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Is Bikram Yoga Safe For Lupus Patients
Bikram yoga: If any should help with joint pains, fatigue, better mobility, feeling of well-being. Lupus nephritis patients and renal failure patients should consult with their doctors prior to undertaking Bikram ypga due to fluid loss and dehydrates toon as a result if heat associated with Bikram yoga. ...Read more
I have pseudotumor cerebri and lupus. Is it ok to do Bikram yoga? I'm on acetazolamide and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)
For the most part..: If done properly, it should not harm. But does it do good. No. If someone is trying to sell you this bill of goods, run away! ...Read more
Yes, if u need them:
Having lupus is not a contraindication for you to get allergy shots, if you need them. If you are on certain medications such as prednisone/high dose immunosupressives etc. The shots may not work well, but otherwise you can get them. I am sure your allergist will inform you of the benefits/risks of the injections.
Consult your doc...
Good luck to you... ...Read more
Yes: Acai berries have more antioxidants than many other berries. Health benefits have not been confirmed, but there is no harm in lupus. ...Read more
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
History/physical lab: Systemic lupus erythematosis (sle) is a multiorgan disorder. Patterns of disease, including hair loss, rash (often "butterfly" on cheeks), joint pains, seizures, chest or abdpain, anemia, low platelet count, fatigue, canker sores in mouth or vagina, rash to sunlight, protein in urine, abnormal blood tests, e.g. Ana, rf, double strand dna, ENA tests. Pcp may diag rheumatologist definitely can. ...Read more
Indoor: Lupus you need to usually avoid sun. Listen to your body and work with your doctor what is safe. I usually tell people to do a little more today than you did yesterday, for 15 minutes. Do this *every day* unless injured (then stretch), and slowly build strength, which improves immune function. Indoor swimming would be ideal in most instances. ...Read more
Severe joint pain and muscle aches
Skin rash on the face or body
Extreme sun sensitivity
Mental confusion and seizures
Chest pain on taking a deep breath
Nose, mouth, or throat sores
Enlarged lymph nodes
Poor circulation in fingers and toes
Bald patches and hair loss ...Read more
Not necessarily: There may be restrictions with kidney disease. Certain nutritional products should be avoided such as echinacea. It may stimulate the immune response. ...Read more
Every person differs: Although lupus is a diagnosis, it is not one set of symptoms each person with lupus is like a snowflake. Each person is different just like a snowflake and no two snowflakes are the same. Some people have similar problems like those which are highlighted in the american college of rheumatology classification criteria, ie, skin, joints, labs, etc. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what medications you are on for your lupus. Acetaminophen is good for any, but non-steroidal inflammatory drugs have to be used with caution and G.I. protection with a proton pump inhibitor if on steroids. Opiods safer on major medications for lupus such as biologics and chemotheirapy drugs. ...Read more
Lupus : ANA negative lupus is rare. Doctors use the term ANA negative lupus for a small sub set of patients who have classic features of lupus but are ANA negative. Such patients may exhibit features of lupus on a kidney biopsy or skin biopsy. Such patients may have positive lupus anti bodies for sm antigen, double stranded anti dna anti bodies etc.. See an experienced rheumatologist. ...Read more
Fever: Sle is an inflammatory condition in which fevers are not uncommon. Would not, however, make the assumption that the fever in any given individual is due to their sle, since they are more susceptible to infection than the normal person, and the drugs they are taking may make them even more liable to infection. They should be seen by a doctor and evaluated thoroughly. ...Read more
Complex but: The most likely explanation is a loss of immune regulation allowing your immune system to attack the tissues of your own body. The immune system is the pit bull in our body which tries to fend off outside invaders. When the owner can no longer control the pit bull, bad things are apt to happen. ...Read more
Interested to learn more about integrative medicine, especially how it could benefit patients with lupus.
Benefit in many ways:
For an overview see http://www.Drweil. Com/drw/u/art02054/andrew-weil-integrative-medicine. Html
integrative docs would look for underlying causes of lupus such as chronic infections (candida, lyme), environmental toxins such as mercury, food allergies, nutrient deficiencies ; stress. Along with drugs treatments might include nutrients, herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, stress reduction, chi gong etc. ...Read more
Wat is the meaning of high Ch50 in a lupus patient? Blood counts are slighly low as usual, otherwise no problems. Thanks!
Normal or high CH 50 is not an issue. Low CH 50 may indicate disease activity.
Wish you good health!
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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