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Sociopath Treatment Options
Many options: First, find out what's causing the cushing's syndrome. If it's due to overuse of steroids, cut down on the dose. If it's due to a tumor, surgery is the best treatment. Tumor in the pituitary can be removed by neurosurgeons, tumors in the adrenal, pancreas, lung can be removed by surgeons. Radiation therapy is used if surgery is not complete. Last but not least, medications can be used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A sociopath is someone who exemplifies antisocial personality disorder. Sociopaths are glib and superficially charming; they are masters of influence and deception. They have no guilt or remorse about exploiting or manipulating other people; winning is the most important thing. They can use words poetically and almost hypnotically. When veracity is challenged, ...Read more
R u on max meds?: If you are on a maximal medical program such as nitrates, beta blockers and anti platelets and your already on the newer agent Ranexa (ranolazine) then eecp is a nice option. If no other revascularization options are available such as angioplasty or bypass then (if a candidate qualifies) then transplant may be an option for refractory angina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've discovered that I'm mthfr 1298a positive. I don't know what this means. What are the treatment options? And what dr. Would I see to pursue this?
This is soft: Testing for mthfr genotype is being promoted aggressively by one lab and a few physician-activists. Around half of peoplen in many populations have at least one "abnormal gene." studies are mixed but on general medical principles, it seems unlikely that if blood homocysteine levels are normal that a mutation is a problem. Carriers might benefit from extra folate, (folic acid) b6 &/or B12 supplementation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went kayaking months ago now my neck pops literally every couple mins and hurts if I don't pop it. What could this be a sign of? Poss treatment options?
I've had 'clicky' elbows since I was 14, which are often painful. I've been told i'll grow out of it - but I haven't. diangosis ideas? Treatment options?
BE careful regarding: "grow out" and painful conditions/while there are growth issues it is hard to specifically answer this but many things can cause clicking from a normal physiologic click, mild laxity in a joint or a slight alteration in anatomy, or nerve or tendon issues. But if it is long standing. The main issue is if one has pain then: need to get evaluated, likely get some xrays and go from there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Many: The goal in glaucoma treatment is to get the internal eye pressure lower than the level causing risk to vision. Most cases can be assisted with pressure lowering eyedrops to which can be added laser treatment if needed. Advanced or unresponsive cases may need surgery. There are many options; your ophthalmologist can assist you with the best course of action. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be complicated: Myositis is muscle inflammation. Inflammation damages the fibers of a muscle. This causes muscles to be weak by interfering with the ability of the muscles to contract. Although myositis can cause muscle aches and muscle tenderness, weakness is usually the dominant symptom. In some cases, myositis is a short-term problem that goes away after a few days or weeks. In other could be chronic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ageusia is the loss of taste functions of the tongue, particularly the inability to detect sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, and umami (meaning "pleasant/savory taste"). Treatment options include
to facilitate recovery plan to stop smoking and avoid all non-essential drugs. ...Read more
Observation for Most: Lcis is somewhat of a misnomer in that it is not a cancer, but a "pre-malignant" condition in which there are abnormal cells present in the glands (lobules) of the breast. Therefore patients with a diagnosis of lcis are at a higher risk of developing breast cancer than the general population and require closer observation and screening. Hormonal therapy may be used in those with very high risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not many: This is what we call a pneumoconiosis from silica inhalation at high levels which causes progressive scarring in the lungs. There is no effective treatment once it is established. Some people may benefit from bronchodilator therapy if they have airflow obstruction documented and many people will require oxygen therapy if their oxygen levels are below normal. ...Read more
Not specific enough: "dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin". In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Without a more specific idea of what is going on, it is impossible to recommend treatment. Even if you are using "dermatitis" as a synonym for "eczema" (as some do), the possibilities are still too broad, since there are so many different kinds of eczema. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection. If due to bacteria, antibiotics are used whereas if it is due to a virus, symptom management is employed. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is treated with smoking cessation, bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Oxygen is prescribed if the oxygen level is low enough to warrant this therapy. ...Read more
It depends upon the: Type. Acute lymphoid and myeloid leukemias are treated differently, and chronic leukemias are treated different from acute varieties. It also depends on being child vs an older adult. In general, all rx (2.5-3.5 yrs) involves induction, consolidation, interim maintenance, delayed intensification and maintenance. AML rx (. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer