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Treatments For Papillary Stenosis
Radiculopathy: Depends on the severity and the cause of the stenosis. Conservative therapy with analgesic treatment for pain and therapy with massage and stretching should be considered first. If there is evidence of weakness, atrophy or abnormal reflex or sensation or intractable pain, then surgical treatment is suggested. Surgical procedure will depend on the cause (disc, facet hypertrophy, osteophyte-spur). ...Read more
What symptoms generally arise if in Lm (left main) stenosis 40%? whether dangerous? what treatment needed?
Left main: Your left main artery is the first branch of your left coronary artery that come off your aorta. At 40 percent and if you are asymptomatic the cardiologist would probably treat you with medical therapy. I see you are on Pradaxa, Talk to your doctor about baby aspirin, may be helpful, but careful with being on Pradaxa. No smoking, watch cholesterol, BP. Exercise, low glycemic diet. ...Read more
None to surgery : Up to 20% of the population will have stenosis by imaging studies by age 60. A lot have little to minimal symptoms. Treatment can include: medication, exercise/physical therapy, zero degree lordosis brace, epidural steroid injections & if all treatment fails & symptoms warrant it, surgery in terms of decompressing the neural elements by a laminectomy in the lower back & several options in neck. ...Read more
Varies: Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the nerve canal. In the back it can cause back and leg pain and difficulty walking. Mild cases can be treated with medications or non invasive alternatives like therapy or chiropractic care. More severe cases are often treated with epidural steroid injections, and the most severe cases with surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hydration + surgery: If you are talking about a young infant with hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, the first part of treatment is IV hydration to correct any dehydration present. Once the baby is well-hydrated, he/she undergoes operation, a pyloromyotomy, in which the hypertrophic pyloric muscle fibers are cut so that the stomach can empty properly. The operation can be done openly or laparoscopically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Don't forego the benefits of living in the 21st century. If you are responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of a young person with tricuspid stenosis, and you are considering foregoing surgery in the hopes of finding an herb, magic food, or physical treatment, please don't delude yourself. The disability caused by valve disease is devastating. ...Read more
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