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I want to know my options for treating advanced Lyme disease?

I want to know my options for treating advanced Lyme disease?

ID Consult: How advanced and what's involved? Do you have cardiac involvement, cerebral involvement, etc. These factors determine the plan of care. You need to see an infectious disease specialist, and bring along copies of your studies if you have them. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A tick-borne illness caused by the bacterium borrelia burgdorferi that results in symptoms of fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin ...Read more


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I want to know my options for treating polyarteritis nodosa?

I want to know my options for treating polyarteritis nodosa?

Limited: Despite many trials, corticosteroids are still the cornerstone of treatment. Cyclophosphamide may be added in more severe cases or in resistant cases of polyarteritis that are not hepatitis b related. Newer agents to treat this condition exist and treatment should only be attempted by a physician intimately familiar with the condition. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating inherited emphysema?

I want to know my options for treating inherited emphysema?

Pulmonary Medicine: Inherited emphysema may be caused by any one of several dozen different genetic conditions. Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency is one well known cause: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency. Your pulmonary doctor will be very familiar with these conditions, can diagnose the exact genetic cause, and will develop a personalized treatment plan for you. If you smoke, stop now. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating progeria?

I want to know my options for treating progeria?

Become informed: This rare pattern of premature aging is seldom seen by primary care providers. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperitive. Most work with a team of specialists who can monitor the DX specific healthrisks & provide guidence for your local source of care.They can also help you find support groups & other parents in the same situation. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating hyperuricemia?

I want to know my options for treating hyperuricemia?

Diet and meds: First thing to do is change your diet. You need to decrease or eliminate foods that are high in purines that can lead to elevated uric acid levels. These foods includebut are not limited to beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages. Red meats, shellfish particularly shrimp, beans. If your uric acid is quite elevated there are medications for the condition, so speak with your physician. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating hepatitis a?

I want to know my options for treating hepatitis a?

None: Hepatitis a is rarely severe and full recovery is the rule rather than the exception without any treatment.. If particularly severe and requiring hospitalization some will use pooled gamma globulin for passive immunization/treatment. Most helpful is being immunized if you are likely to be exposed. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating claudication?

I want to know my options for treating claudication?

Stop smoking: Often a disease of vessel narrowing from smoking related illness, key is to stop smoking, get more exercise, and confer with your doctor. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the best cure for Lyme disease?

I want to know what's the best cure for Lyme disease?

Depends : The approach to proper treatment depends on how the disease presents. If just skin rash simple antibiotics may be all that is necessary. Of more significant disease like neurological or cardiac symptoms then additional measures may well be needed. Best to seek proper help from a rheumatologist or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating bronchiectasis?

I want to know my options for treating bronchiectasis?

Bronchiectasis: So many options: hydration and mucus clearance, chest physiotherapy, bronchodilators, anti inflammatory medications, antibiotics, pulmonary rehab.....Or a combination of all the above. You need a good pulmonologist to work with you. ...Read more

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What choices do I have for treating pick disease?

What choices do I have for treating pick disease?

Manage symptoms: Pick's disease, a form of fronto-temporal dementia (ftd) is neurodegenerative and has no current cure or way to slow its progression. However symptomatic treatment can reduce maladaptive behaviors. This involves medications, non-pharmacological therapies, environmental manipulations and even emerging technologies. The basic scientific understanding of ftd is undergoing a rapid advance. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating pelvic support problems?

I want to know my options for treating pelvic support problems?

Pessary vs surgery: You can do kegel exercises to help lift the walls that have dropped minimally. For moderate to severe prolapse a person usually needs something mechanical done (either use a pessary or have surgery to lift the organs back into their proper position). Surgery includes using own tissue, cadaver tissue, pig tissue, suture mesh) and can be done vaginally or abdominally. ...Read more

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What choices do I have for treating cushing disease?

What choices do I have for treating cushing disease?

Options: Cushing's disease is different than cushing's syndrome. Cushing's disease is caused by a tumor or enlargement (hyperplasia) of the pituitary gland. The best treatment is to take it out through surgery. If the surgery is incomplete, radiation treatment can then be used. Lastly, if these treatments are not successful, the adrenal glands may need to be removed to stop the production of cortisol. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating cardiac arrest?

I want to know my options for treating cardiac arrest?

Yes or No: Your only option is to decide in advance. Either you want to be resuscitated, or you wish have a "do not resuscitate" order/ advanced directive.. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating childhood brain tumors?

I want to know my options for treating childhood brain tumors?

Depends: There are a number of different types of tumors, requiring different therapies or combinations of therapies. They include surgery, radiation and chemotherapeutic regimes. Some grow so slowly, they are simply watched over time. And some unfortunately are incurable. If you need more specifics, you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Need advice about pelvic inflammatory disease. Should I ask the guy to help pay for my treatment?

Need advice about pelvic inflammatory disease. Should I ask the guy to help pay for my treatment?

Medical First: You need to be treated for pelvic inflammatory disease before anything else if you have not already. You do not want to be left with active infection and the possibility for long term complications while deciding on who should contribute money. Once treated, sit down and decide if you think you will get financial help or simply argue. Ultimately, the decision will remain in your hands. ...Read more

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I want to know why i can't find a doctor who will test for Lyme disease?

See details: That sounds absurd. Any doctor should be willing to test for lyme if your symptoms fit that diagnosis. If you are looking to continually have the test repeated when it is consistently negative, you are wasting time, energy and money. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating joint pain?

I want to know my options for treating joint pain?

Several: Options for joint pain: activity modification (avoid activities that aggravate the pain); anti-inflammatory medication; cortisone injection; weight loss if you are over-weight (for lower extremity joint pain). ...Read more

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Are there any Lyme doctors who take insurance? This is slowly killing me and I need help. Going downhill and none know how to treat. Late stage lyme.

Are there any Lyme doctors who take insurance? This is slowly killing me and I need help. Going downhill and none know how to treat. Late stage lyme.

Late lyme disease: There are many reputable doctors who would be willing to accept your insurance for your condition. I would look for a compassionate physician who demonstrates an interest in chronic fatigue. Have a great day. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating kleptomania?

I want to know my options for treating kleptomania?

See below: I know of no specific treatment but f/u with a counselor experienced in impulse control issues is a start. Meds that help impulsiveness may have a role but are largely not looked at for this specific indication or process addictions in general. ...Read more

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