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What is the treatment for venous insufficiency?

What is the treatment for venous insufficiency?

Close bad veins: When superficial veins are insufficient, they are structurally broken. The vein walls are too stiff and don't have enough elastic in them. Vein valves that keep blood from flowing backwards are broken too. Nothing works right in these veins and we don't the technological ability to fix them yet. So we remove them. This can be done with surgery, sclerotherapy, and/or thermal ablation (laser/rf). ...Read more

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What are the treatments for IgA insufficiency?

What are the treatments for  IgA insufficiency?

No specific treatmen: Iga antibody is important as a defense in secretions within the nose, lungs and GI tract. If you give gammaglobulin treatments it does not provide IgA to these areas. Often there are no symptoms with IgA deficiency which is a very frequent finding if it is looked for. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for venous insufficiency?

What is the best treatment for venous insufficiency?

See vein specialist: Your best choice is to see a vein specialist and be evaluated. Then you can get a recommendation that is specifically tailored to your needs. You will need a venous ultrasound evaluation to see if you have any underlying vein trouble that isn't visible at the surface. If you do and you have symptoms, treatment should be considered. Otherwise, compression stockings might be considered. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for venous insufficiency?

What are the treatment options for venous insufficiency?

Vein treatment menu: Venous insufficiency in the superficial system consists of endovenous thermal, chemical or mechanical abletion of saphenous veins. Smaller branches are eliminated by injections or surgical removal (phlebectomy). Deep veins are treated by compression. Conservative treatment is compression, elevation, weight loss or pain medication. ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of Vertebrobasilar insufficiency, can you die from it?

What are the causes and symptoms of Vertebrobasilar insufficiency, can you die from it?

Vertibrobasilar: Usually in older ,it is atherosclerosis/stenosis. Can have visual disturbances, balance, auditory issues,spinning while still, drop attack,dizzy when turning head,strokes. It is diagnosed via MRA(magnetic angiogram), Likely your ringing is from allergies and middle ear congestion. Would anyway check your lipid profile, take meds if HTN and no smoking to avoid risk factors. f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ovarian insufficiency?

What is the treatment for ovarian insufficiency?

Trying to conceive?: If not trying to conceive: bone density scan, calcium, vitamin d, and hormone replacement with estrogen and progestin. We look for and treat any adrenal insufficiency. If you're trying to conceive, 5-10% of women with poi will get pregnant on their own after diagnosis, but if you truly have poi we don't have good fertility treatments using your own eggs. Egg donation or embryo donation are best. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for vascular insufficiency?

What is the best treatment for vascular insufficiency?

Prevent/intervention: Vascular disease, like dr. Peter corrado states, needs a team approach as its a silent disease. Medical therapies; antiplatelets, antihypertensives, blood sugar control and lipid control/statins. Monitoring; ultrasound and vascular exams to intervene with stents, balloons or surgery before a cardiovascular event. Most important stop or decrease the nictotine addiction. ...Read more

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What test do you use to detect vertebrobasilar insufficiency? is vertigo its only symptom? is it life threatening if left untreated?

What test do you use to detect vertebrobasilar insufficiency?  is vertigo its only symptom? is it life threatening if left untreated?

VBI: Angiography, no, and can be. See http://m.stroke.ahajournals.org/content/31/8/2011.full.pdf by Lou Caplan, one of the world's top stroke docs and a heck of a nice guy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for primary ovarian insufficiency?

What is the treatment for primary ovarian insufficiency?

Trying to conceive?: If not trying to conceive: bone density scan, calcium, vitamin d, and hormone replacement with estrogen and progestin. We look for and treat any adrenal insufficiency. If you're trying to conceive, 5-10% of women with poi will get pregnant on their own after diagnosis, but if you truly have poi we don't have good fertility treatments using your own eggs. Egg donation or embryo donation are best. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for aortic insufficiency?

Are there any new treatments for aortic insufficiency?

Not really: The only treatment for significant aortic insufficiency is aortic valve replacement. That said many patients do well and live long lives without surgery if the valve leakage is mild or moderate in degree. ...Read more

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What is the difference, both in symptoms and treatment , between addisons disease and adrenal insufficiency ?

What is the difference, both in symptoms and treatment , between addisons disease and adrenal insufficiency ?

Same thing: Addison's disease is the name given to adrenal insufficiency, a condition recognized by traditional medicine. Adrenal exhaustion & adrenal fatigue are terms coined by anti-aging to describe a lesser degree of insufficiency. Consider addison's disease or adrenal insufficiency as a failing grade or f. Adrenal exhaustion & adrenal fatigue would then be suboptimal c or d grade but still normal. ...Read more

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Is there a best natural treatment for adrenal insufficiency?

