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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more

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Over the counter treatment for trichy? Without a prescription.

Over the counter treatment for trichy? Without a prescription.

Trichomoniasis (?): If you are asking about treatment for trichomoniasis (commonly known as: Trich), a common sexually transmitted disease (STD), there is no over-the-counter treatment available. Trich requires treatment with a specific antibiotic, metronidazole (Flagyl). It is the only drug that should be used to treat trichomoniasis. If you think you may have trich, you should be tested and treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Over the counter pill for gout?

Over the counter pill for gout?

Antiinflammatories: Antiinflammatory pills are commonly used to treat the symptoms of gout. Ibuprofen and Naproxen are available over the counter, and of course are less powerful than prescriptions. However, these treat symptoms only and not the underlying problem. Make sure you consult with your doctor regardless to make sure the gout is being treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for gestational diabetes?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for gestational diabetes?

Diet, exercise, meds: The best treatment, for mom and baby, involves keeping the blood sugar (glucose) value stable and in an acceptable range. That involves a combination of eating properly and exercising as allowed. Some women also need to take medication. In all cases, frequent monitoring of the blood glucose is required. Monitoring of the baby is also typically done during visits at the ob's office. ...Read more

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Over the counter medicine for piles?

Over the counter medicine for piles?

O K to use: Any over the counter creams are o k to use to get relief from hemorrhoids , along with high fiber diet, fluids , and local cate, . ...Read more

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Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter ?

Which Clotrimazole cream is the best for over the counter 
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Yeast treatments: You must mean which yeast cream, right? All OTC "azole" treatments are equally effective: clotrimazole, miconazole, terconazole, and several others, including single dose fluconazole (Diflucan) by mouth. If you're sure you have a vaginal yeast infection, choose whichever product is cheapest and/or most convenient for you. ...Read more

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Over the counter fertility drugs for twins?

Over the counter fertility drugs for twins?

Cross your fingers: The frequency of natural twinning is between 1-2%. Use of prescription medications can increase that chance to as high as 25%, but most us docs feel its inappropriate purely for conceiving multiples. There is nothing otc that will affect your twin chances. ...Read more

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HTN specialist: Of the over 100 HTN medications on the market are there any that would be prescribed for once per week vs. once each day?

HTN specialist: Of the over 100 HTN medications on the market are there any that would be prescribed for once per week vs. once each day?

A weekly drug for: hypertension might seem convenient, but at the same time potentially dangerous especially if its effects are not completely and readily reversible. I am not a hypertension specialist, but such a drug would be dangerous because your blood pressure might become too low and irreversible for one week. ...Read more

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Can i buy treatment for giardisis over the counter?

Can i buy treatment for giardisis over the counter?

No: Giardiasis is a protozoan infection of the intestine that requires prescription medication to cure. While anti-diarrhea medications are available over the counter, they will not cure the infection. ...Read more

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Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for severe sunburn you can get over the counter?

Is there a number one doctor-recommended solution for severe sunburn you can get over the counter?

Aloe and aspirin: As long as you can take aspirin, it is the best acute pain reliever for sunburn, along with a soothing gel like aloe vera. Sometimes your treatment may require oral and / or topical steroids. ...Read more

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What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

What's the best over the counter medication and the safest for treating pinworm ?

Ask the pharmacist: At your local drug store, pyrantel is the generic used in the USA OTC, but read the labels carefully, and more importantly is to be sure that it is pinworm infestation not something else, good luck ...Read more

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What are the treatments for gestational diabetes?

What are the treatments for gestational diabetes?

Diet and exercise: We start with a diabetic diet and regular exercise. If your sugars are still high, we can try oral medications (like glyburide). If you have very high sugars, we use Insulin injections to control the sugars. ...Read more

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Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

Whats better? Over the counter pinworm medication or prescribed?

OTC works: The over the counter medicine works just fine. Repeat the dose in 2 weeks to finish the job. ...Read more

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Is there any over the counter medicine for a cluster migraine?

Is there any over the counter medicine for a cluster migraine?

Melatonin: at least 10mg at night, BUT has to be "good" melatonin. Whenever you buy cheap "vitamins" over the counter, you never really know what you're getting. This has worked for some, but not all. ...Read more

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What are the best over the counter remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis?

What are the best over the counter remedies for Bacterial Vaginosis?

Prevention: repHresh helps with prevention but for treatment you really need antibiotics which aren't available over the counter in this country. Sorry I can't be of more help ...Read more

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What can a diabetic, dialysis patient take for nausea over the counter?

What can a diabetic, dialysis  patient take for nausea over the counter?

OTC not much: Benadry may help, but youi should talk to your doctor about prescription anti emetics which are very uselful. If this is a long term problem you may need an investigation to find a cause. ...Read more

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Which is the best prescription for fertility supplements especially for a hypertensive person?

Which is the best prescription for fertility supplements especially for a hypertensive person?

Depends on the diagn: The best prescription depends on the diagnosis. Not the diagnosis of "infertility" (which has many causes) but rather the diagnosis of the CAUSE of infertility. Is it due to microvascular disease? Is it due to hormonal imbalance or low sperm counts? Is it related to other systemic illnesses? See a fertility specialist or Prime for diagnosis & treatment. This forum unlikely to provide a good answer ...Read more

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Is there any vaccine or instant treatment for diabetes which can cure completely on one time administration of medicine?

Is there any vaccine or instant treatment for diabetes which can cure completely on one  time administration of medicine?

Wonderful if true: This would be a wonderful thing if this was possible. Diabetes is a dysregulation of insulin and blood sugar. Type one diabetes often results from decreased production of insulin from the pancreas. Type two diabetes results from the end organs, mostly muscle, not using insulin efficiently. Occasionally in type one diabetes a pancreas transplant can resolve the problem. no permanent fix yet. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Gestational Hypertension (Definition)

BP at 140/90 at 20 wks pregnancy with no other signs of kidney involvement. Benign condition if nothing else happens, but can worsen to serious condition of pre-eclampsia in many cases. Needs to be ...Read more