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What Is The Pros And Cons Of The Medication Xeloda
Pain and recurrence.: Surgery for dupuytren's contracture will usually straighten the affected fingers, but is not without risk. Infection or other wound healing problems may occur. Temporary or permanent nerve damage is also seen. Pain and scarring can prevent motion. All treatments of dupuytren's contracture have a risk of recurrence. Alternatives to surgery include Collagenase injections and needle aponuerotomy. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unknown: Testofen is advertised as a fenugreek extract. Tribulus is sold as the tribulus terrestris plant. Some sellers are claiming they are testosterone enhancers. Because they are not real medications approved by the fda, nobody knows what the effects and the side effects are. Especially with plant materials, each batch, and definitely each company's product, can be hugely different in what it contains. ...Read more
What is immunotherapy and what are the pros and cons of using this approach to combat immune disorders?
Depo pros/cons: Pros: effective for contraception, only every 3 months, no estrogen effects Cons: shot, breakthrough bleeding may occur, does not prevent STD's Thanks for being proactive at age 16 about pregnancy prevention You have so much to enjoy the next few years without a baby to have to care for. ...Read more
Pro: functional: Nuclear medicine is functional imaging of organs of body with radio tracers. Pros: early detection of myocardial infarction, differentiation of urinary obstruction from stasis, early detection of bone infection, gall bladder disease with normal anatomic studies, pet detecting very small areas of metastatic disease. Cons: uses small doses of ionizing radiation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antimicotic med: It is very effective in treating fungal infections. Taken orally can increase your liver enzymes, thats why it is contraindicated in people with liver disease. ...Read more
Short term help: For most malignancies other than renalcell and breast cancer, when the lesion has metastasized, control works in terms of months and no cure has been noted for solid tumors. Lymphomas are the exception where cure is seen. When a tumor is destroyed by chemo, malignant stem cells replace and regrow the tumor. ...Read more
Chemoembolization?: Tace - transcatheter arterial chemoembolization is a minimally invasive procedure done by interventional radiologist (physician). It involves administration of chemotherapy directly to the liver tumor via a catheter. With this technique, the chemotherapy targets the tumor while sparing the patient many side effects of traditional chemotherapy that is given to the whole body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not for all insomnia: Melatonin is natural and not addictive like some prescription sleep medications. It works best for people who are trying to get a normal sleeping pattern that was interrupted due to traveling (time zone changes), working graveyard shift, etc. The only cons is that it isn't as effective for other types of insomnia, like to help fall asleep quickly or to fall asleep and stay asleep. ...Read more
Ask your doctor!: That is a great question and a really important one to ask your doctor! the goals of chemo are different for each patient and each cancer type. Sometimes the goal is to completely cure the cancer; sometimes it is to prolong life but not cure the cancer. Sometimes the goal is to relieve symptoms. It might be a hard question to ask, but you should know your doctor's goals for you! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
After surgery: Side effects after esophagectomy (removal of esophagus and replacement with the stomach) for cancer include weight loss, reflux, loss of appetitie, and feeling full (early satiety). Reflux is because the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach is removed. Keys to avoid those side effects are sleeping at 30 to 40 degree angle. And eating 6 small meals a day instead of 3 large meals. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk Therapy: To help a person uncover the causes of their distress and to help a person develop better ways of coping so that he or she may lead a balanced life. Medications can help but lasting change usually takes place when a person unlearns certain negative patterns and replaces them with constructive ways of thinking and behaving. Best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cons: Don't do it -- it is not natural to the body. ...Read more
Two different issues: Lipoproteins made by liver & intestinal cells transport all fat molecules around body in water outside cells; required to stay alive. Lipo (=fat) tropic (=changing) injections totally different topic & refers to whatever people are selling to gullible customers. As always: Buyer Beware. No double blind, placebo controlled, prospective clinical trials have, or are required, for sales. Just sales! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends on type of cancer, how much, location, other factors including extent of disease/spread, predisposing factors, e.g. Ibd, celiac disease. Generally requires surgery, perhaps chemotherapy. Check with GI md, oncologist (cancer specialist), surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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