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What Are Digestive Doctors Called
Allergists: Allergists are highly trained to deal with asthma especially in the clinic setting. Over 90% of children with asthma have allergies and nearly 50% of adults with asthma have allergies. Allergists are trained to deal with the entire airway (nose, sinus, lungs) as they are commonly inter-related. Pulmonologists also take care of asthma especially in the ICU of hospitals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Made up: Somebody made this term up in imitation of the old movie. This isn't a term in general use. ...Read more
Vagal Disorders vary: Neuralgia, respiratory and vocal problems, problems swallowing, stomach problems [gastroparesis], vasovagal reflex induced fainting, heart arrhythmias, and urinary problems. Patients with anxiety, depression, or who lose consciousness during complex partial seizures or generalized seizures, and whose seizures are not being controlled by medication, may benefit from vagal nerve stimulation. ...Read more
Neurology: Very broad question. Neurological disorders can be categorized into central nervous system;brain and spinal cord; and peripheral nervous system;nerve and muscle. There are different diseases affecting each component. Stroke, seizures, headaches, peripheral neuropathy are some of the common ones. Please refer to a neurology text book for a complete list. ...Read more
Probiotics: Probiotics are defined as live microorganisms that are believed to provide health benefits when consumed. There is scientific evidence it may: boost immune system, prevent and treat urinary tract infections, improve digestive function, heal inflammatory bowel conditions like IBS, fight food-borne illnesses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, we are: Hi. Yes, those of us with formal training in diabetes are endocrinologists. Some doctors with a particular interest in diabetes refer to themselves as diabetologists. We endocrinologists are specialists in all endocrine diseases. All you need is a really good doctor with a passion for treating diabetes. Good luck, and stay tightly controlled to prevent longterm complications. ...Read more
It depends: Holistic medicine includes a huge variety of practices and professionals. What's most useful depends on the nature of the problem, what other treatments are also being employed, and the skill of the practitioner. For instance, homeopathy can be extremely helpful in some cases conventional medicine has no options for, yet practitioners vary. For an overview: http://www.Abihm.Org/. ...Read more
Retainers: Retainers do one thing, they hold teeth in their current positions if worn as directed. A retainer is different than an appliance that moves teeth. Some are fixed, some removable. Each has advantages and disadvantages, as does any treatment modality. They do similar, but not identical, things. Your question is to broad to answer in this limited space. See a specialist Orthodontist for info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different tests: Testing for allergies include a full history and physical, blood test and can include skin tests. There are a variety of allergies that need to be clarified, medication allergies, environmental allergies, which can include pollen, dander, food etc. Not all allergies can be skin testing for, and some have blood tests to identify the allergens. The guidance of an allergist to help clarify the dx. ...Read more
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