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I suffered with potts disease 3years back ...D12 -l1 disc where designated.... I can't lift any weight coz of pain what can I do about it?

I suffered with potts disease 3years back ...D12 -l1 disc where designated.... I can't lift any weight coz of pain what can I do about it?

Physical therapy: A 23 yo male with destruction of t12-l1 disc from tuberculosis by history. The primary treatment is adequate treatment of the tb. Many people have a disc destroyed for various reasons and with time and physical therapy to rebuild the muscular support in that area of the back, one can have less pain and better function. A certified pt can guide you in what and how much exercise will be best. ...Read more

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My mother is sufferingfrom Potts diease and is onmedications.. Andso she wants to know What home exercises can she do at home for Potts disease?

My mother is sufferingfrom Potts diease and is onmedications.. Andso she wants to know What home exercises can she do at home for Potts disease?

None now: Potts disease is caused by an infection of the bone with the tuberculosis bacteria. There are really no exercises that will help treat this. She should consult with her doctor to see if there is extensive damage to the spine. If it ok once the infection has been cured then the normal back exercise programs that you can find on the Internet will keep her muscles stronger and her spine more limber ...Read more

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Is there any new information or treatments for fibre type disproportion? And is there any information on the outcome and prognosis of this disease

Is there any new information or treatments for fibre type disproportion? And is there any information on the outcome and prognosis of this disease

Not that I know: CFTD is one of the types of muscular dystrophy, and as with most, its progress and outcome is variable. I am not aware of any available disease modifying agents. But keep checking the various websites, and asking the question. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have you ever heard of darier's disease and if so do you know any good treatments?

Have you ever heard of darier's disease and if so do you know any good treatments?

Darier's disease: Read "Keratosis Follicularis (Darier Disease) Treatment & Management" at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1107340-treatment ...Read more

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Are there good natural treatments for hodgkin's disease?

Are there good natural treatments for hodgkin's disease?

Chemoradiation: The standard of care for hodgkins lymphoma usually chemotherapy followed by radiation to the involved area. This will cure over 90% of all cases. There is no proven natural treatment that can replace the above standard of care currently though there are supplementary treatments to help patients to tolerate better. ...Read more

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What is colitis and how does it differ from crones disease? What are the precribed treatments for both?

What is colitis and how does it differ from crones disease? What are the precribed treatments for both?

Colitis...: ...Is a general term of which crohn's disease is one type. Treatment for crohn's ranges from dietary modification and supplementation to salicylates to steroids to surgical treatment. As for colitis, it depends in the specific underlying cause - infectious causes are generally treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does progressive MS respond the same to available disease modifying treatments?

Does progressive MS respond the same to available disease modifying treatments?

In some cases: The most robust benefit of currently available treatment appears to be in the earlier phases of relapsing forms of ms. As times goes on, and with the development of progressive disability, there is a less obvious physical or cognitive benefit from such agents. While inflammation never ceases, loss of pathways in the central nervous system drives progressive loss of function. ...Read more

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What is chagas disease? Treatments?

What is chagas disease? Treatments?

A parasite: A parasite causes this. It is usually in central or south america. It causes fever at first, sometimes redness at the site of the insect bite that carried the parasite. If it is diagnosed it should be treated with antiparasite medications as it can then come back in later years with more serious symptoms, specifically heart and serious digestion issues. ...Read more

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I want to know about ganglion disease please. Causes? Treatments?

I want to know about ganglion disease please. Causes? Treatments?

Sac: A fluid filled sac that arise from a joint or tendon sheath. Can be treated with aspiration or excision. ...Read more

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What are treatments for cushings disease/syndrome?

What are treatments for cushings disease/syndrome?

It depends: Depending on the cause these include reducing corticosteroid use if you are on long tern steroids, surgery if you have a tumor, radiation if the tumor can not be removed, and medication if surgery and radiation does not work. Ketoconazole (nizoral), Mitotane (lysodren) , Metyrapone (metopirone) Mifepristone (korlym) are some of the medications used. ...Read more