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high altitude effects on lyme disease

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Infected yes: Elevated IgM points to recent or current infection. Whether you do have Lyme Disease or not will need further observation. For example, have you see ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
May be related to it: It could be related to your inflamation - especially any vascular issues. This will depend on the manfestations that you are having. You can discuss ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Reams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Unknown: At this point in time there is a lot of discussion about this topic and many who feel there may be some association but there has been no known proof ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
33 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yme disease is not a typical infection. So you can have it without fevers, without elevated wbcs; without the usual signs of infection.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
High B12 and folate (folic acid): Levels are caused by their accumulation and non use in the body. I have seen it related to vitramin b1 deficiency. Worth trying.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
In some cases but...: Noted lyme specialist raphael stricker discovered that many lyme patients have a low cd57 count (this is a subset of a type of white blood cell called ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info.: You do not list past or current meds used to treat your RA so it is impossible to offer specific suggestions.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: There are several and they basically involved 3 issues: neurologic (meningitis, brachial plexus and other neuropathies, muscle inflammation), cardiac ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Autoimmune disease: Hashimoto's is a condition where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland. It is important to take thyroid hormone but ideally best to also address ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
No and yes: Lyme -no, amd ehrlichia yes as abnormal liver tests can be seen.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: A woman's monthly hormone cycle and periods can be different at high altitude.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Stress can : Impact immunity & is of known association with cad.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. C Julio Aponte
52 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Feldman
40 years experience Endocrinology
Severe symptoms: Patients with true addison's disease have severe symptoms that include: orthostatic hypotension (blood pressure drops when standing leading to lighthe ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Risk/ benefit: NSAID's do have many risks, but incidence of heart attacks and strokes are quite low indeed, the side effects can usually be mitigated or prevented. ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
BP of 170/150: Your blood pressure is significantly elevated and is, therefore, poorly controlled. Your hypothyroidism is not masking it. As a young woman, you need ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Auto-immune disorder: You have described features of auto-immune disorder. For example, a person with lupus could have all these features. You need evaluation and treatment ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
I have never: Seen it listed as a cause of low testosterone.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably safe: Per Uptodate Oral contraceptives containing low levels of estrogen are probably safe in patients with mild well-controlled SLE. Avoid use in pts with ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably not: Lupus usually damages the kidneys and hypertension always does to some extent. Not all "decreased kidney function" picked up by today's lab screenings ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Anti-meat eating activism goes beyond what's established scientifically. The results of big studies on meat-eaters are as confusing as all retrospecti ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Highly variable: Some with untreated lyme disease have minimal or no symptoms- a healthy person with a strong immune system can co-exist with it. Others can have devas ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Lupus likely: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is the primary med used to treat lupus. It was originally used to treat malaria but it is not currently. You may certai ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
No: Coumadin (warfarin) does not affect HR or BP. It is only a blood thinner.

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