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Remedies For History Of Gallstones
Not so much: The best way to treat gallbladder symptoms is to remove the gallbladder, thereby preventing future attacks. Narcotics can "break" an attack, but this is, at best, a short term solution. Some gallstones can be dissolved using bile salt pills but this takes months and the stones will re-form after the medication is stopped. ...Read more
Gallstones occur in nearly 25% of women in the U.S. by age 60, and as many as 50% by age 75. In most cases, they have no symptoms. In general, women are probably at increased risk because estrogen stimulates the liver to remove more cholesterol from blood and divert it into the bile. Pregnancy increases the risk for gallstones, and pregnant women with stones are more likely to have symptoms than nonpregnant women. Surgery should be delayed until after delivery if possible. In fact, gallstones may disappear after delivery. If surgery is necessary, laparoscopy ...Read more
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Hydration: The best "home" remedy for kidney stone prevention is increasing fluid (primarily water) intake. Lemonade is also good for most people with stone disease. Restricting salt and red meat protein may also help. For acute stone attacks, you should seek medical attention and possible evaluation by a urologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Prevention is first.: Best is prevention of the stones, not treatment of the pain. Have you doctor evaluate you to determine the appropriate treaent, then discuss with him/her the dietary changes that will be necessary, depending upon the type of stone (calcium vs. Oxlate). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No "home remedies": There is no "home remedies" for liver cirrhosis besides controlling the underlying condition and signs/symptoms that caused the cirrhosis. I would see a liver specialist to help you determine what is the best course of action is since liver disease, especially cirrhosis can lead to many complications that can be managed with certain medications. ...Read more
What's considered the best remedy for one who has multiple peptic and duodenal ulcers to soothe the symptoms of acid indigestion?
See below: If you have had multiple peptic ulcers you should be worked up to see if you have a tumor that produces gastrin. The peptide causes an overproduction of acid and multiple ulcers. These tumors occur in the pancreas or duodenum and this should be checked before you take any medication. ...Read more
I been having recurrent aphtous ulcers for many years. Otherwise no other symptoms or past medical history. Pls give advice on reducing the frequency?
Check for trigger: Recurrent aphtous ulcers or canker sores can be caused by a number of triggers or initiators. These lesions are not bacterial or viral origin. Stress, trama, weakening from illness, food additives or colorings or flavoring, wine, nuts, etc. You should journal your food and drink intake, habits, and dates to determine if these occur after certain times or job or school schedules, or intake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maalox: It is not unusual for patients post-gallbladder surgery to have an issue with bile. Sometimes, bile refluxes into the stomach, causing a significant inflammation called gastritis. The stomach is designed to handle acidity. Bile is a base. The ingredient in maalox and Gaviscon counter-acts bile and usually will improve indigestion. Also, Questran and Colestid (colestipol) are helpful in pts. W/ diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms vary. : The presence of a kidney stone may often have no symptoms. If the stone begins to pass the most common symptom is flank pain, radiating to the groin, occasionally with nausea and vomiting. Pain occurs usually if the progress of the stone is held up, and the ureter squeezes against the obstruction. If the size & orientation of the kidney stone are favorable, it may pass without much difficulty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: I would venture and say none known to the physicians community ...Read more
Here are some...: The options to get rid of kidney stones include: 1) percutaneous nephrolithotripsy, 2) ESWL, & 3) transureteroscopic procedure, usually with holmium laser lithotripsy. As to which one to choose, it depends on the size of stone, anatomical structures of kidneys, and the professional proficiency as well as facility availability. More detail? Ask urologist for individual necessity & possibility ...Read more
Two types of: Medications are available: cholinesterase inhibitors such as Aricept and nmda receptor antagonists like namenda (memantine). The first class increases acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in memory. Namenda (memantine) decreases abnormal brain activity allowing clearer thinking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the treatment of a 21 year old female having small gal bladder stones? are there any medications or surgery is the only answer?
Drugs vs Lifestyle: Some people can manage their gallbladder symptoms by avoiding specific foods. There are other options to treat symptomatic gallstones (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gallstones/basics/treatment/con-20020461). Actigall (ursodiol) (ursodial) comes to mind (http://goo.gl/z318rm). But remember that surgery & medical management are only for symptomatic gallstones. If they don't bother u, leave alon ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doc said only ultrasound blasting & no other medications can get rid of kidney stones. Are there other options?
Here are some ...: Largely, there has been no known non-surgical means to get rid of stones in the urinary tracts except the uric-acid stone but still a length "ordeal" to cope to dissolve it. So, please direct the Qs on when and how to surgically get rid of stones - either in kidneys or ureters or bladder, to your urologist timely for individual details. Best wish ... ...Read more
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