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I had a complete physical & blood work showed low thyroid. I want to b tested for all autoimmune diseases. Does my pcp have to refer me or can I go?

I had a complete physical & blood work showed low thyroid. I want to b tested for all autoimmune diseases. Does my pcp have to refer me or can I go?

Life isn't that way: To say "i want to be tested for all autoimmune diseases" is like saying "i want to meet everybody"... All 6-7 billion people. Life doesn't work that way. A person can see her primary care doctor first (important), who begins the evaluation and then refers to a rheumatologist as needed. Otherwise, a person can see the rheum. First, and then see her primary care doctor to complete her evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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What type of core training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

What type of core training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

See below: There are many great core strengthening exercises. I would recommend a visit with a physical therapist or personal trainer to learn proper technique. One of the best exercises are called planks. To do this lay on your stomach and lift your belly and legs off the ground with your forarms and toes on the ground. Try holding this postion for 15-30 seconds at a time. ...Read more

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Which type of artial arts training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

Which type of artial arts training is considered best for physical rehabilitation?

Depends: Any exercise program should take into consideration what you are rehabilitating from. Back and neck sprains should be treated differently than post-spine fusions. The key is to start slow and build incrementally. Check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. ...Read more

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In physical rehabilitation is strength important?

In physical rehabilitation is strength important?

Yes : A good physical rehabilitation plan will target the specific problems present and often include strengthening and stretching muscles. The program should be designed to treat the specific problem present. ...Read more

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Is physical rehabilitation painful?

Not always: Physical rehabilitation is a general term for a group of treatments that are used for a variety of medical problems. Examples would be teaching someone to walk again with a stroke or amputation, rehabbing someone after a total knee or hip replacement, strengthening the muscles of an elderly person with weakness or hundreds of other conditions. It is not necessarily painful however can be at times. ...Read more

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How much time does someone with autoimmune diseases live?

How much time does someone with autoimmune diseases live?

See details: There are numerous autoimmune diseases and most are compatible with a normal life expectancy. You need a address what autoimmune disease you mean. ...Read more

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Can an autoimmune disease affect just one side of the body?

Can an autoimmune disease affect just one side of the body?

Autoimmune: Actually most affect the whole system but in some cases the symptoms may express themself on one side. ...Read more

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How diet autoimmune diseases: how does one affect the others?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more