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Is bikram yoga safe for lupus patients

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Bikram yoga: If any should help with joint pains, fatigue , better mobility , feeling of well being. Lupus nephritis patients and renal failure patients should con... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes, if u need them: Having lupus is not a contraindication for you to get allergy shots, if you need them. If you are on certain medications such as prednisone/high dose ... Read More
Dr. James Sublett
Allergy and Immunology 47 years experience
Yes: Autoimmune disorders are not a contraindication for allergen immunotherapy.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Probably: There is no absolute reason that you can not take it. A recent article showed that it had a preventive effect in squamous cell carcinoma cancer preven... Read More
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 35 years experience
Grape seed extract: The fda does not regulate suppliments that are considered "foods". Many claims are made by suppliments that are not supported with good quality scien... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes, they are safe: Lupus patients tend to have a weakened immune system if they are on immuno-suppressive medications to treat their lupus, so they need annual flu shots... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
May help: Relaxation and mind body techniqueswill not hurt and may be helpful .However if your lupus is systemic do not a ok'd proper evaluation and treatment i... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Not worth it: There is no scientific proof that these supplements are beneficial for your SLE but there are unknown risks which may be harmful. I'd advise against t... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
None: lupus needs to be controlled with meds that treat the underlying inflammatory process, not with pain meds.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chiang
Rheumatology 12 years experience
Not sure, I don't : think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with m... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Probably: Elevation of ALPtase is of concerned but it may also indicate bone repair after a fracture. The conservative approach would be to check it again in a... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Betty Keller
Rheumatology 36 years experience
Whole Food Based: A whole food anti inflammatory diet is best. Fresh fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains, nuts, legumes, and healthy fats like omega 3 fatty... Read More