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Treatment For Atrophy
Depends on cause: Can be due to long term infection with bacteria, h. Pylori which can cause ulcers, and cancer of stomach. Can be autoiimmune, also can increase risk for stomach cancer. Decreases acid prod. Either can cause vitamin B12 deficiency (can affect blood count and neurological function), iron def, risk of gut infection. If h pylori-rx with meds for about 2 wks. Both need B12 replacement lifelong. ...Read more
Atrophy usually refers to the skin-as you get older or if you have had alot of sun in the past-the dermis (that is the layer below the top layer which is called the epidermis) gets thinner and the skin looks more wrinked. Muscles and fat can also get thinner -this is another form of atrophy. Even the top layer gets thinner ...Read more
Mostly no: Most forms of optic atrophy cannot be treated. If associated with multiple sclerosis, steroid infusions can help. If caused by thyroid nerve compression, then treatment of the orbital compression can reverse the atrophy. Sometimes it occurs in associated with long standing elevation of spinal fluid pressure and will improve if the pressure is relieved. A neuro-ophthalmologist can advise you. ...Read more
Not really: Optic atrophy is a condition in which the main nerve from the eye to the brain, loses its ability to transmit visual information to the brain. When the ophthalmologist looks at the nerve it will look pale white. When a nerve gets to the state, there is no treatment known as the nerve is essentially functionless. ...Read more
Im 43 I have myotonia (not sure if md or mc) it bothers me most in my tongue. It looks to me it's wasting. Any treatment to stop atrophy in my tongue?
Stay proactive: You need to know whether you have myotonic dystrophy or myotonia congenita, or something else you also have the right to know its exact genetic signature -- this is the 21st century. Neither disease is particularly treatable, but getting the exact information will enable you to join clinical studies and have what you need for support group membership. Sorry i can't offer more, good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try Bellafill plus: Bellafill is filler approved for optimal and long lasting correction for atrophic acne scars. Depending on extent of scarring, Bellafill may be used alone or in combination with other treatments like laser resurfacing and peels to treat acne scarring. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many days do I need to take triple therapy in the treatment of chronic atrophic gastritis?
Omeprazole 20mg +clarithromycin 500mg +amoxicillin 1
Please explain the relationship between gluteal muscle atrophy and lumbar stenosis. And the treatment for the atrophy. Thank you!!
Find the cause: Many conditions, in addition to aging (which normally is accompanied by mild cortical atrophy) can lead to this. This includes neurodegenerative conditions, nutritional deficiency, alcoholism, chronic oxygen deficiency, remote effect of cancer, genetic predisposition. See a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Many cases of so-called "foot pad atrophy" pain in my opinion is not so much because of a loss of the fat pad on the forefoot but may be associated with deformities such as hammertoes, bunions and is often associated with wearing certain shoes that place too much stress on the ball of the feet ie. High heels and even flats. Wear running shoes more often and the symptoms will most likely resolve. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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