians Treat Lymphedema
Compression: It is treated with a pump, compression with support hose. Internist may try water pills with some effect. I have found enzymes helpful in realist cases such as bromelain, a pineapple enzyme 3-6 a da in divided doses 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tough case: Sorry to hear you have this condition. Since it is not correctable surgically you are really stuck with managing the symptoms. There are some interventional pain management techniques that may help. Spinal cord stimulation is an excellent option as an addition to medication management and psychological counseling for coping techniques. ...Read more
Need details: U s pharmacopeia no such thing as vencetacil is listed. It appears in dominican republic , vince tacilla may be marketed as vencetacil is injected into for lymphedema , is not a approved treatment in usa may be the chemical could be one of betal lactamases that has enzymatic activity ...Read more
Steroid cream: Hemorrhoids are swollen, dilated veins that cause pain and itching. Steroid creams or suppositories will shrink most hemorrhoids. On occasion a hemorrrhoid vein will develop a thrombus. This requires excision, usually in the office under local anesthetic. Problematic hemorhoids that cause a lot of blood loss or incapacitating pain will need excision in the or. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meditation and ...: Complementary and alternative medicine doctors (or non-doctors) treat depression with multiple modalities including: meditation, diet, tai-chi, exercise, all of which show some benefit. Others use treatments with no demonstrated value such as blood irradiation, colonic cleansing . . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bleeding, pain: Intl hemorrhoids can give u bleeding with a bowel movement, blood on the toilet paper or in the bowl. If large, they can become trapped and give u pain or at least bad inflamation, itching. Ext. Hemorrhoids can itch and if a clot forms and obstructs them they can b extremely painful and a patch of skin can die off causing infection. Usually begin with fiber and hygine changes, sx if refractory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy/Rheumatology: Allergy/Immunology specialists (as opposed to rheumatologists) treat people with various allergies and with asthma. This includes adults, but often much of the practice is pediatric. They also help identify and treat people with immunodeficiencies that make them more susceptible to infections. The specific treatments really depend on what is being treated. Rheumatologists Rx autoimmune disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multimodal: After a complete evaluation, doctors generally treat anxiety with a combination of psychotherapy and medications as needed. Some also recommend mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, and physical disciplines such as tai chi and yoga (which also have a spiritual component). All these can work together to help the person dealing with anxiety. ...Read more
Calciphylaxis: There are two components: first, your renal doctor will need to look into correctable biochemical abnormalities to see if there is something to be corrected like calcium, phosphate, and parathyroid hormone levels; second, the wounds will need careful treatment in a wound center by a physician that is willing to work with you over long term. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Most often we don't: But in cases where the sarcoid causes symptoms that don't go away on their own, or when organ damage is severe, or imminent, then steroids are the first step. Long term we try to get off steroids and use other drugs like methotrexate, Hydroxychloroquine ("plaquenil") and several others that are used less commonly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV-warts removal: There is currently no effective treatment for hpv, but some have warts, as a result of hpv infections, which can be removed with medications or burned off. Otherwise, the best treatment is preventing the infections--vaccines and use of protection such as condoms. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
BPH natural remedies: There are many herbs and natural remedies that may help improve symptoms of bph. Most are based in the saw palmetto. Pumpkin seeds, corn silkian, soy, tomatoes, watermelon seeds, stinging nettle ( in europe) http://tlc.Howstuffworks.Com/family/home-remedies-for-prostate-problems.Htm. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ankle Sprain: Typical interventions include rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the injured area. Stay off the foot completely for at least a week. Vitamin c & beta-carotene may help the body make more connective tissue; bromelain may decrease inflammation. Depending on specific symptoms, homeopathic remedies such as arnica, ruta, and bryonia can help. Also, turmeric may help reduce swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many tests: Through carotid (ultrasound) scan, nuclear stress test, stress echocardiogram, echocardiogram, pet scan, ct scan, mri, ankle brachial index test, peripheral ultrasound, ekgs. These tests are only used after a thorough history and physical that provides the indications for the appropriate test(s). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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