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What is the treatment for non-hodgkin disease?

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What is the treatment for non-hodgkin disease?

NHL treatment: There are a lot of different types of non hodgkin's lymphoma treatment will depend on the type, the biology and the stage of nhl. In general, treatment for nhl would include systemic teatment such as chemotherapy +/- biological therapy, radioimmuntherapy. Radiation therapy is also used in the right setting vs clinical trial. Read more at www.Lls.Org, www.Cancer.Gov or www.Nccn.Com. Discuss with md. ...Read more

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A patient with 5-year history of Parkinson's disease, takes no drug treatment.Is there any advanced treatment protocol to this condition in the US?

A patient with 5-year history of Parkinson's disease, takes no drug treatment.Is there any advanced treatment protocol to this condition in the US?

Sort of: We have some newer forms of L-DOPA, like Duodopa, and Rytary, and Deep Brain Stimulation seems to be used earlier and in more patients, but otherwise, not any profound advances, so far. However, loads of research programs under supervision of some outstanding Movement Disorder Specialists. If you are available, there may be some areas of benefit to consider. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

What is the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

1: Common causes of ibd are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Various treatments include steroids, mesalamine, immunosuppressants and biologic agents. It is best for you to consult your gastroenterologist since ibd treatment requires a very personalized approach. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for advanced osteporsis(bone disease)?

Which is the best treatment for advanced osteporsis(bone disease)?

Protection: Protection against falls, eliminating (if possible) contributing medications, optimize calcium intake, use a bone protective agent (actonel or miacalcitonin) and assure adequate vitamin d. ...Read more

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Where is the best medical care for Crohn's disease?

Where is the best medical care for Crohn's disease?

Best is what works: Treatment for crohn's disease uses a step wise therapy. We start with one method (chosen because it is effective with low side effects) and if necessary, we move up to the next method of treatment. If the first step works for you, that then is the best treatment for you. For others, it may be the other steps. Best is what ever is effective with minimal side effects or complications. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Lyme disease (advanced)?

What is the treatment for Lyme disease (advanced)?

Depends: Chronic lyme needs to be treated by at least two antibiotics. Other supportive treatments such as herbals, vitamins, and supplements are also useful. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for refractory celiac disease?

What are the treatment options for refractory celiac disease?

Compliance is key: The first step is to make sure you are truly following a gluten-free diet. Gluten can hide in substances like beer and some pills. Consult with a dietician to make sure. If this is still a problem, consult with a gastroenterologist to perform other tests to make sure there's no other inflammatory process going on or other causes. There's a medicine called "budesonide" they may try. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for pyronies disease?

Let try to help: The two most common surgeries used to treat peyronie's disease are: removal of the plaque followed by placement of a tissue patch. Removal or altering the tissue from the side of the penis opposite the plaque, which counters the disease's bending effect. The other option is penile prosthesis implantation. Some other medical treatments are available. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?

What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?

Dopamine + Exercise!: Dopamine meds including (best to worst, in my opinion): azilect, Requip xl/neupro/mirapex er, sinemet & comtan (entacapone). Dbs surgery for advanced patients. Cost likely $300-1000 monthly for life. More generics becoming available these days thankfully! exercise also critical to maximize physical well-being & avoid falls & injury. Meds lift the burden of symptoms, but they won't turn you into bruce jenner! ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease?

NO!!: Pid is a serious infection of the female reproductive tract and must be treated with prescription antibiotics. If not properly treated, PID can lead to infertility and possibly serious abdominal infections. This is not something to be taken lightly. If this is you, see your doc today! advise your partner(s) to be seen & treated as well. ...Read more

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Which type of medical expert is most effective for a schizophrenic patient and why?

Which type of medical expert is most effective for a schizophrenic patient and why?

A psychiatrist: Schizophrenia is one of the more severe and difficult mental illnesses and nearly no one would attempt to treat it without medication - some might use other techniques too, but since there is a need to prescribe and a need to understand very challenging symptoms, psychiatrists are the best choice if not the only one! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Parkinson's disease?

What is the treatment for Parkinson's disease?

Neurologist: The first thing is to make the proper diagnosis. 32 is pretty young for parkinson's disease. There are other disorders that have some of the similar symptoms that have different treatments and prognosis. A neurologist is your point of contact to help with diagnosis and treatment. The mainstay of treatment is medications. When these fail, there are some that are amenable to surgery. ...Read more

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What is the standard of care for diabetes patients? What needs to be done for them besides treatment of the type 2 disease?

It's a package...: Basic answer is: controlling the blood sugar - with pills and or insulin. Target a1c is less than 7%. Other items - ace inhibitor/or arb w BP target less than 135/85, LDL cholesterol less than 100 (so this usually requires a statin like Crestor (rosuvastatin) or lipitor), and of course good nutrition and aerobic exercise. Make sure to see your pcp every 3-4 months for bloodwork, urine for protein, physical exam. ...Read more

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What treatment, medical or holistic, is there for grover's disease?

What treatment, medical or holistic, is there for grover's disease?

Grover's disease: Since heat and sweating may be triggers for grover's disease, you should avoid activities that expose you to such triggers, whenever possible. High potency topical corticosteroids, moisturizers, and emollients are usually recommended as first-line therapy. Antihistamines may help with itching. Other options include vitamin d analogs, phototherapy, systemic retinoids, and systemic corticosteroids. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Alzheimer's disease?

What is the treatment for Alzheimer's disease?

No real Tx/just mgmt: There is no cure for this, just kinds of management and palliative care. Drugs for the manifesttions of alzheimer's are acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (tacrine, rivastigmine, galantamine (galantamine hydrobromide) and donepezil), and an nmda receptor antagonist (memantine). Psychosocial interventions help with behavior and emotiion. Caregiving essentially is the treatment for pts. Since they cannot tend to their needs. ...Read more

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Is there any herbal treatment for liver disease and arthritis.

Is there any herbal treatment for liver disease and arthritis.

Herbal tx: Herbal treatments can be dangerous since we don't know how much of the active ingredient is in each dose since they are not regulated . There are incidences where they cause serious organ injury such as liver failure. So they can cause harm or do nothing, magic cures with them don't exist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a kid with periodontal disease?

What is the treatment for a kid with periodontal disease?

A periodontist: True periodontal disease in a kid is serious but fortunately rare. It can lead rapid bone loss and loss of teeth, far earlier than we expect. The kid should be in the hands of the best periodontist you can find. It is a difficult disease to deal with. ...Read more

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What's the usual medical treatment for early Lyme disease?

What's the usual medical treatment for early Lyme disease?

Antibiotics: Studies indicate that Azithromycin could be used but was less effective than Ampicillin or Amoxicillin (500 mg three times a day for three weeks). There are other alternatives, particularly if the patient is co-infected with babesia, or other tick-borne pathogens. ...Read more