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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Aortic Sclerosis

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Treatment of multiple sclerosis is for life or temporary taking s.c injection of betaferon?

Treatment of multiple sclerosis is for life or temporary taking s.c injection of betaferon?

Need chronically: Some advice, there are pills available, but where you live, might be tough to get. Nonetheless, do not miss your injections, and add Vitamin D-3 about 5000-10000 units per day. We do not have a clear idea when to stop the MS meds, and in those older patients who I have stopped, a few have had relapses. Stay tuned, drugs to be used differently are on the horizon. (even Lemtrada) ...Read more

Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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Is there treatment for systemic sclerosis?

Is there treatment for systemic sclerosis?

Not really: D-penicillamine might work, and there a number of studies suggesting this, but no long term double blind studies exist.
A recent report suugest that a drug CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) might be of value, and there are those that use mtx or tetracyclines. The major advances are ability to control BP and treat pulmonary hypertension. We can deal with esophgeal spasm and reflux. Nothing great at present for underlying dx. ...Read more

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Do I need a treatment for lichen sclerosis?

Do I need a treatment for lichen sclerosis?

Consider it: Lichen sclerosis, especially in the genital area, can be quite painful and destructive over time. Treatment can help stop this. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tuberous sclerosis?

What is the treatment for tuberous sclerosis?

Not curable: The disease is managed by surgery for the tumors as applicable, and medications. No two cases are alike. Ask about sirolimus if this question applies to a family member. Patients who wish to become parents will do well to learn how to prevent transmission of the illness to their children. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for tuberous sclerosis?

What are some treatments for tuberous sclerosis?

Managed, not cured: Ts is a lifelong process whose treatment begins with recognition, education and monitoring through life. It can be quite mild with no long term effects, or be devastating. Related seizures & emergence of soft tissue "tubers" in the brain & major organs can create problems. Periodic ct scans & ultrasounds to monitor the organs are common. Coordinated efforts of local & specialty drs is a must. ...Read more

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How can I help my father who has aortic sclerosis?

How can I help my father who has aortic sclerosis?

Support/encourage: Aortic sclerosis is quite common as people get older, 25-30% in those>65 yrs of age. It is the calcification and thickening of the aortic valves without flow obstruction, but it a marker for athersclerosis/heart disease. Encourage him to take good control blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes etc--take meds! . And don't smoke. Regular exercise, keep ideal body wt. Consult doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is hypertrophic facet sclerosis and best treatment?

What is hypertrophic facet sclerosis and best treatment?

Degenerative Disease: The articular surfaces of the vertebrae become enlarge abnormaly and become stiff.
The evidence suggests that best treatment is surgery by pedicle to pedicle decompression. ...Read more

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Are there any good alternative treatments for multiple sclerosis?

Are there any good alternative treatments for multiple sclerosis?

Really NONE: However, improve your outcomes, by using potent disease modifying agents, such as the newer orals, aubagio, gilenya, (fingolimod) tecfidera. Some otc approaches include, no smoking, vitamin d supplementation, aerobic exercise, low fat, low salt diets, stress management. ...Read more

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Are there any holistic treatments that definitely work for multiple sclerosis?

Are there any holistic treatments that definitely work for multiple sclerosis?

Try these: There isn't yet a cure for ms in any form of medicine but good nutrition, yoga, acupuncture, graded exercise, relaxation and guided imagery can all be helpful to people with ms. ...Read more

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For someone who is 40 years old, what are the long term detrimental impacts of interferon treatment for multiple sclerosis?

Interferon: The real question you should be asking is "what are the detrimental effects of not taking interferon for treatment of ms". Ms can be a deadly disease and medications are chosen and recommended by physicians after a careful consideration of risks versus benefits. Ask the prescribing physicians for information that will help you look at both sides of this issue. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for multiple sclerosis?

What is the treatment for multiple sclerosis?

Getting exciting: Original meds included self-injectables, such as betaseron, avonex, compaxone, and rebith. Later, tysabri (natalizumab) infusions, and 2 oral meds, Gilenya and aubagio. We now know that vitamin d supplements provide added benefit. No one med fits all, but most effective drugs currently are Gilenya and tysabri (natalizumab), and these work best of the current crop. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for multiple sclerosis?

What is the best treatment for multiple sclerosis?

No unique answer: MS has many forms, many phases, individuals respond in all sorts of different and at times unpredictable ways so there is no BEST drug to tell you about. Latest research suggests the use of interferons and immunomodulating drugs is what best manages this disease. Unfortunately, there are plenty of problems with that approach but your doctor will discuss all the options with you. ...Read more

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What new treatments are there for multiple sclerosis?

What new treatments are there for multiple sclerosis?

