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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Chylothorax

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What spinal conditions will require invasive treatment for pain?

What spinal conditions will require invasive treatment for pain?

Severe problems: In general terms, the ones that cause problems with the function of the spinal cord and/or nerves. The spinal cord is the more serious. Pressure on the cord or nerves or abnormal movement (instability) that threatens them are reasons for surgery. Severe deformity can irritate them or cause severe pain or poor appearance. Severe pain may be a reason for invasive treatment, but not in all cases. ...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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What are the non-surgical options for hydrocele treatment?

What are the non-surgical options for hydrocele treatment?

See below: If the hydrocele is not producing any symptoms and is not too large, surgery may not be required. The fluid does not cause harm to the testis or the individual. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for silicosis?

What are treatment options for silicosis?

Not many: This is what we call a pneumoconiosis from silica inhalation at high levels which causes progressive scarring in the lungs. There is no effective treatment once it is established. Some people may benefit from bronchodilator therapy if they have airflow obstruction documented and many people will require oxygen therapy if their oxygen levels are below normal. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gallbladder cancer?

None: Surgery is the only method of achieving cure for gallbladder cancer. When not discovered incidentally during routine gallbladder surgery, gallbladder cancer usually presents in advanced stages. Therefore even with surgery, chances of total cure are low. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy, though used, have not proven to be very successful in treating this disease. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for bronchitis?

What are treatment options for bronchitis?

Treatment...: Acute bronchitis is usually due to either a bacterial or viral infection. If due to bacteria, antibiotics are used whereas if it is due to a virus, symptom management is employed. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, is treated with smoking cessation, bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Oxygen is prescribed if the oxygen level is low enough to warrant this therapy. ...Read more

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Is there any reliable endoscopic surgical treatment for epidural fibrosis?

Is there any reliable endoscopic surgical treatment for epidural fibrosis?

Not affective : We used to do epiduroscopy but it was found to be ineffective. Sometimes scar tissue is removed if it is causing neurological dysfunction. Unfortunately, there is no cure yet for epidural scar tissue or fibrosis. ...Read more

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Treatment options for cystic fibrosis? Thanks!

Treatment options for cystic fibrosis? Thanks!

Prevention: CF is caused by a genetic problem resulting in poor sodium control in cells. There are several genetic subtypes. Tx is directed at preventing lung infections, maintaining adequate nutrition (through increased calories & enzyme replacement) & salt intake. Best be treated at center that specializes in cf. Where a team approach provides all services needed or anticipated. Where research is ongoing. ...Read more

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Are there treatment guidelines for bronchiolitis?

Are there treatment guidelines for bronchiolitis?

Yes: There are official treatment guidelines published for bronchiolitis for example from the american academy of pediatrics. You may be able to view these if you go to their website and look for treatment guidelines. ...Read more

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What are options for emphysema treatment?

What are options for emphysema treatment?

Multiple: First, smoking cessation is critical. There are a variety of medications that are very helpful at relieving shortness of breath and preventing flare-ups. Pulmonary rehab programs are very beneficial. Supplementary oxygen is needed if the blood saturation is less than 90% consistently. A healthy and well balanced diet with vitamin supplementation should be used. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for brown lung disease?

What are treatment options for brown lung disease?

Treat like asthma: Byssinosis, brown lung disease, is treated like asthma with bronchodilators like albuterol and anti-inflammatory agents like inhaled & oral steroids. The amount of medication used is dependent on the severity of symptoms. Reducing exposure to cotton & other vegetable dusts at the place of employment or job change and avoidance of tobacco smoke are also crucial for effective control. ...Read more

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Is there a non-surgical treatment for hydrocephalus?

Is there a non-surgical treatment for hydrocephalus?

Not really: Although there are medications that decrease spinal fluid production, they do not do enough to treat true hydrocephalus. There are many surgical options, such as a shunt or a third ventriculostomy, but surgery is required for active hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for restricted lung disease?

What are some treatment options for restricted lung disease?

Depends on the cause: I'm assuming you are referring to interstitial lung disease as opposed to restrictive lung disease due to chest wall dysfunction or obesity. The bottom line is to treat the cause if known. If inflammatory, treat inflammation. If infectious treat that. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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What non surgical treatments for endometriosis are effective?

What non surgical treatments for endometriosis are effective?

Many: There are many treatments and some women respond better to different treatments. Birth control pills can be taking in different ways to help with pain. Lupron injections are a very powerful and effective treatment.. Sometimes Progesterone or Norethindrone acetate helps. Acupuncturist can provide relief to some women. A Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud may help as well. Many options exist! ...Read more

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Are there surgical cures for bronchitis?

Are there surgical cures for bronchitis?

Not really: Usually bronchitis is self limited (meaning that it will get better with time). Surgical intervention is only done if there is a part of the lung that is diseased or has scarring of the airways (known as bronchiectasis). Today we do less surgery for this reason than we used to. ...Read more

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I am diagnosed with Trigonitis and offered surgery as treatment. Are thete other options for treatment? which is best? Thanks

I am diagnosed with Trigonitis and offered surgery as treatment. Are thete other options for treatment? which is best? Thanks

Yes: There are many causes for trigonitis. Surgery rarely treats any of them. Sometimes a surgery called cystoscopy is needed to look at the trigone and bladder to help determine the cause. Diet (avoiding caffeine and tomatoes,and carbonation), avoiding nicotine, and getting plenty of fluid intake are all helpful in controlling trigonitis. ...Read more