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What are the differences between myofascial pain syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease?

What are the differences between myofascial pain syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease?

Immunity versus pain: Mixed connective tissue disease results from the immune system attacking the body itself. Muscle pain is common and is due to inflammation. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of symptoms including fatigue, non-restful sleep, and widespread pain. It may be due to imbalance in chemicals in the nerves in the brain. Muscle pain is universal but the immune system is not involved in fibromyalgia. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What medicines work best for mixed connective tissue disease?

What medicines work best for mixed connective tissue disease?

Mixed CT Disease: There's no cure for mixed connective tissue disease, but medication can help manage the signs and symptoms of the disease. Mild forms of mixed connective tissue disease may not require treatment. You may require treatment only during flares or, if you have a more serious form of the disease, you may require continuous medication. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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Check cholesterol medications
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Have a venous ultrasound to check for reflux
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I have high blood pressure and tachycardia, healthy age 23, should I be concerned? I think i may have a connective tissue disorder (ehler's danlos syndrome?) i'm 23 with high blood pressure and tachycardia (about 110 bpm) and occasional chest pain (ekg no

I have high blood pressure and tachycardia, healthy age 23, should I be concerned? I think i may have a connective tissue disorder (ehler's danlos syndrome?) i'm 23 with high blood pressure and tachycardia (about 110 bpm) and occasional chest pain (ekg no

It : It is good that you have followed up with your doctor about your high blood pressure and rapid heart rate. As your doctor works with you to investigate the foundation of your hypertension and rapid heart rate (which can be genetic or related to another medical condition), it is crucial that you get your blood pressure and heart rate under control. High blood pressure and tachycardia cause undue stress on the heart and your vessels and you can experience progressive tissue damage by not getting these items under control. Follow your doctors lead as he/she prescribes medications to control your blood pressure. As your blood pressure gets under control, keep your doctor aprised of all abmormal symptoms you experience. It may take some time, but your body is telling a story that will ultimately reveal the underlying condition. ...Read more

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In a diagnosis of mixed connective tissue disease, is it the anas alone that makes one feel crummy during flares if the other labs are normal?

In a diagnosis of mixed connective tissue disease, is it the anas alone that makes one feel crummy during flares if the other labs are normal?

Not likely so..: Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) is helpful in the innitial work-up and diagnosis of a rheamatologic disease, but ANA does not indicate the level of disease actitivies. Once positive for ana, this will always be so. The esr, crp, rf (in rhematoid arthritis) levels do correlate with disease activities and likely how you feel. U should check for thyroid, lyme, mono, depression, insomnia etc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Reverse PCOS & problems with HFLC foods, study: http://goo.gl/JH8XBX
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily.
daily
Blend exercises which make sense into your daily routine
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What are the differences between myofascial pain syndrome and mixed connective tissue disease?

Immunity versus pain: Mixed connective tissue disease results from the immune system attacking the body itself. Muscle pain is common and is due to inflammation. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome of symptoms including fatigue, non-restful sleep, and widespread pain. It may be due to imbalance in chemicals in the nerves in the brain. Muscle pain is universal but the immune system is not involved in fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Get genetic counseling.
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Enroll in early intervention program.
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Get help from local and national support groups.
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Consider help from mental health workers.
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Connective Tissue (Definition)

There are many types of connective tissue, but in general it is a mass of fibers and thick "goopy" fluids secreted by specialized cells. The body often uses connective tissue to help ...Read more