Define new...: First line therapies include:
-interferon beta-1a (avonex) im once a week.
-interferon beta-1a (rebif) sc three times a week.
-interferon beta-1b (betaseron, extavia) sc every other day.
-glatiramer acetate sc (copaxone) sc daily.
Second line therapies include:
-mitoxantrone (novantrone) IV q3months.
-natalizumab (tysabri) IV q4weeks.
-fingolimod (gilenya) PO daily. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments for multiple sclerosis?

Not really: It might be a fond hope to find such, but, if one has ms, treatment with disease modifying items is very important, and, in most cases, the most potent drugs are best. You can improve outcomes with supplements of vitamin d-3, perhaps b complex, low fat diet, exercise, and stress management, but these approaches do not replace the medicines. ...Read more

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Is there any permanent treatment for multiple sclerosis??

Is there any permanent treatment for multiple sclerosis??

All are permanent: All treatments for MS are not curative, in order to stop or slow down the progression of the disease, you have to take them indefnitely. I hope this answers your question, not sure what you mean by permanent. If you mean that the treatments "permanently" stop progression, only possibly if you keep using them. I like tysabri (natalizumab) despite the side effects. I see MS lesions literally disappear. ...Read more

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What are promising new treatments for multiple sclerosis?

What are promising new treatments for multiple sclerosis?

Many: We have 12 drugs approved to treat MS, and more on the way. The newest are Tecfidera, Plegridy, and the most potent drug of all, Lemtrada. Coming are newer mono-clonal antibodies, a drug to restore myelin damage, and even some treatment for the progressive forms. ...Read more

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What are the causes, effects, treatment of multiple sclerosis?

What are the causes, effects, treatment of multiple sclerosis?

Complex: We do not know the exact cause of this autoimmune disease that attacks brain and spinal cord, but do find that both heredity and environment play roles in susceptibility. We are gaining new medicines which are far more potent (altho maybe risky), which can control the disease far better. The most potent available include tysabri (natalizumab) and gilenya. No cure yet, but stay tuned, it is close. ...Read more

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In simple terms can anyone tell me what is the best treatment for multiple sclerosis?

My opinion: For what it's worth, each ms patient is unique and not all meds fit each person. Yet, you want a potent effective medicine, and nowadays we have lots of choices. Must consider risks and side effects. Most effective meds in descending order would be tysabri, (natalizumab) gilenya, tecfidera, rebif, betaseron, aubagio, copaxone, and lastly avonex. No perfect med exists commercially.. ...Read more

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What exactly is multiple sclerosis? What is the usual prognosis and what is the treatment?

Autoimmune: Ms is a disease where the immune system attacks the coverings of nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Susceptibility due to heredity and environment seem to affect who gets afflicted. The prognosis is improving dramatically these days due to new medicines. Therapies include tysabri, (natalizumab) gilenya, copaxone, betaseron, rebith, extavia, etc. ...Read more

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How can putting off treatment of multiple sclerosis by a few months after initial diagnosis (because of a temp. Loss of insurance) impact prognosis?

How can putting off treatment of multiple sclerosis by a few months after initial diagnosis (because of a temp. Loss of insurance) impact prognosis?

My experiences: Every MS patient is different, and experiences a varied and unique disease presentation, but we strongly suggest starting disease modifying agents as soon as diagnosis is confirmed to prevent disability. That said, delay of a few months may be trivial in your case, but, drug companies have programs for those without insurance, and no real reason to delay treatment. Discuss with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Had an echo that stated "essentially normal". Said my three aortic leaflets are mildly thickened but open well. Isn't that considered aortic sclerosis?

Had an echo that stated "essentially normal". Said my three aortic leaflets are mildly thickened but open well. Isn't that considered aortic sclerosis?

Yes: What the reader might have meant was that "there is no hemodynamic adverse effect" as a result of "mildly thickened" trileaflet aortic valve. But, yes, you are correct is making the connection to early atherosclerosis = sclerosis. Consider checking your fasting lipid levels and embarking on a heart healthy lifestyle if you have not already. ...Read more

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Does dmsa have use for multiple sclerosis treatment?

Does dmsa have use for multiple sclerosis treatment?

No: Dimercaptosuccinic acid (dmsa) has not use in the management of multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Is cortisone given for multiple sclerosis treatment?

MS relapses: Steroids such as cortisone can be used to treat relapses, but should not be used chronically due to adverse event potential. These drugs should only be used briefly to reverse a flare. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

What is the treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?

Not good: Lou gehrig's disease remains resistant to successful treatment or control. The drug Riluzole is on the market but is very disappointing, although may delay useage of a tracheostomy tube for a few months. We are learning about a misfolded protein, and this may point the way for future success. ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! What do they mean by aortic sclerosis present?

