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Variable: When steroids are injected into the spine, a long-acting numbing medicine is usually also injected which may provide immediate temporary relief. The steroid usually takes several days to begin working. If there's no relief of symptoms after about 10 days - 2 weeks, unlikely that the esi will help. Sometimes a second or third injection is needed. Also, these don't work for every cause of pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Altered normal cell: normal cells can be affected by viruses or carcinogens to develop mutations in certain genes termed "oncogenes" Certain of these genes like p53 allow cells that have a DNA mutation to slow their rate of division to allow corrections. With mutated genes the corrections not made and mutation is passed to divided cells. There are enzymes like telomerase to allow the mutated cell to have immortality. ...Read more
What role does clindamycin have on clearing up acne? How does it work? What does it do to achieve results?
Acne and Bacteria: A bacteria, known as propionibacterium acnes, is a normal inhabitant of the skin. It uses sebum as a nutrient for growth, therefore increases in follicles during puberty. People with acne have more propionibacterium acnes in their follicles than people without acne. Clindamycin decreases the bacteria which is involved in acne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many techniques: Hair replacement can be accomplished with hairpieces ( wigs), hair rearrangement, topical medications or systemic hormone alteration, flaps or grafts. Currently the practice if transferring a single or a few hair follicles is very popular (fue) and produce excellent results. Cost are typically charged per hair unit transferred with reductions for larger grafts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read abt Kybella to help with sub-chin flab. How does it work and how long for results to show? Cost? Side effects? How does it compare to smart lipo?
Plastic surgeon: Deoxycholic acid, under the trade name Kybella, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for reducing moderate-to-severe fat below the chin. When injected into submental fat, deoxycholic acid helps destroy fat cells. Many patients experience visible contouring of their chin profile in two to four treatment sessions spaced at least one month apart. Cost is $1-2,000. Not covered by insurance ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
LAB FERTILIZATION: Ivf means the egg and sperm are fertillized in the lab, in a petri dish rather than in a womans tubes. Traditionally the female is given fertility medications to help the ovary to make more than one egg and then the eggs are removed from the ovary. The eggs and sperm are put together in the lab in a petri dish to fertilize. Several days later, the embryo is transferred into the uterus. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How does cbt work exactly? What does the psychiatrist do, and what does the patient have to do? Is it like reprogramming your brain?
Helps to reframe : Cbt helps by both reframing your thoughts as well as providing behavioral techniques to help with depression and/or anxiety. Check out "the feeling good book" by david burns, $5 kindle version $7 print version on amazon, which is written for patients and based on cbt techniques. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You forgot to say: what it is you are taking! Look on the bottle or box for the name and the ingredients. Look up each ingredient on the internet, this is a pretty good site https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html but it is US based. If you are in another country, you may have a similar resource that uses the drug names that are used in your country. ...Read more
Is q10 safe to take with out doctors care and how fast does it work ?how does it work in the body.
Coenzyme Q10: Cholesterol lowering Statins do seem to lower Coenzyme Q10 levels. Statins also cause muscle aches and pains (myopathies). Coenzyme Q10 deficiency MAY be one mechanism for statin-induced myopathies. However, taking Coenzyme Q10 with statins to decrease the probability of developing statin-induced myopathies is unproven. Myopathies usually resolve by just switching to another statin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Removes waste, fluid: Dialysis takes over two important functions of the kidney: removing waste products & removing excess fluid. There are two basic techniques: hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In hemodialysis, blood is removed from the body, circulated through a filter much like an oil filter, and returned to the blood stream. Peritoneal dialysis uses the peritoneal membrane in the abdomen. ...Read more
Clarify, please!: A fumarole is a volcanic vent in the earth that releases hot water vapor. It is not the name of a medical treatment. There are a couple of drugs that have fumarate (a chemical compound) in them. Which do you mean? Ask again, and specify, please. ...Read more
In general, what does epinephrine do, i.e. how does it work to remedy anaphylactic reaction? Thank you.
In many: ways it helps- acts on a number of receptors causes constriction, or tightening, of the blood vessels, which decreases swelling and also helps to increase blood pressure, increases the heart’s contraction and heart rate, which can help to prevent or reverse cardiovascular collapse. Epinephrine relaxes the muscles around the airways in the lun ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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