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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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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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