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What Is The Best Treatment For Enlarged Kidneys
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
What is the best treatment for costochondritis if I cannot take anti-inflammatory medications due to chronic kidney disease?
Hydration: The best "home" remedy for kidney stone prevention is increasing fluid (primarily water) intake. Lemonade is also good for most people with stone disease. Restricting salt and protein may also help. For acute stone attacks, you should seek medical attention and possible evaluation by a urologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly nonsurgical: Basic treatment and management consists of consuming lare volumes of water and maintaining a low salt diet. Flomax (tamsulosin) by mouth can increase spontaneous passage of small stones. Larger stones should respond to eswl (electroshockwave lithotripsy). Other stones can be broken up by ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy technically non-surgical. Get stone and urine analysis? Preventable metabolic problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a urologist.: Symptoms & infections are indications for treatment. An important question is if there is any function left in the kidney. If not, the kidney is not doing any good except serving as a potential source of serious infection, and should be removed surgically. If the kidney should be saved, the stones can be removed bu stone procedures. Speak to your urologist to discuss the options. ...Read more
Depends upon pain: First address pain, consider narcotics if necessary for very severe pain. Next evaluate because treatment will depend upon stone size + degree of possible obstuction present. Small stones up to 5mm diameter should pass spontaneously aided by high fluid intake and Flomax (tamsulosin) to dilate ureter. May require temporary ureteral stent placement to relieve both pain and obstrucion if either very severe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exercise: Exercise is the number 1 treatment for deg disease. Now once to have attempted this and if you still need more help then you can discuss medication with your doctor ...Read more
Several ways: You must be proactive in terms of lifestyle changes including: weight control, regular exercising & not smoking. Make sure to have adequate sleep & good vitamin d/calcium intake. Most people remain functional without spine surgery for back pain. You may need additional treatment that may include physical rherapy, medication as well as possible pain management techniques. Back support can help. ...Read more
Many things at once.: The best treatment for a lower back strain is icing immediately (then switch to warmth after 2-3 days), Ibuprofen or naproxen, and keeping active. In the past, people would be in bed all day after a back strain, but now we know you can actually decrease pain by being up and mobile, walking and doing normal activities. Don't be surprised if it takes 2-3 weeks to feel better! Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No single answer: There are many treatments for these two areas. Often arthritis of the thumb can be treated with topical ice and simple pain medications like acetaminophen or Advil (ibuprofen) Similar approaches with the back but often need higher doses Physical therapy for back is also very helpful You are somewhat young for typical osteoarthritis so there may be other things going on See a rheumatologist for surecdiagnosis ...Read more
NSAIDs, stretching: low back pain is a common problem. While disc disease and degeneration often is seen on x Rays, muscle is still the most common reason for continues pain. Therefore, anti inflammatories and muscle relaxants are good medicine choices. Stretching, massage, and strengthening will help. Learning proper ergonomics will prevent recurrences. PT can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the best treatment for mild scoliosis that causes lower back pain? Would bracing be helpful? Any other suggestions?
Scoliosis: Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The best initial treatments include physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pain management. Bracing can be helpful. It is important to be followed by a spine surgeon who specializes in deformity surgery. If the curve becomes too pronounced or if there is intractable pain then surgery to straighten the spine is indicated over nonoperative treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had an l5-s1 large disc protrusion in 2009 and now my lower back is sore again (x5 days). What is the best treatment to avoid it getting worse?
Careful exercise: The risk of a recurrence is 5%. Start by avoiding prolonged positioning & any repetitive twist or bend maneuvers. If you had physical therapy with your last episode, resume those exercises. Use of otc medication will help control symptoms. Cardiovascular workouts may help except for rowing & maybe running. If you did not have physical therapy, you may want to get a session to learn exercises. ...Read more
Dietary changes: The best option is prevention. Increase your fluid intake. Once a stone is present, still increase water intake to prevent growth of the stone. Fresh lemon juice with water daily will help prevent kidney stone formation. Avoid caffeine, chocolates, and teas (hot or cold). If there is pain, surgery with a laser or shock wave treatment will be required to break up the stone and remove the fragments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: As you may know there is no medical treatment. Endoscopic endopyelotomy is the least invasive and requires several weeks of stenting( a tube left in the ureter to drain urine from kidney to bladder) until healing. Another option is laparoscopic or robotic repair but this can only be done by a urologist with extensive experience in this. Open surgery is, of course, the time tested treatment. ...Read more
I have pain in area just below the ribcage on the left side that may be a Kidney stone that I had 2 months ago that I assume had passed back in early August. What is best treatment for stone and pain?
Here are some. ..: If the pain is indeed related with stone passing through left ureter, as suggested by clinical picture and confirmed with imaging study such as CT, the surest step to rid it is intervention through urethra, bladder, up to ureter & kidney. Nowadays, such procedures are very safe and tolerable. So, seek professional attention, evaluation, confirmation, Rx/care, etc. Timely. Best wish. .. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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