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My ag ratio keeps testing at 2.9 high. I also have positive RA factor and fibromyalgia. Is this test connected in any way.

My ag ratio keeps testing at 2.9 high. I also have positive RA factor and fibromyalgia. Is this test connected in any way.

Often seen: ? Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) fibromyalgia oft together. RA pain begets sedentariness, leading to soft tissue deconditioning & weakness. Gravity's impress on this dynamic co-generates chronic widespread soft tissue spasm & pain. Chronic muscle spasm generates a multitude of widespread painful ischemic/anoxic "micro-neuropathic" trigger points. Pain-interrupted sleep incites depression/sedentariness. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


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My CRP is always high with a positive RA factor. My rheumy says I have Fibromyalgia. Why would my CRP continue to be high using nsaids and plaquenil?

My CRP is always high with a positive RA factor. My rheumy says I have Fibromyalgia. Why would my CRP continue to be high using nsaids and plaquenil?

Talk to Rheum: You need to talk to your Rheumatologist. Placquenil would be an unusual treatment for fibromyalgia. It isn`t rare to have fibromyalgia diagnosis with another disorder. ...Read more

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How can I determine my ethnic background?

How can I determine my ethnic background?

Geneology: Most public librarians are used to this question and can help you find the proper resources on line to trace your ancestry. The internet has been a marvelous resource for this type of research. Anything about your family history that can fill in the gaps is helpful and some of your relatives can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is psoriasis more prevalent in men or women or any ethnic group?

Is psoriasis more prevalent in men or women or any ethnic group?

Psoriasis Men Women: Men and women are equally affected. However, it's rare for a man to develop it on the back of the scalp. ...Read more

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What is the worst ethnic diet for cholesterol?

What is the worst ethnic diet for cholesterol?

Western European: Statistically speaking, western europe has the worst cholesterol in the world (specifically men in iceland and women in greenland). In america, our number one source of dietary cholesterol is cheese. ...Read more

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Is diabetes more common in certain age groups, ethnic groups, or gender?

Is diabetes more common in certain age groups, ethnic groups, or gender?

Yes: More common in hispanics, african americans, american indians happens at lower weights in oriental , asian indian populations more common in older folks, but nopw occuring in even kids/teens -overweight = between sexes. ...Read more

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If a patient comes from isolated ethnic pool <.00001% us pop. Isn't it possible for this patient to react differently to medicine?

If a patient comes from isolated ethnic pool <.00001% us pop. Isn't it possible for this patient to react differently to medicine?

Not probable : The same medicines are used in the us (and around the world) on a daily basis by patients from every ethnic background with predictable results. It is however possible that individuals from certain ethnic groups can't tolerate medicine the same way most do, usually due to varying metabolic enzymes. ...Read more