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Can You Have Relapses With Lyme Disease
Yes: Many diseases do not show any symptoms until the very late stage. For example, one does not have a heart attack because the coronary artery suddenly jam up one day. The same is true with chronic smoking, the lung is being damaged but symptoms may not show some years later. This is the same with autoimmune disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Glad you are in remission, but the disease is likely still active, and an updated MRI might show new lesions. Hopefully, you are taking a potent disease modifying agent, as the inflammatory component needs in full control as possible. If you have symptoms, that suggests need for investigation as to why. Discuss in detail with your neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are people with pidd likely to also have autoimmune disorders? Can you have something like cvid and also lupus?
Yes: Paradoxically it is not unusual to see patients with pidd develop autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
Bacterial infection: Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, borrelia burgdorferi & is commonly thought to be transmitted by deer ticks. However, half of those proven to have lyme don't recall being bitten by a tick. It is proven that lyme can be transmitted by biting flies & possibly by mosquitoes, fleas, spiders etc. It can be transmitted in utero to babies & possibly sexually. It can cause many symptoms. See comment:. ...Read more
Do people with celiac disease always have the symptoms? Can you have the disease and not show any symptoms?
Varies a lot: True CD will eventually show some symptoms if the person is not gluten free.These can vary from mild cramping & diarrhea to chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea & catastrophic weight loss. Some may inadvertently be living gluten free based on prior food reactions, but the difficulty in avoiding gluten leads to symptoms & diagnosis.I probably had it a decade before I figured it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May need help: The extent of how much a child with lyme disease can be included in daily activities will depend on the extent of his disease consequences. Children with only minimal symptoms, can probably be back to pre-disease activity states. Those with more severe impairment may need help from physical and occupational therapists. A lot of resources may be found from online support groups as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Links do exist: The link between Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) has long been recognized, but only recently has the link between IBD and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) been appreciated. Ref. http://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/2014/10/06/researchers-find-link-between-multiple-sclerosis-ibd/ ...Read more
Can Celiac Disease mimic MS even after being treated with a strict gluten-free diet? Could my untreated Celiac have caused my brain lesions?
I'm just wondering, if you are infected with syphilis and Lyme disease would regular antibiotic treatment work?
I have symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis . I want to avoid a life of prescription drugs. Can the disease progression be managed with exercise?
Possibly: I can't promise but practicing Yoga has been shown to help with arthritis and other debilitating progressive degeneration of the spine. Best to consult with a physiatrist, a doctor who specializes in sphysical medicine and rehabiltaion. I would stay away from any high impact exercise to be on the safe side, avoid jogging, or mix martial arts and such. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What diseases could cause a young woman with Hashimotos to have gastroparesis and POTS and POTS symptoms worsen with Synthroid.
What to do if I have been dealing with active systemic lupus erythematosus. can it be caused by prescription medication?
Yes: Certain meds can cause a drug-induced lupus. Google the subject and you will find the complete list. ...Read more
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