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Is there a cure for pleural effusion?

Is there a cure for pleural effusion?

Treat the cause: Pleural effusion is not a disease. It results when the production of pleural fluid exceeds the body's ability to reabsorb it. It has many causes (pneumonia, heart failure, blood clots, trauma, bleeding). Fixing the underlying cause with or withourt draining the fluid usually results in "cure". With some exceptions, cancer that causes pleural effusion is not curable, but it it is treatable. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Fluid In The Lungs (Definition)

Fluid around lungs has many causes. It can be exudate(thick i.E pus from infection, malignancy etc) or transudative(heart failure). It may be treated based on the problem found by sampling(thoracentesis). Labs on the fluid help the clinician determine the etiology. For recurring pleural fluid, sometime pleuradesis is necessary to hep prevent recurrance. Need ...Read more


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Is there a cure for pneumothorax?

Is there a cure for pneumothorax?

Yes: It may resolve on its own. It may require a catheter or tube to evacuate the air to relieve any shortness of breath. It may need surgery if it recurs to remove blebs (air cysts) at the top of the lung. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for interstitial pneumonia?

Is there a cure for interstitial pneumonia?

Maybe: Interstitial pneumonia is not one disease, but a large group of inflammatory lung diseases. Some of them are infectious and respond to antibiotics, some get better spontaneously, and still others will resolve or at least improve when treated with steroid medication. There are some kinds of interstitial disease that have no good treatment. Specifics depend on the specific disease. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary fibrosis? Is there a cure for it?

What is pulmonary fibrosis? Is there a cure for it?

Depends on the kind : Pulmonary fibrosis is a loose term. Treatment depends on the kind. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf) has a poor prognosis. Pirfenidone is the only drug approved for ipf in most of the world except the us. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for emphysema?

Is there a cure for emphysema?

No...: Empysema, a form of copd, is an incurable, slowly progressive disease. There are effective treatments but no cure. Smoking cessation can prevent it from developing and slow progression, if already present. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for a hydropericardium?

Is there a cure for a hydropericardium?

Maybe: It depends on why the fluid is collecting around the heart. Some reasons like cancer aren't going to be cured. The symptoms can all be controlled by undergoing a pericardiocentesis, or needle drainage of the fluid, or more permanently with a surgical pericardial window. This involves an operation with placement of a large tube and drainage of the fluid. It should not come back afterwards. ...Read more

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Is there a definite cure for restrictive lung disease?

Is there a definite cure for restrictive lung disease?

Depends.: Too many types of restrictive lung disease to answer in this short space. I assume because you are asking the question that you have been told that you do not have a "cure". Many restrictive diseases are not curable, but there are good treatments. On the other hand morbid obesity may cause restriction and may be cured. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for sarcoidosis?

Is there a cure for sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: There is no known cure for sarcoid. Historically, steroids have had some use, some newer drugs like Methotrexate and others have helped. There are some integrative methods but there has been limited success. Sometimes, after a patient has active sarcoid for a few years they will go into remisssion. A few patients have a chronic form which does not improve & needs intensive medical treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for costochondritis?

Is there a cure for costochondritis?

I do not think so: The goals of treatment are to reduce inflammation and to control pain. To accomplish these goals, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (nsaids) are used, with Ibuprofen usually selected as the drug of choice. Additional treatment, moist heat, and steroid injection.Thank you. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for costochondritis?

Is there a cure for costochondritis?

Yes: Usually it will calm down with a decent nsaid medication. You may need to refrain from heavy exercises especially using your upper extremities. It can sometimes take several weeks to calm down, but usually is not a chronic problem. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for pulmonary hypertension?

Is there a cure for pulmonary hypertension?

Hard to tell: It depends on what the cause of it is. Obstructive sleep apnea if causing it, may be cured by weight loss and some surgical techniques, whereas primary pulmonary hypertension will not get cured but may be adequately controlled by some medications. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for copd?

Is there a cure for copd?

No cure for COPD: Sorry, there is no cure for COPD. However, COPD can be treated to reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there. A cure. For. Copd?

Is there. A cure. For. Copd?

No cure for COPD: Sorry, there is no cure for COPD. However, COPD can be treated to reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there cure for left lobar pneumonia?

Is there cure for left lobar pneumonia?

Yes: Antimicrobials can cure lobar pneumonia although some people especially the elderly and informed may succumb. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for ear swelling?

Is there a cure for ear swelling?

Needs evaluation: I would need to know more about what type of ear swelling you are having. It is probably best to have a doctor look at the ear and in the ear canal. Most ear swelling will resolve on its own or with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for arachnoiditis?

Is there a cure for arachnoiditis?

How is it diagnosed?: Some people can have sharp shooting pains in different nerves or muscle spasms as a result of nerve compression or previous surgery or invasive procedure on spine get MRI with contrast show enhancement of meningies or arachnoid---the treatment relate to finding a cause or just treat the resulting symptom--has there been a spinal tap?Did you have meningitis before, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for meningitis?

Is there a cure for meningitis?

There is treatment: Inflammation of the lining of the brain is considered as meningitis. This inflammation can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, chemicals, etc. Once the condition is diagnosed and the agent identified, an appropriate treatment can get rid of the condition. Followup studies can then show that the condition was "cured". Some can recur or become chronic. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for osteoarthritis?

Is there a cure for osteoarthritis?

No: Unfortunately, the answer is no. Hip and knee joints can be replaced if the arthritis is advanced and painful in one of these joints. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for chronic bronchitis?

Is there a cure for chronic bronchitis?

No...: Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is a slowly progressive and incurable disease. Treatments are aimed at controlling symptoms and decreasing airway inflammation. Avoiding smoking is needed to prevent this disease and smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sanders
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Pleural Effusion (Definition)

A symptom in which a person has liquid in the chest between the lungs and the chest wall ribs. Since the liquid takes up space, the person will have less room for the lungs to expand into, and so the effusion may ...Read more


Effusion (Definition)

Increased joint fluid or ...Read more