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What Are The Goals Of Nutrition During Radiation Therapy For The Head And Neck
Diet with radiation: Because radiation therapy to head and neck often has a profound effect on the ability to ear, loss of appetite, nausea and subsequent weight loss, the patient must be treated to prevent mal-nutrition. Often a stomach tube is inserted so a nutritious diet can be given during the radiation therapy period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Same as a face lift: You may get other opinions, but in my mind there is really no such thing as an isolated neck lift. A facelift will rejuvenate the face from the lower eyelids to the base of the neck, and often the most beneficial effects are seen in the neck and along the jawline. Excess skin must be removed in an inconspicuous area, and this is why the incisions are around the ears, no matter what is "lifted.". ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Several but commonly: Commonly a headache starting at the base of the skull or neck is a tension-type headache. They're often throbbing in character & range in severity from mild to severe. Typical otc meds can help(i.e. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aleve, etc), but appropriate dosing & precautions should be followed. Prevention/treatment approaches include stretching, exercise, massage, stress-reduction, stress-management. See doc 4 more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aquatic exercise: Swim, water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 4 or more days per week and add a few minutes to the program once a week, initially only add 2-3 mins per week, so you don't over do it. Don't give up and keep moving. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for psoriasis? Mainly in the head.. and other parts of the body like elbow and knees
See doctor: You may need to consult a rheumatologist if you suffer from joint symptoms. For psoriasis involving mainly the skin, a dermatologist would be your best bet. There is no one best treatment for all psoriasis sufferers and thus only your own doctor can tell you about the "best treatment" for you. ...Read more
The one that works : The best medicine will be the one that works for you. There are plenty of antimausea medication- from compazine, reglan, phenergan, (promethazine) ondansetron, steroids etc. Ginger also can help prevent/treat nausea. The most important here is for you to be proactive - take it before you vomit. Once you vomit- it will be hard for you to swallow any medication. Talk to your doc to give you any of the above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have SCC of the tongue. Given options of surgery or radiation/chemo. Does the patient usually choose the treatment. Which is better?
No absolute limit: In the past there was hesitation to give chemotherapy to the elderly patients(>75 year olds). Bu the age of elderly for the sake of chemo keeps getting longer and longer such that we now treat patients with chemotherapy well into their late eighties and even into early nineties.. Radiotherapy keen be given to all ages , there being no upper age limit. ...Read more
Avoid using them: They have little benefit and there is a risk of burning the skin. ...Read more
What are the changes that occur in the body before the interruption of the session and what medications to help without side effects?
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Good Benefit: Research shows for spinal conditions chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitation over the long term are best. Doctors of Chiropractic are being trained in and are specialists of both spinal manipulation and rehab. There is much research, unfortunately it is impossible for clinician's to keep up in their own field, let alone someone else's specialty. Check out www.chiro.org/research ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minimal: A cat scan is a fairly safe procedure. A single exam to a part of a body does not have significant risk as far as radiation exposure. An exam using IV contrast has a slight risk for contrast reaction. Serious reactions are quite rare. If you have a significant allergic history(significant allergic response to multiple things) your risk is slightly greater. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just had second THR. shoulders and knees involved as well.. What about the rest of the body's arteries ? Will they start to not function to organs etc
I was wondering what are the procedures of radiation therapy and chemotherapy and how long does the procedure takes to clean the body from the cancer cells?
It depends: Radiation therapy (rt) is used to treat specific spots of cancer, while chemotherapy is used to treat the whole body. Rt is similar to getting an x-ray, but for 15+ minutes repeated every day, for weeks to months. Chemotherapy is an IV medicine given daily, weekly, or every few weeks, over several months. Details depend on the type of cancer being treated. ...Read more
What is the recommended course of action for treating degeneration and bulging in all of my lumbar discs?
No surgery!: Multiple bulging discs is the main cause for 'failed back surgery'. Bulging of discs is a normal phenomenon of aging and only if it causes nerve compression and leg radiculopathy (radiating pain), can a decompression improve things. The back needs gently daily stretching, sometimes some anti inflammatories and healthy core muscle without being overweight to protect it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the disease and the treatment of swelling and heat of the legs during sleep and sit on the Bureau for more than half an hour?
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