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Which gout treatments really work long term?

Which gout treatments really work long term?

There are many: Probenecid (benemid, probalan) and sulfinpyrazone (anturane) are the standard uricosurics. A more potent uricosuric, benzbromarone, may work for people with severe tophaceous gout and kidney impairment when other drugs do not. In some studies, benzbromarone was equal to or even more effective than allopurinol, another type of antihyperuricemic drug. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Gout (Definition)

A form of arthritis characterized by severe pain, redness, ...Read more


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RX neuromuscular compound to treat tendonitis in ankle. What does it do and are there long term side effects?

RX neuromuscular compound to treat tendonitis in ankle. What does it do and are there long term side effects?

You would have : To give us the ingredients of the said compound to be able to answer that. A compound is a mixture of medications but without knowing which ingredients can't answer the question.... ...Read more

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What is the long term effects of taking heart burn medication like prilosec? I heard it can thin your hair? Is this true? Any other long term effects?

What is the long term effects of taking heart burn medication like prilosec? I heard it can thin your hair? Is this true? Any other long term effects?

Yes.: Long term use of proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec can decrease your ability to digest and absorb food...Therefore they may lead to bone loss and vitamin/mineral deficiencies. Please see your doctor to discuss reflux and other treatments. ...Read more

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I've heard long term PPI use is very bad. How can I control GERD without medicine? Are extreme diets the only option?

I've heard long term PPI use is very bad. How can I control GERD without medicine? Are extreme diets the only option?

PPI use: Yes long-term use of these medications can lead to bad outcomes down the line. Have you had an evaluation with a gastroenterologist? Have you had an EGD? In certain conditions, the benefits of using these medications long-term can greatly outweigh the potential side effects. This is best determined on an individual basis. Also, there are certain dietary restrictions that can be extremely helpful to alleviate the symptoms although it can be difficult for most people to follow these restrictions ...Read more

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How does selenium sulfide reduce tinea versicolor? Are there risks to long term use as a treatment?

How does selenium sulfide reduce tinea versicolor? Are there risks to long term use as a treatment?

Fungal infection : Tinea versicolor is a common skin condition related to overgrowth of a fungus that naturally lives in your body. Selenium sulfide shampoo is safe and helps with treatment and prevention of tinea versicolor. ...Read more

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Will enzyme therapy only work on the short term or can it cure gaucher's disease?

Will enzyme therapy only work on the short term or can it cure gaucher's disease?

No: Enzyme therapy is a treatment, not a cure. It will maintain good health but you must always take it to remain healthy. ...Read more

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Which is really the best medication/drug for long term cure of anxiety. ?

Which is really the best medication/drug for long term cure of anxiety. ?

Anxiety is best: treated with cognitive behavior therapy, clinical hypnosis, practice of the Relaxation Response (see book of the same name by Benson). Medication may play a role but don't rely on that alone. Behavioral techniques taught by a clinical psychologist are long-lasting and will help in other areas beyond the present-day stressors. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is Selegeline bad for liver,Is there any problem for long term therapy? Will it work on my Dopamine-repondsive distonia.Can i combine it with Baclofen

Is Selegeline bad for liver,Is there any problem for long term therapy? Will it work on my Dopamine-repondsive distonia.Can i combine it with Baclofen

Selegilene: Interesting question. The simple answer to your first question is that selegiline is relatively safe for the liver, unless there is pre-existing liver disease. The main risk of selegiline is heart disease for patients with a history of heart attacks or those who use other medicines that affect the heart. Considering the other medicines you use, selegiline should be safe. ...Read more

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For 57+ F is consumption of Zedfit (collagen peptide) safe for long term ? How much real benefit does it have for osteoarthritis treatment ?

For 57+ F is consumption of Zedfit (collagen peptide) safe for long term ? How much real benefit does it have for osteoarthritis treatment ?

