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What Is The Best Treatment For Calcification Of The Heart
Surgery: Initially at birth, medications are provided to prevent closure of the connections between the pulmonary and systemic circulations that are present in fetal life. This allows for some mixing of the oxygenated and un-oxygenated blood and buys time. The ultimate treatment is surgical correction of the defect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually blood thinne: If the clot only involves superficial veins, it can be tested with warm soaks and NSAID (motrin family). For deep vein clots blood thinners are the best treatment. Typically a type of Heparin followed by coumadin (warfarin). Length of treatment depends on why the clot happened and other medical conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery/angioplasty: If aortic coarctation is severe enough to cause hypertension and/or heart failure, then treatments may include surgery or balloon angioplasty with or without aortic stenting. The choice of procedure depends on patient age, aortic arch anatomy, and co-existing cardiac and non-cardiac conditions. ...Read more
Combination: Diet & lifestyle alterations--particularly reduced salt intake and more physical activity--are good start. Diuretic (like hctz) is common starting agent, but ace-inhibitor or arb not uncommon, as all tend to have low side effect profile. Adding 2nd med depends more on race/diabetes/heart disease & other factors. Best to be aggressive & keep #s in healthy range! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on several: Scenarios. If no symptoms & the curve is not big in adult, no treatment needed. In general, exercise, weight control, not smoking & adequate vitamin d & calcium intake are important for spine health. If curve is 50 degrees or greater or if it involves the lumbar spine, there is a higher risk of progression & need for surgery. For a child, observation, bracing & rarely surgery are options. ...Read more
Diagnosis: There is never a best treatment without first obtaining an accurate diagnosis. Consultation with an md is the only way to obtain the information about why, and then a best treatment can be planned for. Good luck! ...Read more
Several options: First is weight bearing exercise, such as walking and/or using light weights, to stress and therefore build bones. Calcium and vitamin d supplements are recommended. Numerous medication options are available, including oral and parenteral bisphosphonates, anabolic agents, nasal calcitonin, etc. Drug holidays have been recommended for patients on bisphosphonates - talk to your physician. ...Read more
Depends: On what the cause of the inflammation is. If it's from an infection then appropriate anti-infectives like antibiotic or antiviral are fine. If it's from an autoimmune problem then sometimes steroids or stronger immunosuppresants are necessary. If it's from run of the mill osteoarthritis then simple non-steroidal antiinflammatories can be fine. ...Read more
There are chain of: Events for plague to happen . Number one the bacteria, flea, rat , human being . All the four should be at the same place at the right time for plague to happen . The best and cost effective way of prevention would be eliminating the vector ( flea) and the intermediate host ( the rat). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
???: How do you define abnormal? You are going to have to provide a more detailed question. ...Read more
Depends on Cause: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
LDL Drives HDL Stops: Atherosclerosis, typically starts ~age 7, is primarily driven by lipoproteins (the proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells), not cholesterol (made by every cell), thus optimize NMR particle test (hdl & LDL concentration, not cholesterol), keep hba1c low, optional ?5.0%, sbp ?120 mmhg, don’t smoke, exercise, avoid dietary sugars, etc; study: nusi.Org, taubes, attia, lustig fatchance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too general: The question is too non-specific. There are multiple ways to treat hypertension and dependent on how high a BP and the other circumstances existing, the treatment is different. Sometimes, lowering the BP too much is not even a good idea (like in a stroke patient). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiac tamponade: Is fluid or blood between the heart & its surrounding sac, the pericardium. A needle may be introduced into the space to remove fluid, or a window may be made in the pericardium. Fluids &/or pressor agents may be given to maintain BP until fluid removed. Oxygen is given to reduce the heart's workload. Tests are performed to determine the cause. See comment for source of more info—>. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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