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My friend says there is a new medication to treat diabetes type what is it?

My friend says there is a new medication to treat diabetes type what is it?

Non-insulin injectio: New injectables are available. Some side effects are weight loss. Here is link http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/diabetes_mellitus/hic_non-insulin_injectable_medications.Aspx. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

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I heard there is a new migraine treatment called levadex that is going to be available soon. How is it different/better from the current drugs ?

I heard there is a new migraine treatment called levadex that is going to be available soon. How is it different/better from the current drugs ?

Levadex coming soon: Levadex is an inhaler which contains an old drug, Dihydroergotamine or dhe. Dhe injection is one of the oldest most effective migraine drugs. It also comes in a nasal spray, migranal, but it is not very effective. The injection often makes people very nauseous, but surprisingly, according to the published data, the inhaler does not. It works as fast as an injection and should become available soon. ...Read more

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Its now 10 years my father live with asthma is there a way to be health and what a drug is good what must he do?

Its now 10 years my father live with asthma is there a way to be health and what a drug is good what must he do?

Yes: Consult an allergist who can help you pinpoint the cause for the asthma and get you on the right treatment path. ...Read more

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Hypochondriasis is there meds fo it is a new word for me ?

Hypochondriasis is there meds fo it is a new word for me 
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Hypochondriasis: Constant worry about minor symptoms may mean you have hypochondriasis. Anxiety is part of this syndrome. See a psychologist or psychiatrist for help. ...Read more

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I was new in diabetea disease.. Is there some one explain to me what is diabetes type 1 and type 2? Thank you...

I was new in diabetea disease.. Is there some one explain to me what is diabetes type 1 and type 2? Thank you...

Type 1 vs type 2: To use an analogy, Insulin is like a taxicab that takes sugar from the blood and delivers it into cells where it can be used or stored.Without insulin, the sugar can do nothing but build up in the blood, making it thick and spilling into the urine. In type 1, you no longer make insulin, so you must give it all by shot.In type 2 you make some, but not enough for your size.Extra is often given. ...Read more

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Is it wrong to ask what kind of leukemia if a child has it?

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Is it wrong to ask what kind of leukemia if a child has it?

No, it is not: There are many types of leukemia and factors that have to be calculated in selecting treatment and discussing prognosis of the disease. It is not wrong to ask your doctor what type of leukemia that the child has so that you can discuss further re-tretament plan etc. Leukemia is only a general terminology for a cancer of the white blood cells-that is very serious and need to be treated right away. ...Read more

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Hello doctor.I just want to know why one of the eyes get smaller and what is the cause for it. Is it a bigger problem? Is there any treatment for it?

Hello doctor.I just want to know why one of the eyes get smaller and what is the cause for it. Is it a bigger problem?  Is there any treatment for it?

Below: this is the best I found for you on the internet Most people who come to me with a complaint that one eye is getting smaller are actually noticing a lowering of the upper eyelid. This can come from neurologic (nerve) problems, weakness of the muscle and/or its tendon, disinsertion of the tendon (common as we age), excess upper eyelid skin (sometimes associated with fat pad prolapse), or weakness and drooping of the forehead. Please consult your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) who can examine you and recommend an appropriate course of action. At the same time, he or she can actually measure to see if the eye is truly sunken. This can sometimes occur after an eye injury, weeks to months later, but is otherwise rare. After a Bell's Palsy, the appearance of a sunken eye can be noted. Finally, sometimes the opposite eye is bulging, making the other eye seem to be sunken. Commonly, this is a sign of Grave's disease, but can also be caused by space-occupying disorders of the orbit (eye socket). Again, simple examination by an ophthalmologist can determine what's causing your eye to appear smaller, or whether you indeed have a smaller eye (which is almost never actually present). ...Read more

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I just found out my grandmother has rectal cancer. Is it cureable? Can she get rid of it? Not real familiar with it. What is the best treatment?

I just found out my grandmother has rectal cancer. Is it cureable? Can she get rid of it? Not real familiar with it. What is the best treatment?

