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How to Treat Cushing’s Disease

How to Treat Cushing’s Disease

by Ronald Koh, DVM, MS, CVA, CCRP, CVCH, CVFT

 Hyperadrenocorticism, or Cushing’s disease, is a condition where the adrenal glands produce excessive glucocorticoid hormones and results in clinical signs such as a increased thirst, increased urination, increased hunger, pendulous abdomen, enlarged liver, hair loss, lethargy, muscle weakness, obesity, increased panting, skin changes, and immunosuppression. Cushing's Disease can be subdivided into pituitary dependent (85% of all cases) and adrenal dependent (15% of all cases). Currently, two medications that are commonly used to treat pituitary dependent Cushing's disease are mitotane and trilostane. Both of these medications have their respective benefits and side effects. Side effects such as weakness, vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea, and ataxia occur in dogs receiving mitotane or trilostane. If not treated, Cushing’s disease is usually progressive in nature with a poor prognosis for quality.
Monday, August 31, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (2282)/Comments (0)/
Acupuncture Treatment for Treating Forelimb Extensors Muscle Atrophy

Acupuncture Treatment for Treating Forelimb Extensors Muscle Atrophy

by José R. Castro, DVM, DABVP-Equine, DACVS-LA

This case reports the successful treatment of a 5-month-old, American Quarter Horse colt that was presented for severe buckling of his right carpus caused by neurogenic muscle atrophy of the Extensor Carpus Radialis and Common Digital Extensor muscles. The colt was treated for a period of three months using Dry Needle, Aqua-acupuncture, Electro-acupuncture, Pneumo-acupuncture and Herbal medicine. 

 

 

Friday, August 28, 2015/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (701)/Comments (0)/
Practical Guide to TCVM, Vol. 1: Emergencies and Five Element Syndromes

Practical Guide to TCVM, Vol. 1: Emergencies and Five Element Syndromes

Dr. Xie’s latest book, Practical Guide to TCVM, Vol. 1: Emergencies and Five Element Syndromes is now available.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014/Author: Chi Institute/Number of views (1966)/Comments (0)/
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