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Treatment Of Increased Esr In Homeopathy
Does diabetes could be the reason of chronical ( 3years) increasing of crp, esr and gamma GT? Thanks
See below: Diabetes predisposes a person to fatty liver and may contribute to liver damage. It would be prudent to see your doctor of an evaluation of other contributory causes and control of diabetes. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/expert-answers/diabetes/FAQ-20058461 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any ongoing research for the use of low dose naltrexone in autoimmune diseases especially in the case of bullous pemphagoid.
Stetchy research: There is some sketchy research and documented experiences of MDs using low dose naltrexone for this purpose with success. Naltrexone is largely without any complications (unless you regularly take narcotic pain medication - in which case skip it.) Since there is almost no downside it is worth a try if traditional treatment is not giving you satisfaction. ...Read more
All possible causes of chronic non-specific inflammation in duodenum (shown in biopsy) in INDIA???
Non specific: I see this frequently and think it has no clinical significance. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
What's latest and safest in treatment of anca associated pauci-immune glomerulonephritis without any other systemic disease.
Adjunct only: In spite of what anybody else may tell you, Jason, I found only one paper in the past fifteen years that offers any support whatever to this idea; it was in an obscure Communist Chinese journal and merely suggests supplementing this population (which has historically been deficient anyway) helps general immunity. Don't bet your life on vitamins. We have mainstream Rx that works. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A women of 95 year having alp raised associated with the loss of weight and apeptite nd has generalized edema, what is the cause of these signs?
Can hypothermia in an elderly pt be a symptom of an acute transformation of overlap myeloproliferative/myelodysplacticty disorder? Pt has hi WBC & CRP
Hypothermia/mds: Elderly often feel cooler than younger individuals. Hypothermia ( how low?) may be a sign of infection /sepsis just like high fever. If one has myelodysplastic syndrome , would check for UTI, a common cause of infection,subtle pneumonia.Also check thyroid, adrenal function. Elevated WBC is a concern for sepsis and transformation. Go to the ER for blood cultures and evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If by complimentary therapies you mean "alternative medicine" i would say there is not much of a role, if you mean medicines that add to the usual asthma treatment (eg immunotherapy, etc), those can change the course of the disease. So called alternative medicine is useful when there are no effective treatments, and asthma has a host of treatments that work well. ...Read more
What is the medication for polyclonal increase in gamma globulin consistent with infection linflammation?
Is homeopathic treatment more effective in skin infections of the feet, particularly in case of psoriasis?
Effective? Yes.: Homeopathic treatment can be effective in psoriasis, a chronic condition. But your question asks whether it's "more effective" -- so i wonder what you're comparing it to? In a 2009 study, homeopathic treatment improved symptom severity compared to those receiving conventional treatment alone. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19192019 is this what you were wondering? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The best indicator: CRP is called an acute phase reactant because it can increase in response to acute conditions. The common belief is that CRP is the best objective indicator of inflammation. Some rheumatologists believe that it’s the only dependable inflammatory indicator for RA and other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When talking about..: ...Treatments, "alternative" really means "effectiveness not demonstrated" - either never tested, or tested and not found to work. The herb promoted for cognitive health, withania somnifera, does seem to have some effect in animal models, but has not been well-tested in humans, so the answer is, we don't really know. ...Read more
What is treatment of septic arthritis of knee joint in child aged 5years..no history of chronic disease.best antibiotic?
Not given alone.: Many years ago, hodgkin lymphoma was treated with radiation alone with good success, but only certain stages. More modern treatment always includes chemotherapy, and may also include radiation, especially in patients with bulky lymph node tumors. Cure rate depends on stage, but in favorable patients is well over 90%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why there is hyperlipidemia in liver disease despite decrease level of protein synthesis in such case ?
No: If you don't metabolize your lipids, they will accumulate in your blood. ...Read more
What are the current treatment options for chronic pain from osteoarthritis in cervical spine with decreased range of motion in neck ?
Many options: There are various topicals or compounded creams that help with pain and inflammation. There are many oral meds: tylenol, (acetaminophen) weak to strong nsaids, special nsaids like celebrex, steroids, opiate pain relievers, mood medicines like cymbalta. Some supplements might help: quercetin, turmeric, msm, glucosamine chondroitin. Also, injectable steroids or prolotherapy. Physical therapy can help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm only 58 and my ct scan showed multiple zones of low attenuation commonly seen in the setting of a moderate degree of chronic microvascular degener?
Head ct: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, this is a vascular problem. Lowering risks: stop cigarettes, check cholesterol and diabetes regular exercise possibly statin and / or baby aspirin anyway depending on the details it migh tnot be vascular and could be toher diseases such as early alzheimers. These are the best we have for prevention, there are some drugs to treat also. ...Read more
Thromocytosis: There are many reasons for thrombocytosis, diagnosis and etiology of the condition usually involves evaluation of a blood smear of peripheral blood cells from a vein or artery, and if a severe problem is present, a matching sample of bone marrow cells which have progenitor central blood cell elements is needed also for analysis. You may need to have a Hematologist evaluate for best answer ...Read more
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