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Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Which treatments work best for an overactive thyroid - hyperthyroidism?

Several options: The treatments come down to antithyroid drugs (eg. Methimazole), radioactive iodine (rai), or surgery. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and you should discuss with your endocrinologist. If you opt for surgery, make sure the surgeon is an experienced thyroid surgeon. ...Read more

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Cellulite (Definition)

Cellulite is a surface irregularity in the skin caused by attachments between the back of the skin and the deeper muscle fascia. These attachments pull the skin. Like buttons on a throw pillow. Sometimes cellulite is solitary, and sometimes a larger area is involved. Cellulite can occur with or without weight gain. All current surface treatments are temporary. Surgery may ...Read more


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Whats the treatment for follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?

Whats the treatment for follicular adenoma thyroid nodules?

Watch them: Unless they are large, the treatment for adenomas of the thyroid is observation. They are removed when they are bug enough to cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Need expert opinions about skin condition cellulitys treatment?

Need expert opinions about skin condition cellulitys treatment?

Antibiotics: Cellulitis is the inflammation of the skin and deeper tissues, usually caused by bacteria such as staph and strep. Treatment is antibiotics, sometimes intravenously at first if there is fever or other systemic symptoms. Often oral antibiotics will clear this up. Definitely see a doctor if you are concerned about this. ...Read more

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Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis ?

Would thermage laser treatment for face be good for psoriasis ?

Thermage not laser: Thermage is radio frequency and is intended for the deeper structures of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Therefore, I am not familiar with its use for psoriasis and would not recommend it. Did someone else suggest it would work? ...Read more

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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

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Could cellulite lazer treatments work?

Could cellulite lazer treatments work?

Helps with cellulite: Cellulaze is a brand name of a type of surgical procedure using a laser cannula to eliminate cellulite. Cellulite appears due to fibrous connections (called septae) between the skin and deeper tissues and muscles. Dividing these connections can smooth out areas with visible cellulite. Dividing these with laser energy is known as cellulaze. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatment for cellulite caused by hormones?

Cellulaze laser: Cellulite is seen in over 85% of post pubertal females. No effective treatment was available until the recent fda approval of the cellulaze laser by cynosure. This is a minimally invasive in office procedure. The split laser beam cuts the fibous bands which create the depressions, melts the fat under the skin, causes thickening of the skin with increased elasticity. The only proven cellulite tx. ...Read more

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How efficient is T4 treatment for hypothyroidism?

How efficient is T4 treatment for hypothyroidism?

100% efficient: Hi. You can't beat 100% efficient! Some people prefer to use desiccated pig thyroid extract, and some prefer T3 (liothyronine) added to their T4, but T4 alone is all that's ever required. ...Read more

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Help docs, is ipl rf hair removal worth it?

Help docs, is ipl rf hair removal worth it?

Temporary: IPL is usually temporary. Diode or Alexandrite are more permanent. ...Read more

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Does velashape (cellulite treatment) work well?

Not particularly: The treatments should only be considered of limited benefit, and may only be temporary. ...Read more

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Cure for polycystic ovary disease is homeopathic treatment effective?

Cure for polycystic ovary disease
is homeopathic treatment effective?

Maybe: I have seen PCOD cured with homeopathy and herbs. So, I would try and se if it works for you and you have faith in it. ...Read more

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Is thermage fda approved as a cellulite treatment? I read that thermage is a cellulite treatment that uses radio waves to shrink fat cells and cause my skin to produce collagen. Is this treatment fda approved to reduce cellulite and stimulate collagen pro

FDA Cleared: The fda approves medical devices based largely on safety (rather than both safety and effectiveness as for drugs). Therefore, we should not view the fda approval of thermage as a guarantee that it does all that it is purported to. For devices, fda clearance states that the device is not likely to harm you if used properly. Unlike drugs it does not imply that it is effective. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy fix my overactive thyroid gland?

Can radiation therapy fix my overactive thyroid gland?

Yes: In the form of radioactive iodine 131 radiation is given by a one time capsule that targets the thyroid. This may overkill the gland and one then needs replacement medicine but at least the dose can be adjusted. ...Read more

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Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Is laser skin resurfacing an effective procedure for facial hyperpigmentation caused by addison's disease?

Possibly: Thanks for an excellent question. I would reccomend you see a board certified dermatologist to exam your pigmentation and skin quality prior to adding any laser energy. ...Read more

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Can laser treatment work for keratosis pilaris?

Maybe: Keratosis pilaris is an unrelenting condition that never goes away. Lasers don't actually work get rid of it. However, microdermabrasion, ipl, and fractionated lasers can help to flatten it out and make it appear better. In theory, if you remove hair follicles the keratosis pilaris can't occur but I have not seen great results. ...Read more

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What treatment for a complex thyroid nodule?

Nodule: If you have a complex thyroid nodule that meets certain criteria a thyroid nodule biopsy under ultrasound could be preformed. It is a simple procedure done with local anesthetic. Most thyroid modules are overwhelmingly benign. If positive additional studies and likely removal of that lone of the thyroid. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for hashimoto's thyroiditis?

What are the best treatments for hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Levothyroxine : If the hashimotos has caused hypothyroidism, levothyroxine is the treatment of choice. If you just have the antibodies but your thyroid hormone levels are normal, no treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid specialist/doctor treat thyroid nodules?

Depends: Most thyroid nodules do not require any treatment. If a nodule needs to be removed, that is done by a surgeon and not an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more