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What Are The Recommended Treatments For Leaky Gut Syndrome
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at all the same!: Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disorder- the bowel looks normal, but reacts to stimuli differently that the bowel of people without ibs. Crohn's disease is one of the inflammatory bowel diseases (ibd), in which the bowel's architecture is changed, and there are a number of risks, including that of intestinal cancer. Irritable bowel is often treated with fiber, fluid, and counseling. ...Read more
Specifically, none: Several medications are tried. Some "work" for some for some time. Almost always cbt psychotherapy is also provided and it seems to be the most effective component of treatment. If pursued with a skilled therapist and patience, the condition is often significantly improved w/ or w/out medication. Have hope - you can feel better. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OMM: Piriformis syndrome is caused by a spasm in a muscle called piriformis. This puts pressure on the sciatic nerve, causing the symptoms. Osteopathic manipuation, in skilled hands, can correct the problem causing the spasm and provide great relief for this common complaint. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autistic Spectrum: Disorder is now diagnosed for all neurodevelopmental disorders with qualitative impairments in social communication & social reciprocity + narrow, restricted areas of interest or repetitive, stereotypic movements. Kids with IQ's of 70 or above, language deficits in pragmatics & prosody, impaired Theory of Mind, face recognition & joint attention often have ASD Level 1, requiring fewer supports. ...Read more
Urban myth: Apparently you didn't like my previous reply. Sorry, but it's true: there is no evidence for candida overgrowth as a significant health problem. There probably are few if any doctors on HealthTap who believe in it or can recommend treatment. As suggested previously, you'll do best by seeing your regular doctor and having whatever symptoms you have professionally evaluated and treated. Good luck. ...Read more
What supplements can reduce inflammation in inflammatory bowel disease and what are the effective doses?
Step up / Top down: Traditionally, ibd was treated with progressive addition of drugs of increasing efficacy (5-asa, topicals, antibiotics, steroids, immune modulators, biologics) designed to suppress gut inflammation="step up therapy." increasingly, GI docs are turning to "top down treatment" where biologic treatment is used early after diagnosis. Can add probiotics. There are no supplements to treat flare--see doc. ...Read more
Chordau tendiniae: The "fibers" are called "chordae" and are similar in function to parachute chords. They prevent the valve leaflets to prolapse (tricuspid and mitral), holding them back just like a parachute chord prevents the parachute from flipping up. If these chords break, the valve will leak. Surgical fixes include annuloplasty (narrowing the valve ring), repairing the chordae, and valve replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the studies proving that the treatment you are prescribing for Crohn's will improve the condition during pregnancy?
None: There are studies showing improvement with various drugs, but no specific studies have been done in pregnancy. The drugs are gen. Categorized for safety based on animal studies or reports from pts who had to be treated in preg or just didn't know they were preg. Pregnant pts seem to respond the same as non pregnant. ...Read more
Metabolic syndrome : Metabolic syndrome defined as increase abdominal girth, high blood pressure, impaired fasting glucose, elevated triglycerides and low HDL. To treat, first make lifestyle modifications (improve diet with decrease carbs, exercise, lose weight). If no improvement in 3-6mths, medications should be considered to treat high blood pressure (diuretics), metformin, &cholesterol lowering meds (e.g. Statins) ...Read more
I have metabolic syndrome. Is treatment of the individual symptoms the best that medicine can offer?
Correct the problem!: Insulin resistance is the cause of metabolic sydrome. Sure you can treat hbp, bad lipid profiles, and later type-2 diabeters with good drugs.But you reverse Insulin resistance with three easy steps: 1. Exercise 2. Lose weight on the middle. 3. Eat a low glycemic index diet, known in various forms, as atkin's, paleolithic, and mediterranean. Finally, whatever you get for probs, take metformin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the treatments for parkinson disease and what will be the medical cost for rest of life?
Dopamine + Exercise!: Dopamine meds including (best to worst, in my opinion): azilect, Requip xl/neupro/mirapex er, sinemet & comtan (entacapone). Dbs surgery for advanced patients. Cost likely $300-1000 monthly for life. More generics becoming available these days thankfully! exercise also critical to maximize physical well-being & avoid falls & injury. Meds lift the burden of symptoms, but they won't turn you into bruce jenner! ...Read more
How accurate are the results of Bacterial Overgrowth Syndrome (SIBO) Testing? Are antibiotics the best treatment?
I have not heard Re-: Bacterial overgrowth Syndrome is not a well defined entity as far as I know. So you need to tell us some details of what is your medical history and how is this condition bothering you?? Then we might be able to help you further. ...Read more
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