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I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat deep vein thrombosis?

I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat deep vein thrombosis?

Take the medicine: Assuming this is a correct diagnosis, untreated DVT can be serious, and can lead to pulmonary emboli ("pe"), or chronic venous stasis, both of which can be debilitating, if not downright deadly (pe). If you hate taking medicine, its best to prevent long term disease by treating acute problems in the short term, even if it means taking medicine. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep vein thrombosis means a blood clot in the deeper veins of the affected extremity. The deeper veins of the major functional veins that returned blood flow back towards the heart. Having a blood clot in a deep vein is a serious issue and needs to be treated with anticoagulation therapy to prevent the possibility of a blood clot traveling ...Read more


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I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat kidney infections?

I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat kidney infections?

Cranberry juice: It is good to prevent UTI esp in women. However, their ability to cure infection is suspect at best. If the infection is mild, you can try it with a close attention to see if not better in a few days then you need antibiotics. Note, if you actually mean kidney infection (pyelonephritis) i.e. Fever or loin pain + UTI i would treat promptly with antibiotics through your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to best prevent pulmonary embolism if I have a deep vein thrombosis?

What can I do to best prevent pulmonary embolism if I have a deep vein thrombosis?

Anticoagulation: As stated anticoagulation of the blood is the treatment for DVT and is effective in preventing pulmonary emboli. Ivc filters should not be thought of as the treatment for dvt. They are useful for patients that can not be anticoagulated due to other diseases. Filters are effective at trapping large embli but do not treat the DVT and do not trap smaller emboli. ...Read more

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I'm terrified the pill is going to give me thread veins and deep vein thrombosis, how can I prevent this?

I'm terrified the pill is going to give me thread veins and deep vein thrombosis, how can I prevent this?

Oral BCP AND DVT: There is a correlation between taking oral BCP'S and both the development of DVT and spider veins.Other factors include family history, weight and fitness level. There is no fool proof way to guarantee that you will not develop either spider veins or DVT, however,the risk of DVT is low. If you stay fit, keep the weight down and see your physician for any vein problems you will keep the risk low. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat or eliminate my varicose vein?

What can I do to treat or eliminate my varicose vein?

Veins: Depends on the cause Larger bulging veins usually treated with thermal ablation Smaller spider veins sclerotherapy Firstly need a venous Doppler evaluation to determine source of problem ...Read more

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What can I do to treat varicose veins?

What can I do to treat varicose veins?

See Vascular Surgeon: Consult a board-certified vascular surgeon, who is the "vein specialist" recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties ABMS. Vascular surgeons have typically completed 7 yrs of residency & fellowship in vein disease management. A "phlebologist" may not have any formal university training in vein diseases, as not recognized by ABMS. Therapy includes ablation, phlebectomy, & sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Help? I believe I have deep vein thrombosis, what should I do ?

Help? I believe I have deep vein thrombosis, what should I do ?

Anticoagulation: There are two kinds of blood clots-superficial and deep. Deep is the more serious and is also called dvt. The treatment for DVT is to first make the diagnosis usually with a venous ultrasound or cat scan. Next patients are placed on blood thinners of which there are many including heparin, coumadin, (warfarin) lovenox, pradaxa, xaralto, etc, the duration of treatment is dependent on many facto ...Read more

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I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat mad cow disease?

I hate taking medicine. What can I do to treat mad cow disease?

Nothing: Unfortunately, mad cow disease, a prion disease, has no cure and no real treatment to slow it's progression. The treatments used are for symptoms, such as aggression, delusions, insomnia, etc. Plus, supportive care for daily activities becomes more and more necessary as the illness advances. ...Read more

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I dont want to take any medications but i have back acne and i dont know how to go about treating it, some of the pimples are deep and cant be popped.

I dont want to take any medications but i have back acne and i dont know how to go about treating it, some of the pimples are deep and cant be popped.

Benzoyl peroxide gel: 5-10% and daily washing with gentle soap ( Baby soap or oatmeal soap ). DO NOT SQUEEZE!!!!! If no response in 4 weeks you will need prescription gel or pills. ...Read more

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Which is the best and the fastest way to relieve anxiet yattacks? I tried breathing and talking to myself, but it didn't work. I can't afford a doctor as I am currently unemployed. What else can I do?

