A 46-year-old female asked:
Lost 60 lbs over summer from diet and exercise. Up back pain since may. Hair loss sed rate elevated and ana+w/spec pattern. Lupus panel neg. Cbc ok?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Chan Hwang answered
26 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inflammation: You describe a body that is generally inflamed. Diets that promote animal proteins (meat, chicken, fish, eggs, and dairy) are inflammatory. This may have been your situation. Read dr. Neal barnard's book foods that fight pain. He describes a plant-based, anti-inflammatory diet that will improve healing and decrease inflammation. Many of my patients have benefitted and no longer need medications.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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