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How to better treat Parkinson's disease?

How to better treat Parkinson's disease?

Modernize Treatment!: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...Read more

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Canavan Disease (Definition)

is a progressive, fatal neurological disorder that begins in infancy. It is caused by an inherited genetic abnormality: the lack of an essential enzyme causes deterioration of the white matter (myelin) in the brain, thereby preventing the proper ...Read more


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How to treat possible gum disease?

How to treat possible gum disease?

Gum Disease: Treatment for gingival problems will vary based on the extent of the condition. Mild gingivitis could be treated with scaling and root planing, whereas advanced periodontitis may require surgical intervention. Since each mouth is different, no one answer fits every situation. Let your dentist explain the extent of your problem and recommended treatment. ...Read more

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How can we treat cushing's disease?

How can we treat cushing's disease?

Depends: Surgery 2 remove the pituitary tumor if possible. During the recovery process, u may need cortisol replacement treatments. Radiation treatment of the pituitary gland may also be used. If the tumor doesnt respond 2 surgery or radiation, u may get meds 2 stop ur body from making cortisol. Adrenal glands may need to be removed to stop the high levels of cortisol from being produced. ...Read more

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How to diagnose Parkinson's disease?

How to diagnose Parkinson's disease?

Diagnose PD: Parkinsons disease is often diagnosed by a history and a clinical exam. The history helps to evaluate if there are any medicines or other factors that can explain the symptoms. The exam should show evidence of muscular rigidity, postural instability or slowness of movement- these are clinical features that are needed to make the diagnosis. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How can I treat wilson disease?

How can I treat wilson disease?

Don't self-treat: Usually an oral medicine to manage copper is all that's required. Be very wary of "alternative and complementary" remedies in this very serious illness, and discuss anything you may be using with your gastroenterologist. I'm going to assume you have real Wilson's and not the "pop" Wilson syndrome, which is not a real illness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can you treat early lung diseases?

How can you treat early lung diseases?

Depends on disease: Non cancerous lung disease is treated by pulmonologists and lifestyle modification. Early lung cancer is demonstrated to be best treated by anatomic resection with complete nodal sampling or node dissection by a board certified thoracic surgeon. Additional/adjunct therapies including chemotherapy and radiation therapy may be indicated based on final pathology staging. ...Read more

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How can you treat gum disease ?

How can you treat gum disease ?

Dentist/home care: Dental supervision and proper home care instruction are imperative to treating gum disease. The severity of the gum disease may dictate how much dental intervention is required. ...Read more

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How can the doctor diagnose charcot-marie-tooth disease?

How can the doctor diagnose charcot-marie-tooth disease?

NCS or Biopsy: The hallmark of CMT is a very even loss of myelin, the insulation surrounding nerves, as opposed to the patchy loss seen in some autoimmune neuropathies. Electrodiagnostic testing can identify this functionally, by noting a uniform slowing of nerve conduction velocity, while nerve biopsy can confirm it anatomically. Additionally, genetic tests can definitively confirm a majority of cases. ...Read more

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How quickly can periodontal disease develop?

How quickly can periodontal disease develop?

It depends: It can develop rapidly or slowly depending on the type. Since you are 41, if you have periodontal disease, it may be the aggressive form in the moderate to advanced stages, or the chronic form in the early stages. There is a lot of variability here. A comprehensive periodontal evaluation with proper radiographs should answer your question! ...Read more

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How can I treat hodgkin's disease?

How can I treat hodgkin's disease?

Chemo and radiation: Hodgkin's disease is treated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy or both. Exactly what therapy is used depends on the extent and size of the tumor. ...Read more

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How to treat parkinson's?

How to treat parkinson's?

Parkinson's disease: is the result of a deficiency of dopamine in a specific area in the brain. Medications that replace the dopamine, mimic the action of dopamine, or reduce the breakdown of dopamine in the brain are used to treat the symptoms. Medication regimens must be adjusted individually. Deep brain stimulation may be helpful when medications do not adequately control symptoms. ...Read more

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How to treat deteriorating disks Disease?

Depends: on how bad it is. Excessive weight is definitely a risk factor for this- so get your weight into the ideal range. Excessive lifting can also cause worsening. ...Read more

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How can I treat celiac disease?

How can I treat celiac disease?

Gluten Free diet: The treatment for celiac disease is to avoid all foods containing gluten. Gluten is most commonly found in barley, wheat and rye grains. You must be a very careful label reader and check for these items in the ingredients list. There are many more gluten free options available in the supermarkets now. If you have been diagnosed with celiac this is a lifelong diet plan. ...Read more

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How can you detect, treat and control infectious disease?

How can you detect, treat and control infectious disease?

See below: We take a history and do a physical exam. We order blood antibody and antigen and pcr molecular tests. We order x-rays, ct scans and nuclear medicine scans. We do bacterial, fungal, viral, o&p and AFB stains and/or cultures of blood, urine, other normally sterile body fluids and stool. Then we use our knowledge and experience to determine what is significant and what is not and make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to cure cirusis disease...?

How to cure cirusis disease...?

Cirrhosis?: I think you mean cirrhosis. Cirrhosis is scarring and fibrosis of the liver. This is seen as the end product of a variety of illnesses. If the underlying disease is treated properlyl some cirrhosis may regress. If not, cirrhosis is treated by avoiding things that irritate the liver such as alcohol and acetaminophen, being immunized against liver diseases and screening / treating complications. ...Read more

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How to get hodgkin's disease?

How to get hodgkin's disease?

Dumb luck: To date, nobody has identified any risk factor from lifestyle. HIV patients are at somewhat greater risk if they're uncontrolled. Some say having recent infectious mono increases risk. I don't believe the claims about Agent Orange; it's possible that acromegalics and growth hormone abusers may have increased risk. ...Read more

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How to cure lung disease naturally?

How to cure lung disease naturally?

No natural cures: Lung disease is too general a term. What specific disease are you talking about? The bottom line is there is no natural cure for lung disease other than avoiding things that make it worse (ie: smoking). ...Read more

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How can you cure Meniere's Disease?

How can you cure Meniere's Disease?

Not "cure".."control: The symptoms of Meniere's disease can be treated bit the disease itself cannot be "cured" Anti-vertigo medications can treat the dizzyness . The noise in the ears is more difficult to deal with. See an Otolaryngologist for help. Your PCP Primary Care Provider can refer you ...Read more