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Doctor insights on: How Do You Develop Polymyositis

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Dr. Gerald Byrne
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Polymyositis (Definition)

Polymyositis is inflammation of the muscles. It is considered an autoimmune disease and which ones on inflammatory cells targeted their activity against muscle cells. This may be associated with fatigue and muscle weakness. There are several treatment options routinely use by a rheumatologists. I'm happy to do ...Read more


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How do you know if you will develop rosacea when older?

How do you know if you will develop rosacea when older?

You don't: Rosacea makes its peak incidence between age 35 and 65. Usually people may show signs of easy redness and sensitive skin, usually in response to a trigger. Such as heat, cold, alcohol, emotional stress, etc. It does run in families, but there are not definite ways to predict it. ...Read more

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How do you develop muscle memory?

How do you develop muscle memory?

"Muscle memory": is a product of repetition of a particular motor activity, for example riding a bicycle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how do people develop epilepsy?

Can you tell me how do people develop epilepsy?

Complicated: There may be an underlying genetic cause. Some acquired causes include: head trauma, brain infection, stroke, inflammatory disease, and metabolic disease. Some believe that the development of epilepsy requires an initial cause, that starts the "silent" development of the process of epilepsy, and a "second hit" to actually haves seizures. ...Read more

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How do you get people to understand fibromyalgia?

How do you get people to understand fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: Education is the best way. Many who battle it are willing to speak openly about it as a means of advocacy and awareness. The more people can open up about it, the less ignorance, shame, and misinformation there will be about it. ...Read more

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Do immunologists tell you how immune you are?

Do immunologists tell you how immune you are?

NOPE: Even the serum level of "immune factors" may have good quantity and not quality or vice versa. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about any lymphatic diseases; and how do you get them?

Does anyone know about any lymphatic diseases; and how do you get them?

Tissue swelling: Latin lympha "water goddess" - lymph is essentially recycled blood plasma. The lymphatic system returns the interstitial fluid to the thoracic duct and then to the bloodstream, where it is recirculated back to the tissues.Tissues with lymphedema are at risk of infection and ulcer. Yes I am certified in lymphatic therapy. We use fda approved lymphedema laser therapy for lymph drainage. ...Read more

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How do you get lupus?

How do you get lupus?

Immune regulation: One's immune system requires a control center (regulatory lymphocytes etc) to keep it in balance. When the regulation is impaired, immune disorders such as allergic and autoimmune disorders develop. There is also a strong genetic and hormonal influences. Females or people with family history of autoimmune or allergic disorders are at a higher risk to develop these diseases. ...Read more

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How do you get alzheimer's disease?

How do you get alzheimer's disease?

No one knows: There are some genetic compenents, and there are factors that increase risk. Those things that keep your heart healthy also generally help keep your brain healthy. ...Read more

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How do I develop extreme resilience to diseases?

How do I develop extreme resilience to diseases?

Not in real life: Heroes in fantasy fiction enjoy immunity to disease, but no human being can do this. You can improve your chances of staying healthy by eating sensibly, staying physically fit, being immunized, and getting good preventive health care from your physician. But there is no magic beyond this. If there were, the super-rich who know the world's secrets would be doing it -- and they're not. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If cancer newly diagnosed, how do you know what stage are you in, and how do you deal with your fatigue?

If cancer newly diagnosed, how do you know what stage are you in, and how do you deal with your fatigue?

One prsents with : Someting that is defined as a cancer. Staging evaluates if it is confined to the organ, invades adjacent structures and commonly is of a size. These are t factors, then nodes are assessed, and scans to seek predilection for distant sites (lungs, bones, brain). These comprise tn&m. Ask your doctor. Fatigue can be disease or treatment. ...Read more

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How do you know when people have cancer?

How do you know when people  have cancer?

Cancer Diagnosis: Some cancers make their presence known by dramatic symptoms such as profound weight loss, gross bleeding from a body orifice, or the sudden onset of severe pain, jaundice, or a myriad of other signs and symptoms. Other cancers stay well hidden for years and may not be discovered until late in their course. If there is concern for yourself or a loved one, it is best to consult your physician. ...Read more

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How do you get rhumatiod arthritis?

How do you get rhumatiod arthritis?

Unknown: The cause of rheumatoid arthritis is unknown, though some think it might be due to a virus. Whatever causes it, the immune system is turned on against self, attacking the body in a variety of ways. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a severe cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

How do you know if you have a severe cause of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis?

JRA: See a rheumatologist, so he can examine you and order the necessary blood work to determine your problem. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have the chronic fatigue syndrome?

How do you know if you have the chronic fatigue syndrome?

Many tests: You need to be evaluated for sleep pattern disruptions, metabolic abnormalities, immune system dysfunctions, inadequate nutrition, chronic infections, insufficient hormone levels, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, psychological issues and many more. It's difficult to evaluate and treat. There are many things that can help. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have Crohn's disease?

How do you know if you have Crohn's disease?

Colon biopsy: There are many clinical features to suggest crohns. However, diagnosis hinges upon specific features found in biopsy specimens obtained from the colon or small bowel during a colonoscopy. Biopsy specimens should be reviewed by an experienced pathologist. ...Read more

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How to know when do you develop an allergy?

How to know when do you develop an allergy?

Any time: While most food allergies and asthma begin in childhood, they can develop at any time. Allergic rhinitis is most common in children, but can begin at any age. My oldest patient to develop dust mite allergy was over 65 years old! drug and bee stings allergies don't usually occur on the first exposure/sting, but can occur anytime after that. Bottom line: never too young or too old for allergies! ...Read more

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How do people get arthritis?

How do people get arthritis?

Many causes: There are many forms of arthritis. Arthritis can be caused by injury, wear and tear, metabolic disease, endocrine disease, inherited, autoimmune disease among others. If you have a specific type of arthritis in mind please ask again or ask your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you cure measles?

How do you cure measles?

Comfort care: Measles is a viral illness common in unvaccinated populations. The illness runs thru its stages and recovery is generally complete. A portion will have complications;ear & lung infection that require rx, a few may develop life threatening encephalitis (more in <5yo).The world health organization recomends vitamin a supplements to help reduce mortality. ...Read more

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