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Best fibromyalgia exercising plan?

Best fibromyalgia exercising plan?

You decide: There is not a single best one. It is whatever you can do and you enjoy doing. But try to get at least 30 min of aerobic activity in each day. Does not matter if it is fast walking, running, cycling, or swimming. ...Read more

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Dermatomyositis (Definition)

A rare inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and ...Read more


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Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

Whatis the best addiction treatment program?

The one that works: The 12-step programs have been very successful. However, there are other methodologies that work. Like most mental health treatments, you must fit the patient to the treatment modality. ...Read more

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What diet and exercise program is best for me?

What diet and exercise program is best for me?

An MD: Visit might put one's mind at ease. Coexisting medical conditions often require an adjustment of any conditioning program to lower the potential risks. That said, the best program will be the one that will (1) allow for consistent engagement (usually based on one's interest) and that (2) supports the desired goals..Strength, aerobics, endurance, and/or any combination. ...Read more

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Is dr. Larry wilson's protocol a successful program?

Is dr. Larry wilson's protocol a successful program?

Uncertain: I disagree with some aspects of recommended treatments such as coffee enemas for detoxification purposes. I find no convincing studies proving benefit. In general, a working liver and healthy kidneys take care of detoxification quite admirably. Talking with people who have undergone treatment and discussing with various physicians and perhaps getting a second opinion would be worthwhile. ...Read more

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What diet/strenghtening is best with metabolic myopathy?

What diet/strenghtening is best with metabolic myopathy?

L carnitine: It is not clear what you mean concerning metabolic myopathy. Many conditions affect muscle metabolism. Most common is the use of steroids, then the diabetic state, and then congenital disorders of metabolism. One common condition is carnitine deficiency. Supplemental carnitine may be of value with little side effect. Basic good nutrition and appropriate exercise is also important. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best training programme for building strength?

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Help please? What is the best training programme for building strength?

One that you'll do!: Best exercise/training program is one that you'll do regularly. There's also recommendation to change exercises every now & then to keep things fresh. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise/art-20048389, http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ & http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/videos/exercises/exercises.htm for starters. Many others online. ...Read more

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How is the ultimate candida diet program by lisa richards?

How is the ultimate candida diet program by lisa richards?

It's your choice: It's a crash diet and arbitrary "this is good, this is bad" from somebody with no evidence and no qualifications. It's your life and your health. Many people find this sort of thing comforting. If you have actual health issues, get with an evidence-based physician, preferably one who shares your interest in "natural medicine" and pop claims. ...Read more

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What diet is best for RA and fibromyalgia ?

What diet is best for RA and fibromyalgia ?

No best, but...: A mediterranean diet or low glycemic diet work best for most. Get enough fiber and fresh vegetables, berries, with adequate protein. Avoid the "whites, " ie. Starches and bread, and stay away from sugar! ...Read more

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What is a suggested beginner fitness program?

What is a suggested beginner fitness program?

Run 20mins: To get aerobic fitness, try running. Start with a 3minute jog on day one and repeat this for 3days. Then increase length of run by 2minutes every 3 times you run, and work your way upto 20mins. That is sufficient to give you stamina for high demand sports such as squash. ...Read more

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What is the best diet and exercise plan for someone with hashimotos disease?

What is the best diet and exercise plan for someone with hashimotos disease?

Unrelated: Hi. People with Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, treated with the correct dose of thyroid hormone replacement to normalize TSH and free T4 can eat whatever they want! I ALWAYS recommend healthy diet and regular exercise, but that's because it's GOOD for them, not because of any influence on their thyroid hormone replacement! Live healthily because it's GOOD for you!!! Holy cow! ...Read more

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What is a good beginners weight training program?

What is a good beginners weight training program?

Committment : Virtually all regular training programs are good for beginners, but you have to keep at it or nothing works. Remember, you can have anything you want to in life, or all the excuses for why you cant. ...Read more

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What is the best cardio exercise for beginners?

What is the best cardio exercise for beginners?

Walking: If you are just beginning to exercise, start with regular walking, and gradually increase your speed and distance. ...Read more

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How effective is exercise and stretching for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

How effective is exercise and stretching for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

Effective: Exercises is very important and beneficial complementary option for Ankylosing spondylitis. swimming, and using exercise ball are good option. you also need to follow up with your rheumatologist for therapeutic modalities ...Read more

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Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)

Great question...: ...but we are constrained not to support commercial products through this forum. However, we do not support use of anabolic steroids. ...Read more

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Please describe a good weight training program for women?

