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How do I explain to people about my sarcoidosis?

How do I explain to people about my sarcoidosis?

Be honest: Sarcoidosis is a disease that can be serious involving multiple organs, most notably the lungs, but it can also cause kidney disease. It is treatable often with steroid medication. Chronic steroid therapy can cause changes in appearance such as a round face and thinning of the skin. Friends might show concern and you can tell them you need this medication to remain as healthy as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Sarcoidosis (Definition)

A condition in which nodules form in various organs, including lymph nodes, lungs, eyes, and liver. Common symptoms include cough, chest pain below the breast bone, fatigue, ...Read more


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How do I explain fibromyalgia to my family?

How do I explain fibromyalgia to my family?

Fibromyalgia: Work with your doctor to ensure a fibromyalgia diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is a disorder of widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Additionally, fibromyalgia may increase painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals. Causes may be genetics, infection, or trauma. There may be a link to post-traumatic stress disorder. ...Read more

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What to do if that i really suffer from depression, how do I tell my doctor.?

What to do if that i really suffer from depression, how do I tell my doctor.?

Be candid.: Tell your doctor about your mood, energy level, concentration, memory, self esteem, motivation levels, sex drive, sleep ; appetite. Crying spells, feelings of helplessness or hopelessness are pertinent as well as your capacity to feel joy. Let your doctor know immediately if you have suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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I have nobody to talk to about my depression, what do I do?

I have nobody to talk to about my depression, what do I do?

Exercise : This is one of the most effective things you can do to feel better. Get up and moving! ...Read more

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What should I tell people who ask about my disease?

Your Business: Not knowing what your disease is makes it difficult to answer this question, but remember that no one is entitled to know about your disease. You must determine what you are comfortable disclosing and that may be different for different people in your life. ...Read more

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What to do if I have schizophrenia and i don't know how to tell my family?

What to do if I have schizophrenia and i don't know how to tell my family?

Take your time: Family of origin or present? But in either case - if they don't know that something serious has been making your life difficult, they may not be close enough to you for this to be an immediate concern. You'll have a big enough task getting well (with the help of your therapist). Do that and feel proud. Your therapist can help you decide if, when and how to tell people about it. Best wishes - ok? ...Read more

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What is sarcoidosis?

What is sarcoidosis?

Sarcoidosis: Dear jbennett, sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown etiology which can affect almost any part of a patient's body. It is known for the granulomas it produces--non-caseating--which can form commonly in the lungs. About 50% of the patients are african or hispanic origin, there is also a large % from northern europe. It has been found that a patient's immune response creates the granulomas. .. ...Read more

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What i can do to understand my teenagers?

What i can do to understand my teenagers?

Be loving : Supportive , but put limit also , don't label. And make süre he is not with the wrong crowed. U can also seek help from a therapist with family therapy. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have severe bipolar disorder.. How can I talk to my mom about it?

What to do if i think I have severe bipolar disorder.. How can I talk to my mom about it?

Get diagnosed: I would first schedule an appointment with your doctor. There is a possibility that you may not have bipolar disorder. I would still talk to your mom about it. Be direct, honest and express your concerns. She may be able to help by providing more of a family history on the subject. She can also be a good support. ...Read more

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What will a genetics test tell me about myself? I want to know exactly what my race it and who my ancestors were what what they did. Help? Thanks

What will a genetics test tell me about myself? I want to know exactly what my race it and who my ancestors were what what they did. Help? Thanks

I am not sure that: Genetic evaluation will supply you with the rich historical material which you are seeking. Genealogy may help fill some of those needs. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do about sarcoidosis ?

Sarcoidosis: Sarcoidosis is a condition where tiny lumps, known as granulomas, develop at various sites within your body, due to inflammation. These granulomas are made up of cells involved in inflammationMore than three quarters of people with sarcoidosis do not need any treatment. sometimes simple painkillers such as paracetamol or NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen are helpful. Steroid pills are used to treat. ...Read more

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I can tell the future.I don't believe that people can do this,but I can!I feel confused.I have BPD.should I have to tell my secret to my psychiatrist?

I can tell the future.I don't believe that people can do this,but I can!I feel confused.I have BPD.should I have to tell my secret to my psychiatrist?

The better your: psychiatrist / Psychologist understand you - the more they will be able to assist you. As a psychiatrist, I strive to have a relationship of mutual trust with patients. I would encourage you to share this. Take care. ...Read more

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I don't know how to deal with my hypochondria? What do you suggest?

I don't know how to deal with my hypochondria? What do you suggest?

Good psychotherapy: I think that working with a good psychotherapist and having a good relationship with a gp you trust who will also consult with the therapist might really relieve this condition. You'll aim to trust the medical findings and discover ways to interrupt the obsessing and fear. This will take three good people, but it should work. Best! ...Read more

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I don't no how to talk about my anxiety/depression with my partner. I feel ashamed, scared about what they will think. How do I open up with her?

I don't no how to talk about my anxiety/depression with my partner. I feel ashamed, scared about what they will think. How do I open up with her?

Keeping anxiety a: secret can make you more anxious. Everyone has vulnerabilities and if your partner cares she will understand, maybe even tells you what makes her anxious. An aspect of this may be cultural. i.e., men are not supposed to be anxious. I'v seen many professionally who are, even big shot corporate types and other professionals. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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All day long, i think about how to do it and go on the internet looking for ways to die. How do I stop? Who can I talk to about suicide?

All day long, i think about how to do it and go on the internet looking for ways to die. How do I stop? Who can I talk to about suicide?

ER Dr: Go to the emergency room or call 911 immediately if you feel suicidal. Psychiatrists are on call in every major hospital, and will take care of this as they do with many similar situations every day. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have downs syndrome. how do I get my friends to stop calling me names?

Get new friends: Sorry to hear that your friends and truly NOT your friends and if they can not except you for who YOU are then you need to find others that will appreciate you for who you are. GET NEW FRIENDS. No worries ...Read more

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How can I explain to other my disability when I am embarrassed?

How can I explain to other my disability when I am embarrassed?

Analyze....: You must be seen by a psychologist in order to analyze , understand and accept your disability. Once you will be able to accept your problem , you will be able to deal with all other situations related. Even more: may be you will be able to help others. ...Read more

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I don't know what to do anymore, how do I tell my parents I have a mental condition?

I don't know what to do anymore, how do I tell my parents I have a mental condition?

Talk to them: Tell them how you have been feeling and that you think you need some help. Let them know that you need their support and do not blame them for the depression. ...Read more