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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal varices?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal varices?

Variety of things: Esophageal varices are dilated veins that form when the liver is damaged. When the liver is scarred blood flow "backs up" into nereby veins like those in the esophagus, they can then bleed. Therapy is aimed at lowering the bleeding risk. Medicines which lower the pressure in the veins ( beta blockers, nitrates) can help. So can procedures that divert blood flow from the liver ( "tips". ...Read more

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This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more


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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal achalasia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for esophageal achalasia?

No pills: The only effective treatment is to open the lower esophageal valve by balloon dilation or surgically through the abdomen or the mouth (poem). Pills don't work, nor does botox. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cirrhosis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cirrhosis?

DEPENDS: First, find the cause! cirrhosis of the liver means scarring, and can be caused by many things. Treatment varies bc of this. Infections, usually viral, like hepatitis b and c can do it, as can some metabolic disorders that can be inherited. Toxins are also a common reason, and usually this is from alcohol. Most of all, prevent any further damage, since it is not reversible. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal ulcer?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal ulcer?

Treat rectal ulcers: Rectal ulcer can be caused by mechanical trauma, caustic injury, rectal prolapse, "solitary rectal ulcer syndrome", stercoral ulcer (hard stool erodes rectal lining), inflammatory bowel disease, infection...Just to name a few. If your doctor documented a rectal ulcer he can advise you as to its cause, & thus the appropriate fix. Avoid constipation, non-prescribed enemas, cleansers, rectal sex... ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for diffuse esophageal spasm?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for diffuse esophageal spasm?

If medications fail: If medications fail, meaning the disease is refractor to maximal medical therapy, then a long esophageal myotomy, or cutting of the esophageal muscles can be performed. This can be performed either thoracoscopically, laparoscopically or a combination of the two. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pancreatitis, chronic?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for pancreatitis, chronic?

Cigarettes: In addition to avoiding alcohol, cigarettes should be stopped. You need to get an answer to the question "why do I have chronic pancreatitis?" that may be more important than taking pills. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cardiomyopathy?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for cardiomyopathy?

Rx fr cardiomyopathy: Pills for cardiomyopathy generally consist of diuretics (water pills) which make the patient urinate more and get rid of extra fluid that accumulate because the heart is not pumping well and/or medications that help the heart muscles pump better such as digoxin. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal swelling?

Evaluation: If the swelling is due to infection and no abscess is present antibiotics are appropriate, hoiwever if there is an abscess or fistula, surgery is the treatment of choice. If in doubt see a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for meckel's diverticulum?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for meckel's diverticulum?

No pills: do surgery: This defect can lead the intestines to twist on themself & cut of their flow & blood supply, die & leak causing blood poisoning & death. It can also begin bleeding & that blood loss be deadlly. The best surgical out come comes from elective removal in a stable patient with decreasing success as an unstable emergency. It can be confirmed & reoved thru a laparoscope (tube) with minimal complications. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for endomyometritis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for endomyometritis?

Antibiotics: Endomyometritis is an infection of the uterine muscle that occurs after childbirth in some cases, most commonly after cesarean. There is a less severe version called "endometritis" that is more common after vaginal delivery. Both are treated with antibiotics. In severe cases where there is fever or signs of sepsis, inpatient IV antibiotics may be required. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal swelling?

WHOA: Get the cause of the swelling diagnosed and treated. Call your doctor now or latest tomorrow. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for colon cancer?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for colon cancer?

Many options: Colon cancer is best treated in a multidisciplinary fashion according to location and stage at diagnosis. Most treatments are iv, but several oral agents are used as part of treatment regimens including Capecitabine (xeloda), and some targeted agents in trials. Treatment in early stages or selected patients with stage IV disease also involves surgery and may involve radiation. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bloating?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bloating?

Bloating and PMS: If the symptom of bloating occurs in the setting of pms(premenstrual syndrome), adding a magnesium supplement may provide some relief. Alternatively, taking an oral contraceptive pill that prevents ovulation may be helpful as well. The efficacy of diuretics is unclear. Also, one could consider the possibility of a functional bowel disorder i.e., ibs. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for emphysema?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for emphysema?

Depends...: Various tests can be done to see how severe the disease is and assess your oxygen level. Medicines include various inhalers like bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, pills like corticosteroids and even oxygen therapy, if your oxygen level is low enough. Smoking cessation is important to prevent further damage and allow for lung healing over time. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for endocarditis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for endocarditis?

No pills: Endocarditis is a severe infection in the heart that needs urgent treatment with medications by vein in a hospital setting where you can be monitored very closely. Now, if you have some types of heart defects and want to "prevent" endocarditis, then under some circumstances you will need to take antibiotics by mouth (or vein) an hour before some types of medical procedures. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bronchiectasis?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bronchiectasis?

GLutathione: Nebulized glutathione is a great adjunct for any/all respiratory illnesses. It needs to be compounded and administered with a nebulizer. If that is not available, liposomal glutathione, taken orally, is available from several companies. It is expensive but darn well worth the money. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hemophilia?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for hemophilia?

Factor replacement: Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder where low clotting factor levels cause patients to bleed with trauma or spontaneously. Treatment includes injectable replacement of clotting factors and also blood transfusions, plasma, ddavp, (desmopressin) supportive therapy. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for copd?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for copd?

COPD: COPD has many treatments -- first and foremost, the patient must quit smoking (if they are a smoker). The next line of treatment includes inhalers. There is a newer pill that is available to prevent COPD exacerbations, but this is often not used first line. Oxygen supplementation is used in the more severe forms of copd. ...Read more

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Esophageal Varices Bleeding (Definition)

Enlarged veins lying under the lining of the esophagus. Their danger is they may start bleeding and shows ...Read more