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Dr. Leonid Basovich
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Non Pharmaceutical Treatment (Overview)

A pharmaceutical has been "approved by the fda. Supplements, vitamins (some exceptions) , herbals and natural products are not generally approved by teh fda as "pharmaceuticals". This does not mean they are harmless. Combinations or mixing with pharmaceuticals can be hazardous. Check with your physician or pharmacist for in depth info.


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What is the definition or description of: non pharmaceutical treatment?

What is the definition or description of: non pharmaceutical treatment?

Very broad: A pharmaceutical has been "approved by the fda. Supplements, vitamins (some exceptions) , herbals and natural products are not generally approved by teh fda as "pharmaceuticals". This does not mean they are harmless. Combinations or mixing with pharmaceuticals can be hazardous. Check with your physician or pharmacist for in depth info. ...Read more

Dr. Leonid Basovich
26 doctors shared insights

Non Pharmaceutical Treatment (Overview)

A pharmaceutical has been "approved by the fda. Supplements, vitamins (some exceptions) , herbals and natural products are not generally approved by teh fda as "pharmaceuticals". This does not mean they are harmless. Combinations or mixing with pharmaceuticals can be hazardous. Check with your physician or pharmacist for in depth info.


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Is there a natural or holistic treatment in lieu of pharmaceuticals for hypertension?

Is there a natural or holistic treatment in lieu of pharmaceuticals for hypertension?

Often: Mild to moderate hypertension often responds to weight loss, exercise, meditation and stress reduction.Acupuncture, nutritional changes, and biofeedback. One or more of these may well help. ...Read more

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Why are personality d/o hard to dx? From what I have read most prescription is cognitive therapy, no meds. Does the pharmaceutical ind. Make it "hard"?

Why are personality d/o hard to dx? From what I have read most prescription is cognitive therapy, no meds. Does the pharmaceutical ind. Make it "hard"?

Personalty disorders: Properly diagnosing a personality disorder usually requires more than one session. Corroborating information may be needed also, because not all those with personality disorders are truthful about themselves. Cognitive therapy is only one form of therapy; it's well-researched for depression, anxiety, etc. Psychodynamic therapies may be better suited for the kinds of change needed in these d/o's. ...Read more

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When ect is recommended for depression? I've been four years with on/off depression. Proved a lot of pharmaceutical therapy with my doctor.

When ect is recommended for depression? I've been four years with on/off depression. Proved a lot of pharmaceutical therapy with my doctor.

Also psychotherapy: In some situations psychotherapy may be the treatment of choice. Psychopharmacology is usually essential when there is major depression and ECT can be life saving in resistant depression . However, frequently psychotherapy is extremely helpful as an adjunct with the above treatments and in some cases may be the only therapy necessary. ...Read more

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Could pharmaceutical companies purposely not cure people of illness?

No: No. Pharmaceutical companies spend millions of dollars and a decade to bring most drugs to market. Not all diseases are simple to cure. We are lucky to have new drugs for different conditions in development and doctors, researchers, and companies do the best they can to develop vaccines, preventions, treatments, and cures. Not all drugs are perfect, so we strive for better ones. ...Read more

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What is the best non-medicinal treatment for sciatica?

What is the best non-medicinal treatment for sciatica?

PT : Get into a physical therapy program, try chiropractics, accupuncture. If this fails see your orthopaedic specialist. ...Read more

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Best non surgical treatment for pivd?

?: Are you referring to prolapsed inter vertebral disk? Take a look at this. http://www.homoeopathyclinic.com/articles/diseases/pivd.pdf. ...Read more

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Treatment thrush caused by advair non script?

Treatment thrush caused by advair non script?

Thrush Rx: I recommend Nystatin 3-4 times daily for 5 days. Obviously, rinsing your mouth after advair will prevent future issues. ...Read more

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Treatment for pain of cracked ribs-non displaced?

Treatment for pain of cracked ribs-non displaced?

Rest, NSAIDs: Just make sure you are not in so much pain that you are unable to take good breaths as that can lead to lung issues. If pain is to severe see a pain specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a non-surgical treatment for hydrocephalus?

Is there a non-surgical treatment for hydrocephalus?

Not usually: Hydrocephalus is caused by blockage of the "pipes" that drain fluid pockets in/around the brain. Some cause of blockage due to temporary swelling, infection, or tumor responsive to non surgical treatments can improve without surgery. But most causes of hydrocephalus will require surgery. ...Read more

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