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How Will My Vasculitis And Treatment Affect My Family And Friends
75yr age span from grandma to son, and I take care of both. How long can I do this and keep my health?
Take breaks: Caretakers can wear out & become ill themselves if they fail to arrange periodic breaks from caretaking. Other relatives may spell you or you can arrange for trusted professionals/friends to give you a day or two away from the stress. Council on aging may suggest daycare center for grandma, for example. If your son has special needs, you may find a nearby support group that can help. ...Read more
How can my doctor tell if and how my bulimia has affected my body and health at all? I'm terrified of blood tests
Bulimia: Your doctor will take a history and examine you. From that he/she can tell some things. I respect your fear of blood tests which probably means you don't like needles. Please take someone w/you to the doc for support. There is more to fear w/an eating disorder than getting a blood test. You can do it. Peace & good health. ...Read more
It depends!: If your relationship is strong to start with it has more likelihood of being strong when you are care-giving. It could bring you closer together or create negative stress that could pull you apart, i think you and your husband should discuss all the angles before you decide on the best course of action. Good luck. ...Read more
Try the ABTA site: Try this site: http://www.Abta.Org/care_and_support/48.Get a more detailed answer ›
Several ways: Contact local ms society. Learn about the newer more potent medications, and find an appropriate oral med to start. Supplement vitamin d-3, eat a low fat, low salt diet, avoid smoking. Work closely with experienced neurologist. Do aerobic exercise. Encourage him to contact physicians if symptoms change or things worsen. Be aware that heat may transiently worsen symptoms. ...Read more
Helping Understandin: The best way to be understood is to understand others by listening. After practicing listening, you can seek to be understood. Share your concerns by speaking calmly. Family and friends will want to hear your concerns. But, practice listening, actively first. This means not interrupting and remaining quiet until the other person is done talking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Positively,hopefully: Your emotions as a caregiver can help or get in the way. They are your own and should not burden those you give care to. If feelings are stirred by those you are caring for don't let those feelings get in the way of giving the best possible care you can give. Negative emotions are yours to solve outside that relationship. Positive emotions are shown by the care you give. Words are not needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi iam 18 and 176cm and my father and brother are 6 and 6.1".Please tell me how can i increase my height? What is the problem?I dont care about
Height: You are about 5 foot 9 inches tall, shorter than your family. How tall is your mother? Ask your doctor to take xrays of the lower end of your forearm to see if the limb has closed or not - usually closed at your age. If not closed your doctor needs to find out why and what should be done about it. I suspect, but am not sure, that you have reached your final height. I am 70 and have 69" height. ...Read more
Through your doctor: Medications and factors (presumably blood clotting factors) are obtained by prescription through one's regular doctor or a specialist (either in the community or at a children's medical center). Each question to healthtap needs to have enough details on its own in order to get a helpful answer. Please send in another question to us. Thanks! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family & Friends: I recommend reading these links: http://blog.dana-farber.org/insight/2012/05/do-friends-family-affect-your-health/ http://source.colostate.edu/how-do-your-friends-affect-your-health/ ...Read more
My son is 15 months old and has 4 molloscum contagiousum on his face and 2 on his thigh. Please help. Why do they come and how to i get rid of them?
Skin virus: Mc is a relative of the wart.It's cause is a virus piked up through contact that settles into the superficial skin to grow. It can be spread by scratching & most occur in clusters.Different from many viruses, they do not enter the blood & trigger a quick immune response.They sit on the skin, eventually irritate it & fall off in a few months.They can be frozen, cut or treated, but most self heal. ...Read more
How can I increase my collagen in my face or how can I fatten my face with out my body and finally how to make my face bloody and look healthy?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Make conscious choic: Work / life balance is a challenge for most of us. Recognizing the challenge (and choosing to take it on!) is the important first step. Prioritize sleep and time for you as a start. Use your calendar aggressively, including a schedule for family time and "you" time. Cliche, but true, no parent ever went to their grave wishing they had spent more time at the office... ...Read more
I am busy with my work and family and don't have time for cat scratch disease. How can I treat it fast?
