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Can Essiac Tea Help Lupus
Does small cyst of morgagni in female go away on it own?If so how long does it take?Does essiac tea help dissolve it?Does this cyst cause infertility?
Safe to try but...:
Essiac tea is based on a native american herbal blend popularized by rene caisse, a canadian nurse, as a natural treatment for cancer. Whether it helps cancer is controversial, but these are safe herbs that help to stimulate immune function ; may help infections (though this is also unproven)- see http://essiacinfo.Org/essiac.Html
you can try it, but there are remedies better proven-see comment:. ...Read more
Hi, I have metastasis breast cancer and I am on anastrazole. My question is if i take essiac tea would it be interfere my treatment with anastrazole?
Herbal medicine: Essaic tea was studied at memorial sloan kettering back in 1959, and at the nih in the eighties both results were against scientific evidence that it works. But, it accelerate the destruction of the hormanl treatment and the chemotherapeutic agents when used along so ladies will not benefit from the medicine given to them. My advise stick to the evidence based medicine and get away from folk medi. ...Read more
Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more
Both my mom and aunt have been diagnosed with lupus, should I get checked for it as well? Since I know it’s hereditary
Rheumatologic issues: The specific diagnosis of lupus wouldn't run in families as much as the tendency towards rheumatologic conditions in general - that tendency runs in families - lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, scleroderma. Can find all of these in family lineages. Have a good history/physical exam/blood testing coordinated by Rheumatologist. ...Read more
My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic.. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?
Possibly: this is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus..you should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more
This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... Im 27 i want to feel normal. But i don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?
See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
Can I have Lupus if my ANA is positive, tired is 1:320 homogeneous diffuse, but ENA panel is negative. I do have some s/s?
ANA 1:320: Not all autoimmune disease are totally differenciated into discrete diseases and also markers may appear over time, not initially . What was your double stranded DNA? Complement levels? Rheumatoid factor? Can get false positive ANA from RA, mono , Crohns, viral infection, thyroiditis(check TPO,), meds , silicon implants and 5% healthy. f/u w/ rheumatologist ...Read more
I have vonwillebrands disease and lupus (sle). Is it to dangerouse for me to travel out of the u.S. To a disease infested, poverty sticken country?
Meds & prevention: All people with systemic lupus should take Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) unless allergic. It helps control flares & prevent organ damage. Also nsaids help pain. Immune suppression drugs may be needed. Preventing infection (vaccines, hand-washing, etc.) and preventing heart disease are important. A rheumatologist is helpful. ...Read more
A complex autoimmune: Lupus is a very complex disease where a patient's own immune system is attacking your own body. Every patient has a different presentation and you would do best discussing lupus with your doctor and an experienced rheumatologist. ...Read more
Yes: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune connective tissue disorder with various clinical presentations. SLE affects many organ systems, including the central and peripheral nervous systems and muscles. Speech may be affected, although not a common manifestation of SLE. You may need a spinal tap to examine the fluid for evidence of white cells, protein and antibody. ...Read more
Fibromyalgia : Lupus can cause almost any symptom so it often mimics other diseases. It is diagnosed by a list of clinical and lab criterea. It is best diagnosed by a rheumatologist with experience in this disease. It is most commonly confused with other autoimmune diseases and other types of arthritis. It is also often missed in fibromyalgia which occurs with it. I hope this is the information you ...Read more
There are many types of lupus and this depends on the types discussed.
This is skin lupus, kidney lupus, lung lupus, neurologic lupus, blood count changes. Each of these have many different sub-types. You can discuss this with your physicians. ...Read more
Everyone is different: Everybody with lupus is different. Some people could have a very mild lupus. Others can have very serious involvement of many organs. The purpose of our therapy is to control it the best we can and help stamp it out. ...Read more
Not a simple answer: Currently the diagnosis of sle is based on 11 criteria that the patient may have at once or over a period of time. To have a diagnosis, 4 of them must be met. Some criteria are clinical and others are from lab tests. See your physician if you are concerned about it. ...Read more
Unknown cause: Lupus(systemic lupus erythematosus)is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any organ system of the body.Although we know that changes in some genes may put someone at increased risk for lupus, we can't predict who will develop this since it involves an immune system that was at risk that was then hit with unknown environmental trigger(s).It cannot be cured but it can be put into remission. ...Read more
Pregnancy and lupus: Chances of baby developing lupus are very small. Neonatal lupus is a condition in which mothers ant-ro or anti-la antibodies temporarily pass through the placenta to baby and can cause rash or rarely heart block needing a pacemaker. Chances of a childhood lupus born to a lupus mother is less than 10% in females and 2% in males and chance of autoimmune disease in their life lime is 15-20% range. ...Read more
Yes!: I have many patients with "chemical lupus, " that is mild tests are positive, usually with low-titer ds-dna positive and no clinical disease whatsoever. Do they have sle? This is not a rhetorical question, since my diagnosis will worry the heck out of many, and can be a disability issue. In my opinion, you do not have lupus unless you have clinical disease. I treat with ho-q at 6mg/kg anyway! ...Read more
TESTS FOR LUPUS:
Cbc, urine and sed rare.Following test are important to diagnose lups
1ana titer is an important test, it is positive in 97%of patients with lupus.When threeor more typical features of lupus are present like, skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, heart, blood or nervous system, positive ANA will confirm it
2anti ds dna +iin half patients
3apls antibody+in 30%
4ro/ss-a and la/ss-b in skin lupus
sm antibod 30-40%. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatories.: Granted, with a true lupus flare we generally require prescription-strength steroids to control the raging inflammation, but for now you can try OTC anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen. As well, a warm bath may help soothe some of the pain. If specific joints hurt, K you can also try Capsaicin cream to the skin of those joints. ...Read more