Thickening: Thickening and calcium build up on valves causes the sclerosis. Doesn't mean anything in the short term
need follow up in yearly echo. ...Read more

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What's are future treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als)?

What's are future treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (als)?

Hope it arrives.: There is a lot of research and we have identified a misfolded protein as playing a role (superoxide dismutase). But we do not have a cure. Best we can do is Riluzole and palliative supportive care at this time. However, a variety of meds and approaches are being studied. Stayed tuned. ...Read more

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Classical hodgkin's lymphoma nodular sclerosis, what is the best treatment?

Classical hodgkin's lymphoma nodular sclerosis, what is the best treatment?

Depends: For early stage disease, it's usually 2-4 cycles abvd w/ involved site radiation. For advanced disease, it's at least 4-6 cycles of abvd or even beacopp with radiation reserved for sites of bulk disease. For relapse, new drugs like Adcetris (brentuximab vedotin) are in use as are the option of transplant. ...Read more

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Will systemic sclerosis kill me if I don't get treatment? Is it just a slow disease?

Yes: Systemic sclerosis is a slow progressive but relentless disease. Current treatments are of limited efficacy. Having said that, you should follow closely with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Treatment for upper motor neuron sympathy for my diagnose of primary lateral sclerosis?

Try this: Although no cure currently, the drug Riluzole has been used to slow down the process and prevent or delay tracheostomy. Some pts might benefit from other glutamate blockers, Gabapentin and memantine have been tried in addition. Some alternative health sites have mentioned anti-oxidant approaches, and you might check hsi (health science institute). Get second opinion at nearby medical schools. ...Read more

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How is the treatment for multiple sclerosis? Will my tinnitus (caused by multiple sclerosis) go away after I treat it?

Hard to predict.: If you have Multiple Sclerosis, you should be using specific MS medication, and do NOT understand why you are using ginkgo, which is totally useless for any neurological disease. Tinnitus may be due to inner ear issue and best to evaluate using audiological/ otological testing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if minimal aortic sclerosis always get worse?

Can you tell me if minimal aortic sclerosis always get worse?

Not necessarily: Aortic sclerosis is normal aging from "wear and tear" and doesn't inevitably get worse. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 45 year old female to have aortic sclerosis? I am healthy otherwise.

Possible: Aortic sclerosis is thickening of the valve leaflets which occurs naturally as people get older. It certainly can start showing up as early as 40s but is it also possible that whoever read your echocardiogram may have made note of something very minimal. Either way it is a benign issue that is different that aortic stenosis and may or may not progress. ...Read more

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What is the treatment procedure for multiple sclerosis stem cell?

Not available: Closest approach to stem cell, so far, is bone marrow transplant, which has significant risk, and may be only minimally successful. Best approach in the relapsing-remitting phase, such drugs as Gilenya and tysabri (natalizumab). Some usage in chronic phases of rituxamab, but risks there also. Stem cell applications still a long ways off. Sorry. ...Read more

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I have lichen sclerosis, my treatment from the doctors doesn't seem to be working, how can I get rid of it?

I have lichen sclerosis, my treatment from the doctors doesn't seem to be working, how can I get rid of it?

Lichen Sclerosis: Ls&a (lichen sclerosis et atrophicus) is generally treated in the short run using high potency topical steroids such as clobetasol ointment. Protopic ointment is often used as an alternative to topical steroids for long term management. Consult a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis and for further management. ...Read more

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In a spinal tap - say, prior to beginning a new treatment for multiple sclerosis - will cocaine from past use be detected? If so, for how long?

In a spinal tap - say, prior to beginning a new treatment for multiple sclerosis - will cocaine from past use be detected? If so, for how long?

Talk to your doctor: This is certainly not in my area of expertise. Generally, drug testing is done with urine or blood. I am concerned that you may be worried about some past behaviors - probably needlessly. It would be sad if this worry delayed your getting treated appropriately for your current condition. Have a frank discussion with your doctor. Start with "this is awkward for me to ask, but..." Good luck! ...Read more

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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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Is there any treatment for cognitive impairment for multiple sclerosis?

Is there any treatment for cognitive impairment for multiple sclerosis?

You Bet There Is!!: First, you are better if taking a very potent ms medicine, such as tysabri (natalizumab) or gilenya, as "off label" both have shown ability to prevent brain atrophy, and improve fatigue and cognition. Second, have adequate levels of vit d, taking 5-10000 units daily. The traditional Alzheimer's meds do not help usually, but would consider a trial of 2 medical foods, axona, and cerefolin-nac, and? Galantamine. ...Read more

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Sclerosis (Definition)

We neurologists employ the term to describe localized damage involving the central nervous system, and sclerosis means scarring. If in many areas, might be multiple sclerosis. If affecting the motor nerve cell, ...Read more