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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
My rosacea seems to be an inflammation problem, because only antibiotics control symptoms. Could there be other underlying inflammatory conditions?
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
Can cold weather affect or worsen vascular symptoms or diseases, if so what conditions (fibromuscular dysplasia or inflammatory conditions?)
disease or phenomenon
and many arthritic complaints are worse in the cold damp
capillary constriction is natural, with cold and can impact collateral flow. ...Read more
Not enough info: What specific medication do you means and what are you treating with them? ...Read more
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
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
Is the mere fact that my ANA is 1:640 & I get bad flares mean my body is attacking itself? My inflammatory markers are neg. I am being treated w/ meds.
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.
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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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