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What is the disease paradigm and how is it used by doctors in treatment?

What is the disease paradigm and how is it used by doctors in treatment?

???: There is no one main disease paradigm ... Each disease/problem has to be addressed and a paradigm of diagnostic and treatment options are then developed and followed systematically. ...Read more

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What should I ask my doctor about treatment if I am diagnosed with hodgkin’s disease?

What should I ask my doctor about treatment if I am diagnosed with hodgkin’s disease?

A lot: Ask to be certain of the diagnosis. Ask about options of treatment and the cure rates. Typically there are protocols. Ask about side effects. Depending on your age you might want to be certain you have viable sperm or eggs for later if there is time for collection. Banking is easy. ...Read more

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What kind of physician specializes in the treatment of kidney disease?

What kind of physician specializes in the treatment of kidney disease?

Me:): A kidney specialist is called a Nephrologist. Typically after you finish medical school and three years of internal medicine residency you need to undergo 2-3 years of additional training in kidney disease. ...Read more

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What should I ask my doctor about treatment if I am diagnosed with hodgkin's disease?

What should I ask my doctor about treatment if I am diagnosed with hodgkin's disease?

Can I be cured: You want to know what stage you are, if there are other features of your disease that make it a higher risk..And what your chances of cure will be (ie 5 years down the road you are cancer free). You also want to know about long term side-effects and if you are young..Should you bank eggs or sperm. ...Read more

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My father is having psoriasis and this disease is not responding to any of the given treatment provided by the doctors.Please help me regarding this.

My father is having psoriasis and this disease is not responding to any of the given treatment provided by the doctors.Please help me regarding this.

See details: It is difficult to answer without knowing the previous treatments tried. You do not need a teaching hospital. You need a tnf agent or another med such as stelara (ustekinumab). These almost always provide excellent results. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with cushing disease. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with cushing disease. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Surgery: Cushings disease is due to a pituitary tumor that makes a hormone that stimulates cortisol production. Surgery is the treatment of choice, but additional treatment with radiation and medication is often necessary. ...Read more

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Hi dear doctor...can you give me some information about SLE disease?? The treatment and how can we treat it?

Hi dear doctor...can you give me some information about SLE disease?? The treatment and how can we treat it?

Not enough space: For this type of information, I recommend that you google the Mayo Clinic for more information. Healthtap is not designed for general topics with a 400-word limit. ...Read more

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Dear Doc, my baby is 15 months, she's getting ulcer on her head, after it has healed, it show another ulcer. .how to treatment this disease? thanks

Dear Doc, my baby is 15 months, she's getting ulcer on her head, after it has healed, it show another ulcer. .how to treatment this disease? thanks

Biopsy may be needed: The treatment for the recurrent ulcer depends on the cause. Certain infections can be treated with antibiotics. Less common causes can be determined by having a biopsy performed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why is the topic of chronic Lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in Lyme disease treatment?

Why is the topic of chronic Lyme disease so controversial and do all infectious disease doctors specialize in Lyme disease treatment?

See below: Most infectious disease docs follow the guidelines of the idsa ; are either unaware of or willfully ignore a large body of sound science that proves without question that lyme infection can persist after what they consider to be adequate treatment.See http://bit.Ly/1px4fnq ; http://bit.Ly/1ffxjxl ; http://www.Lymeinfo.Net/lymefiles.Html ; http://bit.Ly/qcegra ; http://bit.Ly/orugxl for details. ...Read more

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Do doctors know of natural alternatives after having radioactive iodine treatment for graves disease?

Do doctors know of natural alternatives after having radioactive iodine treatment for graves disease?

No: This is one not to play around with. Untreated graves' will kill you. Your options include thyroid suppressors (which are based on stuff that occurs in vegetables, if that appeals to your sense of the natural, which is reasonable) and surgery as well as radioactive iodine. I'm simply glad you have the luxury of asking -- in the old days, graves' promised an especially miserable death. ...Read more

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Hepc, cirohsis, portal hypertension, hepatic enceyclp. End stage liver disease, ascietes n edema...How much time left as doc says no treatment?

Hepc, cirohsis, portal hypertension, hepatic enceyclp. End stage liver disease, ascietes n edema...How much time left as doc says no treatment?

Cirrhosis ; survival: The most common model that is used to estimate survival and severity is called meld score. That depends on your renal function, bilirubin (a liver function test) and also inr ( how thin is your liver). You can ask your provider to do this calculation for you. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend as treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

What would doctors recommend as treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Schizoaffective: The patient will need a full psychiatric evaluation and medication, most notable antipsychotics and mood stabilizers, as schizoaffective disorder is a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (formerly known as manic depression). A referral to a reputable psychotherapist is also indicated. Meds and therapy are typically the optimal combination. ...Read more

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What type of doctor specializes in diagnosis and treatment of children's behavioral disorders?

What type of doctor specializes in diagnosis and treatment of children's behavioral disorders?

Behavoir problems: An experienced pediatrician can begin a work-up of a child with behavior problems. Depending on the severity of the issues with the child, a psychiatrist or psychologist may also need to be involved. If autism is suspected, then a developmental expert at a pediatric hospital can provide helpful information to discover why a child and family are struggling with certain behaviors. ...Read more

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How to approach one who has mythomania disorder to start getting proper treatment, if this person believes the doctor is wrong when diagnosis is true?

Very gently: Pathological lying is obviously a difficult condition to approach. My advice is to go gently, appeal to any sense they have of the importance of truth telling. Most world religions appeal to this difficulty every human has in truthfully acknowledging our experience. The truth will set you free, but only if we let it. I think it is our insecurity and ego-clinging that prevents us from being truthfu. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's residential eating disorder treatment like?

Can any doc tell me what's residential eating disorder treatment like?

Varies: Residential eating disorder treatment centers will generally focus on assessing the type of eating disorder you are experiencing, provide group and individual therapy, nutrition counseling, medical evaluation, and education on food and nutrition. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how involved a physician can get with eating disorder treatment?

Can you tell me how involved a physician can get with eating disorder treatment?

Eating Disorder: Your doctor will be part of a team, along with nutritionist and clinical psychologist who will collaborate to help you medically, nutritionally and psychologically. Best. ...Read more

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Will doctors prescribe Xanax (alprazolam) if I am taking suboxone? I have panic disorder and it has been really bad since starting treatment. I have been onit befo

Will doctors prescribe Xanax (alprazolam) if I am taking suboxone? I have panic disorder and it has been really bad since starting treatment. I have been onit befo

Will my doc rx xanax (alprazolam): Only your prescribing doc will be able to determine if he/she believes that you would best and most safely be treated with Xanax (alprazolam) for your panic disorder, while taking suboxone. It does sound like there would be reason for concern, as both meds are respiratory depressants. First line treatment for panic disorder is an SSRI +/- talk therapy. Talk to ur doctor about the right treatment for you. :) ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and don't feel like my treatment is working. At what point might a doctor suspect Hashimoto's disease?

I have hypothyroidism and don't feel like my treatment is working. At what point might a doctor suspect Hashimoto's disease?

Hypothyroid: You MUST tell your doctor that you are concerned about thyroid hormone, particularly because it does not seem strong enough. The doctor will order thyroid hormones in the lab and make decisions after the results are in. More than likely you will need more thyroid medicine. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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How often should alzahimer patient should follow up with the doctor .. And there is no treatment for this disease ?

There is some.: There are some treatments for mild symptoms but no cure. The visits are up to you. Good luck ...Read more