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Which Doctors Treat Porphyria
Depends: Often diverticulitis is diagnosed by primary care or er physicians. Proper management should be handled by a colon and rectal surgeon, general surgeon, or gastroenterologist. Be sure to get to someone with experience. Diverticulitis and diverticulosis are completely different and should be handled differently. Improper management can lead to emergency surgery and a colostomy, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A group of rare hereditary conditions involving abnormal metabolism of heme. A common form, Porphyria cutanea tarda affects the skin, with blisters, itching and rash that are worse after sun exposure. In Acute Intermittent Porphyria, abdominal pain, muscle pain, numbness or tingling, seizures, and ...Read more
Depends on disease: That depends on the type of disease. Primary care doctors may be able to treat most of them. Endocrinologists specialize in autoimmune thyroid disease and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Ophthalmologists specialize in autoimmune eye diseases. Immunologists specialize in diseases from low immune system function. Rheumatologists specialize in systemic diseases due to increased immune system function. Etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lithium bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate): Lithium, a mood stabilizer, is one of the most common medications used to treat bipolar disorder. Anticonvulsant meds for seizures, like Lamictal and depakote, are also frequently used. Additional medications also include atypical antipsychotics and antidepressants. ...Read more
New drugs: Within the last few month, 2 new drugs have come out that are in pill forms and FDA approved (without interferon injections) that cure hepatitis C in > 95% of patients. Talk to your liver doctor who can help determine if Harvoni or Viekira Pak is right for you, based on your medication insurance coverage. There are other medications out there depending on the strain of virus you have. ...Read more
Osteopath, PM&R: Female w. "joint pain, ankle sprain & patella subluxation" on atenolol & kenalog (triamcinolone) injections asks: "best doctor to diagnose & treat SIJ dysfunction?" SIJ disorder is usually absent inflammation & common in Hypermobility Syndrome; as are Mitral Valve Prolapse/Tachycardia, recurrent ankle sprains & joint subluxations. Most doctors unskilled in SIJ detection & treatment. See Osteopath or Physiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cardiologists treat cardiac conditions & pulmonologists treat lung diseases. What is the name of the type of specialist who treats sirs (systemic inflammatory response syndrome)?
None really: Presently, there is no specific drug treatment available. However, physicians do use anti-platelet agents such as aspirin, dipyridamole, or clopidogrel in efforts to retard the disease process by helping to prevent some strokes. Research is trying to find ways to assist this very troubling condition. ...Read more
Treat encephalitis: Treatment of encephalitis depends upon the cause and clinical progression. Usually, the treatment is supportive, as many cases are viral and there is not a specific cure. However, in hsv encephalitis, Acyclovir is used to treat the virus. In certain cases, hospitalization, nutritional support, fever control, antiseizure medication, mechanical ventilation, and corticosteroids may be needed. ...Read more
My doctor diagnosed me with porphyria but the porphyria expert said I did not have it. why would this happen and should I be retested?
Porphyria: Testing for porphyria can be very tricky. General medicine doctors can sometimes have difficulty interpreting the test results correctly. If a porphyria expert says you don't have it, that's most likely true. Another option would be to see a different porphyria expert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is “latent” porphyria? if my doctor told me that I have “latent” porphyria, does this mean that I will never have any symptoms?
Porphyria: It depends on what type of porphyria we're talking about. Some porphyrias can be dangerous, and some can be hereditary so you need to be more specific about what type you're worried about so that you can get appropriate advice from your physician. Lots of information can be found on the website for the american porphyria foundation at www.Porphyriafoundation.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where can I find a porphyria expert? what other type of doctor can diagnose me properly and what type of specialist should I see if I have porphyria.
