Treatments for COVID-19
The NIH COVID-19 treatment guidelines recommend the use of dexamethasone in certain people hospitalized with severe COVID-19. The …
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A new treatment for obesity
Medication treatment of obesity has been a tumultuous arena plagued by many instances of therapeutics being unable to demonstrate sufficient safety data to warrant FDA approval, such as rimonabant (Acomplia); or of adverse effects necessitating market withdrawal, such as lorcaserin (Belviq), sibutramine (Meridia), dexfenfluramine (Redux
Steps to treating an enlarged prostate
Drugs can often help, but sometimes surgery is needed. As men age, they often experience a new kind of growth spurt, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate gland. Your prostate is located just below the bladder. Over time, it can grow from about the size of a walnut to as large as a lemon.
Atherosclerosis: symptoms and treatments
Treatment. The first step in fighting atherosclerosis is to keep it from getting worse. You can do this with lifestyle changes such as exercising every day; eating a heart-healthy diet; not smoking; and controlling high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. Taking a low-dose aspirin every day is also important.
Angina: Symptoms, diagnosis and treatments
Treating a pinched nerve
The good news: there are multiple options for pinched nerve treatment, which almost always begins with conservative therapies. Your doctor will likely recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve).
Treating chronic prostatitis
The term prostatitis, which means inflammation of the prostate, refers to a group of syndromes characterized by urinary problems such as burning or painful urination, urgency, and trouble voiding; difficult or painful ejaculation; and pain in the perineum or lower back. Although it causes some of the same symptoms as BPH and can occur at the same time, prostatitis is a separate condition.
Natural ways to treat an enlarged prostate
Most men eventually develop some type of prostate problem, and when they do there are usually no easy solutions. More than a primer on prostate conditions, this Special Health Report, the Annual Report on Prostate Diseases, includes roundtable discussions with experts at the forefront of prostate research, interviews with men about their treatment decisions, and the latest thinking on
Home remedies that may be worth a try
Michael Senio. March 27, 2017. Another great Home treatment….for sore throat, gargle with warm water and salt….1 teaspoon of iodized salt per 8 ounces of warm water. Tip your head back, fill your mouth with the warm water/salt solution and gargle . Your throat will feel better immediately.
New treatment for pericarditis approved
In March, the FDA approved a new drug specifically to treat recurrent pericarditis. Called rilonacept (Arcalyst), it targets a substance involved in the underlying inflammation that triggers pericarditis. The medication is taken as a self-administered weekly injection. In a clinical trial, the drug helped quell painful symptoms and lowered the
Treatment of Impotence
Treatment of ImpotenceWelcome to this Decision Guide on Treatment of Impotence.Impotence is when a man has difficulty getting or keeping an erection. Impotence is also known as erectile dysfunction, or E.D. Recent studies show that impotence is a much more …
Medication or therapy for depression
No single treatment—whether it's an antidepressant drug or a style of talk therapy—can ease depression in every case. However, research suggests you will improve your chances of getting relief if you combine drugs and therapy. One report that pooled findings from 25 studies found that adding psychotherapy to drug
Beyond CPAP: Other options for sleep apnea
CPAP treatment. Short for continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP is a common treatment for moderate-to-severe sleep apnea (although research suggests it may be helpful for people with mild sleep apnea, too). It consists of a mask worn over the mouth and nose during sleep.
Finding treatment for incontinence
Finding treatment for incontinence September 16, 2021. When seeking help for urinary or fecal incontinence, a good place to start is with your primary care physician. But not all physicians have the necessary interest or experience. If your doctor seems unable to help, it’s reasonable to ask for a referral or to seek out specialty care on
Alzheimer's Disease: A guide to diagnosis, treatment, and
Already, it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. This Special Health Report, Alzheimer's Disease: A guide to coping, treatment, and caregiving, includes in-depth information on diagnosing Alzheimer’s and treating its symptoms.
Treating interstitial cystitis
Treatment: Comment: Oral drugs : Tricyclic antidepressants. Taken at low doses, tricyclic antidepressants relax the bladder and interfere with the release of neurochemicals that can cause bladder pain and inflammation. They may also improve sleep. Amitriptyline is the medication most commonly prescribed for interstitial cystitis.
Cataract: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment
Cataract: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment December 28, 2014. The eye's lens is a clear structure that focuses images on the light-sensitive retina. A cataract is a clouding of the lens. This distorts or blocks the passage of light through the lens, causing cloudy or blurred vision, other visual problems, and even blindness. The name cataract
Cardiomyopathy: Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
Cardiomyopathy: Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment December 29, 2014. Any heart disease in which the heart muscle (myocardium) weakens can be known as cardiomyopathy. This broad term covers many conditions, all of which result in injury to the heart muscle and impaired heart function. Cardiomyopathy often leads to heart failure.
Alternative therapies for cancer
In fact, an unproven treatment may become conventional if rigorous research proves its worth. There are many types of alternative treatments (including herbs, vitamins, homeopathy, yoga, and acupuncture) that might have different effects and have not yet been well studied. Importantly, this study did not examine the interaction of conventional
How is treatment for myasthenia gravis evolving
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a rare neuromuscular disease that impairs the transmission of nerve signals to muscles, causing temporary weakness of affected muscles. While treatment is complex, recently updated guidelines have added to the understanding of MG and are improving approaches to …
How to get rid of warts
Continuing treatment for a week or two after the wart goes away may help prevent recurrence. Freezing. In this treatment, also called cryotherapy, a clinician swabs or sprays liquid nitrogen onto the wart and a small surrounding area. The extreme cold (which may be as low as –321 F) burns the skin, causing pain, redness, and usually a blister.