Please describe a good weight training program for women?

Multiple muscles: A weight training program for women does not necessarily have to be significantly different than that for men. I favor exercises that work multiple muscle groups rather than isolated muscles - for example, push-ups, rows, lat pull-downs, and exercises using a cable system. In general, these types of workouts will give you more functional benefits. ...Read more

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What Ayurveda medication is good for ulcerative colitis? Will kutajaristha work?

What Ayurveda medication is good for ulcerative colitis? Will kutajaristha work?

You tell us: Ayurvedic treatments may be great need scientific out come data to use them as primary treatment , lacking such data , as your disease is very complex , neglect will lead to disasters , you must take traditional medication under physician supervision , take ayurvedic medication as health supplements .You must follow with your doctor regular basis to avid complications. ...Read more

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Please describe a good at-home exercise program?

P90, P90X or X2: Carefully researched, targets major muscle groups, provides aerobic and endurance training as well as yoga, stretching and core work. Have fun! ...Read more

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What is a reputable online integrative medicine program?

What is a reputable online integrative medicine program?

Online: Not aware of any online integrative medicine help programs. Next best thing is to ask questions through Health Tap and request a virtual consult with a well qualified Integrative Medicine physician. ...Read more

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Is a dedicated wellness program director needed for a corporate wellness program?

Is a dedicated wellness program director needed for a corporate wellness program?

In my opinion: Yes. You want someone to be able to put a lot of energy and expertise into this type of program, to the benefit of all involved. ...Read more

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What is a good weight training program app?

What is a good weight training program app?

Bodybuilding.com: Check it out. It is excellent depending on your current fitness level. ...Read more

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How to find the best Rheumatologist with experience in treating Dermatomyositis in my area?

How to find the best  Rheumatologist with experience in treating Dermatomyositis in my area?

Rheumatologist: Would start with finding out all the rheumatologists in my area. Then, can go to their practice website to see if they treat the specific medical condition. Dermatomyositis is typically in the conditions treated by most rheumatologists. Here is a link to help you find a rheumatologist jn your area. https://www.rheumatology.org/Directories/Find-a-Rheumatologist ...Read more

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How common is having dermatomyositis and scleroderma and what is the best treatment?

How common is having dermatomyositis and scleroderma and what is the best treatment?

Uncommon: These are uncommon diseases but inflammatory muscle disease can be seen with scleroderma like skin changes in mixed connective tissue disease, anti-synthetase syndrome and sometimes as a complication of scleroderma. ...Read more

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DX w/Dermatomyositis 18 months ago @ 31. Dysphagia and short of breath started about 4 months ago. What's my best, educated prognosis/survival rates?

DX w/Dermatomyositis 18 months ago @ 31. Dysphagia and short of breath started about 4 months ago. What's my best, educated prognosis/survival rates?

Learn more: Nobody here can give you betting odds without knowing your full history. The inflammatory myopathies can run with pulmonary fibrosis or your shortness of breath may have a different cause. You'd do best to become an expert on your illness -- a true pro-active patient who reads the real scientific literature. It's best for you and your physicians. Try to get into a research study. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is dermatomyositis serious?

Is dermatomyositis serious?

It can be: There is a much higher risk of solid organ cancers (lung, colon for example) in patients with dm. Why this is remains unclear. ...Read more

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What causes dermatomyositis?

What causes  dermatomyositis?

Dermatomyositis: The cause of dermatomyositis is unknown. Experts think it may be due to a viral infection of the muscles or a problem with the body's immune system. It can also sometimes occur in patients who have cancer of the abdomen, lung or other body area. Anyone can develop dermatomyositis, but it most commonly occurs in children age 5 - 15 and adults age 40 - 60. Women develop this condition more often. ...Read more

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How to live with dermatomyositis?

How to live with dermatomyositis?

Dermatomyositis: You have a rare disease. You should be under the care of a rheumatologist with experience treating this disease. Dermatomyositis often has long periods of remission and can usually be controlled when active. Working with your doctor is the most important step in living with this disease. It will require medication to treat when active and physical therapy to help with weakness when controlled. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dermatomyositis?

