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Is There Any Cure For Mucolar Amiloidosis
No: At this time there is no cure. Lung transplant can be done and COPD will not return in the transplanted lung. If you have Alpha one antitrypsin deficiency you can give a patient back the missing enzyme through intravenous infusions. Otherwise smoking cessation is your best primary prevention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Think of asthma as 2 diseases - (1) underlying inflammation of the breathing tubes called bronchial hyperreactivity (2) episodes of tightness, coughing, wheezing called "asthma attack". Curing asthma requires treating #1. If the cause of asthma is allergy then allergy shots may help & in some cases cure asthma. People often have more than one cause for bronchial hyperreactivity. ...Read more
Is it allergies: As dr bessmer notes you have options for management if it is allergies. Many people under estimate the effect of airborn irritants & assume they have allergies when its not the main problem. Hair spray, perfume, cigarette smoke, gasoline fumes, cleaning fumes etc all effect your airway/nose & may triger identical effects. A lifestyle audit, aimed at removing such irritants can help a lot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: Depends on cause. Most laryngitis occurs with a cold, which means it 's viral. It will improve with time. Some laryngitis is bacterial, but less common. An antibiotic would be used. Some chronic laryngitis could be due to reflux or allergy, and so would be treated with proton pump inhibitors or allergy medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Controller&Relie: There is no cure for Asthma. Treatment is as follows 1 The controller Medicines which are used to control the inflammation in bronchi which causes asthma,and these are steroids either orally or by inhalation and leukotriene receptor antagonist like singular given orally 2Reliever meds to relieve Bronchospasm and these are called Bronchodilaters,short acting like Albuterol/ Xopenex (levalbuterol) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weight loss: The usual treatment for pcos is cycle control with birth control pills. However, the majority of women with pcos are overweight, and weight loss will return the cycles to normal in the majority of them. While weight loss may not be easy, it is quite effective in normalizing the menstrual cycle for those who are able to lose in the range of 30 pounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Exactly: Patients with type 2 diabetes can, through exercise, diet, and weight loss (including bariatric surgery), sometimes improve their labs nearly to non-diabetic levels and may not require medication, but this is generally considered good chronic treatment rather than cure. Type 1 is trickier; pancreatic cell transplant is directed at cure but is still experimental and not widely done. ...Read more
Control, not cure: For type 1 diabetes, no cure, just treatment w/ insulin. For type 2 diabetes, some doctors feel that drastic weight loss after weight-loss surgery may "cure" some patients. This is controversial, however. Other doctors prefer to borrow a term from our cancer colleagues and call this "remission". For most patients, however, we work w/ diet, exercise & meds, including insulin, to control sugars. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes: Cancer is a few thousand different diseases that have in common destabilization of the genome, making it very tough to cure once it's no longer localized enough to remove surgically. When I was a kid, we cured 2 in 6; a med student 3 in 6, now 4 in 6. Some meds often cure certain disseminated cancers. There will never be a single medicine to cure this, and some will remain intractable. ...Read more
Not now: This is an inherited degeneration of the macula which starts usually in the teen years and progresses to profound central vision loss. No current medical or surgical treatment will help this condition. Work is being done on stem cell replacement which offers some promise but this work is in the earliest stages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation needed: Forgetfulness can come from many causes, so medical evaluation is needed first. Medication side effects, drugs, alcohol, insufficient sleep, nutritional deficiencies, adhd, depression, anxiety, etc are all potential contributors. So is gluten sensitivity -- not only celiac, but also sensitivity to gluten and gliadin proteins that are found in wheat, barley, rye, semolina, couscous, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment not cure: Fibrocystic breast disease is present in up to 50% or more of women. Symptoms include beast pain and tenderness that varies with the menstrual cycle. Oral contraceptives and/or vitamin E (800 to 1000 international units per day) are known to minimize the discomfort associated with fibrocystic breast disease. Caffeine intake will cause fluid retention in the breasts and increase the tenderness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cure/Sjogren Syndrom: No there is no cure for sjogren syndrome but it can go into remission in some cases, some mild cases can be handled with symptomatic therapy.With proper attention to eyes and oral care patients are able to be comfortable.Dry eyes can cause trauma to eyes and corneal obesity, so all patients should be under care of eye doc, dry mouth needs to be handled by dentist to prevent tooth deacay. ...Read more
Depends: There are many causes of neuropathy, including diabetes, B12 deficiency, alcohol, autoimmune (lupus, rheumatoid, vasculitis), heavy metal toxicity, chemotherapy, nerve entrapment. Many forms of neuropathy can be treated and pain can be reduced or eliminated. Treatment depends on the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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