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Treatment For Late Stage Lyme Disease
Hard to say: It really depends on whether you have any coinfections, and your general physical health (metal toxicity, poor detox capacity and food allergies, adrenal fatigue and low thyroid can all make treatment more difficult) expect treatment to the point of being symptome free to take many weeks at least, many months at worst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medical management: People with parkinson’s disease may lose up to 80% of Dopamine in their bodies before symptoms appear. In addition, special imaging tests of the brain show that Dopamine may decline as much as 10% per year in people with parkinson’s disease. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to help minimize Dopamine loss in the brain and maintain muscle function. Best wishes. ...Read more
Oral antibiotics.: The treatment for this is apparently oral antibiotics. For those >=12 and not pregnant, Doxycycline 100mg 2x/day is the first choice, while those <12 get amoxacillin 50mg/kg/day. Amoxaciliin 500 mg 3x/day is the second choice for adults. The 3rd and 4th choices for all ages are Cefuroxime axetil 500 mg 2x/day and Erythromycin 250 mg 4x/day respectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proteinuria: Early kidney disease can be detected by testing the urine for protein/albumin. There are many causes of proteinuria as this is called and your kidney doctor will help try to determine the cause and then suggest a treatment. Common treatment is blood pressure control.Also avoiding further harm to kidney function by avoiding otc medications like aleve, (naproxen) advil, Motrin etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibioitics and...: For early lyme disease antibiotics usually result in a total cure. For longstanding lyme disease antibiotics are the standard recommendation but are not always effective. Many with chronic lyme have co-infections like babesia & bartonella & it is essential to treat those as well. Often herbs, nutrients, homeopathy & other natural therapies are essential to successfully treat chronic lyme disease. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Prostate: Cancer today is usually detected by abnormal psa testing, but sometimesa lump or nodule is found on prostate digital rectal exam. Sextant biopsies are done on each side: top to bottom, inner to outer, and degree of cancer recorded and its gleason score. Watchful waiting may be roght for may, surgery or radiotherapy are done is risk is higher. ...Read more
What is your views on diagnosis/ treatment for late stage (untreated) Lyme disease? Have had symptoms 5yrs and now getting Diagnosis. Thoughts on it?
How is remission defined for neuroblastoma? Was stage 4 at diagnosis, waiting for remission for bone marrow transplant.
Depends on protocol: If your child is going to be receiving an autologous stem cell transplant, we do not want to see any neuroblastoma cells in the pbsc collection bag that will be reinfused. Your child may still have measurable disease at the primary site and/or metastatic sites and still get the stem cell transplant as long as these sites had not progressed during therapy. I wish you all the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use of DMARDS: The sooner RA is diagnosed and treated the better the outcome. Usually an early aggressive treatment approach consists of Methotrexate alone or in combination with other medications. The choice depends on many factors including patient preference. In the us, a biologic treatment such as Enbrel (etanercept) or Humira are added to Methotrexate if Methotrexate alone is not enough to control your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Great question: Recent publication in the new england journal of medicine in february 2012 showing depending on risk, either 2 cycles of abvd followed by radiation or 4 cycles of abvd. Now, again depends on risk stratification. If there is not a complete response after 4 cycles of abvd, then radiation or additional chemotherapy is needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Hcc: Liver transplant will take out the tumor and also replace the liver that is at risk for getting new hcc. If the patient is not a candidate for transplant then resection of the tumor would be the best treatment for small hcc. If that is not possible ablation would give the best durable therapy for locoregional treatment of a small hcc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Lyme is a disease that is spread by the bites of tics to humans. The only way to prevent lyme disease is to use proper insect repellant ( with deet ) to avoid getting bitten by the tics. If you are in wooded areas or areas where lyme is prevalent, make sure when you get home you check yourself and all others in your family for tics embedded in your skin. Remove them as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: It depends on the age of the woman, but in general these include pap smears and mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, stool checks or colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, osteoporosis and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
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