Is there a best natural treatment for adrenal insufficiency?

ADDISON' DISEASE: Treatment consist of hydrocortisose usually 15 to 30 mg daily. Normal hydration, prevent hypotention, parenteral therapy for nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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I discoveredthat my ed condition is caused by arterial insufficiency on the left side of my penis. The right side is ok. Is pentoxifyline a lower cost alternative? How about shockwave treatment?

I discoveredthat my ed condition is caused by arterial insufficiency on the left side of my penis. The right side is ok. Is pentoxifyline a lower cost alternative? How about shockwave treatment?

Lower than what?: Lower cost than what? Pentoxiflyline 400 mg 3X a day as a generic meds cost $120 a month and is indicated for claudication, not ED. I'm not aware that either pentoxifyline or shock wave treatment is effective. How was the diagnosis made? If you had an arteriogram, I suspect angioplasty is your best bet, but at your age, 37, I suspect either you have small vessel disease or the dx is wrong. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for adrenal insufficiency and or adrenal fatigue?

What are the treatments for adrenal insufficiency and or adrenal fatigue?

Life Style Change: Treat deficiencies: often vit d3, vit c with bioflavanoids, high quality b vitamins with methyl folate (folic acid) and methyl cobalamine, magnesium, iron, and zinc (all require taurine or good stomach acid). Kill yeast which steroids foster. Move through the day in ways to improve blood flow to brain. Adaptogens help like rhodiala rosea and ashwaganda. Adrenal fatigue is stress induced in most cases. ...Read more

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Pls can u advice me, what are the treatments for adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency, , if one has this issue, thanks?

Pls can u advice me, what are the treatments for adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency, , if one has this issue, thanks?

Reduce stress,herbs;: Adrenal fatigue is caused by chronic stress, both physical ; emotional, so it's crucial to reduce stressors- treat infections, detoxify, treat thyroid if needed, optimize diet, avoid allergens, adequate rest, meditate, counseling etc. Many herbs can help such as ashwagandha, cordyceps, rhodiola, eluthero, holy basil, ginseng etc. I advise working with a holistic doctor. See http://bit.Ly/16blg0r. ...Read more

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Can whole body itching (without a rash) be caused by hashimoto's/adrenal insufficiency? and would this indicate under-treatment?

Can whole body itching (without a rash) be caused by hashimoto's/adrenal insufficiency? and would this indicate under-treatment?

Depends: When you thyroid is underactive, your metabolism is operating at an abnormally slow rate. Your skin is unable to grow and replace itself as it should. Additionally, your sweat and oil-producing glands are unable to function as efficiently as they could otherwise. Dry itchy skin is most often associated with hypothyroidism, but your lab values are better indicators of disease control. ...Read more

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My condition - aortic valve insufficiency and mitral valve insufficiency, is it ok to undergo warfarin treatment?

My condition - aortic valve insufficiency and mitral valve insufficiency,  is it ok to undergo warfarin treatment?

Yes,it is often used: Warfarin is an anticoagulan twhich is commonly used if your heart rate/pulse is irregular due to atrial fibrillation or if you have artificail heart valves placed in your heart.It prevents the risk of blood clots/ emboli which tend to form under the above two conditions and these emboli can lodge in the brain and cause a stroke. So it is an important blood thinner that you need to continue to use. ...Read more

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Tachycardia, hypertension, trace to mild tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonic valvular insufficiency on ecg. What's this mean and what treatment?

Tachycardia, hypertension, trace to mild tricuspid regurgitation, trace pulmonic valvular insufficiency on ecg. What's this mean and what treatment?

Probably nothing: Mild degree of tricuspid and pulmonic regurgitation are often seen normally on echocardiogram in the absence of any other finding. At your age,hypertension and tachycardia ,often labile , are often emotional/psychological but needs to be determined if you do not have medical conditions such as thyroid that can give the same symptoms.See your MD ...Read more

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I have been put on cortef (hydrocortisone) for adrenal insufficiency? How long is the treatment? I'm worried it is permanent.

I have been put on cortef (hydrocortisone) for adrenal insufficiency?  How long is the treatment?  I'm worried it is permanent.

Might be Permanent: Different things can cause this. If you have addison's disease then this is most certainly permanent. If you were previously on a long course of steroids for immunosuppression, this may be temporary, in an effort to prolong the steroid weaning process. Please ask your physician to explain the cause and what to expect from your adrenal insufficiency to you. ...Read more

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