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Reflexology For Pancreatitis
Depends: Topical nsaids and anesthetics might be helpful in your case. A compounding pharmacy could make combination of these specifically for you according to your doctor's prescription orders. Also, depending on the severity and extent, other treatment options available are physiotherapy and surgery. See your neurologist for a treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes, possible: Other treatments may well be needed with existing, large kidney stones, but homeopathy may have potential in solving chronic tendencies towards making them: http://tinyurl.Com/mhjmoxg also there have been cases of existing stones successfully being expelled with homeopathic treatment: http://tinyurl.Com/kk78de6 several remedies can help with gall stones too, but you need a skilled homeopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of marijuana has been proven most effective (medical marijuana) for treating post whipple surgery pain (3 yrs in stomach and abdomen?
Medical Marijuana: Evidence favors edibles and standardized medications such as dronabinol for treatment of pain, but these are not generally as effective as opioid medications. Please seek the advice of your physician as all pain medications involve significant potential risks and benefits which need careful and objective assessment. ...Read more
Procedure) compulsary for a idiopathic chronic pancreatitis 19yrs boy who has less pain history 5times?
No: a puestow procedure is a very involved operation and not without risk. it is designed for pancreatitis symptoms that are resistant to conventional medical treatments. once these are exhausted then one can consider surgical options. if you have questions about risk and percentage of success tthen talk directly with a surgeon who has plenty of experience with pancreatic surgery, it is an uncommon su ...Read more
Is LPJ surgery compulsory for 19yrs old boy who has pain every 14dys for chronic pancreatitis idiopathic.taking CREON tramodol.should take more creon?
Yes and no: This surgery can be helpful. Creon and tramadol will not stop the pain. 19 is very young to have the surgery. it is a difficult decision to know what to do. however, if you have tried everything and not able to continue as you are, this is your only option. You can choose to continue with the pain. The surgery is no guarantee that the pain will stop, but it is you only other option ...Read more
Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?
Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis most often due to alcoholism. Other causes are hypertriglyceredemia, certain medications, stone in common bile duct, etc, treatment of the cause. Quit alcohol, surgery for gall bladder stone or withdrawing offending medications, pain control, control of diabetes if any, digestive enzyme replacements if needed. ...Read more
Are there any studies re efficacy of Accupuncture for chronic osteo arthritic pain?
A local acupuncturist graduated from Shandong medical university
Acupuncture 4 joints: Lots of studies. Acupuncture relieves pain. We would consider it more for acute pain relief. For chronic pain there is one theoretical negative: if you relieve pain some feel it may allow the arthritis to progrss faster without the pain signal to limit activity. You wouldn't want to cut the nerves to a joint and allow someone to abuse it. No problem with using it for hip bursitis or some headaches ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am 19 with idiopathic chronic pancreatitis have a gall bladder sludge with inflammation in head of pancreatitis will this be reduces by medicines???
FAT FREE DIET/DRUGS&: you need to be on fat free diet,with small breakfast.frequent small meals and reduced calories Drugs like Actigail(Ursodiol) a gall stone solubilizing agent and another Chenodeoxycholic acid Last resort is Cholecystectomy as you have chronic pancreatitis Check your blood for triglycerides,calcium etc ...Read more
Here are some...: The excitement to search alternative meds/herbs seems having died down lately. The ingredients of so-called alternative meds usually include saw palmetto, pygeum, bee pollen, zinc, selenium, lycopene, vitamins, etc. The studies on these failed to constantly prove their claimed effects, at best, marginal and inconsistent. Of course, another wave of similar effort may loom; time will tell. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
None: There is no effective homeopathic treatment for gallstones. In the past some prescribed medicines were used to dissolve stones, but they had many side effects and were not that effective. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has replaced medical dissolution and shock wave treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Please discuss options with a gastroenterologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Asymptomatic gallstones need no treatment. Gallstones causing pain can be treated with medication but patients usually prefer an operation to prevent another episode of the intense pain. Medications to dissolve the gallstones are very ineffective with a lot of side-effects. A healthy lifestyle is always advisable though many people with a very healthy lifestyle still develop gallstones ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The indications for: legal medical marijuana use in the US tend to differ state by state. There are some physicians in this country that advocate for use of THC for specific types of pain and other providers who recommend against it's use altogether. There are inherent risks with cannabis use. As a psychiatrist I am very concerned about the potential for psychiatric side effects. See that you suffer from depression & ...Read more
Chronic obese pain patient. Medicare and Medicaid. Trying to have gastric sleeve bypass need primary for physician supervised diet. ADrive? Thanks
Gastric sleeve: Hi. We don't have all the information on you (BMI, obesity comorbidities), but you may very well meet criteria for sleeve gastrectomy surgery. It can help a lot with weight loss, and doesn't alter the anatomy of the small intestine, so there is generally not a problem with nutrient malabsorption. And depending on the nature of your chronic pain, it may help with that. What does "ADrive" mean? ...Read more