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Doctor insights on: Lymphedema Cope Condition

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Dr. Ted King
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Lymphedema (Definition)

The lymph channels work to return fluid from the lower extremities back towards the heart, and filter out bacteria. If the lymph channels and not functioning appropriately swelling of the affected limb is most common presentation. The swelling usually occurs during daily activities and improves with leg elevation. In order to prevent swellingUse a compression ...Read more


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Good ways to cope with an interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome) sufferer?

Good ways to cope with an interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome) sufferer?

Diet, diet& diet: Mainly sticking to the diet. U can try Pyridium and prelief during flares, take zantac (ranitidine) and Tums regularly, elmirontherapy if indicated. Cysta q is a herbal supplement u can try pelvic floor therapy and aerobic exercise are good. Manage endometriosis, ibs, and allergies aggressively. ...Read more

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Effective way to cope with chronic depersonalisation?

Effective way to cope with chronic depersonalisation?

PTSD therapy: Without knowing any of the details, i could only recommend that you seek psychotherapy with a therapist trained to treat ptsd and related disorders (other anxiety disorders and dissociative disorders). Sometimes hypnotherapy and emdr can be useful tools as well. ...Read more

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Help please! is early diagnosis of cortical venous thrombosis a medical challenge?

Help please! is early diagnosis of cortical venous thrombosis a medical challenge?

Yes it can be hard: Cvt has a variety of presentations and causes, the most common is a headache, a change in vision, stroke type symptoms of weakness, and seizures or a combination of any of the above. The best evaluation is a ct of the brain with contrast and an MRI with contrast is almost as good. The trick is in suspecting a cerebral or cortical clot early on and getting tested. Evaluating medical history helps. ...Read more

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Can guided imagery help cancer patients cope with chronic pain?

Can guided imagery help cancer patients cope with chronic pain?

Yes: Guided imagery and hypnotherapy can also change how our brain processes pain. The experience of pain is related to the source of the pain signal and what the brain does with that pain signal. I've had people with broken legs sitting and smiling because they felt no pain. Guided imagery can change the perception of the pain. ...Read more

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How are cataract disease condition diagnosed medically?

How are cataract disease condition diagnosed medically?

Under mircroscope: Cataracts are usually diagnosed by looking under the microscope called slit lamp. Advanced cataracts can be seen on CT scans & xrays. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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How to cope with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd) in your everyday life?

How to cope with reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd) in your everyday life?

RSD: Multi-modal therapy is the key to optimizing the management of RSD. This means utilizing all available resources including medications, injections, spinal cord stimulation, psychotherapy, support groups, exercise, etc. Many health care providers are not very educated about the management of RSD. You need to educate yourself & be your own advocate. There is a lot of help out there. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can talk therapy cure anxiety after traumatic life experiences ?

How can  talk therapy cure anxiety after traumatic life experiences ?

Talking about trauma: Helps clarify your thoughts, feelings & reactions. Talking to a supportive person in a safe environment reduces the emotional distress of the experience. A therapist can teach you anxiety management skills. Anxiety following trauma is a learned response & can be unlearned. ...Read more

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How to cope with chronic heel pain?

How to cope with chronic heel pain?

Concentrate on: Getting rid of your pain. A diagnosis and treatment by a foot specialist is recommended.In all likelihood this pain can go away with proper care. ...Read more

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Can osgood sclatters be a permanent, genetic condition with chronic flares lastting in severity? Can't find any information confirming this.

Can osgood sclatters be a permanent,  genetic condition with chronic flares lastting in severity? Can't find any information confirming this.

Ends at adulthood: Osgood-shlatter's disease is an apophysitis of the tibial tubercle. It is related to increased activity and is often seen after growth spurts (bones grow fast, and tendons do not keep up...Causing tightness in areas such as the patellar tendon...Causing excessive traction on the tibial tubercle resulting in apophysitis). At skeletal maturity, the apophysis closes and the pain goes away! ...Read more

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How is manic-depressive disorder managed?

See below: As was said before, medication to stabilize mood and psychotherapy. Psychotherapy will help with sx awareness, work on treatment adherence, establishing daily routine, and self-care. Psychotherapy also will help with creating a "crisis card" things to do/people to contact when sx return. ...Read more

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How is dianetics therapy to cure mental disorders, how many sessions dianetics can cure a person with depression?

How is dianetics therapy to cure mental disorders, how many sessions dianetics can cure a person with depression?

Scientology: Dianetics is a type of intervention prescribed by the church of scientology, not physicians. L. Ron hubbard wrote about dianetics, and it has a large and cultish following. http://tinyurl.com/mg8he2d the church of scientology often pickets american psychiatric association meetings. You can consider how effective it might be by reviewing the behavior of famous scientologists -- easy to google. ...Read more

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How can gene therapy help a cystic fibrosis sufferer?

How can gene therapy help a cystic fibrosis sufferer?

Not available: There is currently no gene therapy available for cystic fibrosis (cf). Since CF is a genetic disease, there is hope that, one day, gene therapy may provide a cure for this disease by, essentially, correcting the underlying genetic defect. ...Read more

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How can gene therapy help a cystic fibrosis sufferer?

How can  gene therapy help a cystic fibrosis sufferer?

Replace gene: In cystic fibrosis the underlying problem is that a single gene is not functioning. Gene therapy would allow that gene to be replaced with a normal functional gene. In theory, this would offer a cure. In practice, such a cure has proven elusive however work continues. ...Read more

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Is it rare to suffer from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf)?

Is it rare to suffer from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (ipf)?

Yes: Ipf is a relatively rare disorder, particularly if the diagnosis has been confirmed. There is a lot of support online, including the pulmonary fibrosis foundation. Look it up! ...Read more

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Diabetic macular edema can be cure with acupuncture?

Diabetic macular edema can be cure with acupuncture?

Although : Acupuncture is used by some practioners to treat diabetic macular edema - i wasn't able to find research that directly addresses this. I encourage you to work w your opthamologist. More generalized acupuncture treatments to reinforce deficiencies of liver yin ; kidney yin as well as qi ; blood may augment treatment from your eye doctor. I can't provide any helpful info on use of localized >. ...Read more

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How can talk therapy cure anxiety ?

Talk Therapy That...: Goes well beyond the line, "tell me how you feel about that." first, u really do need someone w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders. It's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering with ur ability 2function & w/ ur ability 2form/keep relationships. Great source of info here: http://www.Anxietybc.Org. ...Read more

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