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Lipoma Alternative Treatment
Mainly genetic...: There is a hereditary predisposition to developing lipomas, and some feel that they may arise after some form of trauma. You don't really need to do anything to them, but the best way to get rid of them is to have them surgically excised. If you do have it removed, make sure there is a biopsy of the lesion just to be sure. ...Read more
Multiple excisions: The only way to treat them is to excise or surgically remove them. Most insurance companies don't reimburse for this procedure for cosmetic reasons (you don't like how it looks) so I only recommend it if it affects your occupation (impacts your function or movement) or clothing (it's irritated by belt or bra, etc). ...Read more
What is the appropriate test for a lipoma on the back to see if it's within the rib cage and if it is what is treatment if it's causing pain?
Ultrasound perhaps.: A lipoma is a benign fatty tumor that can occur anywhere on the body. They very rarely cause any pain or physical problem, and are removed primarily for definitive diagnosis or cosmetic concerns. A tumor "within the rib cage" may be imaged with ultrasound initially, then ct or MRI later is the physician determines necessity. ...Read more
I have a lipoma on my foot it has becom painful my podiatrist refuses to offer any form of treatment besides a brace, is this the correct treatment?
Second opinion: Either another podiatrist or better yet a plastic surgeon ...Read more
Weeks: After deep tissue surgery, 6 weeks of restrictions apply. This does not prevent you from exercising while lying on your back - weights, legs, arms. Walking is not restricted. You can exercise in water after the wound is healed. Pleased to hear you are motivated to stay fit. Physical therapy will be helpful if you have mechanical problems with the area that needed surgery. ...Read more
How long after surgery for having deep intramuscular lipomas removed from lumbar both sides should I have physical therapy thank you?
Use mainstream Rx: Untreated pneumonia is often lethal. Use any "alternative" or "complementary" Rx only as an adjunct. There are few pneumonia quacks because the outcome is generally good and it's obvious when the treatment is working. By contrast, "alternative" practitioners thrive on the desperation of cancer victims with more grim outlooks. Be discerning especially about claims that sound too good to be true. ...Read more
Integrative oncology: Most oncologists consider legitimate therapies those that are safe, effective & published in high quality peer reviewed journals. There are many therapies that may be effective as complimentary therapies (not used 'in place of' a conventional treatment.) this is practiced by providers of integrative oncology. Www. Integrativeoncology-essentials. Com. ...Read more
Yes - several.: Disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis, is a benign condition which can occur more typically on the lower legs, but also other body areas as well. Common treatments include cryotherapy (freezing), keratolytics that contain urea or lactic acid, as well as actinic keratosis treatments such as zyclara, Picato (ingenol mebutate) or even the older generation of 5-fluorouracil. ...Read more
If the polyp is 1 cm or larger, the gall bladder should be removed. If it
is smaller than 1 cm and you do not have symptoms suggestive of gb disease, then it can be followed with us studies. If you have typical symptoms of biliary colic, then removal of the gb is the only effective treatment. ...Read more
None: Please follow the recommended, standard treatment. Before modern medicine, nearly 100% of kids and adults with acute leukemias died within a few weeks to months of being diagnosed. Today, almost all patients get into remission. About 40% of patients with the most aggressive types will be cured with no evidence of leukemia 5 years from diagnosis. Some easier to treat types have 80-90% cute rate. ...Read more
None that work: Evidence-based medicine has little to offer beyond support for the muscular dystrophy patient. Thankfully, the families of muscular dystrophy patients are a tight community and help guide each other so these patients are less likely to be targeted by the cruellest health frauds. If common mushrooms really worked, the research piranhas at the NIH would know by now. Best wishes. ...Read more
Bipolar Disorder: Although I am very much in favor of blending the use of appropriate alternative medicine with traditional western medication - I do not know of any solo alternative treatment that will effectively deal with bipolar disorder. I do use acupuncture as an adjunct for bipolar patients to calm & balance. It has been very successful - but as an adjunct. Take care. ...Read more
It depends...: What is the cause and suspected diagnosis for the pain? It it is fibromyalgia or chronic widespread pain, which are not clearly understood, so treatment is directed at relieving symptoms, mood, pain and function rather than attacking the causes; but studies have shown that succesful treatment of pain generators such as an arthritic joint or muscle trigger points, can diminish the pain. ...Read more
My son (7 years old) is coughing a lot for a very long time now. Any alternative treatment you could recommend? Any food we should avoid?
BPH: Medications such as Alpha blockers and 5 aris have been around for years. Surgical options include turp, lasers, photovaporization, enucleation, and the newest fda-approved modality uro-lift. Phytotherapy or herbal treatments are also available. ...Read more
Well, nutrition won't totally treat adhd, but optimize good nutrition and make sure other possible contributors aren't making it worse.
Sleeping well and enough?
Eating healthy foods and minimizing or eliminating food coloring and high fructose corn syrup?
Make sure not depressed or having other treatable contributors, such as learning disorder, hearing or vision problems, pain (eg headaches). ...Read more
No: Since uncontrolled SLE can cause permanent organ damage (particularly the kidneys), experimenting with alternative Rx is a dangerous game. Stay the course with your rheumatologist. Since you are likely not exposed much to the sun, you may have a vitamin D3 deficiency which should be corrected with D3 supplement. ...Read more
No: This is an extremely serious problem for which there is no alternative therapy available. ...Read more
Aldara (imiquimod) (Imiqimod): Boosts your immune system which helps toeliminate hpv virus. 70 - 85% effective. Other alternatives are freezing with liqid nitrogen, electrocauery to reove with electric current or laser vaporization or excisiion. These methods are up to 90% effective. However, genial warts can recur after any hpv wart treatment. ...Read more
Yes: I do not know your specific situation. Consider a trial of a whole foods plant based vegan diet along with exercise. If you are concerned about getting enough protein, eat nuts, seeds, beans and maybe some grains (if allergies/sensitivities to these do not exist). If your digestive system tolerates these, eat lots of vegetable salads, homemade vegetable soups, raw seeds and nuts. ...Read more