Cat scratch disease: For most patients with mild or moderate csd, only conservative symptomatic treatment is recommended because the disease is self-limited. Administer antipyretics and analgesics as needed. Local heat may be applied to the involved lymph nodes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I beat my genetics and get a great set of muscles on my arms when everyone else in my family is skinny?
Assess and treat: In many cases it can be treated or managed. First step - a medical consultation to rule out medical conditions, medication, etc. A psychological or psychiatric eval can determine if the insomnia is really part of a treatable psychiatric condition, and practicing good sleep hygiene / working with a psychologist can help. http://cpancf.com/articles_files/sleephygienehandout.asp. ...Read more
If caught in time: Hypothyroidism only affects weight when it is poorly treated because of not complying with instructions or has been ongoing for a long time before diagnosis(inital symptoms are very vague). Weight issues are over- attributed to thyroid dysfunction that it has become an urban legend. ...Read more
How can I win the battle with severe ocd? Medications and counseling doesn't help. It's affecting my relationship with my partner big time
Some thoughts..: Sometimes a 2nd or 3rd opinion to reassess your diagnosis and treatments tried is very helpful. It's easy to miss part of a person's complicated problem. Be sure all medical and neurological factors have been thoroughly examined. Look at your nutrition, exercise, all aspects of your health. Join a support group for anxiety disorders, listen to what's helped others. Stay connected. See: http://www.nami.org/ ...Read more
All my adult life I have tried to stay fit and avoid having problems like my parents and aunts and uncles. What other steps can I take to avoid overuse syndrome?
Not good: Condition that occurs when injury causes generalized painful swelling and increased pressure within a compartment to the point that blood cannot supply the muscles and nerves with oxygen and nutrients. Muscles in the forearm, lower leg and other body areas are separated by fibrous bands of tissues into compartments. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Steriods: Vasculitis is a general term for a group of uncommon diseases that feature inflammation of the blood vessels. Treatment is directed toward decreasing the inflammation of the blood vessels and improving the function of affected organs. The most common treatment is with steroids - like prednisone. Other medications that can reduce the body's immune reponse can also be effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep open: Treatment is directed toward keeping the blood vessels open with blood thinners or rx to increase circulation. Livedoid vasculopathy is a skin condition usually found in young to middle aged women. Blood vessels become plugged, usually in the lower extremities, and ulcerations can develop. ...Read more
Yes it can: A vascular medicine physician can perform treatment to get rid of livido vascularis. ...Read more
many types and caus: Vasculitis is basically an inflammation of the blood vessels. There are many different causes and of course many different types of treatment. Your physician should tell you it is due to artery or vein disease and of course what is the underlying cause. Treatment may range from steroids to nsaids (advil) to compression to observation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment options: For a comprehensive list of treatment options, see up to date.Com. ...Read more
What is a treatment of petechiae caused by sjogren's syndrome and vasculitis? Does it go away without any treatment?
With moderately severe cryofibrinogenemia that requires treatment, what type of specialist is the best to consult for this disease? Is it considered to be a form of vasculitis?
It depends: Cryofibrinogenemia can be primary, or secondary to another illness. If it's primary, it's a blood disorder and increases your chance of lymphoma, so you should see a hematologist/oncologist at some point. It can also be due to a rheumatologic illness (eg lupus, rhuematoid arthritis) and either way, it has symptoms like vasculitis, so a rheumtologist should also be on your team. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does a +p-ANCA in a pt with SLE mean they automatically have vasculitis or just that they are at risk for it ? Wat are the implications for treatment
Maynot mean anything: That depends on the clinical and other lab. Usually we don't see anything for him people with SLE, and if it's there it may not be related to the pathogenesis of SLE or of the diagnosis may not be SLE. Rarely I guess that you could have a overlap syndrome ...Read more
Can remicade (infliximab) treatment cause vasculitis ? My neice on remicade (infliximab) for moderate to severe crohn disease. Suddenly developed l pain leg. Tests showed vascu
Is small blood vessel vasculitis associated with skin or cutanious cancers? What is the best treatment strategy?
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