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Hydroxyzine: Rational choice for patients with insomnia

We have found that hydroxyzine is effective, well tolerated, and has fewer side effects than other commonly used hypnotics Many physicians prescribe hypnotics for hospitalized patients with insomnia. Frequently used medications include temazepam, diphenhydramine, quetiapine, and trazodone. We have found hydroxyzine, 25 mg to 100 mg nightly, to be effective in adults and geriatric patients…

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Itchy Skin at Night? Here’s why….

Itchy Skin at Night? Here’s Why It Happens and How to Deal The experts reveal all BY AMY LAWRENSON 01/08/2019 Much like your train being cancelled or spilling coffee down your white top, itchy skin at night is one of those irritations that seems to come out of nowhere. So: why do the dark hours…

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What is Polycystic Liver Disease? Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

In this article What Causes Polycystic Liver Disease? What Are the Symptoms of Polycystic Liver Disease? How Is Polycystic Liver Disease Diagnosed? How Is Polycystic Liver Disease Treated? Can Polycystic Liver Disease Be Prevented? Polycystic liver disease (PLD or PCLD) is a rare condition that causes cysts — fluid-filled sacs — to grow throughout the…

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What causes raised (elevated) liver enzymes?

Causes By Mayo Clinic Staff Many diseases and conditions can contribute to elevated liver enzymes. Your doctor determines the specific cause of your elevated liver enzymes by reviewing your medications, your signs and symptoms and, in some cases, other tests and procedures. More common causes of elevated liver enzymes include: Certain prescription medications, including statin…

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Can Diabetes Cause Cirrhosis?

Can Diabetes Cause Complications to the Liver and Kidneys written by: DulceCorazon • edited by: Diana Cooper • updated: 8/23/2010 Can diabetes cause liver and kidney issues? Uncontrolled diabetes is known to cause diabetic nephropathy. But liver disease? Find out. Overview Can diabetes cause liver and kidney issues? This is a common question among diabetics.…

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Diabetes and Liver Disease Are Entangled

Diabetes and Liver Disease Are Entangled November 5th, 2013 November is National Diabetes Month. Learn how closely liver disease and diabetes are connected. Liver Disease and Diabetes Are Entangled By Nicole Cutler L.Ac. Mass education campaigns have helped increase our awareness of the connection between poor lifestyle habits and Type II Diabetes, but few realize…

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Wilson’s disease: scope for treatment

Wilson’s disease: scope for treatment The clinical observable characteristics of Wilson’s disease (WD) are extremely variable ranging from asymptomatic to chronic liver disease to neurologic or psychiatric signs. Symptoms typically start in the first decades of life, and the majority of cases occur between five and 35 years, but there are also exceptions. The youngest…

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Why Liver Problems Require a Look at Celiac Disease

Why Liver Problems Require a Look at Celiac Disease February 9th, 2012 Due to an apparent link between the two ailments, those with liver disease are advised to be evaluated for Celiac disease, and vice versa. By Nicole Cutler, L.Ac. Despite the general public’s lack of knowledge about Celiac disease, this immune disorder is diagnosed…

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What Are the Treatments for Portal Hypertension?

What Are the Treatments for Portal Hypertension? The portal vein carries blood from the gastrointestinal tract to the liver. If this vein becomes blocked by cirrhosis which is a scarring of the liver or by a blood clot the pressure inside the vein increases. This increase in pressure is called portal hypertension. When blood flow…

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