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Are some people more prone to getting inflammatory conditions?

Are some people more prone to getting inflammatory conditions?

Depends - many thing: There are a variety of inflammatory conditions. Some are genetically determined, some depend on environmental exposures, some depend on your metabolism, some depend on your co-morbid medical conditions, some depend on your medications, some depend on your infectious exposures, etc as you can see there is not one simple answer to your question. ...Read more

Dr. Bettina Herbert
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Inflammatory Conditions (Definition)

Inflammatory conditions are ones and which certain factors in the body produced redness, swelling, and in some cases fever. Certain conditions such as psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis may lead to long-term damage. If you are concerned about an inflammatory condition, I recommend being seen by a rheumatologist. I'm happy to do ...Read more


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Do lots of people get inflammatory conditions, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get inflammatory conditions, or is it unusual?

Webster's definition: Webster's dictionary defines "inflammation" as a local response to cellular injury marked by capillary dilation, white blood cell infiltration, redness, and heat. It is a mechanism initiated to eliminate noxious agents (infection, toxins, foreign substances) and the repair of damaged tissue. Any organ can be involved. While all are treatable, it can be acute, self-limited, relapsing, chronic. ...Read more

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What are the most inflammatory conditions?

Depends on a lot: The greater the extent of underlying debility and of body/organ involvement, the more likely that inflammatory condition will take its toll on the sufferer. Generalized arthropathies, widespread and active crohn's disease, extensive skin eruptions are troubling examples but may be less immediately life-threatening than localized inflammation of a critical organ like the brain, heart, etc. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like inflammatory conditions go away quickly?

Do symptoms like inflammatory conditions go away quickly?

If treated: Depends on the area and reason for onset. Aleve/motrin may help but with treatment, it can be dealt with quickly. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Inflammatory conditions?

Inflammation: Inflammatory conditions are ones and which certain factors in the body produced redness, swelling, and in some cases fever. Certain conditions such as psoriasis or rheumatoid arthritis may lead to long-term damage. If you are concerned about an inflammatory condition, I recommend being seen by a rheumatologist. I'm happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more

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What are most prevalent vessel inflammatory conditions?

What are most prevalent vessel inflammatory conditions?

The most common.: Either giant cell arteritis or vasculitis associated the sle. Many, many other conditions can cause vasculitis including post-viral illness, bacterial illness, and perhaps a 100 more autoimmune conditions. The two mentioned first are the most common. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about it's like to use pentoxifylline for inflammatory conditions?

It has no value: This is a drug used to treat peripheral artery disease. It has been used in other disorders as well but is not effective for inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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Are there any relation between skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Are there any relation between skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Inflammation/Cancer: For investigative cutaneous biologists a link between inflammation and skin cancer is a topic frequently discussed when multi-stage chemical carcinogenesis and photocarcinogenesis models are presented. Indeed, the inflammatory process includes the release of cytokines, growth factors, chemotactic polypeptides, and prostaglandins, which have become favorite targets for prevention of chemical induce. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ gastritis and blepharitis right around the same time. Can gastritis lead to other inflammatory conditions in the body like blepharitis?

Diagnosed w/ gastritis and blepharitis right around the same time. Can gastritis lead to other inflammatory conditions in the body like blepharitis?

No: That would be highly unlikely. Blepharitis is a chronic condition that you have probably had for many years without even realizing it. I suspect the timing of the diagnosis was purely coincidental. ...Read more

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Any relation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Any relation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Can increase risk: Chronic inflammatory skin conditions such as those from autoimmune conditions tend to increase the risk of non melanoma skin cancers. Particularly squamous cell carcinoma. This risk is usually due to changes in the immune system together with immunosuppression from drugs being used to treat the disease. Also patients who have had lots of phototherapy are at an increased risk. ...Read more

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Are there any correlation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Are there any correlation between chronic skin inflammatory conditions & skin cancer?

Yes: The best known example is squamous cell carcinoma. These sometimes arise from non-healing wounds that are continually traumatized. Sometimes regenerating tissue works "overtime" and genetic errors creep in which accumulate and result in cancer formation. ...Read more

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My rosacea seems to be an inflammation problem, because only antibiotics control symptoms. Could there be other underlying inflammatory conditions?

My rosacea seems to be an inflammation problem, because only antibiotics control symptoms. Could there be other underlying inflammatory conditions?

Yes. See your doctor: Absolutely. Rosacea is associated with many other illnesses, such as multiple sclerosis and autoimmune diseases like lupus or autoimmune hepatitis. If you are worried about this, please see your family doctor.

Best wishes. ...Read more

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What inflammatory conditions (besides fibromyalgia) that cause wide spread pain are not detectable or can be easily missed in blood work?

What inflammatory conditions (besides fibromyalgia) that cause wide spread pain are not detectable or can be easily missed in blood work?

Pain: Like fibromyalgia, some painful conditions are based on clinical evaluations and the absence of other findings. This includes CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome), chronic fatigue, etc. As a rheumatologist we treat all of these conditions. I would happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more

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Can cold weather affect or worsen vascular symptoms or diseases, if so what conditions (fibromuscular dysplasia or inflammatory conditions?)

