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Any new treatments for gastroparesis?

Any new treatments for gastroparesis?

Yes: Pro motility drugs could help and slow small feedings. Reglan (metoclopramide) and macrolides.Cisapride is no longer in the market. Adverse effects are significant. ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more


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What are new treatments for fibromyalgia?

What are new treatments for fibromyalgia?

A lot: People with fibromyalgia may benefit from medications like lyrica, gabapentin, savella, (milnacipran) cymbalta, elavil, nortriptyline, etc. Exercise has always been a mainstay to help with this disorder. Sometimes pool therapy is more helpful initially in this treatment algorithm. Correcting vitamin d deficiency can also be helpful. Improving sleep architecture and getting psych treatments also very helpful. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for a wegener's flare?

Yes: Rituxan (rituximab) has proven to be a very effective treatment for wegener's. I have been treating several patients with it for more than 4 years with excellent results. ...Read more

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What new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease are being researched?

What new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease are being researched?

Many: There are many different immuno modulating medications currently being evaluated for the management of ibd. They target different aspects of the immune system with hopes of dowregulating the inappropriate immune response present on most patients. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for hormonal migraine?

Any new treatments for hormonal migraine?

Botox: Topiramate as medication prevention is very popular. Botox injection in the scalp area have been very promising for many patients with chronic migraine. ...Read more

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Any new treatment options for interstitial cystitis?

Any new treatment options for interstitial cystitis?

Yes: There are medications and recommendations for change of diet and lifestyle ...Read more

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Are there any promising trials for new ulcerative colitis treatments?

Are there any promising trials for new ulcerative colitis treatments?

Trials for colitis: An open-label study of vedolizumab (mln0002) in patients with ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease this multicenter, 2-year open-label study will collect data on the occurrence of important clinical safety events resulting from chronic vedolizumab (mln0002) administration. ...Read more

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Any new treatments for ed?

Any new treatments for ed?

E.d.: There are many treatments a urologic specialist or a sex therapist can offer but none new recently. ...Read more

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Are there any effective treatments for chronic lazy bowel syndrome?

Are there any effective treatments for chronic lazy bowel syndrome?

See a doctor: If the doctor and find the true cause, usually can be treated with medication. You need to see a doctor to find the true cause. ...Read more

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Docs, are there any new meds for fibromyalgia?

Docs, are there any new meds for fibromyalgia?

Yes: ? whether any new meds for fibromyalgia. Dr. Arnoult provided us with the academic answer. With recent states' leniency toward medicinal cannabis, this substance has become an option. Medicinal cannabis has therapeutic benefits for appetite, muscle spasm, mood disturbance, peripheral neuropathy, sleep & pain; symptoms commonly associated with fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Been on Bentyl (dicyclomine) for 6 months now with basically no relief from IBM symptoms. What are some other options, I am currently looking for a new GI doctor.

Been on Bentyl (dicyclomine) for 6 months now with basically no relief from IBM symptoms. What are some other options, I am currently looking for a new GI doctor.

Medicinal cannabis: Twenties female with IBS symptoms resistant to standard medications might look at alternative of medicinal cannabis, which can ameliorate the symptoms. IBS is highly associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, and the Brighton Criteria might be referenced. ...Read more

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Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

Any successful homeopathic type treatment for blepharitis? Have had the condition for 10 years (with rosacea)

Water: try to dip you eyes 10-15 times a day in a cup of clean luke warm water which is filled to the brim and flap your eyelids for 2 min each time.this is safe,medicine free and prevents dryness,infections as well.avoid all mascara,eye creams,artificial eye lashes etc If you want to really use cosmetics,check out SKINDEEP APP.Scan all your cosmetics and discard the dangerous ones rated on this app. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for hypomania?

Any suggestions for natural treatmentsf for hypomania?

Omega 3 fats: I agree with dr. Tripp about maintaining consistent sleep & wake cycle. Also, omega-3 fats (epa, dha found in fish oil & others) also have a supportive role in bipolar d/o with hypomania. Studies have shown that a daily dose of 1-2 grams epa/day may be protective of neuronal membranes. These are adjuncts to mood stabilizing medications, not stand-alone treatments. http://tinyurl.com/orgyuyl. ...Read more

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Have diarrhea for 2 months. No relief. Fodmap diet not help. Tested for crones, celiac and other things. Help.

Have diarrhea for 2 months. No relief. Fodmap diet not help. Tested for crones, celiac and other things. Help.

Functional Medicine: You need to find a functional medicine expert in your area to determine if there are microbial imbalances or leaky gut leading to inflammation. They can do more specific testing such as comprehensive digestive stool analysis to determine what the underlying problem is and help you work to correct it. http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2012/04/leaky-gut-syndrome-linked-to-many.html. ...Read more

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Any new therapies for tinnitus?

Any new therapies for tinnitus?

First diagnosed the : First you need to diagnose the type of tinnitus, is this from the ear itself is it hearing loss, a neurologic syndrome, metabolic disorder, psychiatric disorder, as they can be found in many clinical settings. obviously depending on etiology there are many ways in which it can be treated. There are not any new therapies I'm aware of, but again as you can see therapy is specific to cause. ...Read more

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Are there new treatments for bladder cancer coming to market soon?

Are there new treatments for bladder cancer coming to market soon?

No: No major advances that i'm aware of -- and i keep up with the journals and meetings. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for narcoleysy?

Are there  any new treatments for narcoleysy?

Narcolepsy: Modafinil (provigil) has replaced Ritalin (methylphenidate) & amphetamines; newer antidepressants like venlafaxine r replacing tcas & ssris; sodium oxybate (xyrem) is now being used via monitored rx program to treat all forms of narcolepsy. Newest approach is immuno-globulin therapy to counter autoimmune hypocretin/orexin deficiency. Neurologist should have info on new treatments. ...Read more

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Are there new treatments for psoriasis?

Are there new treatments for psoriasis?

Yes: The most recent are biological agents which reduce inflammation of the skin. These are generally used in moderate to severe psorisis (>20% skin involvemnt in patients that have failed two systemic treatments such as phototherapy and other oral agents such as methotrexate. ...Read more

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Any new meds or treatments coming up to treat fir IBS c?

Any new meds or treatments coming up to treat fir IBS c?

Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more

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My biopsy result is chronic inflammation w/ lymphoid hyperplasia but my new GI insist its only IBS but my 1st GI prescrbed salofalk 4* aday. Confuse?

My biopsy result is chronic inflammation w/ lymphoid hyperplasia but my  new GI insist its only IBS  but my 1st GI prescrbed salofalk 4* aday. Confuse?

Probably IBS: I agree with that your G.I. Doctor that this may be irritable bowel syndrome and not also have colitis crohn's disease or other types of active colitis. Lymphoid hyperplasia is a very common condition in the colon and terminal ileum. Chronic inflammation is very nonspecific and when mild with out features of autoimmune disease is often a variant of normal. ...Read more