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How To Get Rid Of Dowagers Hump
Depends: Dowagers hump is the stooped over posture from a compression fracture of the thoracic spine. It occurs most commonly from osteoporosis. The fracture causes a loss of height more pronounced in the front of the vertebrae leading to the bent over posture. If acute or subacute (i.e. Not chronic) this can be treated and potentially corrected with a procedure called kyphoplasty. ...Read more
Is there any exercises to get rid of hump on the back of my neck? I slouch Sometimes my hunch isn't big though
Improve your posture: This is not worrisome is there are no associated symptoms such as pain or weakness. If the contour of your neck lessens with improved posture, it is important to maintain good posture as much as possible by keeping your head above your shoulders. Focusing on strengthening the muscles between your shoulder blades and abdominal muscles and limiting prolonged sitting will helps. ...Read more
Depends: If the hump is in an amenable location, surgical resection of the piece of rib can make the protruding rib shape disappear. This is purely a cosmetic procedure, though. You can have chronic pain after the procedure if the nerves that run under the ribs are damaged severely. Also, many insurances will not pay for this as it is only cosmetic. If you are still interested, check with your doctors. ...Read more
C7 spinous process: Or vertebra prominens (the prominent vertebra). You need it. However, posture can be a component of how far it sticks out. Working on your posture by keeping your upper back, neck and head more erect will minimize it. For adults, physical therapy may be a good start. There are medical conditions that can also create a more fatty hump, but for most people it's just part of their body. ...Read more
I have a bit of back fat on my neck that looks a lot like a hump but I feel my back and no arc. How can I get rid of this "buffalo hump"?
Have you been check?: It could be a medical condition. You should be check. ...Read more
So I broke my nose when I was 6 and now I'm 18 and got this bug ugly hump! Can I get rid of it without surgery at all?
I'm 16 ad have kyphosis caused by a compression fracture. Is there any surgery to get rid of it? The hump is causing me a lot of emotional struggle
Kyphosis: Obvious question is how did you get this fracture? If this was traumatic and is a stable fracture then typically surgery is not indicated. If there is significant deformity and pain then a small surgical procedure or can possibly help you. It depends how old the fracture is. There are certainly options and you should seek a consultation with an orthopedic spine surgeon. ...Read more
Depends: The treatment for erectile dysfunction depends on the cause. In a young person, it is most likely not diabetes or other chronic diseases, although these should be considerations. The treatment could be anything from counseling/therapy to medications. You need to see your primary care provider. ...Read more
my initial reading of your question made me think you might have meant VD for venereal disease.
If so, this question becomes complicated until more information is known. What are your symptoms? Have you been diagnosed with something? Has someone informed you that you may have been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease.
I just need more information to answer your question appropriately. ...Read more
Time: All the medications that have been put forward to target cold viruses (not influenza) have not surprisingly proved lame and worse than the disease. Best rx's is Pseudoephedrine used judiciously and briefly, something like iboprofen for pain, and plenty of water to keep the pain meds from slowing down kidney function and keeping the chest secretions moist and flowing. ...Read more
Test and treat.: Your first step would be to elucidate cause - generally speaking it’s physical/medical 50% of the time and mental/emotional 50% of the time. Once work-up for physical/medical causes is complete, then entertainment of cause and treatment can begin. Consult with Urologist to begin the process. ...Read more
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more
I wouln't try it: If you use a freckle remover, even from a dermatologist, you risk disfiguring yourself. Freckles are endearing, they're distinctively you, and a majority of your friends probably like them. Ask them. If you want them less prominent, avoid excess sunlight -- wise in any case. ...Read more
Will take its course: Common cold is caused by a virus and there is no antibiotic used to treat it. It is self limiting and usually one gets better within 5 to7 days. But you can take some symptomatic meds like decogestants with or without cough medicine if you need relief for cough and Tylenol or Ibuprofen for aches or fever. And drink plenty fluids and refrain from smoking ...Read more
Start with a medical: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Take care. ...Read more
Scabies: First in many instances the product that is available over the counter is no longer strong enough to rid yourself of these bugs. There is a prescription strength of Permethrin cream at 5% concentration and there is a pill that many physicians are now prescribing to rid you of these bugs. Your family physician should be able to help you get treated. ...Read more
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