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Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis is wear & tear arthritis, not inflammatory type like rheumatoid arthritis. That said, exercise & weight loss (if overweight or obese) are key to treating pain & disability. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/osteoarthritis/basics/definition/con-20014749. Consider consulting Physical and/or Occupational Therapist depending upon joint that's affected. ...Read more
Rheumatologist: There are many forms of arthritis and different pathways to treat each kind. Some respond to medication; others may require joint surgery; others physical therapy and proper rest/activity. As some treatment can ward off future more severe damage, it is best to have a proper diagnosis by a rheumatologist and enter the proper pathway of treatment. ...Read more
One or two.: Unless you have primary hyperparathyroidism, which need be checked , and a low 25-oh vit d, then vitamin d3 and adequate calcium will help. Pth drives calcium into cartilage and a factor in the dx. The only other dietary issue: iron overload, hemochromatosis, must be exclude. Nsaids with low dose Colchicine will help. But treat the underlying problem, if they can be found. ...Read more
First try PT: Scoliosis curves can range from insignificant to severe curves. Treatment depends heavily on the symptoms you are having. If it is back pain only, then physical therapy to improve muscle control, strength and endurance are the mainstay of treatment. If a curve is more severe, then surgery is sometimes indicated to improve the curvature and relieve pressure from spinal nerves. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many : Reviewed your information, looks you have had hypertension since you have been on calcium channel blocker, hydrochlorothiazide and telmisartan. All those medications are the right medications. But you have breathless on exertion. So you need to have doctor to work up on your heart condition or lung condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Amenorrhea: First you need to diagnose amenorrhea. What causes it? First concern is a pregnancy., so do a pregnancy test. If it has been prolonged it could be pco syndrome, hypothyroidism, anemia , malnutrition, anovulation. Each of these conditions requires a extensive work-up and plan in order to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sacralization: Sacralization is a congenital anomaly that occurs when the transverse processes of the L5 vertebral body fuse to the ilium. The person appears to have 4 lumbar vertebrae instead of 5. The incidence of sacralization occurs in 3.5 % of the population. Sacralization does not cause pain but can lead to adjacent stress on the sacroiliac joints or the disc space and joints above the fused segment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is treated : Depending on type of glomeronephritis determines the treatment regimen. If it autoimmune, corticosteriods and other immunsuppressive agents such as Cytoxan and CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) are used. To better comment we would need to know the type of glomeronephritis that you have. ...Read more
Orthorexia...: ...is a condition that includes symptoms of obsessive behavior in pursuit of a healthy diet. Orthorexia sufferers often display signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders that frequently co-occur with anorexia nervosa or other eating disorders. Learn more from: NEDA (https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/orthorexia-nervosa) ...Read more
Here are some...: Balanitis should improved & even healed timely if the glans penis is well ventilated, cleansed, & dried with timely circumcison if long, tight foreskin is the underlying cause. If circumcision can not be accepted, applying topical antifungal with 05-1 % hysrocortisone cream 1-2 times daily besides keeping the area clean and dry as much as possible will do the trick of help. More? See doc timely... ...Read more
Clinomania: Questions? Do you have low energy level? Are you fatigued? How are your sex drive, appetite and motivation levels? I believe it is important to be checked to determine if there is an underlying health condition or even depression. If your proclivity to stay in your bed is not related to medical/psychological conditions - then consider cognitive behavioral therapy. Take care. ...Read more
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