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How can crest syndrome be cured?

How can crest syndrome be cured?

Can't: Crest syndrome is an auto-immune disorder that includes calcinosis, raynaud's disease, scleroderma, telangectasia and esophageal dysphagia. It has no cure. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Crest Syndrome (Definition)

Chronic hardening and tightening of the ...Read more


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How many syptoms you need to have for crest syndrome?

How many syptoms you need to have for crest syndrome?

Lab work: If you have some of the classic findings and an anti-centromere antibody, you're likely to receive the diagnosis. It's not always severe and sometimes the best treatment is supportive measures and observation. ...Read more

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I have hashi moto andtested positive for crest syndrome. Dr. Thinks could be false positive. What should I do to know for certain false positive?

I have hashi moto andtested positive for crest syndrome. Dr. Thinks could be false positive. What should I do to know for certain false positive?

Basic doctoring: We have a joke in clinical medicine -- if a $10000 workup comes back without a clear answer, do a history and physical exam. The anti-centormere is sensitive and specific enough for crest, but it's easy for the lab to do wrong. If you do not have raynaud's, calcium chunks and hardening in the fingers, a stiff esophagus won't do its job, and odd vessel formations, stop worrying about crest. ...Read more

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What is crest syndrome?

What is crest syndrome?

Read: Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease that involves changes in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. It is a type of autoimmune disorder, a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001465/. ...Read more

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Does crest syndrome always have noticeable symptoms?

Not necessarily: No, milder forms of crest syndrome are diagnosed late as the symptoms from one or more of the five conditions within crest are not noticeable. ...Read more

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My fingers turn brown and also my palms, Could I have crest syndrome?

My fingers turn brown and also my palms, Could I have crest syndrome?

Unlikely: Brown skin color is not a characteristic of CREST syndrome. You need Raynauds, GERD, telangiectasia, soft tissue calcifications and skin thickening for the diagnosis. If you are concerned, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my fingers turn brown and also my palms, is this crest syndrome?

What do you suggest if my fingers turn brown and also my palms, is this crest syndrome?

The. R in CREST is : Raynauds which can show up as darkening if the fingers or hand due to spasm in blood vessels. But having ray aids dies not mean it is crest syndrome. Calcinosis. Esophageal dysmotility. Sclerodactyly and telangectasia are the other letters. Many causes of raymaud a are NOT associated with a known issue. Speak to your doctor about being evaluated ...Read more

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Is it possible to have crest syndrome and rsd (reflex sympathetic dystrophy)?

Is it possible to have crest syndrome and rsd (reflex sympathetic dystrophy)?

Yes but unlikely: Those are two rare diseases. It is possible to have both, as having one doesn't protect you from getting the other, but it would be very unusual. ...Read more

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Is there anything else besides lupus and crest syndrome that could lead to high centromere anitbodies on a nuclear ab screen? Could it just be a fluke

Is there anything else besides lupus and crest syndrome that could lead to high centromere anitbodies on a nuclear ab screen? Could it just be a fluke

Unlikely: The centromere antibody, especially in high concentration, is fairly specific for crest variant of systemic sclerosis. It may often precede any clinical signs of the disease. It is unusual to see and ANA with a centromere pattern just occurring as a 'fluke'. ...Read more

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What is the best climate for me. I have lupus scleroderma RA fibromyalgia and crest syndrome ?

What is the best climate for me. I have lupus scleroderma RA fibromyalgia and crest syndrome ?

The Mighty Vitamin D: You may do better in warmer climate closer tot he equator for 2 reasons: more vitamin D and more exercise . Receiving more sunlight would naturally raise your vitamin D levels. Adequate vitamin D is essential for fibromyalgia relief, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory.More exercise, especially light walking or yoga on the beach would add to the benefit of vitamin D. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) useful for joint pain or just nerve pain? Is it safe to take if you have CREST syndrome?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) useful for joint pain or just nerve pain? Is it safe to take if you have CREST syndrome?

CREST & Neurontin (gabapentin): Hello. Neurontin (gabapentin) is useful for joint and nerve pain. It boils down to the type of pain you have. Stabbing, burning, pins & needles, tingling, electric, numbness, etc. type symptoms usually respond to Neurontin (gabapentin). It's safe to take with CREST Syndrome. Rare for Neurontin (gabapentin) to exacerbate CREST symptoms. ...Read more

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Can crestor (rosuvastatin) be crushed?

Can crestor (rosuvastatin) be crushed?

Yes and no: Crestor’s maker suggests it should be taken whole and not be crushed, chewed, or broken. There is no reason that it cannot necessarily be crushed, aside from the coating possibly masking the drug’s medicinal taste, but do be aware upon crushing the tablet, some of the coating pieces could remain, kind of how like if you crushed M&M’s, you’d see the difference between chocolate and candy coating. ...Read more

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What does crestor (rosuvastatin) do for lpa?

What does crestor (rosuvastatin) do for lpa?

Not much: Treatment of elevated lp(a) is a bit tough. Potent statins can mitigate the risk by lowering the ldl-cholesterol level as much as possible (below 70 mg/dl), since that particle is tied to the ldl-c molecule. Estrogen therapy in women, Niacin in both sexes, and in the future, cholesterol ester transfer protein inhibitors (if they come to market) may lower lp(a) levels. ...Read more

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How expensive is Crestor (rosuvastatin) (40mg)?

How expensive is Crestor (rosuvastatin) (40mg)?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): read this for prices: http://www.goodrx.com/crestor?gclid=CjwKEAjwjpeqBRCDiKqliK2aiicSJAAgKD2FWitF5Lh-mzK_3rNLqjET5E6HJwKtCrSM9HdZsJZ2zBoCI37w_wcB

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Please describe the medication: crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Please describe the medication: crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Statin - Rosuvastati: Crestor is the brand name for rosuvastatin, one of several "statin" medications that inhibit hmg co-a reductase, the rate limiting enzyme in cholesterol synthesis. These medications increase the number of LDL receptors that bind and remove LDL particles from the circulation. Statins have been shown to significantly reduce heart attack, death from heart attack, and ischemic stroke. ...Read more

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What is the best time to take crestor (rosuvastatin) 10 mg?

Crestor (rosuvastatin): It is generally believed that cholesterol is produced by the body at night. The first drugs in the class (statins) were recommended to be taken with the evening meal. However, the new statins such as Crestor (rosuvastatin) have in the product labeling that it can be taken any time during the day. However, if it's not a hardship, i would still recommend that you take your Crestor (rosuvastatin) with your evening meal. ...Read more

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I am taking generic for crestor (rosuvastatin). Is that good?

I am taking generic for crestor (rosuvastatin). Is that good?

Impossible: There is no generic medication for Crestor (rosuvastatin) at this time as the medication is still under patent. The generic name for Crestor (rosuvastatin) is Rosuvastatin and you may be on that med, but it is not generic (and won't be for years). Generic statins currently available are pravastatin, simvastatin, atorvastatin, and lovastatin. All statins have the same action, but some may be better for some people. ...Read more

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I was just wondering the best time for crestor (rosuvastatin)?

Can Be Taken Anytime: Some statins (pravachol, zocor, (simvastatin) mevacor) have very short half-lives (2-4 hours) and have a better effect if taken at night. This is because the medication works by decreasing cholesterol synthesis which is increased during the evening hours. Other statins (lipitor, crestor) have very long half-lives (14-18 hours) and have equal effect if taken in the morning or evening. ...Read more

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