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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Alternative Medicine (Definition)

Alternative medicine is the practice of healing that does not fall into the realm of conventional allopathic medicine. Many think it is usually based on cultural or historical traditions rather than scientific data. However, only recently is science catching up with history. For example, acupuncture meridians have finally been discovered by science. Types of alternative medicine include ...Read more


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What are the treatments for pulmonary edema and is there a cure?

What are the treatments for pulmonary edema and is there a cure?

Underlying problem: There are many causes for pulmonary edema. For example cardiogenic pulm edema needs strict care to the function of the heart. Meds such as Lasix (furosemide) can help. But addressing the underlying cause is the answer. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for restrictive lung disease?

What are the treatments for restrictive lung disease?

Depends.: Depends upon cause. Restrictive lung diseases fall in 3 broad classes: lung tissue disease, muscles of respiration disease, and those things that compress or prevent the lung from expanding. If you mean interstitial lung tissue disease the treatments are generally modulators of the immune system primarily Prednisone but more advanced agents may be necessary. ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for pulmonary fibrosis?

Are there any good treatments for pulmonary fibrosis?

Unfortunately no: There are no effective treatments for pulmonary fibrosis although many have been tried. Currently, nac and perfenidone are in clinical trials to see if they may be helpful, but they are not cures. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for restricted lung disease?

What are some treatment options for restricted lung disease?

Depends on the cause: I'm assuming you are referring to interstitial lung disease as opposed to restrictive lung disease due to chest wall dysfunction or obesity. The bottom line is to treat the cause if known. If inflammatory, treat inflammation. If infectious treat that. ...Read more

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What are the traditional or naturopathic treatments for polymyositis?

What are the traditional or naturopathic treatments for polymyositis?

None: Naturopaths having nothing to offer the polymyositic patient. They will administer ineffective potions while the disease eats away at muscles. Polymyositis requires strong, clinical proven medication and you should not be seeing a non-medical person for this serious disease. ...Read more

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Are there good homeopathic treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

Are there good homeopathic treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

Danger!: While there is no cure for pah, there are treatments that are effective at both halting or slowing disease progression and improving quality of life. Taking water (the only thing in a homeopathic remedy) is fine is the absence of effective treatments or if the disease is benign. Pah is fatal and has treaments. Take the real thing! ...Read more

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What are the treatments for chronic heart failure?

What are the treatments for chronic heart failure?

Medicines: This is complex. Treatment includes medicine to remove fluids ( diuretics) salt restriction, medicine to decrease the work the heart does , these medications dilate the blood vessels, especially a class of medicines called "ace" inhibitors, and medicines to decrease stress hormones (beta blockers) other issues may need to be addressed as well, such as arrhythmia & blockages in coronary arteries. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for restrictive cardiomyopathy?

What are the treatments for restrictive cardiomyopathy?

Very few: Assuming that you're talking about restrictive instead of constrictive pericarditis, the problem is usually deposition of material into the heart itself. Since this material cannot usually be removed, the treatment is often aimed at the symptoms unless the heart itself is replaced with transplant. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for cystic fibrosis?

What are the treatment options for cystic fibrosis?

CF treatment: usually consists of enzyme replacement, nutritional support, and appropriate medications to treat symptoms of the lungs and gastrointestinal tract. Keeping vaccines up to date is very important, as people with cystic fibrosis are at higher risk of complication from vaccine preventable diseases. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for sarcoidosis?

What are the treatments for  sarcoidosis?

There are several...: Prednisone is the usual first line therapy. If that doesn't control symptoms, then methotrexate or azothioprine can be tried. Acthar is another very expensive drug that seems to have a very good effect. ...Read more

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What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

What are the alternative treatments for dermatitis?

Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more

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What kind of alternative medicines and treatments are used for musculoskeletal problems?

What kind of alternative medicines and treatments are used  for musculoskeletal problems?

Many approaches: There are many alternative approaches including bodywork (chiropractic/osteopathic/massage), acupuncture, frequency specific microcurrent, prolotherapy/prolozone, vitamins/minerals/amino acids & other supplements, herbal medicines, homeopathy, biofeedback, yoga, chi gong & relaxation techniques. Whatever modality, it is best to find the underlying cause & contributing factors & address those issues. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for hypertension?

What are the treatments for hypertension?

Hypertension: Dash diet, regular exercise, weight loss, stopping smoking. Pharmacologic considerations: chlorthalidone, lisinopril, carvedilol, amlodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, many other medication options. ...Read more

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What types of medicines are used to treat pulmonary fibrosis?

What types of medicines are used to treat pulmonary fibrosis?

No effective Rx: There are no effective treatments for pulmonary fibrosis although Prednisone (steroids) are often used. Multiple other medications have been used, but none has been proven to affect this condition. ...Read more

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Are there any effective alternative treatments for pulmonary hypertension?

No: None proven. It is not an easy condition to treat. It is serious and potentially fatal. ...Read more

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What are best alternative treatment options for cylindrical bronchieactasis, such as herbal or others?

What are best alternative treatment options for cylindrical bronchieactasis, such as herbal or others?

Anatomical diagnosis: Hi. Cylindrical bronchiectasis is an anatomical description not reflective of underlying pathophysiology. Any one herbal is as good as any other, since they're ALL worthless. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Pulmonary Fibrosis (Definition)

A lung condition in which there is progressive scarring of the lung tissue. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, ...Read more


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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more