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Medicine For Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
What to do if I have been diagnoised with retroperitoneal fibrosis. Is there a medicen for it if so what?
Medications: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct important structures, notably the ureters. Treatment with corticosteroids, alternative treatment strategies for steroid-resistant cases (i.e. intensive immunosuppression) and hormonal treatment, particularly tamoxifen, have been utilized. Surgery may also be indicated ...Read more
Chronic scarring: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct important structures, notably the ureters. The average age of diagnosis is about 55 years and the male:female ratio was 3:1. Options for treatment include corticosteroids, other immunosuppressive and hormonal treatment (such as tamoxifen), as well as surgery. ...Read more
Manage symptoms: Retroperitoneal fibrosis is one of those chronic disorders without a cure. It causes scarring behind the abdominal organs. Can narrow veins, arteries, urine conduits, ureters. Docs use stents, vacualr bypasses, filters and monitoring to manage the consequences. Long term anticoagulation is often required, as are compression devices for the legs. ...Read more
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What is a renal autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis & what would be the reason for having this?
Per my medical records for an Ileostomy Reversal surgery I underwent, it states the surgeon did a Renal Autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis. Normal procedure? Explain, please.
My take is. ..: This question should be directed to the then surgical team. No one should make a "smart" comment or suggestion now after years from the surgery because how, when, and what should be done in individual procedures for medical calamities have changed and evolved over time. That is life. Let life and medicine evolve and move; it's unfair / un-smart to be a hind-sighted smart one. ...Read more
I m 60 yr old female. Was diagnosed RETROPERITONEAL FIBROSIS 17 years ago and underwent rt. Ureterolysis... by the time of diagnosis, my left kidney was completely fibrosed... Over the years, I had taken prednisolones, d/j stent placements for 10 year
Is there a question.: Hope all is well with you. I understand the disease although I didn't see a question in your history. ...Read more
What medicine to be apply for the lingular discoid fibrosis that found during x-ray. They told left and right upper lobe. Please advise soon.
It depends: On the extent of the fibrosis, the cause of the fibrosis, and your symptoms. Fibrosis is essentially scarring and cannot be reversed. Fibrosed lung does not exchange oxygen. If mild, it may be due to an old inflammation/infection and require no treatment. If ongoing or progressive, it could lead to breathing difficulties, so you need to talk to your doc about what it means in your situation. ...Read more
Is it possible to treat advance stage of oral submucous fibrosis without surgery? Can it be treated with medicines only? Please Help. Thanks a lot.
Nothing: So far everything is voodoo. New medications are being developed as we speak. ...Read more
Can the new drug for cystic fibrosis, kalydeco, (ivacaftor) be taken by someone with copd. Would it help?
No: The drugs given for the most common type of pulmonary fibrosis, would include anti-inflammatory medicine and an immune suppressant called azathioprine. These drugs do not cause respiratory failure per se, although suppressing the immune system may increase the risk of pneumonia, which itself can cause respirator failure, especially in the setting of lung disease. ...Read more
There are chloride ion channel drugs for the gut. Are there any for the lungs for people with cystic fibrosis?
Yes: Medications for the chloride channels in CF function anywhere the body has the channels. ...Read more
Person (65 years old) suffers from sever cough and difficult in breath. Doctors said its pulmonary fibrosis? Please what's drug or treatment to him?
Area of fibrosis in breast. Biopsy proven. How to get rid of it (medicines massage?) feels firm and scares me all the time with a breast self exam.
Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. A mammogram and/ or breast sonogram need to be done first. If a biopsy proved that it is benign then your doctor may suggest monitoring. If it is causing pain then surgical removal can be considered ...Read more
Certainly: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) most common life-limiting genetic disorder of Caucasians, affecting approximately 30K people in the US. A, impacting mainly respiratory function. In recent years patients symptoms better controlled by genetic findings and better medications. Emotional & phys. Development depend on severity, time in hospital, complications. Morb. & mort. Factors afect emotional, cognitive behavior. ...Read more
As a carrier:
Genetic carrier testing:
more than 10 million americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. This blood test can help detect carriers, who could pass CF onto their children. To have cystic fibrosis, a child must inherit one copy of the defective CF gene from each parent. ...Read more
I have family members with cystic fibrosis. Is it possible to start show the symptoms in my 20's?
What are the chances of a child getting cystic fibrosis among the different racial groups in the u.S.?
Acording to the CF foundation: the overall birth prevalence is 1/3700. It can occur in any race, however the greatest incidence is in caucasians of northern european descent, being 1/2500. The other major groups affected are hispanics 1/13500, african americans 1/15000.
More than 10 million of us carry one part of the defective gene, but to have the disease you must have a copy from both parents. ...Read more
Retroperitoneal Fibr: Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare disease, often idiopathic, but drugs, infections malignancies, prior surgeries, radiation therapy, smoking, and asbestos exposure have been implicated.. It is characterized by the presence of inflammatory and fibrous retroperitoneal tissue that often encases the ureters & other abdominal organs. Symptoms include back or flank pain, and decreased kidney function ...Read more
Genetic disorder: It is a genetic disorder characterized by abnormal sodium channels, which affect a great deal of problems including the respiratory and digestive systems. It is most commonly diagnosed in infants failing to gain appropriate weight, and in children who have multiple chronic infections. ...Read more
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