Can cold weather affect or worsen vascular symptoms or diseases, if so what conditions (fibromuscular dysplasia or inflammatory conditions?)

Some: Raynaud's
disease or phenomenon
cold agglutinins
and many arthritic complaints are worse in the cold damp
capillary constriction is natural, with cold and can impact collateral flow. ...Read more

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Any relationship between bloating and bowel inflammatory conditions and colon cancer?

Any relationship between bloating and bowel inflammatory conditions and colon cancer?

Colitis & cancer: Inflammatory bowel disease, especially ulcerative colitis increases the risk of colon cancer substantially in that regular colonoscopic screening is recommended. Bloating probably has no relation to colon cancer. ...Read more

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How can a virgin get pelvic inflammatory diseas?

How can a virgin get pelvic inflammatory diseas?

Misdiagnosis: If no sexual contact has occurred, then it must be an instance of wrong diagnosis. Did the doctor give a satisfactory explanation? If not, ask for clarification or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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How do u get a pélvic inflammatory diseas?

How do u get a pélvic inflammatory diseas?

From STDs: Most often from chlamydia or gonorrhea & unprotected sex that not using condom and having sex with an ifected partner. ...Read more

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Do most people who get chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy have many symptoms?

Do most people who get chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy have many symptoms?

Not subtle: CIDP is an immune neuropathy which may start insidiously, but rapidly develops into diffuse weakness causing difficulty with daily activities. Although the motor issues are usually the main manifestations, some tingling and numbness may occur, and variants may cause peripheral nerve pain, and imbalance. ...Read more

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If I have a peroneal tendon tear will it eventually get better on its own? It's been 5 months and pops. Still hurts sometimes.

If I have a peroneal tendon tear will it eventually get better on its own? It's been 5 months and pops. Still hurts sometimes.

No without tx: Peroneal tendon injuries general take months to heal with immobilization. You should have a MRI to determine extent of tear of the tendon. You may need surgical repair if you are still symptomatic. ...Read more

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When you get a virus is it the the virus itself that makes u sick? Or yur body's inflammatory response and histamine release to the virus that does?

When you get a virus is it the the virus itself that makes u sick? Or yur body's inflammatory response and histamine release to the virus that does?

Usually your body: For most viruses, you feel sick because of the way your body reacts to try to eliminate it. Your immune system wants to make your body a terrible environment for that virus to be in and unfortunately it's not too nice for you either. ...Read more

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Does peroneal tendon subluxation get better on it own?

Does peroneal tendon subluxation get better on it own?

Ortho, then PT.: Don't try on own, get guidance of shoulder expert and physical therapist. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can get rid of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

Is there a way I can get rid of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?

Many thoughts: Hyperpigmentation may be caused by chronic inflammation. I al ways imagine that any time there is inflamm, the melanocytes (pigment cells) flock to the area thinking there is a party going on and just don't leave. I like rx hydroquinone and retinoids plus sunscreen. Sunscreen and hats are the most important thing. I love obagi nuderm for this and there are botanicals too but don't work as well. ...Read more

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What makes and get rid of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation better?

What makes and get rid of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation better?

Healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. The hyperpigmentation is normal and will fade a bit in time. ...Read more

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Will you still get post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation if you don't let that part of the skin see sunlight for months?

Yes, if prone to it.: Good question! Sunlight does not cause pih, but it can make it worse once it occurs. So pih can still occur on non-sun-exposed skin (if you are prone it) -- but it will go away faster if no sunlight hits it. (or if you wear a good sunscreen lotion every day). ...Read more

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I take an anti inflammatory (mobic). Can this alter my ESR levels, and if so how long will it take to get out of my system?

I take an anti inflammatory (mobic). Can this alter my ESR levels, and if so how long will it take to get out of my system?

Yes. A few days.: Mobic (meloxicam) may actually reduce your ESR as it reduces inflammation. Mobic (meloxicam) is a once a day drug which generally means it is clear from your system within a matter of days. ...Read more

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What is peroneal tendonitis? And what causes it? Can you get it from overuse without an acute injury? Back and outside ofankle and even calf nerve hurt

What is peroneal tendonitis? And what causes it? Can you get it from overuse without an acute injury? Back and outside ofankle and even calf nerve hurt

Overuse/Compensation: Peroneal tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon and tendon sheath complex of the peroneus longus and brevis tendons. These tendons arise from muscles in the outside of the lower leg and course behind the fibula (ankle bone on outside of ankle). Walking on the outside of the foot (often to avoid pain on the inside of the foot or heel) can lead to this condition as can a bad ankle sprain. ...Read more

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What is the difference between over pronation and bilat pronation my child was referred to get inserts for bilat pronation and arch and I was wondering if over pronation and arch insoles is okay to buy?

What is the difference between over pronation and bilat pronation my child was referred to get inserts for bilat pronation and arch and I was wondering if over pronation and arch insoles is okay to buy?

Bilat pronation: Just refers to bilateral (both feet)...same as over pronation. Some doctors would prefer that you get custom made insoles, in which case you could see a podiatrist. Depending on the age of your child, you may be able to find adequate over-the-counter ones, but to be sure you have the proper fit, it's best to buy them in person and have your chld's feet measured for them. ...Read more