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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 is the medication zubsolv, and what conditions is it used to treat?

What is the medication zubsolv, and what conditions is it used to treat?

Zubsolv: ZUBSOLV (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablet is a schedule III prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to opioid drugs (either prescription or illegal) as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy. It is similar to Suboxone and Bunavil. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment of Alzheimer's dz? How can it be prevented?

What is the most effective treatment of Alzheimer's dz? How can it be prevented?

Many: There are no magical pills for prevention of ad, but regular physical and mental exercise as well as a healthy diet and management of bp, cholesterol and blood sugar go a long way toward prevention. Many treatments are available to boost levels of certain chemicals in the brain in ad. There is no cure , but there are many drugs being tested for management of the illness. ...Read more

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What is the best or common treatment for malaria in ghana and can the malaria parasites be killed so that the patient is diagnosed free of the disease?

What is the best or common treatment for malaria in ghana and can the malaria parasites be killed so that the patient is diagnosed free of the disease?

Malaria: This depends upon the particular species of plasmodium with which one is infected. The doctors there are best qualified to make these choices, having the microscopic evidence with which to make the decisions. The parasites can generally be entirely eliminated, but the risk of re-infection is always present. ...Read more

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How is reiki treatment and if so what is the eperience?

How is reiki treatment and if so what is the eperience?

Reiki and related: Practices are more related to yoga, meditation, imagery, etc. And most docs on this list will not be able to help you. While stress management and the above have a role in good health, you would be better served by talking w/a meditation teacher and seeing a conventional doc also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a person having inflammation in the entire body. Doctors defined it as erythematous nodumus? Is there a cure on this disease

What is the best cure for a person having inflammation in the entire body. Doctors defined it as erythematous nodumus? Is there a cure on this disease

Not a disease: Erythema nodosum (en) (red nodules) is merely a manifestation of any of a number of different infectious, allergic, allergic, or unknown disease entities. Most of the time the cause is not found and the red spots and lumps go away, on their own. If there are some other cause for them, that cause needs to be elucidated and treated separately. http://www.medicinenet.com/erythema_nodosum/article.h. ...Read more

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My mother was given a medication named progestin. What is this and how effective is it in the treatment of endometriosis?

My mother was given a medication named progestin. What is this and how effective is it in the treatment of endometriosis?

Very: Depending on the amount of disease, progesterones may stunt the progression of the disease. Removal of the disease by laparoscopy may be needed if hormonal medication is unsatisfactory for the patient. ...Read more

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What is best's disease of the eyes and how is it treated?

What is best's disease of the eyes and how is it treated?

Vitilliform Dystroph: Read about it here: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1227128-overview.

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When is a mr spectroscopy used and what conditions is it mainly used to diagnose?

When is a mr spectroscopy used and what conditions is it mainly used to diagnose?

MR spectroscopy: allows tissue to be interrogated for the presence and concentration of various metabolites. It often doesn't add much, but can be useful in the evaluation of brain tumors, radiation effects, ischemia/infarction, brain infection, and certain white matter diseases. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a heart stent and how is it administered.?

What is the purpose of a heart stent and how is it administered.?

To open blockages: Most commonly "heart stents" are placed in the coronary arteries, the main blood vessels that feed the heart, because there are blockages which impair the efficient flow of blood to the heart muscle. These are delivered through tiny plastic tubes, called catheters, placed through a small needle puncture in the groin or in the arm. This is done under x-ray guidance. ...Read more

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What is the standard of care for diabetes patients? What needs to be done for them besides treatment of the type 2 disease?

It's a package...: Basic answer is: controlling the blood sugar - with pills and or insulin. Target a1c is less than 7%. Other items - ace inhibitor/or arb w BP target less than 135/85, LDL cholesterol less than 100 (so this usually requires a statin like Crestor (rosuvastatin) or lipitor), and of course good nutrition and aerobic exercise. Make sure to see your pcp every 3-4 months for bloodwork, urine for protein, physical exam. ...Read more

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Why is the Gerson therepy not allowed to be used in the us for treating cancer?

Why is the Gerson therepy not allowed to be used in the us for treating cancer?

Legal, not effective: Gerson therapy is not illegal in the us. Reputable cancer doctors in the us and the rest of the world however do not use it because there is no evidence showing that it is effective. ...Read more

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What ailment is associated with the hardening of the arteries? I used to think it was code word for dementia.

What ailment is associated with the hardening of the arteries? I used to think it was code word for dementia.

Atherosclerosis: Hardening of the arteries, atherosclerosis, occurs when fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up in the bloodstream and causes arteries to narrow and harden. Over time, these plaques can block the arteries and cause symptoms and problems throughout the body, including a stroke. However depending on the extent and location, hardening of the arteries may or may not result in dementia. ...Read more

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What is stage 2 cancer in the womb and can it be cured also what are the treatments?

What is stage 2 cancer in the womb and can it be cured also what are the treatments?

Early stage 95%: With early detection of uterine cancer , with radical surgery , advanced current chemoradiation the cure will be will be 95% for 5 year survival. Stage ii of uterine cancer is confined to uterus with cervix involvement but no spread to lymph nodes. For stage ii it will be 70%. ...Read more

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What are the effects of an MRI with contrast? Exactly how bad is the contrast and what is it made of? Is it safe for people with hypothyroidism?

What are the effects of an MRI with contrast? Exactly how bad is the contrast and what is it made of? Is it safe for people with hypothyroidism?

Generally safe...: The contrast used for an MRI (gadolinium) is considered generally safe for administering to most people (including hypothyroidism). It's a metallic salt excreted by the kidneys. The only major concern...In patients who have renal failure/insufficiency, care should be taken to avoid a condition known as nsf. Sometimes the MRI contrast is confused with ct contrast which has many more complicatioons. ...Read more

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What is the name of the IV treatment for osteoporosis that is done only once a year?

What is the name of the IV treatment for osteoporosis that is done only once a year?

Zoledronate: Hi. The once/year IV treatment for osteoporosis is zoledronate. Don't forget adequate calcium and vitamin D, weight bearing exercise, and no smoking! Good luck and no fractures! ...Read more

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What is the difference is brochitis and pnuenumunia, & how hard can it change for one to the other?

What is the difference is brochitis and pnuenumunia, & how hard can it change for one to the other?

Anatomy: Bronchitis is infection/inflammation of your bronchus, which is the tube that is connected to your throat, which is center of your chest. Pneumonia is when the infection/inflammation reaches into the small sacs of your lung, which is much further down. With pneumonia, most likely you will need antibiotics. You can wait and see on bronchitis, depending on how severe your symtoms are. ...Read more

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Is it possible to explain in simple words how is radiation used in medicine/cancer treatments?

Is it possible to explain in simple words how is radiation used in medicine/cancer treatments?

Yes: Radiation can be used to cure patients of their cancer with assistance from chemotherapy and/or surgery. When a pient is incurable, radiation can help to control symptoms like pain, bleeding or pneumonia. Radiation actually will kill or disabkle cancer cels so they can no longer divide and multiply. ...Read more

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Is there a non surgical alternative to treating pediatric crainiosynostosis? If so would it depend on the area of the head that is effected? What is the age range for effective treatment?

Is there a non surgical alternative to treating pediatric crainiosynostosis? If so would it depend on the area of the head that is effected? What is the age range for effective treatment?

Talk to MD: Talk to a pediatric neurosurgeon. There are some alternatives, but they really depend on the area of the head that is affected. A neurosurgeon could discuss these with you, what would happen if you did nothing, and treatment options. ...Read more

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