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How Is Cachexa Corrected
It is difficult: Cachexia from any cancer is difficult to treat. Many reasons can lead to poor appetite, from apathy to lack of hunger or not even being able to taste foods well thus decreasing appetite. I'd recommend that you work with a dietician who is familiar with cancer patients. Protein calories seem to be quite important as well. I have not seen doctors use Megace (megestrol) an appetite stimulant in these cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is congestive heart failure? How is it contracted, what is the treatment, how does it affect life expetancy ?
Failure of the heart: Failure of the heart muscles to pump blood effectively from the chambers to the body/lungs leading to back up of blood . Caused by heart attacks, (coronary artery disease) long standing hypertension/diabetes, chemotherapy, congenital heart defects, intractable rhythm problems. Life expectancy depends on underlying cause. ...Read more
Ligaments?: Congenital laxity simply means that you are born with looser ligaments than most. Many people can live with this and have no problems. However, if you are severely "loose" and would like to try and counter this my recomendation would be to stregthen the musculature around the problematic area. Muscles and ligaments work together in the body to keep things "tight". Hope this helps... ...Read more
Bony abnormalities: Madelung's deformity is a condition characterized by abnormally shaped wrists and wrist bones combined with short stature. This is typically congenital but often symptoms don't present until the pre-teen years. Treatment can be pain medicines, splints, or sometimes surgery. ...Read more
Fissure: Are we talking about Anal fissure/ if that's the case then prevent constipation, avoid straining, drink enough water, consume enough fiber and use sitz bath (sit in the warm water couple of times a day). also you could ask your doctor for creams like Anusol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Carefully: It means a softening of the articular cartilage in joint. Usually mainly knee. It may be inherited or traumatic, and you can't stop it. Protect your joint from stress as in lb/sq ". Jumping increases this a lot, even down a stair, off a tailgate etc. Jogging is repetative trauma and can take it's toll swimming is good exercise . If swollen, gives out grinds, surg clean out may help smoothen it. ...Read more
Which word?: Tinnitus is ringing in the ears. It's very hard to treat effectively and an otolaryngologist referral's needed. Tetanus is vaccine-preventable but sadly is still with it; it's treated by finding and removing the bacteria living in a dead zone, and supporting breathing while it's needed. ...Read more
Calcium parathyroid: This is usually diagnosed in people with kidney disease. If the calcium is low, or the phosphorus too high, or the level of Vit D too low, the parathyroid makes too much PTH, which causes bone disease. Treatment targets the cause: vit D (calcitriol), phosphate binders, special diets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Won't keep you alive: The liver does multiple things - synthesizes proteins, metabolizes products to make them more useful or less harmful or easier to excrete, moves blood from the intestines to the main venous blood flow system (in the vena cava), etc. When the liver is hurt from a sudden insult (tylenol (acetaminophen) overdose, etc) or long-term exposure (alcohol, heptatitis c, etc) 1 or more of these functions can't be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral B12: 2500 micrograms of sublingual B12 can correct B12 deficiency, ...Read more
Remaining parathyroi: It sounds like you had a parathyroid adenoma removed because of hyperparathyroidism. Typically this is a problem of one parathyroid. You have 3 others that will function fine after removal of the overactive one. Calcium levels which were high, should return to normal and stay normal. ...Read more
It cannot be treated: Lamin proteins are thought to be involved in nuclear stability, chromatin structure and gene expression. Mutations in the lmna gene are associated with several diseases, including muscular dystrophy, familial partial lipodystrophy, limb girdle muscular dystrophy, dilated cardiomyopathy, charcot-marie-tooth disease, and others. ...Read more
A variety: The most common in adults is renal cell carcinoma, and it may be treated surgically for cure even if it's gotten fairly far in many cases; there are some old and some new chemotherapeutic agents that are remarkable and have surprised me by their effectiveness. ...Read more
Two measurements: The first measurement is hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying protein inside red blood cells). This is reported as grams per 100 ml (g/dl). Values <12 (14 for men) are considered anemic. The second is hematocrit. This indicates the % of volume of blood taken up by red blood cells. Values <36 (42 for men) are considered anemic. Note: different labs might have slightly differing normal ranges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can glaucoma be cured via surgery. How much does it cost? What is the best hospital to get this surgery done?
Yes: There are many different surgical treatments for glaucoma: SLT laser, trabeculectomy, shunt, MIGS, endocyclophotocoagulation, trabeculotomy, and others. Each has its own price range. There are many good general ophthalmologists and glaucoma supspecialists available. You need to make an appointment with one to discuss your options to determine what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extra images from ey: Most visual doubling is when the two eyes are out of alignment (strabismus). But some conditions cause extra images from one eye including uncorrected astigmatism, cataracts, macular distortions and corneal disturbances. Most of these can be treated successfully by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Mngie: MNGIE is a multi system autosomal recessive disorder characterized by gastrointestinal dysmotility and peripheral nervous system involvement death occurs before 35 years of life. Treatment options include allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and carrier erythrocytes entrapped TP therapy . Hope this answers your question . Mitochondrial Neurogatrointestinal Encephalomyopathy ...Read more
Osteoporosis.: For osteoporosis, it's weight bearing exercise, calcium and vitamin D3 supplementation, keep your weight down. Medications when necessary would include Fosamax, Actonel or Boniva (ibandronate). You'd need bone density tests every two to three years after you reach the menopause and treat more aggressively with medications dependent on the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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