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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am still have problems we mi erecting of the pene what I can do the medicine don work was ginseng 400mg please let me now what I can do thanks ?
Erection: At your age I would see a physician as you may have a problem that can be rectified ...Read more
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
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.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Suffering from Rheumatoid arthritis and not sure how to treat this better myself. What shall I 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
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
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
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