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What Is The Best Medicine For Diabetes
Many options: I assume you have type 2 diabetes. In this day and age, the best diabetes medications are those that do not cause you to gain weight or retain fluids. These are newer medications and are still not generic but they treat both diabetes and are weight-neutral/loss: metformin/byetta/victoza/januvia/onglyza/tradjenta. See your doctor to see if you are a suitable candidate for any of these drugs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
DX: PRIMARY HTN: YOU LIKELY HAVE PRIMARY HYPERTENSION. It is a combination of genetics Environment SBP<120. DBP<80. THE GOAL IS TO PREVENT LVH(heart thickening) ONL2 classes reverse LVH 1.ARB/ACEI(DIOVAN (valsartan) ) it IS BETTER IN DIABETICS TO IMPROVE RENAL FLOW. 2. CALCIUM CHANEL BLOCKERS (NORVASC) DIURETICS& BB DO NOT HAVE THE DATA You need to be GF WHOLEAPPROACH.com & focus on weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DependsOnManyFactors: There is no one medicine which can be named as best medicine for Hypertension,as the drugs effectiveness is based on many factors like Age Race Other Co Existing condiions ike Diabetese,Congestive HeartFailure,Respiratory coditions like Asthma&copd,kidney disease,Coronary event and other co existing disaseses What may be best for one may not be best for others ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Topic is too broad: Neuropathy is not a single disease - it is a complication found in a number of different conditions. If a single or multiple nerves are affected by neuropathy, the cause is targeted for treatment, but if the cause cannot be corrected, symptomatic pain relief takes place. Rec: see a pain management specialist for diagnosis and cause treatment. ...Read more
Depends...: It depends upon the type of migraine; and the rest of your medical history(other conditions, any alleriges?, any other medications that you take, etc.) some neurologists use anaprox ds; others prefer imitrex (sumatriptan)...Usually practitioner preference; again keeping the above about you in mind. Cheers! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Migraine Treatment: There are many good medications for migraine treatment. Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Today effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education 2) non-pharmacological management (diet, sleep hygiene, acupuncture) and 3) pharmacological (triptans, topamax, (topiramate) etc) management. Rec.:see orofacial pain or headache specialist. Hope it helps. ...Read more
Several options: In most geographic areas, including all of the US, the standard recommended treatment is a single shot of ceftriaxone (Rocephin®) plus either a single oral dose of azithromycin (Zithromax®) or 7 days of doxycycline. Oral cefixime sometimes can safely be given instead of the ceftriaxone shot. There are other options if these antibiotics can't be given, such as allergy to them. ...Read more
Warts: Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus. There are different subtypes of the virus that lead to different types and locations of warts. A few of the types are oncogenic. The fastest way to get rid of warts is to have your doctor remove them (electrodessication) however any treatment that stimulates your immune system to recognize the wart as abnormal will allow your body to .Kill the wart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NONE: In my > 35 years of practice i've heard of all manner of herbal and natural treatments for dm.None work.Please see a dr and get treated properly to live longer. ...Read more
Not sure: Whether you mean diverticulitis (acute infection in colon) or chronic diverticulosis. Two are treated differently. If it is diverticulitis , I use Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Flagyl for 2 weeks and a low fiber diet for 6 weeks . If diverticulosis, no medicine just a high fiber diet and lots of fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seeing a dentist: There really is not a good permanent fix of a tooth ache than seeing your dentist who can properly diagnose and treat the "cause" of the toothache rather than treating the symptom of the tooth ache. Until you see your dentist, you can take 1g (1000mg) of tylenol (acetaminophen) and 600mg of Motrin (ibuprofen) in combination. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Metformin: Metformin is the most widely prescribed medication for diabetes is the world because it is very effective and very safe. Recent research has shown that it also leads to a lower incidence of cancer in people who take it. There are several generics as well as the brand glucophage (metformin) and you may find that they may not have the same side effects. If one doesn't work, try another manufacturer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet and exercise: The best treatment, for mom and baby, involves keeping the blood sugar (glucose) value stable and in an acceptable range. That involves a combination of eating properly and exercising as allowed. Some women also need to take medication. In all cases, frequent monitoring of the blood glucose is required. Monitoring of the baby is also typically done during visits at the ob's office. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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