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Graves disease, psoriasis, arthritis. Certain have anemia of chronic disease. Vitamin/mineral levels including iron are ok. What can I do about it?

Graves disease, psoriasis, arthritis. Certain have anemia of chronic disease. Vitamin/mineral levels including iron are ok. What can I do about it?

Association: Autoimmune diseases can affect almost any part of the body, including the heart, brain, nerves, muscles, skin, eyes, joints, lungs, kidneys, glands, the digestive tract, and blood vessels.Hyperthyroidism and psoriatic arthritis can occur together. Have your physician try to get these autoimmune diseases under control. Subclinical hypothroidism associated with 25% of patients with psoriasis. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Painful swollen fingers diabetic gastroeasophogal reflux and asthmatic have jaw and ear pain and arthritis and chronic kidney disease stage three?

Painful swollen fingers diabetic gastroeasophogal reflux and asthmatic have jaw and ear pain and arthritis and chronic kidney disease stage three?

Maybe rheumatologist: Many of your disease symptoms can be seen in systemic sclerosis which is a serious form of scleroderma. Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that can involve arthritis, tight shiny skin, lung disease, serious kidney disease and gastroesophageal reflux. Diabetes is not part of systemic sclerosis but you can have both. Ask for a referral to see a rheumatologist if not already seeing one. ...Read more

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Are there any chronic disease that could lead to obesity?

Are there any chronic disease that could lead to obesity?

Yes: There are some diseases that could lead to gain weight like thyroid problems and adrenals issues but is not the same kind of obesity epidemic that we see everyday related with bad food choices and lack of exercise. ...Read more

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Can you recover from Lyme disease or is it a chronic disease?

Can you recover from Lyme disease or is it a chronic disease?

It depends: If a person receives proper treatment within several days of contracting lyme disease a person almost always has a complete recovery. However, if it is not treated until someone has had it for weeks or months then it often becomes a chronic disease that can be difficult to fully eradicate even with intensive treatment. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if osgood schlatters is a chronic disease?

Can someone tell me if osgood schlatters is a chronic disease?

Yes,but will resolve: After growth plates close in adolescence, this condition will heal spontaneously.Most patients if treated conservatively with rest and nsaids will be pain-free within 12 months. This is a self-limiting condition but can last years if not treated appropriately.Some adults who had severe disease in adolescence will continue to have some knee pain (usually with kneeling) many years into adulthood. ...Read more

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How does a chronic disease wellness program affect health care costs?

How does a chronic disease wellness program affect health care costs?

Wellness program: Lowers costs by decreasing obesity and the associated htn, hypercholesterol, cardiac disease, arthritis. Smoking cessation also lowers cost by lowering pulmonary, vascular, and wound healing issues. ...Read more

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Is chronic disease management considered a particular specialty of nursing ?

Is chronic disease management considered a particular  specialty of nursing ?

Yes and no: Nurses may get specialized training and develop expert-level knowledge and experience in chronic disease management, but there is not one universal certification or national exam for nurses in this area. A good, attentive nurse can be a tremendous ally in managing any chronic health issue! ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more