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What are the treatments available for beta thalassemia?

What are the  treatments available for beta thalassemia?

Blood transfusions: Beta thalassemia trait patients are non-anemic or mildly anemic, and they do not need treatment. Beta thalassemia intermedia patients have anemia, and sometimes they are severe enough to need occasional transfusions. Beta thalassemia major (cooley's anemia) patients are dependent on lifelong transfusions to survive, and they will eventually suffer from iron overload. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
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Beta Thalassemia (Definition)

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What are some intermediate treatments for thalassemia?

What are some intermediate treatments for thalassemia?

Transfusion: transfusion to keep Hb safe (Hb grater 10g pr dl),so it promote normal initial growth and development,limit massive hepatosplenomegaly,prevent bony abnormality ...Read more

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What are the treatments available for pcos?

What are the treatments available for pcos?

Diet, Exercise, OCPs: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is caused by a hormonal imbalance that prevents follicles from growing normally and eggs from being released each month. People w/ PCOS miss periods because they don't ovulate, so there's no signal to shed the uterine lining. Hormone imbalances that lead to abnormal hair growth can be caused by obesity, so watch your diet and exercise. Control w/ birth control pills! ...Read more

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What are the causes and treatments for thalassemia?

What are the causes and treatments for thalassemia?

Genetics: Thalassemia is an inherited disorder of hemoglobin synthesis. There is no known cure, treatment involves replacing blood as necessary and certain medications. The carrier state requires no treatment. See http://www.Nhlbi.Nih.Gov/health/health-topics/topics/thalassemia/ for more detailed information. ...Read more

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What are the specific treatments available for cfs?

What are the specific treatments available for cfs?

Yes: While the true diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome should be confirmed with extensive testing to rule out other possible causes of fatigue, six to nine hours of sleep nightly, a diet rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber, and supplementation of b complex vitamins should help. Try to avoid excessive caffeine. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for anemia?

What are the treatments for anemia?

Only a few: We don't actually have that many medical treatments for anemia. 1-procrit and other esas 2-iron 3-vitamin b12 4-folate 5-steroids (for autoimmune hemolytic anemia) 6-transfusion that's pretty much it as far as i know. Hope that helped. ...Read more

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What are the treatments available for meningococcal disease?

What are the  treatments available for meningococcal disease?

Meningococcal diseas: Prevention of the disease is more important. A Meningococcal vaccine is now available for children aged 11 years and over- taken in 2 doses about 5 years apart. A new vaccine is also now available for infants given as early as 6 weeks of life. Treatment is usually extensive and includes IV fluids, antibiotics, steroids and other medications to maintain blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is there a proven medication available for hepatatis c virus- genome type-1. What are the various types of treatments available.?

Is there a proven medication available for hepatatis c virus-  genome type-1. What are the various types of treatments available.?

Hep C treatment: Standard treatment for hepatitis c has been with peginterferon and ribavirin. Response rates varied depending on the type of hep c virus (called genotype). There are new medications boceprevir and telaprevir which have improved response to treatment. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for galactosemia?

What are the treatments for galactosemia?

Avoid galactose: Galactosemia results when one born without the ability to make galactose is exposed to that sugar (common in human and bovine milk).Without the enzyme to break it into its parts, it can build up and interfere with a babies metabolism. Simply not feeding the child anything with this sugar will avoid the problem. ...Read more

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What are your treatment options for sickle cell anemia?

What are your treatment options for sickle cell anemia?

Follow up: Close follow up by hematology doctor ,hydration ,folic acid 1 mg/day ,treatment for pain and pain crises,yearly ophthalmology to detect early retinal disease ...Read more

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What are the suggested treatments for anemia?

Way too: General of a question. Need to know the reason for the anemia before even starting to explore the recommended treeaments. ...Read more

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What are treatments available for leukemia?

What are treatments available for leukemia?

Follow the advice...: Of your hematologist/oncologist. First step is a specific diagnosis, and from there they can formulate a plan of care and address whether there might be a clinical trial that you are eligible for. Once you begin therapy, there will be much to pay attention to, but following protocol directed therapy as closely as possible (with possible mods by your dr) is important. Open communication is key! ...Read more

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What are the treatments for asystole?

What are the treatments for asystole?

ACLS: The advanced cardiac life support algorithm recommends chest compression, starting and IV and giving Atropine and Epinephrine and checking a rhythm on a defibrillator/aed (but you wouldn't shock this rhythm if it persisted). That's it - the person responding should also consider treating things that can be reversed.. Like acidosis or hypovolemia etc. Etc. ...Read more

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What are the options for treating hemolysis?

Depends on cause...: There are a number of causes for hemolysis. One of the most common is autoimmune hemolysis. This can be treated with steroids. Other causes of hemolysis can include medications (treatment is to discontinue medicine) and inherited defects in the red blood cell (g6pd deficiency, hereditary spherocytosis, sickle cell anemia - treatments are largely supportive). ...Read more

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What are the treatments for polycythaemia?

What are the treatments for polycythaemia?

Depends on cause: For general information on P vera, consult this site: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/polycythemia-vera/home/ovc-20307463 ...Read more

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What are the best treatments available for gynecomastia?

What are the best treatments available for gynecomastia?

Man Boob Surgery: . Typically liposuction is used to correct gynecomastia. If there is also a lot of loose skin often this is also removed. Occasionally if their is firm redundant breast tissue it is surgically removed. See a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Engel
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