No proven benefit: Here in the States, we're allowed to sell dietary supplements w/o 1st proving either safety or benefit, which is different from medications (both prescription & over-the-counter) where we have to prove both before marketing. With that in mind, there's no proof of safety in consuming collagen peptide nor of benefit for osteoarthritis. It doesn't mean it's not safe or doesn't work. Just no proof. ...Read more

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How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.

How to manage strong side effects of Corticosteroids pills for respiratory  sarcodosis and also for long term treatment.

Steroids: there are non-steroid alternatives to steroids when needed to treat a chronic illness. Ask your doctor about these. Some include plaquenil, methotrexate, imuran, remicade (infliximab) and others. Long term use of steroids can cause many problems but should never be stopped suddenly or without medical supervision but there are alternatives. ...Read more

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What treatments are available to cure long term shin splints?

What treatments are available to cure long term shin splints?

Stretch : I have found stretching, activity modification, ice and sometimes physical therapy are the most effective treatments. If you must run then wrap tha calves for running. ...Read more

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What is cranial shock therapy? Does it help long term for depression patients ? What side effects can there be with this ?

What is cranial shock therapy? Does it help long term for depression patients ?  What side effects can there be with this ?

Electroshock therapy: It is usually called electroshock unless you are talking about something else. It is a very powerful treatment for depression and the main side effect is memory problem that is usually temporary. ...Read more

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Is botox a valid treatment for migraines? I've read that botox injections can make migraines less severe. Does this really work? How long is the treatment effective? .

Is botox a valid treatment for migraines? I've read that botox injections can make migraines less severe. Does this really work? How long is the treatment effective?

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Yes...: You may want to consider having your doctor/headache specialist see if Botox can be approved for your migraine headaches. If it works you could have significantly less migraines for at least 3-4 months at a time. Many times people's migraines are cut in half if not more. The use of your oral migraine prevention medications and abortives are much more helpful and reduce occurrences even better. ...Read more

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Can antidepressant drugs really cure depression ... How much a degree of 10 can you give for antidepressant drugs as an effective treatment ?

Can antidepressant drugs really cure depression ... How much a degree of 10 can you give for antidepressant drugs as an effective treatment ?

From a Ph.D.'s POV: I'd think more of 'resolve' and manage than cure, but drugs do seem helpful for more severe cases especially in combo with coordinated CBT therapy. That's where you can learn skills to use throughout your life. Rating scales don't work for this - what you invest will make it successful. If it's mild to moderate - therapy and you together can avoid side effects or, at least minimize doses. ...Read more

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Can there be a long term effective treatment for congestive heart failure?

Can there be a long term effective treatment for congestive heart failure?

Yes: Depending on the underlying cause...Medical therapy can be quite effective. If coronary disease is the cause stenting and or bypass is indicated. Lastly device therapy with biventricular pacemakers can be quite effective. ...Read more

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Does long-standing Hyperadrenergic state require long-term treatment,or can it be a short fix with med like Labetalol to get system back into balance?

Does long-standing Hyperadrenergic state require long-term treatment,or can it be a short fix with med like Labetalol to get system back into balance?

Hyperadrenergic Stat: The most important factor is finding out why you are "hyperadrenergic"? Is there a pituitary, adrenal or thyroid gland tumor of dysfunction or are you hypersensitive to epinephrine, do you have dysautonomia due to histamine from degranulation of mast cells and excessive vasodilation. beta blocker use in the wrong situation can lead to significant risk (e.g. dysautonomia). ...Read more

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How effective is something like Hydroxycut for long term weight loss?

How effective is something like Hydroxycut for long term weight loss?

Not likely effective: As is true for almost all supplements, there are no legitimate studies that show that these products do anything helpful for you. They are not regulated by the FDA. At one time, one of the products made by Hydroxycut was taken off the market because of causing liver problems. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana help ocd? What are the short and long term side effects?

Can medical marijuana help ocd? What are the short and long term side effects?

OCD: I do not think that there are any studies that show that medical marijuana will help any of your issues. Sorry ...Read more

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