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Moringa For Hernia
28 male, planning for indirect hernia surgery. Please advise which brand/product mesh would be best for me . My rt. Ing. Hetrnia is of apple size.?
Hernia mesh product: Hernia surgery is one of the most common general surgical procedures performed in today's world. It can be performed in an open or a laparoscopic fashion, with mesh, or with suture. And, currently, there are over 20 different mesh products on the market that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, materials. It is often a game time decision as to which product the surgeon choices. All are good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of marijuana has been proven most effective (medical marijuana) for treating post whipple surgery pain (3 yrs in stomach and abdomen?
Medical Marijuana: Evidence favors edibles and standardized medications such as dronabinol for treatment of pain, but these are not generally as effective as opioid medications. Please seek the advice of your physician as all pain medications involve significant potential risks and benefits which need careful and objective assessment. ...Read more
Can u take horse chestnut supplements for a left varicocele, although i already had a varicocele embolization, for recurrence purposes @ healthy Veins?
Not helpful...: Any supplements would not help correct varicocele since it is the presentation of inherent venous valve defects in spermatic veins, which occurs in some 15% of men. Most of the affected are free of symptoms like ache or pain after long standing and bears no impact to male infertility. Hence, it has to be handled individually at right time in right way to right patient, and no Rx is needed for... ...Read more
Not recommended: Arnica montana is sometimes grown in herb gardens and has long been used medicinally. It contains the toxin helenalin, which can be poisonous if large amounts of the plant are eaten. It produces severe gastroenteritis and internal bleeding of the digestive tract if enough material is ingested. No herbal remedy has conclusively shown benefits for hiatal hernia symptoms when studied scientifically. ...Read more
I take cholestyramine powder for bile salt diarrhea from gall bladder surg. It has worked for many years ...Not the past 6 mo. Any suggestions?
One side inguinal hernia the size of an apple, non-reduceable, what is best for me? Mesh no mesh, lapro, open, should rice, suggest other? Which anesthesia? Thanks
Depends: It depends on many factors including your weight, motivation for local anesthesia, and hernia details. Sounds like it will be difficult under local because it is not reducible. Choice between lap and open is up to you, but most surgeons don't do lap, or have little experience with lap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not at all: A hernia of the abdominal wall is an actual hole through which abdominal contents can protrude. The only way to fix it is with a surgical procedure. The one exception is a belly button hernia in children. These usually go away by age 4-5, but if persistent, will only get better with an operation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Is losec (omeprazole) mups safe for celiac patient? Does it contain any gluten? Am using it for 4 days now and i don't feel well! what other ppi is safe for celiac
Operation: It's either an operation or observation. Different techniques for operation depend on your symptoms, physical exam, size if hernia defect and sac, obesity, previous operations at that location, diastasis recti, medical history, your goals, and surgeon experience. See a general surgeon for a consult to find out more. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best treatment plan for gastroparisis, barretts, nighttime gasbloat and hiatal hernia, IBS ?I see a GI , just for looking options as im newly diagnosed.
See below: Complex but not rare constellation of problems. Barrett esophagus most important - severe esophageal damage due to reflux. If no dysplasia on biopsies can be treated by hernia repair and fundoplication. Repeat surveillance endoscopy may be advised first. Gastroparesis concerning but fundo. Can sometimes improve gastric emptying. By lbs do you mean morbid obesity? Running out of space. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pediatric gastro has my son on 30mg amitriptylene and imodium (loperamide) for ibs. Other options he says are 'natural' medicine and not proven. Time for a new dr?
No: Once you have developed a hernia which is a defect in the abdominal wall it will be there till it is repaired. Some patients get relief from the use of trusses for wide based-direct type inguinal hernias( esp in the elderly).Some also get support from abdominal binders for wide-mouthed hernias ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dr, My mom is receivig Asacol(mesalamine)tab. for ulcerative colitis, is there any alternative treatment?with minimal side effects?or suppository?
Is it safe for me to take Garcinia Cambogia I've had triple bypass and braceytherapy for prostate cancer and on Lipitor (atorvastatin) avapro flomaxtra Nexium plavix?
Ask your doctor.: There is no proven benefit for Hydroxycitric acid (g. cambogia.) for this in any reputable study. There's also no information on safe dosages in people who have liver or kidney problems, pregnant or nursing women, children. Since it doesn't work, why take a chance. If you are still interested in trying it, check with all your doctors and get their okay first. See http://tinyurl.com/lpzb8d6 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On remicade (infliximab) for crohn's, would chinese herbal immune boosting medicine, be contraindicated?
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