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What's the most natural treatment for coronary artery disease?

What's the most natural treatment for coronary artery disease?

Lifestyle changes: There are risk factors you can't control, like family history and diseases you've had that put you at risk. Most of the risk factors are within your control, such as diet and exercise to keep you LDL low and your HDL high. Discuss these measures with your doctor as everyone can benefit from this, get regular checkups and blood tests to monitor your progress. Do not smoke or take drugs. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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What are the best yeast infection treatments over the counter?

What are the best yeast infection treatments over the counter?

Many choices: There are many over the counter choices available at any local drug store (there will be a separate section). Monistat is a common medication but there are many others. They are all very similar. ...Read more

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What are some of the treatments available for coronary artery blockage?

What are some of the treatments available for coronary artery blockage?

Treatment of CAD: Treatment falls into 3 categories. Medical therapy, angioplasty, and coronary bypass surgery. Medical therapy with Aspirin and cholesterol-lowering medications along with other medications usually forms the basis of treatment with angioplasty (stents) and bypass surgery reserved for those patients who do not respond fully to medical therapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a varicose vein over the knee cap?

What are the symptoms of a varicose vein over the knee cap?

Prominent vein. : A prominent length of a bluish blood vessel that blanches when lightly pressed upon. ...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 dosage of Selenium is effective toward slowing the speed of HIV disease progression?

What dosage of Selenium is effective toward slowing the speed of HIV disease progression?

Adjunct only: In spite of what anybody else may tell you, Jason, I found only one paper in the past fifteen years that offers any support whatever to this idea; it was in an obscure Communist Chinese journal and merely suggests supplementing this population (which has historically been deficient anyway) helps general immunity. Don't bet your life on vitamins. We have mainstream Rx that works. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do topical steroids slow the increase in surface area of psoriasis spots or only treat the symptoms?

Do topical steroids slow the increase in surface area of psoriasis spots or only treat the symptoms?

Topical steroids: are VERY TEMPORARY and not in this day and age the way to treat psoriasis since they do NOT treat the disease ONLY the symptoms (defined areas of the rash) There are a number of treatments which treat the whole body both "topical" (light therapy) and BIOLOGICAL systemic medications! ope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How many of the most stent in the coronary blood vessels which used? what risk if the use of stent exceed the limit ?

How many of the most stent in the coronary blood vessels which used? what risk if  the use of stent exceed the limit ?

No absolute limit: There is no real limit to the number of stents that could be implanted. If a single blockage keeps coming back, then stenting and restenting that same segment of artery may not be the best approach, ...Read more

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What is the reason for enhanced external counter pulsation for ischemic heart disease?

What is the reason for enhanced external counter pulsation for ischemic heart disease?

"Unloads" the heart: Eecp helps both supply and demand. It inflates during diastole, squeezing the body's arteries and causing back-pressure to push blood into the coronary arteries. It then deflates during systole, which causes negative pressure that sucks out blood from the ejecting heart, helping it eject with less effort, or strain, and hence less energy demand is required by the squeezing heart. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment of Parkinson's disease?

Which is the best treatment of Parkinson's disease?

Depends on severity: Initially, may be best to use a Dopamine agonist (ropinorole, pramipexole, etc). Later l-dopa, and maybe add entacapone. If severe, and over 5-7 yrs, perhaps deep brain stimulation. Azilect (rasagiline) may be useful at times. In essence, different meds may be used best at different stages. This is the "art of medicine". ...Read more

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What types of over the counter medications are good for an irritated esophagus or inflammed esophagus?

What types of over the counter medications are good for an irritated esophagus or inflammed esophagus?

Prevent/Control GERD: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, nexium). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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What is the treatment and prognosis for someone with a combination of carotid occlusion/stenosis and occlusion/stenosis of the basilar artery?

What is the treatment and prognosis for someone with a combination of carotid occlusion/stenosis and occlusion/stenosis of the basilar artery?

Depends: Artery disease in the neck vessels (carotid/basilar) is associated with risk for stroke. Your doc, vascular provider can best assess all the associated factors and give you a risk assessment. Treatments vary from medical management, nicotine cessation, stenting, surgery and combinations of them all. ...Read more

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What is the next line of treatment if GVHD of the gut doesn't respond to high doses of steroids?

What is the next line of treatment if GVHD of the gut doesn't respond to high doses of steroids?

Anti-metabolites: may be the next step.....consultation with an EXPERT is necessary! This step may differ from patient to patient and from one type of transplantation to another!!!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can the symptoms of acromegaly regress over time with treatment?

Can the symptoms of acromegaly regress over time with treatment?

Yes!: While bones that have enlarged will stay enlarged, much of the growth is actually soft tissues that can subside. Other symptoms such as headache and weight gain are likely to get better as well. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the rate of restenosis of coronaries comparing the use of drug eluded & plain stents?

Please help! what is the rate of restenosis of coronaries comparing the use of drug eluded & plain stents?

Not simple: Kind of a complex question. Basically most of the studies were done with the 1st generation stents. There was a significant reduction in the need to retreat with drug eluting stents (DES) compared compared to bare metal stents (BMS) (an absolute difference of approximately 12% at four years). There was no significant difference in overall mortality between DES and BMS. ...Read more

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Why is heart disease one of the major killers of the world?

Why is heart disease one of the major killers of the world?

Exercise/diet: As countries become more "western", they exercise less and eat a high-fat diet. When a third world countries becomes more like the United States, they exercise less, drive around in cars, and eat a fatty diet. Subsequently, they develop heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and heart disease becomes the leading cause of death. ...Read more

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