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Recent studies have been reporting a potential association between rosacea and autoimmune diseases like MS, Parkinson's. How do I not stress about it?

Recent studies have been reporting a potential association between rosacea and autoimmune diseases like MS, Parkinson's. How do I not stress about it?

Health care: You heard correctly BUT the studies are small, based on some unsubstianted self-reports of the other diseases and says NOTHING about causality. There was suggestion that worse rosacea had a higher link and that good Tx can avoid worse rosacea - so, find and follow good Tx as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and that includes mgmt of stress! Seek a therapist you trust to learn those skills!. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has too high allergy values in her blood test, can this thing related to a chronic infection or autoimmune disease like ms?

My girlfriend has too high allergy values in her blood test, can this thing related to a chronic infection or autoimmune disease like ms?

Not that way: Does she have ms? She could also possess seasonal allergies. Both should be treated. However, presence of ms does not cause various allergic reactions in blood tests. ...Read more

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I have MS symptoms, balance, memory, speech thinking problems. Had a unfounded stroke also. Dr says only white matter disease. I feel like it's ms. ?

I have MS symptoms, balance, memory, speech  thinking problems. Had a unfounded stroke also. Dr says only white matter disease. I feel like it's ms. ?

MS diagnosis: MS is not an easy diagnosis to make. There are often numerous brain lesions and abnormalities in the CSF, which is obtained by spinal tap. Think of having symptoms, but they are not necessarily MS symptoms. Sometimes the spinal tap or MRI tests done over a long time help answer your question. ...Read more

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Are there any other diseases that mimic ms?

Are there any other diseases that mimic ms?

Yes: Unfortunately, many symptoms of MS are shared in common with other medical conditions. Your neurologist will be in a good position to screen for these issues once a thorough review of medical history and exam findings are available. ...Read more

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What is the difference between MS and wilson's disease?

What is the difference between MS and wilson's disease?

Major: Wilson's: inherited disease of copper metabolism, with wing-beating tremors, dystonia, ataxia, speech issues, liver abnormalities. Diagnosed with copper and ceruloplamin levels, and slit lamp. MS: autoimmune disorder of brain, spinal cord, and eye, not genetic, not affecting liver, causing visual, strength, balance, coordination, cognitive and fatigue issues, diagnosed by MRI brain and cord. ...Read more

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My sis was diagnosis with MS in her back only, i thought that affected the whole body. How will this affect her since we don't understand the disease?

My sis was diagnosis with MS in her back only, i thought that affected the whole body. How will this affect her since we don't understand the disease?

SPINAL CORD: Some folks have only lesions noted in the spinal cord, and lack lesions in brain. In this case, leg weakness, numbness, and maybe bowel or bladder problems might ensue, but please question the diagnosis, as she might possess neuromyelitis optica, and an nmo antibody study might assist. If it is indeed ms, please start potent disease modifying agent to control inflammation. ...Read more

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What can I do to calm down my MS disease?

Good question: Get on a potent medicine (newer orals?), supplement vit d, follow low fat, low salt diet; avoid smoking, get aerobic exercise, manage stress, work closely with experienced neurologist, treat infections asap, avoid hot ambient surroundings, get relapses treated asap. Lastly, realize, that ms is a treatable and controllable disease in the year 2013, and we have loads of therapeutic choices now. ...Read more

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Can behçet's disease be missdiagnosed as ms?

Can behçet's disease be missdiagnosed as ms?

Have seen it.: If there is question of confusing diagnosis, may need a team approach, such as neurology, ophthalmology, and maybe rheumatology. Need established and confirmed diagnosis, as treatment varies. ...Read more

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