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How you can tell what type of astigmatism you need to treat?

How you can tell what type of astigmatism you need to treat?

Examination: Astigmatism most is due to an oval configuration of the eye treated with a reverse oval in the eyeglasses or contact lenses. A few cases are irregular and can only be treated with contacts. Your ophthalmologist can tell you which kind you have. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Dickson
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Gangrene (Definition)

A medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more


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How do physicians determine whether the leg of a diabetic will need to be amputated?

How do physicians determine whether the leg of a diabetic will need to be amputated?

Very complex: This is a very complex problem that takes into consideration a great number of variables prior to making a decision to amputate. Generally the only absolute indication to amputate an extremity is that it is no longer viable and poses a risk to the patients life. This occurs in the case of an grossly infected gangrenous leg that is causing life to be in jeopardy. ...Read more

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Which type of surgery do you need to fix one cross-eye?

Which type of surgery do you need to fix one cross-eye?

Strabismus: You would typically see a pediatric ophthalmologist for strabismus surgery. This is where the muscles that move the eyes are either weakened or strengthened so that the eyes are aligned. ...Read more

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What type of complications can happen if you do not have surgery to repair it?

What type of complications can happen if you do not have surgery to repair it?

Repair what: You have to give more information to be helped. Write back with the kind of surgery you think you need ...Read more

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What can you do to treat diabetes type 2?

What can you do to treat diabetes type 2?

Many Choices: We have many choices 1 diet, exercise and weight loss 2 oral antidaibetic drugs there are many to chose from different classes from metformin to onglyzza. 3byeta, victoza, (liraglutide) bydorian 4 insulin varios combinations are used in different patients depending on the responce. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery do doctors use to treat a urinary fisture ?

What kind of surgery do doctors use to treat a urinary fisture ?

See Urologist: For good medical advice, you will be best off seeking consultation with well experienced board-certified urologists. Treatment options can only be provided after a good history, physical examination, and possibly radiographic evaluation have been carried out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I need to know what type of doctor to seek out to treat Dercums, as well as what types of treatment are typical. Thank you?

I need to know what type of doctor to seek out to treat Dercums, as well as what types of treatment are typical.  Thank you?

Dermatologist: This is so rare, I would think if you have this diagnosis you would have already seen the doctor probably best equipped to help you, a dermatologist. This is a RARE genetic disease causing multiple, painful, benign fatty tumors called lipomas, largely occurring in women. Treatment includes weight loss, if needed, excision (removal) of painful, larger lumps and pain medication. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a diabetic ulcer?

What can you do to treat a diabetic ulcer?

Simple treatment: Diabetes causes nerve injury.This means loss of sensation below the ankles.Foot deformity may occur. Poor sensation means injuries and problems advance before they are found and get worse quickly.Treatments include sugar control, keep the ulcer surface healthy and clean with debridements, moist wound dressings and absolutely keeping the ulcer away from any pressure. No antibiotics unless infected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sagittal band injury and how can you tell if you have one? What do doctors do to determine injuries of the knuckle?

What are the symptoms of a sagittal band injury and how can you tell if you have one? What do doctors do to determine injuries of the knuckle?

Pain in knuckle: Boxer Knuckle , painfully extension of affected finger. Swollen and best detected by MRI of the hand with emphasis on the extensor tendon that many times is ruptured and dislocated!
See Ortho Hand Surgeon for further evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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If to treat Gastroparesis, which kind of doctor to reccomend ?

If to treat Gastroparesis, which kind of doctor to reccomend ?

Many: 1st primary care, then GI. Confoirm diagnosis with a nuclear medicine gastric emtpying study. If diet and optimization of existing meds don't work, a trial of meds such as reglan, (metoclopramide) cisapride, and/or domperidone is in order. Next step would be gastric stimulator implantation, and finally removal of the stomach as a last resort. Stimulator info on Medtronic website. Interent forums on gastroparesis. ...Read more

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What can you do to take care of type 1 diabetes?

What can you do to take care of type 1 diabetes?

Insulin: Only Insulin treats type 1 dm. There's a lot involved in terms of learning to check blood sugars, diet management, ways to take insulin, and other education. A diabetes center would offer the best overall education and comprehensive care. Many internists and family practice doctors also manage diabetes though aren't usually part of a diabetes center. Pediatric endocrinologists treat type 1 in kids. ...Read more

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What type of medication do they give you after retina surgery?

What type of medication do they give you after retina surgery?

Retina surgery: Typically, an ophthalmologist will prescribe various eye drops to help the eye heal after retinal surgery. These include antibiotic and anti-inflammatory (both steroids and non-steroidal) drops. Sometimes, you will also be prescribed antibiotic or steroid pills if necessary. ...Read more

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What types of skills do you need to become a doctor?

Becoming a Physician: I often think that one needs two things to get through medical school: an ability to take tests and persistence. This career is very rewarding, but it comes with significant sacrifices; it is not an easy path. But, it is definitely one worth examining. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment would you have to go through to heal your kidney damage?

What kind of treatment would you have to go through to heal your kidney damage?

Time, supportive med: If kidney disease is reversible then the diagnosis will guide the therapy, for example, contrast nephropathy resolves over time, lupus required steroids and immunosuppresion. Diabetics require glucose control, hypertension control and ace inhibitors. This all requires support of the patient with dialysis if needed while healing. Call your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to know that how to get rid of double chin without involving into any kind of surgery?

Diet and Exercise: Probably not the answer you want to hear, but good old-fashioned diet and exercise may do the trick. Much better to do so through a healthy lifestyle then through surgical intervention. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a nasopharyngeal cyst cause migrains? How do you treat/remove them? What type of doctor would you recommend to treat him?

Can a nasopharyngeal cyst cause migrains?  How do you treat/remove them?  What type of doctor would you recommend to treat him?

Not migraines: Nasopharyngeal cysts don't cause migraines but there are case reports where they can cause significant headaches. They are best seen on mri. An ENT can usually see them with a scope and if they are superficial can drain them in the office. Deeper ones are removed similar to how an adenoid is removed. ...Read more

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I'm going to do a bone grafting surgery. What are some things i need to know?

I'm going to do a bone grafting surgery. What are some things i need to know?

Type of graft: The type of graft material to be used, all possible treatment options, including the risks, benefits, and alternatives, possible complications, post-operative instructions and the prognosis. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat symptoms of anemia?

What can you do to treat symptoms of anemia?

Very carefully: There are dozens of causes of anemia. You have to know the specific casuse(s) in order to make a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What different types of diabetes exist and how do you know if you have it?

What different types of diabetes exist and how do you know if you have it?

Three types: Type 1 Insulin depandant, type 2 diet control and pill needed, type 3 mix type. ...Read more