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How Fast Can I Make My Lactose Intolerance Go Away
Symptom Manegement: While there is no cure for lactose intolerance, symptoms of the condition can be managed. Taking a lactase enzyme supplement before eating dairy products can help with lactose digestion. Decreasing/removing milk products from the diet improves symptoms as well, but it is important to find alternate sources of calcium and vitamin d, since they are nutrients essential for good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more
Depends on cause: Gastroparesis (delayed emptying of the stomach) can be difficult to treat. If diabetic (most cases are), it may require medications to treat it and likely will not be curable. If due to scleroderma, it may be very difficult to treat. If a side effect of medications (such as narcotics), then stopping the medication (always after discussion with the prescribing physician) should cure it. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Pancreatitis takes a while to heal and depending on the cause you can facilitate the process. Alcohol is the commonest cause of pancreatitis and abstinence is mandatory. If pancreatitis is due to hyper-triglyceridemia, diet and drug treatment may be needed. If you have biliary disease causing pancreatitis then that will need to be addressed. ...Read more
Depends on the route: If your kidney function is normal, and the offending activity or injury stopped, copious oral hydration should help your rhabdomyolysis resolve in a matter of days for mild cases. For more severe cases, intravenous fluids are sometimes necessary. In other cases still, the kidneys can sustain temporary injury which also requires intravenous fluids. All scenarios usually involve several days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on stage: The clinical course of pyomyositis is variable. Although early-stage pyomyositis can be treated with antibiotics alone, most patients present with intermediate or advanced disease and, therefore, require both antibiotics and surgical drainage for definitive management. ...Read more
Controllable: Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the lids somewhat related to dandruff in the scalp. It causes itching, crusting and redness of the lid skin and swelling in severe cases. It is almost never sight threatening. The usual treatment is cleaning, warm soaks and topical antibiotic + steroid combination creams and medications. Response is variable; recurrence is common. Be patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antiviral: In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It vary: In most cases, itp in children resolves on its own. Your child’s blood may be tested weekly or at longer intervals until the platelet count has returned to normal. Treatment may be recommended based upon the platelet count, age of the patient, activity level and bleeding symptoms. When treatment is recommended, it may involve the following medications that help keep platelet counts at a safe leve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: From a few days to weeks depending on where the overuse injury occurred, and how severe it is. Resting the part using a splint and taking anti inflammatory medications will help. Addressing the actual problem takes creative thinking to decrease the overuse. In severe cases that don't improve with rest, surgery or local injections may be needed for relief. ...Read more
This varies: If your pancoast syndrome is caused by a malignant tumor in your lung then treatment, whether surgical, or with chemotherapy and radiation would be the best way to make the syndrome go away. Surgical removal, if possible, usually results in the quickest regression of the syndrome. But chemo/radiation often resolves the syndrome as well, but in a longer period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Very: Unfortunately, fibromyalgia is a chronic disease (like diabetes) that we manage but never cure. That being said, it can be managed very well so that you can live a healthy productive life. What seems to work best is a combination of medication, exercise, good sleep, meditation, and nutrition. Seek out a doc that has some experience in treating fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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