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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more


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I need info for polymyalgia rheumatica muscle disorder?

I need info for polymyalgia rheumatica muscle disorder?

See below: The american college of rheumatology has good information on this: http://www.Rheumatology. Org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/polymyalgiarheumatica. Asp. ...Read more

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Is polymyalgia rheumatica considered an autoimmune disease?

Is polymyalgia rheumatica considered an autoimmune disease?

PMR : Pmr is an inflammatory disorder that affects proximal muscles of shoulder joint and hip joint due to unknown causes. There is inflammation with elevated ESR and crp. There is mild anemia and effusion of tendons around shoulders on us. Temporal arteritis(ta) is seen in 15% of pmr patients. Pmr occurs in 50% of ta patients. It occurs in genetic predisposition triggered by environmental factors. ...Read more

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How are polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis diagnosed?

Overlapping: They are overlapping disorders. They can occur separately or together. Clinical experience of the doctor and elevated erythrocyte sedimentationrate are the most reliable findings. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is polymyalgia rheumatica?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is polymyalgia rheumatica?

Whole picture: Agree with dr. Rosenfeld about shoulder & hip pain. Also, age 50+, high sedimentation rate (blood test), and exquisite response to Prednisone are part of the whole picture which support a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What research is being conducted to help people who have polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis?

Not aware of new res: I am not aware of new research, I am sure its being done. As pertaining to the eyes gca is crucially important to treat before eye get involved, there is a serious risk of blindness. ...Read more

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MY MOTHER HAS POLYMYALGIA RHEUMATICA. I HAVE FIBROMYALGIA. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Inflammatory vs. not: Can produce similar symptoms, but PMR is an inflammatory condition for which there is a single and effective treatment. FM is a condition with less defined symptoms which variably responds to a variety of interventions. Because they are common sometimes people will have both conditions. ...Read more

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How can I treat polymyalgia rheumatica?

Prednisone plus....?: Prednisone is the tried and true remedy for this condition. Sometimes other arthritis medications are helpful too. Speak to your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What does having polymyalgia rheumatica mean?

Many aches and pain: The definition is many muscles and joint pain. Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory arthritic disease that affects patients above 50 years old. It is associated with shoulder, upper arm (muscles), hip, upper leg (muscles) pain and stiffness. It can be associated with fevers and weight loss. True weakness comes from the pain and stiffness of the muscles and joints. ...Read more

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Can other problems mimic polymyalgia rheumatica?

Yes: Chronic pain syndrome, depression associated pain, fibromyelgia. ...Read more

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Anyone ever heard of polymyalgia rheumatica cures?

No: Pmr usually resolves on its own after a few years. If you mean a short term treatment that resolves it quickly, then no. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get polymyalgia rheumatica at age 35?

Polymyalgia rheuma: Most people who develop polymyalgia rheumatica are older than 65. It rarely affects people younger than 50.
However, it can happen at any age. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get polymyalgia rheumatica, or is it unusual?

Fairly common: Plymyalgia rheumatica is a fairly common rheumatic condition as compared to other rheumatic diseases. It occurs in 50 to 55 people per 100, 000. It is twice as common in women as compared to men. It is rare below the age of 50 and increases as age continues to go up. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Polymyalgia rheumatica?

Painful muscles : Age 50 and older. Neck, shoulder, and hip pain with stiffness. Often the stiffness is worse in the morning. Associated with fatigue, fever, and weight loss. Association with giant cell arteritis. Usually the ESR, CRP,, or both are elevated. Often the patient has a normocytic anemia. ...Read more

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Is polymyalgia rheumatica very contagious?

No: It's not contagious at all. It is not an infection. ...Read more

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What is the difference between autoimmunity and polymyalgia rheumatica?

See below: Pmr is an auto immune disease. In auto immune diseases certain types of white blood cells attack your own tissues and cause cell or tissue destruction. Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are two common examples. In these cases the immune system must be modulated, sometimes with powerful medications. ...Read more

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What causes polymyalgia rheumatica in fingers?

What causes polymyalgia rheumatica in fingers?

Unexpected: Unexpected. Check for rheumatoid. Some physicians believe that individuals with pr can have arthritis, but I don't believe it. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica. What does this mean?

Inflamation muscle: Autoimmune disorder of muscles leading to diffuse muscle pain. It is usually identified by abnormal blood tests indicating inflammation such as increased CRP sed rate, and is usually treated with oral steroids like Prednisone it usually responds quickly to higher doses which are then tapered down to the lowest effective dose.
The disease may come and go. ...Read more

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In order for me to be diagnosed for polymyalgia rheumatica, do I see a rheumatologist?

Not necessarily: No. A primary care doctor with experience in this area could make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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In order for me to be diagnosed for polymyalgia rheumatica, do I need to see a rheumatologist?

No: Depending on their training and experience, many doctors, especially primary care doctors, are perfectly qualified to diagnose and manage polymyalgia rheumatica. ...Read more

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I need info about post polio syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica?

I need info about post polio syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica?

Different Conditions: These are two different conditions.Post Polio Syndrome affects patients who were infected with polio many years ago in the past&survived the intial infection&after many years come with symptoms of progressive weakness.Polymyalgia Rheumatica is an inflammatory condition of the muscles&joints in those over the age of 65.Causes muscle stiffness of both sides of body,shoulders,neck,upper arm,hips ...Read more

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Does polymyalgia rheumatica effect the diaphragm and rib area?

Possibly: Polymyalgia rheumatica most commonly affects the shoulder and neck area. After that it affects the hip girdle area. Many people describe pain throughout the whole body. It is not typical to have pain only in the chest area but that doesn't mean it's not possible. ...Read more

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What is the long-term outlook for polymyalgia rheumatica and temporal arteritis?

Good: If treated correctly and before there is vascular damage (e. G vision loss) from gca, usually they go away after a few years of treatment with minimal residual consequences (mostly from the steroids used to treat). ...Read more

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What are some benefits and dangers of prednisone in treating pmr — polymyalgia rheumatica?

What are some benefits and dangers of prednisone in treating pmr — polymyalgia rheumatica?

See answer: Benefits include resolution of pain. Risks include increase in cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, fragile skin and blood vessels, weight gain, mood changes, psychosis etc. Typically the benefits greatly outweigh the risks. ...Read more

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What can I do to help with the pain of polymyalgia rheumatica? I take prednisone 15mg a day but I am still in pain.

What can I do to help with the pain of polymyalgia rheumatica? I take prednisone 15mg a day but I am still in pain.

PMR: Given your young age & poor response to Prednisone it is extremely unlikely you have polymyalgia rheumatica(pmr). The key characteristics of pmr are that patients are almost always over 60 years old & those with pmr, respond dramatically to corticosteroids with rapid near to complete elimination of symptoms. I recommend seeing a rheumatologist to clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (Definition)

An inflammatory condition causing pain and stiffness commonly in the ...Read more