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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Elephantiasis (Definition)

Elephantiasis is gross enlargement of limb or areas of the trunk or head. There is abnormal accumulation of watery fluid in the tissues (lymph) causing severe swelling. The skin is usually thickened, cobble stone appearance and may become ulcerated sometimes with fever, chills.Rare disorder mainly in africa casused by parasities. This is related to blockage ...Read more


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What is the treatment for lymphatic filariasis?

What is the treatment for lymphatic filariasis?

Meds + specialist: Lymphatic filiarisis is a parasitic infection of the lymph system. The parasitic worm is spread by mosquito bites in the tropical areas of asia, africa and other places. The worm blocks the lymph flow which then causes swelling (typically of legs and pelvic areas) treatment includes medication (diethelycarbamazine) and expert help from a lymphedema specialist. ...Read more

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I am 32 years old , and i want to enlarge my penius . Are there any side effects for the treatment?

I am 32 years old , and i want to enlarge my penius . Are there any side effects for the treatment?

Urologist way to go: This is an understandable concern and rather than see the many ads that are there promising a lot and delivering little (especially by retired sex-industry have-beens) you should take your concern and questions to a board certified urologist who truly understands both the anatomy and function of this organ. My suggestion is to please not buy any product sold on tv, magazine or internet. Good luck. ...Read more

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What're the side effects of stopping HCV treatment?

What're the side effects of stopping HCV treatment?

Incomplete treatment: Conventional treatment regimens for hcv have many potential side effects. Many of these will reverse once treatment ceases. There is no significant consequence however to prematurely terminating hcv treatment prior to its completion, other than the expectation that viral cure will not be achieved. If you can tough out the side effects and you're showing early treatment response, finish treatment. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of treatment for mastocytosis?

What are the side effects of treatment for mastocytosis?

Minimal: Antihistamines are the mainstay of treatment. Older antihistamines may cause sedation and should be used with caution in the elderly, but newer one are generally tolerated well. For systemic mastocytosis with diarrhea, some people use cromolyn. This also has relative few side effects, with a few people experiencing GI upset. Always consult your doctor before taking any new medications. ...Read more

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What are common side effects that come with hypothyroid treatment?

What are common side effects that come with hypothyroid treatment?

Feeling better: The treatment of hypothyroidism with levothyroxine is replacing what your thyroid should be making, and you should feel better than when you were hypo. If the levothyroxine dose is properly adjusted, there should be no side effects. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) treatment?

What are the common side effects of protonix (pantoprazole) treatment?

Nice full list: Here is a nice link: http://www.Rxlist.Com/protonix-drug/side-effects-interactions.Htm also here: http://www.Drugs.Com/sfx/protonix-side-effects.Html but, in my practice it has been well tolerated by most. Every drug has side effects and almost every drug has rare ones that can sound scary. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cold sores that is best and has fewest side effects?

What is the treatment for cold sores that is best and has fewest side effects?

Time: The most side effect free treatment is to do nothing. Cold sores go away by themselves in 7-10 days. Sometimes longer. Anything else is going to have some side effects, so you weigh the benefit (getting rid of it earlier) with the risk of medication. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of hCG weight lose treatment in long and short term?

What are the side effects of hCG weight lose treatment in long and short term?

Doesn't sound safe: The HCG diet has a person eating 500 calories a day for more than a month. That's just one big slice of pizza a day. A 4-month old baby eats 500 calories a day. Anybody on 500 calories a day is on a starvation diet and will lose weight. It doesn't sound safe. Extremely low calorie diets don't work because the weight comes back when one starts eating again. Long-term lifestyle changes are needed. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Filariasis (Definition)

Lymphatic filiarisis is a parasitic infection of the lymph system. The parasitic worm is spread by mosquito bites in the tropical areas of asia, africa and other places. The worm blocks the lymph flow which then causes swelling (typically of legs and pelvic areas) you need to live in infected areas a long time to catch this, tourists are not at risk. It is ...Read more