Depends on stage: I need more information to answer your question. Rectal cancer that is early and has not spread is often curable. The treatment is surgical resection often preceded by radiation therapy. Chemotherapy may be necessary as well, depending upon the stage of the cancer. The important thing is to be sure she is in the hands of a good surgeon and medical and radiation oncology medical specialists. ...Read more

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I heard that there is a surgery for type 2 diabetes in turkey& 7 other countries which cure it 100%.what is it ? My mom have high hba1c&normal weight

I heard that there is a surgery for type 2 diabetes in turkey& 7 other countries which cure it 100%.what is it ?
My mom have high hba1c&normal weight

New pancreas: There are actually a few surgeries that help to control, but only one to reverse diabetes to normal. It is usually used for type one diabetes only. The best control is still to lower your carbohydrate intake and lose weight ...Read more

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My grandpa is suffering from illness related to kidney he has to do cityscan before that a risky kind of injectio named dye which is risky what to do?

My grandpa is suffering from illness related to kidney  he has to do cityscan before that a risky kind of injectio named dye which is risky what to do?

Check renal function: It sounds like there is a concern whether to do the ct scan with IV contrast. The doctor should check the kidney function by calculating the estimated glomerular filtration rate (egfr). This is derived from the creatinine level, age, and ethnic factors. If over 60, it's ok to give contrast (assuming not allergic). If less than 30, shouldn't get contrast. If 30-60, needs to be IV hydrated. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a sister, she's 15 years old. She has a the disease itp.Is there a way to cure her?What kind of testing is necessary for her?

Hi. I have a sister, she's 15 years old. She has a the disease itp.Is there a way to cure her?What kind of testing is necessary for her?

Drugs: Medications are available that can keep her itp in check and even cause a temporary increase in platlets like prednisone. If the platlet count is not getting better, a splenectomy might be considered. ...Read more

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My dad has heard about a laser to treat his bph. Is it better than taking medication? Is it the best technology?

My dad has heard about a laser to treat his bph. Is it better than taking medication?  Is it the best technology?

BPH: Is not necessarily better than medications but it is an option. The majority of people with BPH can be managed with one or two medications. Thos who do not wish to take medication or cannot tolerate them can consider minimally invasive prostate ablative surgery. ...Read more

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My grandpa has only 10% heart function and im wondering what that is compared to? how do you say this is a 10 and this is a 60

My grandpa has only 10% heart function and im wondering what that is compared to? how do you say this is a 10 and this is a 60

Cardiac function : We don't refer to cardiac function as you asked. The ejection fraction is our common measure. It represents the fraction of the volume in the heart ejected with each contraction. A 60% would be a normal range. A10% would be severely depressed. ...Read more

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Dear all, it is to clear a skin problem named ichthyosis is it curable for 20year female who is having it from her childhood...Please advice me, ....?

Dear all, it is to clear a skin problem named ichthyosis is it curable for 20year female who is having it from her childhood...Please advice me, ....?

Many kinds.: There are many varieties of ichthyosis, which is an inherited skin disease. It is not curable, but many kinds are controllable with creams and emollient oils, and in some cases drugs called retinoids. You should be followed by a dermatologist, not only to find out which type you have and receive the proper treatment, but because some types have underlying medical problems associated with them. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a man to have normal fasting blood sugar but elevated 2-hour pp sugar? If it is possible, what is this condition called and what kind of treatment is available for this?

Is it possible for a man to have normal fasting blood sugar but elevated 2-hour pp sugar? If it is possible, what is this condition called and what kind of treatment is available for this?

Yes: As one is developing diabetes, the first abnormality is a rise in the post prandial sugar. Since blood tests are typically done fasting, we usually do not diagnose sugar problems until the fasting sugar is high. Normal post prandial sugars can be as high as 140 mg/dl, but we do not diagnose diabetes until they > 200. Treatment is similar to diabetes; avoiding concentrated sweets, lose weight. ...Read more

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What is a better med then prednisone for sarcoidosis that is in the lymph nodes? Some being 17mm. This is cause my diabetes to hard to control.

What is a better med then prednisone for sarcoidosis that is in the lymph nodes? Some being 17mm. This is cause my diabetes to hard to control.

No known treatment: There is no known treatment for sarcoidosis, a poorly understood inflammatory disease. The steroids are to be used to control the symptoms and the inflammation and they should be tapered as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a type of brain surgery that is used only as a last resort?

Please let me know if there is a type of brain surgery that is used only as a last resort?

Brain surgery: The most common one would likely be a decompressive craniectomy done for the relief of pressure in patients with high intracranial pressures that have not responded to medical treatment. ...Read more