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Medicine for thyroid nodule?

Medicine for thyroid nodule?

Depends on problem: 3 major categories of potential health issues caused by thyroid nodules: a) large size affecting swallowing, breathing, voice ; b) over active production of thyroid hormone (hyperthyroid) ; and c) ~5% of nodules are cancer. Methimazole and ptu (propylthiouracil) are pills that block thyroid hormone production, treating b) above. Radioactive i-131 can shrink/destroy nodule, treating a) and b). Need surgery for c). ...Read more

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Dr. Kamal Shoukri
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Hypopituitarism (Definition)

A medical condition in which the pituitary gland, located in the ...Read more


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Suggest medicine for thyrotoxicosis?

Suggest medicine for thyrotoxicosis?

See physician: Hyperthyroidism, overactive thyroid, when gland produces and secretes excessive amounts of thyroid hormone.Hyperthyroidism is one cause of thyrotoxicosis, hypermetabolic clinical syndrome which occurs withelevated se rum levels of t3 (liothyronine) and/or t4.Thyrotoxicosis can occur secondary to inflammation or thyroiditis or taking excessive thyroid hormone. Hyperthyroidism rx by medication or radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Why call standard medicine "allopathy"?

Not our choice: In the late 1800s american medicine was very fragmented and not standardized. Physicians with mds existed, but the level of care was pretty poor and formal training was spotty. The opportunity existed for a lot of other alternative professions to arise such as osteopathy, naturopathy, homeopathy, chiropractic, etc. To give us a name they decided on "allopathy, " which is pretty ridiculous. ...Read more

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What is fertility medicine specialty?

What is fertility medicine specialty?

Fertility Medicine: Reproductive endocrinology and infertility (rei) is a surgical subspecialty of obstetrics and gynecology that trains physicians in reproductive medicine addressing hormonal functioning as it pertains to reproduction as well as the issue of infertility. While most rei specialists primarily focus on the treatment of infertility, reproductive endocrinologists also have training in ob-gyn. ...Read more

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How do complementary doctors treat congenital hypothyroidism?

How do complementary doctors treat congenital hypothyroidism?

Thyroid hormone: The treatment for congenital hypothyroidism is to replace the missing hormone, thyroxine, and monitor the treatment. I would hope all health providers would treat it the same way! it's a very natural treatment (it's replacing the same missing hormone the body is not making) and usually all that is necessary. ...Read more

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What is holistic medicine ?

What is holistic medicine
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Holistic Medicine: At its heart, all good medicine is holistic -- whether practiced by md's, do's, or nd's. To me it's sad when physicians of any background forget the need to attend to the whole patient in their work, and overlook the role that healing plays in patient outcomes. Relationship is essential to this process. I believe we all can do better, and that patients like you need to remind us. Thank you. ...Read more

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Does traditional chinese medicine cure raynaud's?

Does traditional chinese medicine cure raynaud's?

No cure but may help: There is not a cure, but some research shows that gingko biloba decreases the number of raynaud's vasospasm attacks. Gingko has vasodilator effects. Like other non-fda-regulated medicines, traditional chinese meds are of uncertain purity, composition, strength, etc... Traditional chinese ideas of avoiding cold drinks, cold foods, cold temperatures, wetness from rain or snow, etc... Can be helpful. ...Read more

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How is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics? Is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics?

How is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics? Is anti-aging medicine (aam) different from geriatrics?

Nutrition: Aam deals with biochemical aspect understanding of nutritional issues/deficencies of each medical condition. Geriatrics deals with prevention, promotion, preservation and independence but little training on nutrtional management. Both aam and geriatrics do manage what we call successful aging. ...Read more

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What medicine helps a pituitary tumor?

What medicine helps a pituitary tumor?

Depends: It matters what the pituitary tumor produces. Often, bromocritpine is used for prolactinomas. Discuss with a good endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is integrative medicine?

What is integrative medicine?

Consortium defn: Integrative medicine is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. From http://www.Imconsortium.Org/about/home.Html/. ...Read more

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Why does thyroid replacement therapy in hypoadrenalism cause adrenal crisis?

Why does thyroid replacement therapy in hypoadrenalism cause adrenal crisis?

Great question!: Even people with adrenal problems often make a little bit of cortisol. This little bit can be enough to keep them from getting very sick. In hypothyroidism the body's need for cortisol goes down and the little bit you make lasts longer. So if a person has both thyroid and adrenal disease, treating the thyroid without treating the adrenal problem first causes the little cortisol to run out quicker. ...Read more

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Does holistic health mean integrative medicine?

Does holistic health mean integrative medicine?

No: Integrative medicine embodies holistic health principles (creating wellness in mind-body-spirit: i.e. Whole person health care) but holistic health can be practiced by anyone, anywhere. ...Read more

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What is ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis?

What is ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis?

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE: Is the traditional medicine of india, originating some 5, 000 yrs ago.It emphasizes on re establishing balance in the body through diet, lifestyle, exercise, and body cleansing, with improvements in the health of body, mind and spirit. As far as how it makes chronic rhinitis better specificslly, I have not a clue. ...Read more

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How are allopathic and osteopathic medicine different?

How are allopathic and osteopathic medicine different?

OMT: Doctors of Osteopathic medicine in the US have very similar training to those of Allopathic medicine, in that they take the same courses and have same certifications and qualifications, but also take additional classes in Osteopathic Manupulative Treatment (also known as OMT). This treatment allows D.O.'s to treat some conditions with their hands and they are also taught to think more holistically ...Read more

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What medication treats a lazy thyroid?

What medication treats a lazy thyroid?

Hypothyroid?: "lazy thyroid" is not a medical diagnosis. If your thyroid is truly not making enough thyroid hormone so that your thyroid level is low (tsh level is high), then the treatment is to take thyroid hormone (levothyroxine). ...Read more

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Pl tell me homeopathic medicine for CSF rhinorrhoea?

Pl tell me homeopathic medicine for CSF rhinorrhoea?

Csf: If you have CSF rhinorrhea you should see a neurosurgeon or specializzed ENT asap. No homeopathic medicine helps this. ...Read more

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How do integrative doctors treat congenital heart disease?

How do integrative doctors treat congenital heart disease?

Comprehensive care: Congenital heart disease should be cared for in hospitals with a dedicated team of highly trained specialists, including pediatric cardiologists, congenital heart surgeons, intensive care physicians/ neonatologists, nurses, respiratory therapists, nutritionists, social work, physical and speech therapists, family support team, and other medical consultants to provide integrated care. ...Read more

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What tests should one ask for adrenal insuf diagnosis (iatrogenic induced)? Medicines, exercises, food, natural remedies to help? N Texas specialists?

What tests should one ask for adrenal insuf diagnosis (iatrogenic induced)? Medicines, exercises, food, natural remedies to help? N Texas specialists?

Adrenals can be: tested in the conventional way starting w/family doc. He/she may refer you to an endocrinologist. A more alternative approach is to get an Adrenal Stress Index test from Diganostechs lab in WA state. It uses saliva as the sample and most conventional docs won't be trained in this. Then supplements can be used based on test results through a nutritionally oriented physician. Peace & health. ...Read more