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What Are The Positive Points Of Preventive Medicine
Preventive medicine is a field of study in which a person studies the origins of diseases and looks for ways to prevent diseases from starting. A doctor who specializes in trying to stop diseases before they begin is practicing preventive medicine. Primary care doctors (general practitioners, family practitioners, pediatricians, internists, and ...Read more
This is a forum...: ....Where people write in for help with medical problems and questions. Your question is best asked of someone who studies horticulture, not medicine. ...Read more
What are the medical procedures used on a patient having a heart attack. Are there any preventive measures used to ease the pain of this attack?
What drugs are the standard of care in the us for multiple myeloma? What drugs are the standard of care in france, germany and canada? Why differe
Complex: Too complex to answer definitively in 400 characters. 1) country differences depends on different forms of "fda" & often cost/value calculations in other countries. 2) "standard" is really standards (plural) of care, which depends on untreated/relapsed, bmt candidate (possibly), & individual considerations (eg renal fn, oral vs. Iv, age, lifestyle, etc). This complexity reflects rapid change. ...Read more
FDA labeleling: Check out http://www.Drugs.Com/pregnancy-categories.Html for info re pregnancy categories a, b, c, d, x & n. Category a means good evidence of no harm. Category x means good evidence of harm. In between are variations of strength of evidence vs risk of harm. Discuss specific concerns w/your family doc, obstetrician and pharmacist. And category n means fda hasn't labeled drug yet. ...Read more
What do doctors think of the recent discovery of the glymphatic system? What are known ways to improve the performance of that organ system?
Interesting: That's why I like medicine, there are always new things to discover or re-evaluation of things we thought we knew. Glymphatics have to do with the nervous system. Nervous system health advice includes the things that are good for general health (eat right, exercise, sleep, minimize stress) and USE of the brain. ...Read more
Several Drugs: I suppose your question is about Isolated Systolic Hypertension.I will list the groups as there are many 1Diuretics like Hydrochlorthiazide 2Calcium channel Blockers like Cardizem 3Beta Blockers like Coreg 4Nitrites 5Angiotensin Convering Enzymes like Lisnopril 6Angiotensin Receptor Blockers like Valsartan All these drugs can be used in Isolated SystolicHypertension ...Read more
What are the current thoughts on phage therapy in the american medical mainstream? Will phage therapies be important parts of future trtmnt. Strats?
Under Study: Phage therapy is in phase 1 and 2 trials and in use in non-human applications. It is possible that it may be available in the future, but the two major hurdles that i see would be: 1) it is hard to patent living organisms, so it would be hard for companies to make money and 2) most uses require a combination of bacteriophage and the fda may have issues with that. Even so, cure rates are 50%. ...Read more
Detailed anatomy: No imaging study has all of the information or answers, however nuclear medicine is especially helpful to identify physiology in the body. That is..The function. What nuclear medicine does not do well is look at the fine details of anatomy. Ct and MRI are great for looking at anatomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
INCUBATION PER SE IS: A term used when describing an organisms time period between exposure and full blown infectious symptoms. Jra typically can start at any age in a young man or woman, and symptoms are typically full blown joint disease/pain/swelling pretty quickly from onset of disease process. I am sure one of our rheumatology experts will further define this for you. I hope this helps you some. ...Read more
Essential tremor: Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/essential-tremor/ds00367/dsection=treatments%2dand%2ddrugs for treatment options for essential tremor. Beta blockers are common option (here in the states, i can't vouch for india) as long as your blood pressure & heart rate can tolerate it. Check w/your family doc. ...Read more
See Below: There are no "the best or the greatest" pills. The prescription will depend on your medical history, medication tolerance, and most definitely, your own body reaction to the medicine. What "works best" for you, might not work at all for someone else. ...Read more
Thumb joint with:
Limited mobility and clicking, pain where the thumb meets the palm, often called the finger palm crease, pressure causing pain can be a sign of stenosing tenosynovitis or trigger finger
it is treated by antiinflammatories, corticosteriod injection and perhaps surgery if symptoms do not go away. ...Read more
Preventing Disease &: Preventive Medicine is the branch of medicine which deals with prevention of diseases and well being of persons and keeping people healthy It includes advice and providing Immunisations.Physical Examinations,Screning for diseases for prevention and early diagnosis before the disease advances Advise about proper nutrition and Exercise,smoking cessation and healthy living ...Read more
Many reasons: Prevention of disease is easier to accomplish and better for your health compared with allowing disease to happen and then treating it. Why do we brush our teeth? We could just treat the ensuing cavities. Why do we drive safely? We could just drive recklessly and pay the consequences later. Preventing a heart attack is better than having open heart surgery. I trust you'll agree. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See example below: I guess the best way to think about it is: it's cheaper to prevent an illness than to treat it. For example, it is widely known that Aspirin helps prevent heart attacks in certain people. Therefor, in a certain group of people it is cheaper to take an Aspirin each day to prevent the heart attack, versus paying to treat the heart attack (ie hospitalization, possible surgery, cardiac rehab, etc). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends on your age: Depending on how your age it includes what is called a history and physical. Questions about your past and present health, medicines you are taking, allergies, family health history, a review of your current symptoms, and an examination. Labs and tests will be ordered and any immunizations you need given as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mastectomy/Trans Man: Preventive mastectomy might be beneficial for a female to male transexual that has a high risk of breast cancer based on personal and family history. Mastectomy performed for cancer prevention would have little benefit for a male-to-female transexual since the risk of breast cancer is so low. ...Read more
Full evaluation: Migraines don't occur daily. The word "migraine" doesn't mean "bad headache". You have chronic daily headaches, which can be very difficult to treat. The key is proper diagnosis of the situation. Why do you headaches? You need a full medical evaluation to assertain the underlying the reasons you are in pain, then treat the cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is family medicine n preventive medicine r same? I think family medicine in us is parallel branch of preventive n social medicine in india. It's true?
I suffer from basil migraines, but every now and then i'll get a frontal one? Should I be on preventive medicine?
I think I rubbed into a patch of posin ivy; is there preventive medicine I can take to block any rash?
Poison ivy block: There is a topical you can put on called ivy block, that can help to stop the plant resin from direct contact to your skin. However, best advice is protective clothing. You can add ivy block cream to protective clothing, but not in place of it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm sexually active and in the pasted two months I have had 3 uti's, can I take some preventive medicine?
No: Chiropractors exist in allegiance to an outmoded and discredited theory of disease involving the detection of "subluxations" of the spine, a pathology no radiologist can find. They keep their patients coming back again and again for a deep, sometimes satisfying massage, but offer no preventative care and 'cure' is not part of their vocabulary. ...Read more
Found out there is also a risk of breast cancer in my family. Could a mastectomy be considered preventive medicine in my case?
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