Weakness and rash!: Dermatomyositis has characteristicc rashes: heliotrope, gottren's, etc. A rheumatologist or dermatologist will recognize this. Proximal muscle weakness is the first evidence of muscular disease, and a doctor will check your cpk, which would be elevated. Pts may also experience raynaud's syndrome, and internal organ involvement can occur. It is a serious disease! ...Read more

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What is some info on dermatomyositis?

Skin & muscles: Dermatomyositis is a connective-tissue disease, ranging from mild to severe. Milder cases involve only inflammation of the muscles and the skin, while more severe cases also may affect the joints, esophagus, lungs, and even the heart in rare cases. Treatment is difficult but possible, and often effective in the hands of an experienced dermatologist. ...Read more

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How many people have dermatomyositis?

0.6-1 in 100,000: It is the most common immune-mediated myositis, but still uncommon. ...Read more

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What are the tests for dermatomyositis?

Several.: While a muscle biopsy is most definitive, emgs, elevation of muscle enzymes, positive ana, reflexed to specific autoantibodies frequently seen in dm. But the clinical picture is most telling. This diseasec should be managed by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are some dermatomyositis exercises?

Exercise for myopath: The first step is to get the disease under control and CPK level to normal. Do not exercise until this is done. Then begin quad strengthening and light weights for the arms. Biceps, triceps, deltoid. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is dermatomyositis?

Autoimmune: It is an autoimmune disease with the collagen vascular diseases and is treated by rheumatologist. It affects skin and muscle with proximal muscle weakness of the hips and shoulders. Diagnosis is made by muscle weakness, typical rash on face and hands, muscle biopsy , skin biopsy, and blood tests. Treatment is oral steroids and steroid sparing drugs such as cytoxan, (cyclophosphamide) imuran, methotrexate. ...Read more

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How serious is dermatomyositis for someone?

Check it out: Dermatomyositis is a disease that can affect the skin, muscles. It can range from mild to very severe. When someone is diagnoses with dermatomyositis, the doctor should do a work up for underlying cancer, because about 25% of cases are associated with an underlying malignancy. See a dermatologist if you have not already done so. ...Read more

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What predisposes someone to dermatomyositis?

Unclear: One recent study suggests that heavy muscular exertion and emotional stress may be risk factors -- but the totally honest answer is that we don't know. ...Read more

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Is having dermatomyositis considered a disability?

No: Dm is a treatable disease, and we attempt to restore the patient's quality of life back to pre-diagnosis. Only if the conventional treatments fail do I consider having the patient apply for disability. ...Read more

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With dermatomyositis what else should I be looking for?

Malignancy: Dermatomyositis can be associated with cancer 5 years prior to diagnosis or 5 years after diagnosi. A workup for breast stomach, ovary and other cancers is be essay. Discuss with treating doctor as well as side effects of medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dermatomyositis?

Dermatomyositis: Literally inflammation of the skin and muscles. A very broad term generally encompassing otherwise uncharacterized general malaise, soreness, and fatigue. A variety of causes has been implicated over the years: viral, autoimmune, part of other syndromes. ...Read more

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What should I know about dermatomyositis? What advice can you give for someone who has it?

Inflammation of musc: Inflammation of muscles. Assure that it is not caused by medications or by cancer. Further, assure exercises to maintain muscle strength. ...Read more

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Can dermatomyositis be prevented?

Can dermatomyositis be prevented?

Dermatomyositis: There are no preventive measures for dermatomyositis which is an autoimmune disease that affects skin and muscles. Dermatomyositis follows a viral illness or as autoimmune entity . In few patients it is present with cancer. It also affects lungs, heart and esophagus . It also overlaps at times with lupus. Scleroderma and sjogren's . Diagnosis by muscle /skin biopsy. ...Read more

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What is juvenile dermatomyositis?

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Autoimmune likely...: Juvenile dermatomyositis (jdm) is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (imm) of presumed autoimmune dysfunction resulting in muscle weakness among other complications. It manifests itself in children; it is the pediatric counterpart of dermatomyositis. In jdm, the body's immune system attacks blood vessels throughout the body, causing inflammation called vasculitis. ...Read more