U shld call him soon: U shld call him soon.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took a urine test and the doctor called back and said I have sugar in my urine, what does this mean. I am a 26 year old male who has common variable immuno deficiency and i may have propheryia or an auto immune disease, does sugar in the urine indictae
Most : Most people don't have sugar in their urine until their blood sugar is 250mg/dl or more. But some people will have sugar in their urine with normal blood levels of glucose. This is called renal glycosuria. It usually has little clinical significance. If your fasting blood sugar is elevated, you may have diabetes. If a blood glucose is done concurrently with finding sugar in your urine, you can sort out if you are just one of those people who spill sugar into the urine at normal blood glucose levels or if you may be diabetic. This should be checked out soon, especially if you are experiencing excessive thirst or frequent urinination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Pct is the most treatable of the porphyrias. Treatment seems to be equally effective in familial and non-familial pct. Factors that tend to activate the disease should be removed. The most widely recommended treatment is a schedule of repeated phlebotomies (removal of blood), with the aim of reducing iron in the liver. This actually reduces iron stores throughout the body. ...Read more
Porphyria: See a neurologist or a dermatologist at a university teaching hospital. ...Read more
Dermatology: Group of 8 different inherited disorders in which enzymes responsible for heme synthesis are deficient or absent. As a result, porphyrins are produced, accumulates in tissues, excreted in urine, stool. S/s: nausea, vomiting/constipation, abd. Pain, muscle weakness, seizure, photosensitivity, scar, anemia, etc. Rx: adequate nutrition, hydration, avoid sunlight/some drugs/alcohol. Follow mds advise. ...Read more
I have lymphedema and my doctors told me it was treatable. Where can I go to find more info. On lymphedema?
Anal fissure: Anal fissures are essentially cracks in the lining of the anal canal that develop due to trauma, most commonly passage of dry hard stool. It is definitely treatable. Many topical medications have been tried with varying success rates. A short surgical procedure called tailored lateral internal sphincerotomy has the best success rates. ...Read more
What is Chloride Diarhea ? whats is causes ?Is it treatable?
My child 4 years old have this ,Doctor says it untreatable.
Guide me Please..
Doctor diagnosed me with hiatus hernia. Is it curable or treatable ? Some advice on what to do and what will be done with me ?
Very treatable: You have a hiatal hernia. You are 19. This is a very treatable abnormality. Your doctor will treat your symptoms and follow with you. If you are feeling well with medications then he/she will follow. As you age you may require more intervention. You may need a diagnostic study. You will need to manage your weight and to exercise. Watch what you eat. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i see a doctor for chronic sinusitis? I was diagnosed with chronic maxillary sinusitis while i was in the military and at the time they said there was not much they can do about it - is chronic maxillary sinusitis treatable? If so is it through otc
Chronic : Chronic sinusitis includes nasal obstruction, sinus pain and pressure around the eyes, nasal drainage, chronic cough, fatigue, headache, nose bleeds and several other symptoms--you do not need them all. These symptoms are persent more often than not for at least 3 months. You may also get exacerbations that worsen all of the symptoms temporarily making it feel more like an acute sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is treated with several meds at the same time: nasal steroid spray, antihistamine, nasal saline irrigations, prolonged antobiotics (4-6 weeks). If you dont feel better, then a sinus ct scan can solidify the diagnosis. Those that do not respond to maximal medical therapy may be candidates for sinus surgery. Surgery is normally very successful but often is not a cure but help alleviate many of the symptoms, making them easier to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello doctor, a 10 years old boy diagnosed with WBC count of 450000+ and found affected with acute ll . Can it be treatable?
Yes: With proper medical care the success rate for treating all has increased tremendously over the last 3 decades. Seek early consultation with specialists for the best outcome. ...Read more
The white of my eyes is little yellowish since long time, liver problems excluded by the doctor. What is that ? Is it treatable?
Small areas: If these are small yellow spots on the corner of the white part of the eye they are called pinguecula, to prevent worsening use sunglasses. Treatment rarely requires surgical removal but can be done. First start with either artificial tear drops and if inflamed use short term mild steroids. ...Read more
When healthtap doctor says, allergy shots could work for eczema, is that mean atopic dermatitis is also treatable? Are they similar terms?
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