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Doctor insights on: How Does Systemic Lupus And Parkinson's Disease Relate

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Please explain what are some symptoms of parkinsons, graves, lupus and addison disease?

Please explain what are some symptoms of parkinsons, graves, lupus and addison disease?

Tremors,: Parkinson disease: tremors at rest, decreased speed of motor action, cogwheel rigidity, small step shuffled gait, dysphonia, depression, sleep disturbance.
Grave disease:anxiety
irritability
difficulty sleeping
fatigue
a rapid or irregular heartbeat
a fine tremor of your hands or fingers
an increase in perspiration or warm, moist skin
sensitivity to heat
weight loss, despite normal eating habits. ...Read more

Systemic (Definition)

A condition that involves the whole body as compared to a part of the body. For example diabetes ...Read more


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Okay just had another case study and tests to add onto my diseases of lupus, osteoarthritis, that I have sleep apnea and Parkinson's is this possible?

Okay just had another case study and tests to add onto my diseases of lupus, osteoarthritis, that I have sleep apnea and Parkinson's is this possible?

I'm sorry: I do not understand your question. Yes it is possible for those illnesses to coexist. I'm sorry it is most unfortunate ...Read more

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Please help! What is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Please help! What is the main difference between alzheimers' and parkinsons' disease?

Movements: Alzheimer's disease affects mainly memory and other cognitive functions. Parkinson's disease affects movements, either by tremor or by rigidity. It does not affect cognitive functions in the early stages. ...Read more

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Life span of someone diagnosed with parkinsons/lupus?

Impossible to say: The life span depends on the severity of the diseases. Most patients with these diseases have a normal life expectancy. ...Read more

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Have Lupus and Parkinson's and just found out I have a fatty liver is there a reverse on fixing it? If not how fast does it progress into failure?

Have Lupus and Parkinson's and just found out I have a fatty liver is there a reverse on fixing it? If not how fast does it progress into failure?

Heterogenous.: Fatty liver is very difficult to predict but generally carries a pretty good prognosis — very slowly progressive. Of course do need to prevent any other liver disease by restricting known toxins (alcohol and tylenol) and by getting vaccinated against hepatitis A and B. ...Read more

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I have lupus & now migraines are getting worse & starting to get tingling down r side. Mom has Parkinson's should I be concerned that I may have it?

No: Your symptoms do not sound like parkinson's. Migraine headaches in systemic lupus are very common. Not sure if you have tingling down right arm, leg, face? See a neurologist. It's likely that there is treatment to help your quality of life. ...Read more

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I know I have parkinson's, lupus, ranoids, gerd, & few more diagnosis could this be a possible shorter life span? Or may I keep it under control & be fine?

I know I have parkinson's, lupus, ranoids, gerd, & few more diagnosis could this be a possible shorter life span? Or may I keep it under control & be fine?

You are OK: With lupus and raynauds you might seriously consider not smoking of course. There are a few other things you can do to improve your odds and quality of life. Basic stuff like monitoring your disease activity, monitoring vit d levels and taking an antioxidant combo that makes sense. Exercise is important too. ...Read more

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Parkinson's lupus being sent to pain clinic how can they help? Just coticoisteroid injection hip cyst 3 nodules.

Parkinson's lupus being sent to pain clinic how can they help? Just coticoisteroid injection hip cyst 3 nodules.

See details: You need to provide much greater details about your various medical issues than this site permits. There is no way your question can be answered as it is now presented. ...Read more

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Should i be worried with having Parkinson's and lupus I have heard pounding of like a heartbeat in my ears for a week and my nose bled a little?

Should i be worried with having Parkinson's and lupus I have heard pounding of like a heartbeat in my ears for a week and my nose bled a little?

No: Hearing " heart beat" in the ears is not a sign of pd or lupus. See your pcp to see he can also hear the pounding or heart beat in your ear. ...Read more

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Have lupus and now I am having tremors. Been told its parkinsonism but could turn into Parkinson's is that true? Any idea how this effects my life?

Love the rumor mill: Saying that lupus tremors can become parkinson's disease is equivalent to people who talk about fat turning into muscle! It don't happen that way. Lupus is an autoimmune disease while pd is neurodegenerative. Doesn't mean you are protected from acquiring pd in the future but if you do be sure it was not due to the lupus. ...Read more

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W/ lupus & parkinson's, is it normal to feel more tired & want to sleep more? Scared some nights I won't wake. Need 2 talk but told no ur over reactin

W/ lupus & parkinson's, is it normal to feel more tired & want to sleep more? Scared some nights I won't wake. Need 2 talk but told no ur over reactin

Lupus and fatigue: Yes, lupus and parkinson's can both cause fatigue. You should continue with medical treatment, a healthy diet (fruits and vegetables) and try to practice good sleep hygiene. (sleep/wake at the same time, no caffeine after noon, exercise earlier in the day, cool, dark room for sleep). ...Read more

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CR 1.2 High WBC 11.3 High GFR 48. Low These are my latest and I am worried or should worry about Kidney failure since I have Lupus and Parkinson's?

