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Doctor insights on: Crest Syndrome

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What is crest syndrome?

What is crest syndrome?

Read: Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease that involves changes in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. It is a type of autoimmune disorder, a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001465/. ...Read more

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Does crest syndrome always have noticeable symptoms?

Not necessarily: No, milder forms of crest syndrome are diagnosed late as the symptoms from one or more of the five conditions within crest are not noticeable. ...Read more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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Wear a wrist brace at night
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Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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I have hashi moto andtested positive for crest syndrome. Dr. Thinks could be false positive. What should I do to know for certain false positive?

I have hashi moto andtested positive for crest syndrome. Dr. Thinks could be false positive. What should I do to know for certain false positive?

Basic doctoring: We have a joke in clinical medicine -- if a $10000 workup comes back without a clear answer, do a history and physical exam. The anti-centormere is sensitive and specific enough for crest, but it's easy for the lab to do wrong. If you do not have raynaud's, calcium chunks and hardening in the fingers, a stiff esophagus won't do its job, and odd vessel formations, stop worrying about crest. ...Read more

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How has crestor (rosuvastatin) been beneficial in the treatment of heart diseases?

How has crestor (rosuvastatin) been beneficial in the treatment of heart diseases?

Yes.: Crestor (rosuvastatin) has been shown to slow plaque buildup in arteries, or in some instances regression. It has been proven to reduce both the likelyhood of mis and strokes. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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How can crest syndrome be cured?

How can crest syndrome be cured?

Can't: Crest syndrome is an auto-immune disorder that includes calcinosis, raynaud's disease, scleroderma, telangectasia and esophageal dysphagia. It has no cure. ...Read more

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Why would vitorin and crestor (rosuvastatin) still be sold when they do nothing to prevent a heart attack?

Why would vitorin and crestor (rosuvastatin) still be sold when they do nothing to prevent a heart attack?

Cholesterol: They have even effective at reducing serum cholesterol. Thre are a number of factors that produce heart attacks in addition to that. These drugs do not reduce smoking as an example. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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What is crest syndrome?

Read: Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease that involves changes in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. It is a type of autoimmune disorder, a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001465/. ...Read more