Which is the best and the fastest way to relieve anxiet yattacks? I tried breathing and talking to myself, but it didn't work. I can't afford a doctor as I am currently unemployed. What else can I do?

Resources: I agree with dr. Finman about the usefulness of meditation. I use it with my patients also. You might enjoy a video by ira israel called "mindfulness meditations for anxiety: 7 practices to reduce stress." http://tinyurl.Com/kks7kpo he also has one on depression that's quite good. There's also "a mindfulness-based stress reduction workbook" by goldstein & stahl. Both inexpensive & useful. ...Read more

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What kind of herbs do you suggest for acid reflux I use rennie when i feel bad but i don't want take medicine often what can I do to relax my stomach?

What kind of herbs do you suggest for acid reflux I use rennie when i feel bad but i don't want take medicine often what can I do to relax my stomach?

Ganoderma: Organogold coffee contains the king of herbs call gaoderma. My patients no longer experiencing such common i poblem. Go online:www.Drerniestarcafe, organogold.Com. You can order it if you want it. ...Read more

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Hi doctor,, Please I want to ask about small veins are shown like spider lan under my skin in legs,, how can i treat it without laser surgery? Thank

Hi doctor,, Please I want to ask about small veins are shown like spider lan under my skin in legs,, how can i treat it without laser surgery?  
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Spider veins: Spider veins and vericose veins are asociated with the following: Age, obesity, multiple pregnancies, lack of exercise, standing occupations, genetics. Things to do: walk/exercise, do not cross legs, try Natto or Vitamin K2 they help strenghten veins. You may find regular vitamin c helpfull too. ...Read more

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I believe I have add and I can't get a doctor to listen to me and help I'm afraid that they only think I want to medication used to treat it?

Too common: This is unfortunately the case for so many. A most stigmatized diagnosis amongst the profession. It is both over and under diagnosed and treated. Risks on erring too much on side or the other of the debate. Overall wishing you well in which ever direction you move ...Read more

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Do I need to take warfarin to treat my vascular disease?

Do I need to take warfarin to treat my vascular disease?

Special cases do: Warfarin is not the standard treatment for most cases of peripheral vascular disease. In general, most people with PVD benefit from Aspirin and statin medications which reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke. However, some people may have other diseases associated with vascular disease that require warfarin. Check with your doctor! ...Read more

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Suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis and not sure how to treat this better myself. What shall I do?

Suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis and not sure how to treat this better myself.  What shall I do?

Rheumatoid advice : Make sure you have a good PCP to coordinate your care and see a good rheumatologist. Hook up with patients who also have RA - go to patientslikeme.com and maybe join the national RA association. Be careful of some of the garbage online !!! ...Read more

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I am unable to concentrate. I want to go to a neurologist but i don't like the medications because i heard there's very bad side effects. What to do ?

I am unable to concentrate. I want to go to a neurologist but i don't like the medications because i heard there's very bad side effects. What to do ?

Needs evaluation: Need to see a specialist to assess what is really wrong. Not every illness or problem is treated by medications. See your primary physician for advice. ...Read more

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What should I do to overcome my depression without taking medicine?

What should I do to overcome my depression without taking medicine?

Therapy/self-care: Therapy will help -- ask your primary care doctor or call your insurance about a mental health provider. Things that you can do on your own -- try to establish routines, sleep hygiene, small achievable goals, look for positive aspects of the environment -- do a summary at the end of the day -- best thing that happened, the things i laughed at, etc. To bring you a sense of joy. ...Read more

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I'm starting to think I have deep vein thrombosis ? Any advice?

I'm starting to think I have deep vein thrombosis ? Any advice?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptom of DVT is pain and the most common physical finding is swelling. However, not everyone has these. If you have unexplained swelling with or without calf or thigh pain then a venous ultrasound would be indicated to look for a dvt. Sometimes even a ct scan or mrv is necessary. The bottom line is, if DVT is considered, then proper testing is required. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more