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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. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...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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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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How can a person keep a chronic disease from taking over their life and their identity?

How can a person keep a chronic disease from taking over their life and their identity?

Get support: Important question! healing from chronic illness takes time and focus. But illness is not a person's identity, though society can make it seem so. I say that I am a person living with chronic illness, in my case crohn's disease, but I am much more than cd. I have learned to be curious about where cd will take me in my life, who i will meet along the way, and appreciate the journey. ...Read more

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What is an example of a chronic disease of the nervous system?

What is an example of a chronic disease of the nervous system?

Nervous system dis.: Can be the Brain, such as Epilepsy or Migraines, or the Spinal cord such as Lupus or Polio. ...Read more

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What the different between inherited disease and chronic disease?

What the different between inherited disease and chronic disease?

Disease: chronic disease is one that is lasting longer than normal or one you will have for life, but does not necessarily mean you were born with in your genes. ...Read more

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Most chronic disease patients are quite old. How can we create an app?

Most chronic disease patients are quite old. How can we create an app?

The purpose?: It depends on how the app would be helpful to the patient with chronic illness. If you can write back the intention, that would be helpful. There are plenty of people with chronic illness who are not elderly and know how to use apps. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is the progressive ...Read more