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is bikram yoga safe for lupus patients

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience Rheumatology
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Ask your MD: Bikram yoga has 26 positions with some a little extreme considering the effort involved. I would print them out and show to your Doctor before enroll ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes.: If done properly, no harm. But absolutely no evidence that it would help lupus in any way.
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
For the most part..: If done properly, it should not harm. But does it do good. No. If someone is trying to sell you this bill of goods, run away!
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Acai berries have more antioxidants than many other berries.Health benefits have not been confirmed, but there is no harm in lupus.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
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. Eric Chiang
10 years experience Rheumatology
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
None: lupus needs to be controlled with meds that treat the underlying inflammatory process, not with pain meds.
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