Doctor insights on:
What Is The Best Treatment For Congenital Heart Disease
Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more
Surgical rarely: Rheumatic heart disease is caused by rheumatic fever. In the acute setting, antibiotics to treat the strep infection, Aspirin to decrease inflammation, and occasionally steroids are used. In most cases, the valvular scar caused by rheumatic fever are minor, and does not require intervention. However if the regurgitant (leaky) or stenotic (narrow) condition is severe, surgery may be indicated. ...Read more
CAD: Coronary heart disease is heart disease caused and associated with abnormalities of the coronary arteries.The treatments are diet, exercise, not smoking , polypharmacy with aspirin, statin, beta blocker and ace inhibitor and sometimes other medicines, interventional procedures or surgery may also be recommended as appropriate for the individual patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amlodipine: Reynaud's disease is caused by an autoimmune condition where you have spasms of the vessels of fingers and toes. It can be treated by a family of medications called calcium channel blockers, namely amlodipine. Rheumatologists also specialize in the entire fa, ily of diseases to which raynaud's belong to and would be the specialist of choice. Keeping extremities warm also helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies with age: Primary goals of treatment are to alleviate pain and to prevent lasting deformity of the femoral head. Treatment often depends on age and severity.Before 6 yrs rest, avoid exercise,range of motion exercises,crutches, walker, or casts, abduction bracing.Sometimes operations for older patients including femoral and iliac osteotomies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Depending on the type of coronary artery anomaly, no treatment may be necessary. For other types of anomalies, surgery may be necessary to reduce the risk of future cardiac events. Consult your cardiologist who should be able to help answer your questions about your specific type of abnormality and potential risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time and talk!: Emotional heartbreaks do not heel instantly. Time is a healer, as are understanding family or friends. If you feel situationally depressed see a therpist, psychiatrist, or pcp. ...Read more
No, but here are...: No known best rx. Its rx may range from no rx but with counseling for its reality, oral off-label drugs- vit-e or potaba, topical injection with xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), penile implant, etc. Xiaflex is the only fda-papproved drug since 12/2013. Note: goal of rx is restoring penile functionality. See urologist for detail... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies with defect: Some are minor and involve minimal impact on health or lifespan.Some are major & require many life threatening surgeries & a n altered limited lifestyle. The specific chd lesion is the most important factor followed by the availability of appropriate specialty care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A good Nephrologist: General principals would include control of hypertension, relief of any kidney obstruction, adequate hydration (assuming kidney function is not severely reduced), good control of diabetes, if present. Depending on renal function varying degrees of sodium, potassium, and protein dietary restriction may be required. ...Read more
N-P Disease: Treatments for niemann–pick disease are limited with care being mostly supportive. Anecdotally, organ transplant has been attempted with limited success. Future prospects include enzyme replacement and gene therapy. Bone marrow transplant has been attempted for type b. Supportive care through nutrition, medication, physical therapy and being followed by specialists can help with quality of life. ...Read more
Myleloma Tx: I've never called multiple myeloma "kahler's disase" but -- http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/multiple_myeloma -- wiki confirms. The treatment options for multiple myeloma have become more complicated due to the number of new drugs in myeloma. This is a good thing. In general we look at transplant eligible or ineligible and personalize therapy based on risk factors. ...Read more
No cures: There is no cure for huntington's disease. There are treatments for some of the symptoms. For example, medications that block Dopamine are used to reduce abnormal movements. There is some evidence that co-enzyme q10 may slightly slow the disease, but this is not proven. Treatments are also used for depression and other psychiatric symptoms. ...Read more
Many: There are many components to treatment including quitting smoking if you smoke, eating healthy and working toward a healthy weight if needed, regular exercise, identification & then treatment of modifiable risk factors (i.e. Blood pressure, cholesterol & other advanced markers, diabetes, more) , and then regular follow-up to ensure goals are being met & new advances in treatment incorporated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Azilect (rasagiline) + Other Meds: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on which std one has. Some stds like gonorrhea are caused by bacteria and treated with antibiotics. Others like herpes and HIV are caused by viruses and treated with anti-viral therapy. The treatment will be specific to the disease. If you think you have an std, you need to see your doc to be tested and treated right away. All one's partners should be treated, too. ...Read more
See below: Surgery can very effectively repair a narrowing of the aorta, usually by removing the narrow section and reconnecting the two good ends of the aorta. In some, drs. Perform a procedure known as balloon dilation (also called balloon angioplasty). A cardiologist may also implant a device called a stent, which is a tube made of metal meshwork, to keep the area open after the procedure. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What is the difference between congenital and congestive heart disease?
- What is the difference between coronary and congenital heart disease?
- What is the best treatment for congenital penile anomalies?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Is congenital heart disease hereditary?
- Congenital heart disease cyanosis
- Acynotic congenital heart disease
- Congenital heart disease scholarships
- Talk to a pediatrician online