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Treatments For Schambergs Disease
Aspirin: Still's disease is a form of arthritis that is acute and may affect organs other than the joints. Its childhood counterpart is juvenile rheumatoid (idiopathic) arthritis. Aspirin & nsaid's are treatments to start with . Occasionally Prednisone or chemotherapeutic agents are used in severe cases. See: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000450.Htm. ...Read more
Several Modalities: GD results from metabolic error caused by gene driven deficiency of the enzyme that helps recycle a class of compounds called glycolipids. Goals of treatment; symptom resolution, prevention of end organ damage resulting from abnormal accumulation of glycolipids in these organs by enzyme replacement , decreasing production of glycolipids and treating symptoms; Objective, improve quality of life. ...Read more
Treatment beyond med:
Meds are a common tool for treatment, but they are not the only ones:
- for some musculoskeletal conditions, physical therapy can be the primary treatment.
- for vitamin deficiencies, dietary change may be the cornerstone.
- sleep "hygiene" (habits) is a key component of managing insomnia.
- for mild anxiety/depression, psychotherapy and meds may be comparable
best care may consider all tools. ...Read more
Depends on disease: There are thousands of genetic and inherited diseases and also modes of inheritance. While one's genes cannot be changed, there are therapies nowadays for some genetic disorders targeted spefically for that disorders. If you think you may have a genetic disorder i would suggest seeing a clinical geneticist or a genetic counselor who can evaluate you or your family. ...Read more
See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gauchers-disease/basics/treatment/con-20031396Get a more detailed answer ›
No clear winner:
Ledderhose disease is sometimes referred to as Dupuytren's contracture of the foot. There are multiple treatments suggested, which usually means there is not 1 specific "fix" for the problem. There are newer treatments for Dupuytren's including Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). See your orthopedic specialist or podiatrist for eval of your case.
http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/6873/ledderhose-disease/resources/ ...Read more
Not clear: It is not clear of what you are talking and these vary . Many of this type of treatment does not cure but slows disease process down. See your doctor and work with this person in coordination of the neurologist. This is the best advice I can give. ...Read more
Depends on disease: Sorry- the question is too broad to answer. ...Read more
Which disease?: Physiological means of or relating to physiology. characteristic of or appropriate to a an organsism's healthy or normal functioning. ...Read more
Indirect: There is no specific treatment for all mosquito borne diseases since they are so diverse and require different measures for each. Part of the control which is "general" is to lower the mosquito population which affects all of these diseases. There are significant resources being devoted to this area as a public health measure. ...Read more
Susac’s syndrome is best treated as soon as possible with an aggressive, long-term course of drugs that suppress the immune system, such as steroids. Some medications include:
intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)
biological therapies ...Read more
Grover's disease: Since heat and sweating may be triggers for grover's disease, you should avoid activities that expose you to such triggers, whenever possible. High potency topical corticosteroids, moisturizers, and emollients are usually recommended as first-line therapy. Antihistamines may help with itching. Other options include vitamin d analogs, phototherapy, systemic retinoids, and systemic corticosteroids. ...Read more
Depends upon cause: There is no one "best treatment" for halitosis. Start by seeing your a dentist for a thorough exam, x-rays ; cleaning. Have all your necessary dental treatment completed. Then make sure you practice good oral hygiene (tooth brushing, flossing ; the use of a tongue scraper). If you still have halitosis, check with your physician for medical causes. See website in comment below for basic info-->. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my son has hirchsprungs disease he can live a normal life with treatment .very exspensive thou?
I have just been diagnosed with cronh's disease , how much time does the treatment take , in case of taking pills not the injections?
Crohn's disease: Can take many courses. Some people have just one acute episode, while others have lifetime problems. It is impossible to say how long you will require treatment. ...Read more
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
Long answer to this: Sometimes nothing, sometimes very expensive lifetime meds, and many options in between, depending on the symptoms and their duration. If you have confirmed or likely diagnosis, you deserve a long dicussion. ...Read more
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The two most common surgeries used to treat peyronie's disease are:
removal of the plaque followed by placement of a tissue patch.
Removal or altering the tissue from the side of the penis opposite the plaque, which counters the disease's bending effect.
The other option is penile prosthesis implantation.
Some other medical treatments are available. ...Read more
Excessive copper poisons the body organs, so the treatment is to remove the copper while stabilizing organs that may have been injured. This is called chelation. Several chemicals are used to remove the copper. See:
also, www.Wilsonsdisease.Org. ...Read more
No cures: There is no cure for huntington's disease. There are treatments for some of the symptoms. For example, medications that block Dopamine are used to reduce abnormal movements. There is some evidence that co-enzyme q10 may slightly slow the disease, but this is not proven. Treatments are also used for depression and other psychiatric symptoms. ...Read more