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Dr. C Julio Aponte

Rheumatology
Chester, WV
54 years experience

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Teacher of Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Making treatment of horrible diseases more understandable to patients and other doctors i use many drugs and non pharmacological methods to achieve and maintain remission

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Rheumatology

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43 Answers
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Normal: The percentage of white cells is perfectly normal. "normal" is a range, and your total does not add to 100%, but only 93.3% and when there are decim... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Arthritis: Noises without pain may be normal, but with pain maybe inflammation or cartilage changes not weight bearing exercise may help swimming is best.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Alternative drug?: May use a "steroid sparing drug" to decrease the need of steroid, in sarcoidosis of the nervous system Hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil) works best. Ste... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
NO: Is a trait, one abnormal gene, you need 2 abnormal genes to cause sickle cell disease. In extreme cases with low oxygen red cells can break when they ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Pregnancy?: Most common cause, but other things including stress can do it.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Yes: Many organisms can cause it. There is no immunity to any of them.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Tar: Tar components help itching and psoriasis.
A member asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Diet pills are bad: Very bad indeed most are ineffective and /or harmfull good relation with your food and food intake is important. Cut carbohydrates ( sugars and st... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Yes!!!: Anti-ccp is very specific and over 20 is abnormal. It is rheumatoid disease not only rheumatoid arthritis and if there is inflammation it may cause da... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Yes!!!: The whole spine will be straight and stiff (ankylosis-fusion joining together) posture exercises and medicines help.
A member asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
One kind of lupus: Lupus has many ways of hurting and destroying organs, one kind of lupus of the nervous system is similar and may coincide with ms numbness poor funct... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Too much fiber: If you increase. Fiber to rapidly it may cause cramps and diarrhea dehydration and/or low magnesium and/or potassium increase cramps.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Damage inside: Any problem inside the knee causes, pain, see doctor, rest it if it hurts toput wt on trauma?
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
NO: Tumeric is just a great flavor and color, the safron of the poor. Less expensive that the spanish safron and found all over the world. Curcuma in lati... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
More than a 100 kind: Over 100 different kinds of arthritis and related diseases (rheumatic diseases) some metabolic, gout and pseudogout. Some genetic (hemochromatosis) ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Eat right: Supplements are rarely needed if you eat well. Balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables. The vitamins and minerals are in the food. The anti... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Diet does not help: Balance diet for general health muscles, bones and joints need good nutrition and do not like junk.
A female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
? it cld: Mds is too many different things , if inflammation or immunity are involved, steroids may help.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Cramping , tightness: Inflammation , strain, cramps all make muscles hurt, swimming, water therapy, streching are best treatments. If persistent, see doctor.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
The nose is big, Ski: No cure for sarcoidosis, control! in the skin, local (creams ) or pills os cortico-steroids, prednisone chronic inflammation inside( cartilage, muco... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Only water retaintio: Poor renal function may cause sodium and water retention, but in general is better to drink a lot of water and cut on sodium. It will prevent kidney s... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
One mg a day: One mg a day is a safe dose used for pregnant women and other inflamed patients to supplement dietary folic acid is more for safety, mtx, sulfa and o... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Many: Trauma, scratching , surgery, sunburn can activate psoriasis . Some belive emotional stress can trigger it.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Prevent damage: 100 kinds of arthritis all inflame and may damage, some cripple if not the joint, the other organs. Early treatment with correct diagnosis essential ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
No: Curcumin , from turmeric is a nice spice with lots of antioxidants.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
From celiac disease: Alt, ast maybe elevated in celiac disease plaquenil tends to help the liver? If the alkaline phosphatase and GGT are normal, ast, alt may come from ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
What Kind????: There are 100 kinds of arthritis, each one different . Proper diagnosis; finding what kind helps treating each kind of arthritis and finding if it is... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
No: There are many types and severity of psoriasis.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Yes: Safer sex has prevented millions of std's including HIV aids best demonstration was in thailand . New recruits in the army were giving sex education ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Only if they have it: If the relative does not have have amyloidosis, life span is normal.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Gastritis from medic: Inflammation or irritation in the stomach can cause nausea the reason you take Prednisone may cause similar problems.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Arthritis: If there is pain or swelling it is inflammatory gal gluons are not causing inflammation or pain many kinds of. Arthr itis may cause pseudoganglions... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Arrousal: Nipples are sexual organs, increase blood flow may feel like burning or heat and itching.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Oil? yes: Primrose oil is like any oil, 9 k calories per gram; no real help for anything and too expensive to ingest enough.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Arthritis: By definition is inflammation in the joint: swelling, pain, feels tight and stiff, maybe red , warm. Need to see a rheumatologist: there are 100 dif... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Exercise: The steroid myopathy, weakening of muscle, is related to chemical changes without inflammation. When it feels weak and doesn't move; the muscle will... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Where is the pain: Exactly where and when is the pain, the hip area is big and could be the joint or the bursa. If you were running and was agravated by running, walk o... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Same as any teen: Ra is not affected by diet. Health in general is consider : enough calcium, vitamin d and protein. For general health, burn the extra calories that ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Exam: Symptoms and signs. Asking lots of questions and doing detailed exam.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
What symptoms: No tests needed, clear history, objective evaluation! do not make yourself sick because of family history. The familial connective tissue diseases us... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Safe as a rule: If kawasaki was more than a year and had no sequela, it will rare now. Meloxican is generally safe for the heart.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
Rheumatology 54 years experience
Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone)?: Water retention with progesterone? Posible , but if it lasts this long (6 months) see a doctor overweight? Exercise in the water swimming or water ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Aponte is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Aponte is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you for that explanation. I thought rheumatic diseases were the ones that caused pain and there were autoimmune diseases that did not
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! And my neck twitches by itself and I can't control it
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I appreciate it.

Awards

Top Rheumatologist , First Place, West Virginia - Winter
2013
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