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May be...: Note: life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, ; continuation from inception to eternity. So, it's worthwhile to know its natural history: spontaneous regression in 6-50%; but in an 8-yr study showing 40% unchanged but aging, 40% worsening in sexual function and curvature plus aging, and a few, getting better in curvature. So, it's highly polymorphic in its course, rx, . .. ...Read more
Possibly: There are some products available that claim to stop/ reverse demineralization. Your dentist may have them. ...Read more
Probably not.: Gynecomastia involves the breast tissue and while most young males have some breast enlargement during puberty and it is temporary, true gynecomastia is an overgrowth of breast tissue and seldom resolves without surgery. Being overweight can cause breast enlargement but the breast tissue is not really involved and weight loss will usually take care of the problem, . ...Read more
Sometimes: Two broad categories: decrease or no sperm production or obstruction in the ducts that convey sperm from testes to outside. The treatment generally is: if there are sperm in the ejaculate they can be used for insemination or ivf with intracytoplasmic sperm injection into the egg. No medicine or surgery prove effective so far. ...Read more
Help but. ..: Smoking has its far-reaching negative effects onto almost all parts of our body. ED is a process of lifelong making resulting from constant accumulation of aging and lifestyle. You would not see an instant help to ED from quitting smoking, but may help to a degree. Still, remember: Low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession is the foundation of healthcare and ED... ...Read more
At risk tissue: Reversible ischemia is usually used to describe an area of the heart muscle that has normal perfusion at rest on a stress test then exhibits poor blood flow when the patient is exercising or given the chemical stress. This indicates an area at high risk for damage if the patient stresses their heart with surgery or exercise. This is where a stent or surgery could help improve the heart function. ...Read more
Uterine ablation: Novasure is one of many techniques of uterine ablation utilizing radiofrequency energy to destroy the lining of the uterus. It is very effective in reducing or stopping menstrual blood flow and somewhat effective in alleviating painful periods. It is not reversible and pregnancy is not recommended after an endometrial ablation. ...Read more
It can be reversed!:
Metabolic syndrome is a name for a group of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for coronary artery disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes.
The common exacerbation seems to be obesity.
The number 1, 2, 3...10 interventions should be effective and lasting weight loss and regular aerobic physical activity.
Yes you can reverse this syndrome! ...Read more
Usually, yes.: In most cases, stopping the offending medication should solve the problem, although it may take some time for the medication to "wash out" of your system. If things don't improve, consult your doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more
Easy ones first, eh?: Central sensitization is COMPLICATED, is what it is. Its subtleties cannot possibly be adequately covered in 400 characters. A web search should turn up abundant if superficial information. For a more in-depth review, check out http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3268359/pdf/nihms249521.pdf. Wishing you good reading. ...Read more
Kidney dysfunction: It depends on the cause of the kidney dysfunction. If its due to medications, dehydration or another reversible cause, then yes, it can often reverse. If its due to chronic scaring of the kidneys from hypertension, diabetes or glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the filtering part of the kidneys), then it is often a chronic non-reversible condition. ...Read more
To some degree: Once the diagnosis of osteoporosis is made, we first hope therapy will slow down and stabalize bone density. We then hope we will add bone density back. We may not be able to get someone out of the osteoporosis range but with proper treatment, weight bearing exercise, and supplements bone denisty should rise. ...Read more
Cardiomegaly: Cardiomegaly or an enlarged heart may be reversible depending on the cause. In hypertension the heart can become enlarged but if the blood pressure is controlled then it may get better. However, other causes such as valvular or structural heart problems causing the enlarged heart may not reverse even if they are corrected. ...Read more
Immediate with O2: Reversible ischemia is, by definition, reversible and as soon as oxygen delivery rises there are no long term metabolic consequences. If whatever is causing the reversible state persists too long, cells die. This is not reversible and "healing" generates a scar--or in some environments a nasty infection. Ex: a blood pressure cuff - can be up for an hour, reverses no prob! But don't try it at home. ...Read more
Coronary narrowing: Ischemia (which is found on a stress test) connotes heart muscle not getting enough blood flow to meet its needs. Mild ischemia implies that the defect showing up on stress test is more subtle, i.e. That there is slightly less blood flow to the area during stress than at rest. It usually means the severity of underling narrowing is less, though by definition it is still enough to limit flow. ...Read more