Treating ear infections in children
Acute ear infections are the most common infection for which antibiotics are prescribed to children. However, roughly 80 percent of children with acute ear infections get better without antibiotic treatment. In addition, studies show delaying antibiotic treatment with watchful waiting does not increase the likelihood of developing a serious
Athlete’s foot: Causes, prevention, and treatment—The
Athlete's foot: Causes, prevention, and treatment. While it's not a life-or-death matter, athlete's foot-especially if it's persistent-can be painful and make walking difficult. The early signs of athlete's foot are patches or fissures (deep breaks or slits), especially between the toes.
A new treatment for advanced prostate cancer improves
The treatment is called lutetium-177-PSMA-617, or LuPSMA, and it has two components: a compound that targets a cancer cell protein called prostate-specific membrane antigen, or PSMA, and a radioactive particle that destroys the cells. Healthy prostate cells don't contain PSMA, or …
Sciatica home remedies and self-care
Regardless of the cause, about 90% of people with sciatica will get better without surgery—most of them in just a few weeks. You can start treating your sciatica at home. In fact, home treatment may be all you need, especially if you know that your sciatica is caused by an
Aortic stenosis: Do health disparities affect treatment
While treatment of aortic stenosis continues to advance, several groups lag behind in key measures that affect outcomes. Many health care providers may monitor aortic stenosis and start treatment plans, often working as a team with heart experts like …
Home remedies for low back pain
Once the mainstay of treatment for back pain, bed rest has fallen out of favor. Doctors now know it's better to keep moving, so that your muscles don't become stiff. Bed rest can still be useful relief from low back pain, particularly if your pain is so severe that it hurts to sit or stand.
Treating the pain of endometriosis
This is an alternative medicine treatment, which uses small needles applied at specific sites on the body to relieve chronic pain. Pelvic floor physical therapy. This practice addresses problems with the pelvic floor, a bowl-shaped group of muscles inside the pelvis that supports the bladder, bowel, rectum, and uterus.
CGRP: A new era for migraine treatment
Update: In early 2019, the FDA approved three CGRP monoclonal antibody drugs for the treatment of migraines. The medications are known by the brand names Aimovig, Ajovy, and Emgality. Migraine is a common medical condition, affecting as many as 37 million people in the US.
Functional dyspepsia: Causes, treatments, and new
Functional dyspepsia is a digestive condition without a clear cause, characterized by a feeling of fullness or a burning sensation. Depending on test results and symptoms, treatment may involve a course of antibiotics, a proton pump inhibitor, or a low dose of a tricyclic antidepressant.
Pancreatic cancer: Symptoms, treatment, and prevention
Treatment. Surgery provides the best chance of cure. However, the surgeon discovers that even a localized tumor is inoperable. If the tumor can be cut out, the surgeon may remove all or part of the pancreas, as well as parts of nearby organs. Salvaging some of the pancreas is preferred because otherwise the patient must cope with a sudden loss
Recovering from an ankle sprain
Called functional treatment, this strategy usually involves three phases: the RICE regimen in the first 24 hours to reduce pain, swelling, and risk of further injury; range-of-motion and ankle strengthening exercises within 48–72 hours; and training to improve endurance and balance once recovery is well under way.
Adjusting gut bacteria may improve response to cancer
Research we're watching. Gut bacteria may play a role in cancer treatment. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Cancer Research found that adjusting the type of microorganisms in the gut helped people with advanced melanoma (an aggressive type of skin cancer) respond to immunotherapy treatments that didn’t work on them in the past.
Cancer survivors' sleep is affected long after treatment
Medication is a common treatment to help sleep, but it’s not always the best choice, as there are concerns about medication tolerance (needing a larger dose to get the same effect), dependence, and daytime side effects. In the study previously mentioned, 28% of respondents reported using a sleep medication within the past month.
Non-drug treatments for adult ADHD
The technique is noninvasive and painless. Studies of neurofeedback's ef-fectiveness have shown mixed results, however. Treatment typically requires 40 to 80 sessions, which can be time-consuming and expensive. To learn more about the latest breakthroughs in treating adult ADHD, check out Confronting Adult ADHD, a Special Health Report from
Ask the doctor: Treatment for high systolic pressure
However, even if your diastolic pressure were truly normal, say 70, you would still benefit from treatment. You would have a condition called isolated systolic hypertension (ISH). Many studies have shown that treatment of people with ISH lowers their risk of heart disease and stroke.
Treatment of Warts in Children and Teens
Treatment of Warts in ChildrenWarts are growths on the skin caused by a virus (human papillomavirus). They are very common, most often occurring in children, teens, and young adults. Warts can spread from person to person through physical contact.There are different types of …
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): Hope for stubborn
TMS therapy is an intensive treatment option requiring sessions that occur five days a week for several weeks. Each session may last anywhere from 20 to 50 minutes, depending on the device and clinical protocol being used. When patients arrive, they may briefly check in with a technician or doctor and then begin the stimulation process.
Getting the best treatment for your fibromyalgia
Standard approaches to treating fibromyalgia include patient education, exercise, treatment of other conditions that may contribute to symptoms (such as depression or sleep apnea) and medications. The FDA has approved three drugs specifically for treating fibromyalgia, including pregabalin (Lyrica), duloxetine (Cymbalta), and milnacipran