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Exercising With Raynauds
Struggling with the fatigue that goes with fibromyalgia. Any pointers apart from exercising and diet?
Workup for fatigue: Since we don't know what mechanism's behind the fatigue in fibromyalgia it's hard to propose a good treatment. The best advice to give would be to make sure your doctor has considered ALL OTHER CAUSES OF FATIGUE of which there is a long list of possibilities. So, a full workup for fatigue should be performed before assuming it's the fibro. Let me know if you'd like a 1-1 consult. ...Read more
It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more
Any more risks with having lupus/sjogrens overlap syndrome than having lupus alone? Is it possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?
Postural condition- both hands tremble upright with hyperthyroid symptoms. Lying down much less so. BP normal, not diabetic, not hyper. Eating no chg?
Clarification?: Are you hyperthyroid or do you just feel like you have hyperthyroid symptoms? If you haven't been diagnosed by a physician, you should do so. The trembling hands may represent "benign familial tremor" which runs in families and, while annoying, isn't a serious condition. Or, it could be a warning sign of something more serious. Please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does eczema related with periods, hot weather and stress ? Because sudden attack coincidence with these factors?
No: Tanning the skin is not known to alter raynaud's disease. Symptoms can be triggered by emotional stress and cold temperatures. During tanning, the temperature would be warm, and so would make raynaud's phenomenon less likely to occur at that time. Also, if being tanned makes one happier, there may be less emotional stress to trigger symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Father is experiencing fever (better by: with fluids, rest) (worsened by: dehydration (fluid loss), exercise or physical activity) (severity: moderate) , shaking hands or tremor, difficulty walking and hiccups.
Low heart rate accompany with cold icy chest/heart sensation with low body temperature with no family history of cancer or heart disease. What's wrong?
Bradycardia: Please consult a cardiologist . Good luck ...Read more
Is there any connection between systemic lupus and raynaud's phenomenon? Do people with lupus sometimes have raynaud's as part of the illness?
Not always: Raynaud's phenomenon is an exaggerated vascular response to cold temperature or stress. It is not specific to any disease & can be associated with a long list of conditions. It can also occur without any underlying disease (so-called primary raynaud's). Only a small percentage of patients with lupus tend to have raynaud's phenomenon. ...Read more
Questions about exercise regimen. Is there any problems with doing workouts when hypo or hyperthyroid?
Have lupus & dyautonomia. I exercise & eat healthy. Struggle w/fatigue. Lupus is stable so MD assumed depression. Why? Is depression common with lupus
Depression: can be a response to any illness, including Lupus. Fatigue can be a symptom of depression. Chicken and egg. Please think holistically. Do what you can to eat well and move to the degree that you and your doc agree is ok. Fill your mind w/uplifting things through podcasts and books and interesting movies. Peace and good health. If depression persists seek support from a mental health pro. ...Read more
So carbs, exercise, emotion aggravated potassium levels in gitelman/bartters or more consistent with hkpp?
Weight loss: figure out your ideal BMI analyst your daily caloric intake vs expenditure and drop your intake 200-500 calories per 24 hr and you will lose weight. Prinzmetal angina is a very specific entity-if present get a medical professional who diagnosed it treat it;avoid vasoconstrictors (certain meds;cocaine)Also 30 min of sustained aerobic exercise daily will help eg walking stationary bike swimming ...Read more
Are there any more risks with having lupus and sjogrens together vs just having one or other?Possible with good diet & exercise to be very healthy?
One may mean more: "Rheumatic" disorders can overlap and co-exist in same patient! The risks are SEPARATE and "additive" (no"multiplication" of risks) A healthy life ALWAYS helps your general medical situation and may help LIMIT your RISKS! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more