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Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Any non-medical treatments for Parkinson's disease?

Like what?: Exercises and physical activities are recommended but no so called alternative medicine treatment has been shown to benefit the patient beyond placebo effect which by the way can be useful in some cases ! ...Read more

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Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Treatment options for chronic granulomatous disease? Thanks!

Quite a few!: Cgd is an immune deficiency that leads to frequent bacterial and fungal infections. Current treatment can include aggressive and prolonged antibiotic, antifungal, and Prednisone use (sometimes continuously for each as prevention), interferon, white blood cell transfusions, stem cell transplantation, and sometimes bone marrow transplantation. ...Read more

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Treatment for hirschsprung disease?

Treatment for hirschsprung disease?

Surgery: First hirschsprung's has to be confirmed by full thickness biopsy of the rectum. The pathology should be read by a pediatric pathologist accustomed to looking for ganglion cells. If positive then a primary pullthrough or leveling colostomy can be performed depending on the presence of colitis and the experience of the pediatric surgeon. ...Read more

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What are good pharmacological treatments for celiac disease?

None: There are no medications to treat celiac. The only treatment is avoidance of gluten. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for peyronie disease?

Are there treatments for peyronie disease?

No way: When minor can be helped or corrected in some with oral potaba, in others with surgery, but never with a penile pump or any home remedies. Best to consult with a urologist. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for refractory celiac disease?

What are the treatment options for refractory celiac disease?

Compliance is key: The first step is to make sure you are truly following a gluten-free diet. Gluten can hide in substances like beer and some pills. Consult with a dietician to make sure. If this is still a problem, consult with a gastroenterologist to perform other tests to make sure there's no other inflammatory process going on or other causes. There's a medicine called "budesonide" they may try. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for chronic Lyme disease?

What are the treatments for chronic Lyme disease?

Once: earlier stages treated with proper ABX, then chronic could be treated like inflammatory arthritis. ...Read more

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What are proven treatments for raynaud's disease?

What are proven treatments for raynaud's disease?

Antispasm meds: Usually calcium channelblockers are quite helpful, sometimes nitroglycerine paste put on the hands is helpful. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture effective for autoimmune diseases?

Is acupuncture effective for autoimmune diseases?

Jury still out: For a nice comprehensive and understandable review, check out this page on the american autoimmune related diseases association (aarda). http://www.aarda.org/research_display.php?id=85. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for paget's disease?

What are the treatment options for paget's disease?

Two: If the disease is causing pain, bisphosphonates are usually prescribed, although calcitonin has been used and, in my opinion, would be a safer choice. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Hodgkin disease?

What are the treatments for Hodgkin disease?

Radiation and Chemo: the recommended therapy must be individualized on basis of age , extent of disease ,and histopathology of the lesions, Since surgery plays limited therapeutic role ,the mainstays of therapy have been radiation and chemotherapy. ...Read more

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What are treatments for cardiovascular disease?

What are  treatments for cardiovascular disease?

Broad term: Cardiovascular disease is a very broad term. Did you have a specific condition in mind? Coronary artery disease? Heart failure? Valvular disease? Arrhythmia? ...Read more

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Is infliximab treatment effective for Crohn's disease?

Generally Yes: Infliximab (remicade) is generally effective at treating crohn's, keeping people off steroids, and preventing flares. Once started, it is important to continue regular dosing, not beyond 8-9 week intervals. Missing doses increases the risk of loss of response and of infusion reactions. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment for behcets syndrome?

Ayurvedic treatment for behcets syndrome?

No: There is no clinical evidence that this approach has any value for behcet's. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for Gaucher's disease?

What are the treatment options for Gaucher's disease?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gauchers-disease/basics/treatment/con-20031396

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What is effective therapy for gaucher disease?

Adults & children : with GD Type 1 may have symptom reduction or reversal from Enzyme Replacement Therapy. Different ERT's are approved for kids & adults. Substrate Reduction Therapy is given to adults with mild Type 1 who can't take ERT. No treatment can reverse brain damage in patients with Type 2 or Type 3. Mutations of a gene on Chr. 1p22 cause all 3 Types. Call the National Gaucher Foundation, 800-504-3189. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for Huntington's disease?

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What are the treatment options for Huntington's disease?

Huntington's disease: No treatment can alter the course, but medications lessen symptoms. Some are Tetrabenazine for chorea movements, Risperdal or Seroquel, Amantadine, Keppra, (levetiracetam) Klonopin, SSRIs & Mood stabilizers. Also, Psychotherapy, Speech therapy, Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, Nutrition, and Support services for activities of daily living. ...Read more

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What treatment is there for celiac disease?

What treatment is there for celiac disease?

Strict gluten-free: Celiac disease (cd) is an immune-mediated enteropathy that inflames &destroys small intestinal lining. It is triggered in genetically-determined persons by dietary exposure to gluten (protein found in wheat, barley, rye). Distinguish cd from gluten sensitivity where patients manifest GI upset but no inflammation when eating gluten in food. Only current cd treatment is ABSOLUTE gluten avoidance. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for fabry disease?

What are the treatments for fabry disease?

Fabry disease Tx: Enzyme replacement therapy and close followup with a regular doctor are the treatment for fabry disease. ...Read more

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