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Steroid Treatment Cord Compression
Not likely to help: Ayurvedic treatment is not likely to have any effect on disc prolapse and cord compression, as the symptoms are due to a part of the disc physically pressing on one's spinal cord or spinal nerves. Some sort of neurosurgical procedure is usually needed to move or remove the part that is compressing the spinal cord. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I do not know: It would be best to ask an ayurvedic practitioner what kind of success they have had. I am sure it would help in recovery if surgery were needed. I would suggest acupuncture as i know it can help with back pain. I have seen amazing results with bulging discs and acupuncture. And is it so bad that surgery is needed or still in a bulging position, not fully blown out? ...Read more
Depends: Uveitis is inflammation in the eye. It depends: anterior, intermediate, posterior or associate with a systemic condition. Steroids treat inflammation either topically or as injection in or around the eye. If this fails anti-metabolites: Methotrexate or CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) or tissue necrosis factor drugs such as Remicade are added. These can also be used to decrease steroids once inflammation is controlled. ...Read more
I m suffering from pemphigous folliceous from last 3 years need to know if their is ny new treatment to get well other than taking steroids?
Yes: Many options, but it's trial and error. Other options include: methotrexate, soriatane, (acitretin) uv light, biologics shots (expensive) and more aggressive pills called immunosuppressives. I would see a dermatologist at a university for their opinion. This is a frustrating disease with goal of control. ...Read more
Is there any new and better treatment for minimal change disease? Im 25yrs on steroids. Was diagnoised wit mcd in 2007. Thank u in advance sir.
Primary tx: Steroids are still primary treatment for minimal change disease; however, treatment is usually limited, as remission is often achieved in a matter of months, with a slow taper off over the following two years or so. If yours can't be tapered off, there are alternatives such as Cyclophosphamide that can be used as steroid-sparing agents, but these require discussion with your nephrologist. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatories: Corticosteroids, one of hormones produced by the adrenal gland, are strong anti-inflammatories. They are available as pills, syrups, injections and by IV. Most often they are used to reduce swelling and inflammation that may cause cancer pain. They also be of help in controlling side effects, including nausea and vomiting, caused by chemotherapeutic drugs. Use needs careful monitoring by doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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