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What are treatments for lymphangioma?

What are treatments for  lymphangioma?

Surgery/medication: Either surgery or sclerosing agents that cause scarring of the inside of the lymphangioma cysts. ...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 treatments exist for polycythemia vera?

What treatments exist for polycythemia vera?

A Few: Polycythemia vera is the overproduction of red blood cells by the bone marrow. Complications result from formation of blood clots due to the increased thickness of the blood. Therefore this is where treatment of the disorder is aimed. Blood can be drawn at intervals (phlebotomy) to decrease its thickness, and some patients are given Aspirin to reduce the risk of blood clots. ...Read more

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What are some effective treatments for hydradenitis suppurativa besides surgery?

What are some effective treatments for hydradenitis suppurativa besides surgery?

Hydradenitis: There are various treatment options for hidradenitis suppurativa (hs), a recurrent and suppurative disease, but none is wholly satisfactory or effective. There have been many reports on the efficacy of biologic drugs for the treatment of hs. The biologics that have been very successful in treating hs are enbrel, humira, and remicade (infliximab). ...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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How effective are treatments for huntington's?

How effective are treatments for huntington's?

Available Tx: In 2008, tetrabenazine was the first fda approved drug for chorea in huntington disease. Its efficacy is variable, so discuss this option with your neurologist. Combining medications and psychotherapy is effective for addressing the mood symptoms of hd. There is no effective treatment for cognitive symptoms at the moment. Unfortunately, treatments help with symptoms but not the progression of hd. ...Read more

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Are there treatment options for peripheral arterial disease?

Are there treatment options for peripheral arterial disease?

Treat symptoms: The mere presence of narrowing or compromise of blood flow in arteries is not a reason for treatment unless there are symptoms. Ulcers, pain, gangrene are symptoms that in the presence of pad need to be treated. Just because there is narrowing of the arteries without symptoms, does not warrant any treatment. Prevention by not smoking, blood sugar and cholesterol control and excercise will help. ...Read more

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What are treatments for leukocytoclastic vasculitis?

What are treatments for leukocytoclastic vasculitis?

Depends: If it is just skin, topical steroids may work. Other times if serious, systemic steroids, methotrexate, Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) or even Dapsone or thalidomide are useful, very rarely. ...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 alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. ...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 effective, non-invasive, Ayurvedic treatments for hydroceles?

Are there effective, non-invasive, Ayurvedic treatments for hydroceles?

Not really: There are many treatments for hydroceles but unfortunately the one with the highest success rate is surgery. ...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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What are treatment options for stasis dermatitis?

What are  treatment options for stasis dermatitis?

Stasis: The overall mainstay of treatment has always been aimed at lessening the clinical impact of the underlying venous insufficiency, which is typically accomplished with compression therapy. Assessing the patient's peripheral arterial circulation (clinically or with a doppler study) before recommending compression therapy is important. ...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 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 are helpful treatment options for turner's syndrome?

What are helpful treatment options for turner's syndrome?

Proper eval & assist: Turner syndrome patients have specific added needs for early evaluation of the heart, aorta & kidneys to see if asymptomatic defects are present so they can be addressed before they cause problems. Monitor school performance with early assistance when learning issues arise.Assessment in preadolescence by a hormone dr so growth & pubertal features can be assisted. Counseling in teen yrs for pbs. ...Read more

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How effective are chemo treatments for leukemia?

How effective are chemo treatments for leukemia?

Leukemia Treatment: Leukemia response to treatment depends on many factors, but the most powerful are: (1) type of leukemia, (2) genetic mutations in leukemia cells, (3) age of the patient, and (4) fitness of the patient. For some leukemias, like APL, most people are cured. In CML, the leukemia can be kept at bay for many years with an oral pill. Most patients with CLL are just watched closely and never treated. ...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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