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I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot. ?
Sun damage: Your bruising symptoms are most commonly the result of irreversible damage to the skin from prior sun exposure. The only treatment is to avoid trauma to the affected areas of skin. Using sunscreen will prevent further damage. If excessive bruising is also noted in non sun exposed skin especially if associated with other signs of clotting problems such as bleeding gums or nosebleeds see your doctor. ...Read more
We don't know: The condition is referred to as idiopathic, which means that we haven't worked out the pathology, or mechanism of the problem. Purpura is bruising, senile purpura occurs in older people. It can be worsened by blood thinners such as aspirin, fish oil, Plavix or coumadin (warfarin). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 small red purpura on leg no itch. Lab = drug reaction. Doc says senile purpura. Now rust color, Same dx? Daily aspirin. Platelets MVP CBC normal.
Not a disease: An isolated purpuric patch in someone taking aspirin is not a cause for concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Not typically: Estrogen therapy is no longer the treatment of choice for post menopausal osteoporosis, due to an increased risk for cardiovascular events. Estrogen-like medications called serms can be used. The major class of medication for osteoporosis are bisphosphonates such as fosamax, actonel, boniva (ibandronate). However, short term estrogen treatment can be consider for severe postmenopausal symptoms. ...Read more
10% of patients: Itp is a disorder where the body forms antibodies that attach to your platelets leading to their early destruction. The greatest risk of itp is bleeding, which can occur with platelet counts below 20-30, 000. Most people will respond to medical management; if unresponsive, splenectomy is an option, with more than 2/3 of all surgical patients responsive to this treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: For help with this, please consult a well-trained, experienced professional homeopath who can thoroughly take your case. I have seen single-remedy homeopathy yield results, where conventional medicine sometimes falls short. Please collaborate with your conventional physician on this also, though. Most skillful homeopathic physicians will see the wisdom in a joint approach. ...Read more
My "appeared overnight" rash was diagnosed as henoch schonlein purpura and confirmed by biopsy. Do you agree there's no prevention, treatment or cure?
No prevention but...: The vast majority of henoch-schonlein purpura resolves spontaneously, and recurrence is unusual. Should an abdominal pain develops, steroid can be of help. Renal complication manifested as hematuria requires follow-ups but generally carries a good prognosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My mother is 54 yrs she is suffering purpuric rash on legs & hands & at night stool also coming what is the treatment and this is dangerous to life hp?
Needs to be examined: There could be many reasons for her symptoms. I really think she should be seen soon. ...Read more
Dementia: Dementia is a syndrome characterised by memory loss and its impact on the persons ability to function independently. Common causes of dementia include alzheimers disease, stroke, parkinsons disease , lewy body dementia and others. A full medical and cognitive assessment should be done to assess for potential "reversible" causes of memory loss. ...Read more
3 main causes: Alzheimer's disease, lewy body dementia and vascular dementia are the top 3 causes. Death of brain cells results from the abnormal accumulation of proteins in the first 2 disorders. Vascular refers to loss of brain cells from little stroke-like events that deprive them of nutrition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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