CR 1.2 High
WBC 11.3 High
GFR 48. Low
These are my latest and I am worried or should worry about Kidney failure since I have Lupus and Parkinson's?

Not yet: You have bit elevated creatinine, bit slow GFR, high WBCs could be secondary to drugs, steroids or NSAIDs, keep a close follow up with your doctor,? Will need nephrologist evaluation, revise the drugs you are on, their interactions and effects on kidneys, doctors usually try to balance risk/benefit ratio in chronic diseases, you might need more tests like p/c ratio in urine and/or imaging studies ...Read more

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Pure white toe nails w/ greenish yellow tint towards the top. I keep my toes clean & feet & don't let fungus build. I have lupus & Parkinson's? Issue?

Pure white toe nails w/ greenish yellow tint towards the top. I keep my toes clean & feet & don't let fungus build. I have lupus & Parkinson's? Issue?

White toe nail: The blood vessels under your nail in the nail bed is what gives your nails the pink color. The common cause of white nail is fungus or separation of the nail from the nail bed. Green/yellow discoloration is usually sign of an infection. I suggest you see a Podiatrist to have a fungal and bacterial culture done on the nail sample as well as to evaluate the nail to see if it is separated from bed ...Read more

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My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

My neurological symptoms have stumped the doctors.....?

YOU HAVE:: A proven skin punch biopsy diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy, and you possess one of the many causes of such an entity. Could be pre-diabetes, but with the ANA issues, might look further into collagen vascular categories. Other considerations, include Celiac disease, Sjogren's, HIV, paraproteinemias, B-12, etc.
Would check anti-GM-1 with IgG, IgM, as you might have an autoimmune sensory neuropathy, and might respond to a course of IVIG. Can you visit a neuromuscular specialist? ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lupus arthritis but not systemic lupus disease?

Is it possible to have lupus arthritis but not systemic lupus disease?

Yes: Lupus erythematosus does not always involve internal organs (systemic). It sometimes only affects the skin and joints. Forms that do so are scle, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, and sometimes dle, discoid lupus erythematosus. ...Read more

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I have both systemic lupus/sjogrens overlap & used to have idiopathic central diabetes inspidus. Could the diseases somehow be related?

I have both systemic lupus/sjogrens overlap & used to have idiopathic central diabetes inspidus. Could the diseases somehow be related?

"Used to"?: Hi. I'm unclear...did your central DI spontaneously resolve? We don't expect to see that, and it makes me question the original diagnosis of DI in the first place. There appears to be an autoimmune cause of at least a subset of idiopathic central DI, and this is more likely in the setting of other autoimmune diseases (SLE, Sjögren's), but it doesn't spontaneously go away. Ergo, I can't say. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

Not a cancer: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can affects multiple organ including kidney, brain, joints, skin, blood, eyes etc. It is not cancer. Yes, it can be very debilitating and lethal if not treated properly. You need to see a rheumatologist and discuss in detail with your md. ...Read more

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I have systemic lupus and sj%f6gren's syndrome, no thyroid disease, many days now I feel heavy pressure on my neck this is awful how to manage & causes?

See below: If it is in the back of your neck, it could be osteoarthritis, degenerative disk disease, cervical radiculopathy. You would need to see your doctor to have an exam and possibly imaging to confirm. If it present, physical therapy, injections, and medications soemtimes helps. ...Read more

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Could people with systemic autoimmune diseases like lupus/ra benefit from taking evening primrose oil? What about fish oil?

Could people with systemic autoimmune diseases like lupus/ra benefit from taking evening primrose oil? What about fish oil?

Drug interactions: Even over the counter and herbal medications can interact with other medications you may be taking. Please do not take either of these without discussing the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have vonwillebrands disease and lupus (sle). Is it to dangerouse for me to travel out of the u.S. To a disease infested, poverty sticken country?

I have vonwillebrands disease and lupus (sle).  Is it to dangerouse for me to travel out of the u.S. To a disease infested, poverty sticken country?

Maybe: Not particularly worries about von willebrands disease. You are in fact immunocompromised with lupus I suspect degree of control and current medications. Will help your rheumatologist arrive at recommendations to help you make a decision regarding risk. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms for lupus disease?

What are the most common symptoms for lupus disease?

Top four: The top four symptoms are fatigue, joint pain, fevers, and skin rashes. Look for a fact sheet at www.Lupus. Org. ...Read more

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On average which is more serious Stills disease or Lupus?

Lupus: Lupus can involve pretty much any organ system in the body ...Read more