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How Should I Manage My Life Now That I Have An Autoimmune Disease
Live healthy!: Practice common sense: get enough rest, eat healthy foods in moderation, cut stressors, and exercise as you are able. These will help your immune system. You may need to carve out time and money for these things, which may take away from other goals, but it will be worth it. Follow doctors' orders for follow up exams, tests and vaccines to prevent illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more
I have a immun disease known as itp . Right now I have it over 15 years and i really want to know if myn disease ever can been cured? (completely)
I have inflammatory bowel disease and my doctor says that I should have surgery. Can I try longer at managing my disease?
Maybe: It depends on why you have been told to have surgery. Reasons for surgery may be failure of medical therapy, persistent blood loss anemia, intestinal blockage, intestinal fistulas, or concerning changes for cancerous or pre-cancerous changes. Tell your doctors and surgeon that you would want to continue medical therapy, as ask them if that is a safe choice for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Cfs m e why is it doctors insult me and don't recognise even when I have been diagnosed and it completely ruined my life this disease is real ?
Tough issue: Since there is no definitive treatment for CFS, your doctor is likely frustrated as well although he shouldn't have insulted you. Perhaps another doctor may better in handling your care. ...Read more
I do not have the disease of diabetes but my father had. What should I do to prevent this disease to have?
I had parkinson disease for 12 years now. With my daily medication no one will know I have this ailment. Wouldn't my age 62 cause it to be worse?
Not necessarily: Congratulations on having a medication regimen that keeps the disease in check. Parkinson diseae affects different people differently; be happy you have control right now! ...Read more
Hi, I have an ankylosing spondylitis. I am a little worried about my body conditions. Do you have some treatment or therapeutic schedule to cure ?
I have chronic pancreatitis and hypothyroidism. I was wondering if its safe for me to have another child ?
I have recently been daignosed with vasculitis. Lumps occur on my body any time. I want to know about the disease and its cure. Can it be cured?
What to do if I have MS and I notice lupus has a lot of similarities. I was just curious which disease is worse to have?
Have you ever seen anyone actually recover from gastroparesis? I have recently been diagnosed and have no other health issues. So my doctor is hopeful that it's post viral gastroparasis. I just want to know that one day I might get my life back. Thank you
Hi my grand -mother died of colegen disease and i was told that it is heriditary and i think i might have it too how can I find out if i do?
Seek help: From a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
What should I do if I have to suffer every day of my life. Do I have the right to physician assisted suicide because it is incurable?
I am sorry that you: Are suffering. This is an ethical and medical question. My personal belief is that you are not entitled to have a physician assist you in taking your life. Why? Because it would be considered a violation of the principal of "first do not harm" which is a basic tenant in medicine. There may be some physicians who believe that relieving you from pain was a higher issue than taking of life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I will be a uncle soon.. I have been asked to attend the birth of my sister-in-law's baby. I have severe anxiety over this. What do I do?
Being considerate: Sounds like an intimate family event which ought to also mean that members can talk freely about how they're feeling. Something is a bit "off" if this is not true - you might know this. If there's authentic closeness, you'll be able to express yourself and find a comfortable distance that may allow others to hang back too. As with cold germs, you don't want to spread anxiety - you're considerate. ...Read more
I need help I am battling depression and it is getting worse. Whats a good medication? I have been dealing with this for about two years now. Depression runs in my family and watching my mother and father both battle with it , i never wanted it to happen
Depends: Depression can have different causes, including hypothyroidism. Methylation problems can also contribute, such as an MTHFR mutation. Test to find out what the cause is. Get genetic testing through 23andme if you have not already done do. If you have MTHFR, I have information on what to do here: Http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2013/10/mthfr.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could thyroid disease be linked to infertility? I have been reading a lot about thyroid disease symptoms and think i may have a thyroid problem. I have never had insurance and don't go to doctors offices unless im almost dying. I have a lot of unexplained
I have RA & MCTD and want to get a tattoo. I have not started my immunosuppressants yet and won't for 2 weeks. Is this safe to do now?
Probably but: Although an uncomplicated tattoo would be affect your immunosuppressive treatment. But if it gets infected for any reason , you may have to postpone the treatment until this problem can be resolved. So why the hurry in getting your tattoo? Incidentally, immunosuppression may also slow down your wound-healing from the tattoo. If you must get it, allow at l3ast 6 weeks for wound healing. ...Read more
I am 20 living with anxiety and depression. I still have acne but my siblings don't do I doubt if it genes. Is my condition affecting me.What can I do?
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
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