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What foods with anti inflammatory properties would you as Drs recommend as worth they hype? Does it help prevent autoimmune disease from worsening?
Here are some...: There are no specific foods exerting magic power for health, but herein-below I prepare few articles on how to live, eat, exercise, more to share, which will prove helpful to your health, in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html & in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. Examples: tumeric, black pepper, ginger, and others listed above. Best wish to health... ...Read more
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
A year ago I was told I needed needed more omega 3 + vit D could this have prevented HSP vasculitis. I read somewhere that these prevent autoimmune D.
Uncertain: Omega 3 is considered anti-inflammatory and vitamin D3 an immune regulator. Thus they may be helpful for autoimmune diseases by decreasing the inflammation and bolstering the immune regulation. However there is still a gap between the purported actions vs actual results in modifying disease conditions. ...Read more
I have Graves' disease, vitiligo and pernicious anemia. What is the best diet to follow in order to prevent any more autoimmune diseases? Sandy.
No great way: However I would consider getting your vitamin D3 level to the higher normal range since vitamin D3 is considered an immune regulator. I don't know if this would work but it would not likely cause any harm. The only way to find out is to get tested. Unfortunately, when you have one autoimmune problem you are more likely to have another presumably due to impaired immune regulation. ...Read more
Get ivig q3wks for autoimmune and wondering if it'll help prevent influenza and gastroenteritis? Also on numerous meds plus prednisones and Zofran (ondansetron) daily
Probably: But on the other hand you are on prednisone too, which suppresses t cells, which has a multitude of functions in the immune sysytem other than helping produce antibodies, at any rate, confer with your doctor, play it safe, stay away from sick people, keep washing your hands and other universal precautions to guard against infection, goodluck ...Read more
I (f, 26)still have thymus (Restthymus3, 5x1, 2cm).Should thymus be removed to prevent myasthenia gravis or other autoimmune diseases? P.S.I have hashimoto
If you had an autoimmune flare of scleroderma caused by inflammation from tvt bladder sling, would you have all of the sling removed to prevent chronic exacerbation of scleroderma due to tvt material?
Assumption?!: You are making an assumption that the flare up of scleroderma is due to the sling material. Perhaps the flare up is due to something else such as the anesthesia, or even the surgery itself. Speak to your rheumatologist, and if possible try and review scientific literature (http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed is excellent) before rushing into any additional surgery. ...Read more
How is latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (lada) treated? Can it be prevented by using steroids before your immune system does irreparable damage?
Agree w Abstinance: Crabs (pubic lice) is usually transmitted through direct contact during sexual activity. Crabs (phthirus pubis) can also be spread by vector transmission. Wearing someone else’s clothes that are contaminated or infected towels, bed sheets or towels can give you lice. ...Read more
Be cautious: If what you are referring to is a party/ bar-like setting, bring your own drinks and never let them out of your sight. Or when using cans/bottles keep your thumb over the opening. Unless you are being forced to consume pills or use needles, drinks are one of the most common ways for this to occur and you are your best defense. ...Read more
Different ways: There are mainly 2 methods: permanent and temporary, permanent are -fallopian tube ligation, histerectomy (not done for this purpose).Temporary methods: condoms, birth controll pills, nuva ring, intrauterine device, called iud, also hormonal shots are available, patches. Many many ways. For more details pls see your doctor. ...Read more
Wash your hands: Handwashing after using the bathroom and before handling food is the major way to prevent not only e coli and food borne illness in general. Next, thoroughly cooking meats kills most bacteria. Washing food preparation areas with bactericidal soap or mild bleach is also important. You should clean sponges in your dishwasher and dish towels in the clothes washing machine, regularly, using hot water. ...Read more
Contact lenses: The best thing to do is use a wetting solution that does not irritate your eye, make sure the contact is appropriately moist and that the contact is not damaged causing you to form more tears. ...Read more
Reduce gout by diet: Gout diet helps to control the production and elimination of uric acid, help prevent gout attacks or reduce severity. Limit meat, poultry and fish. Cut back on fat. Saturated fat lowers ability to eliminate uric acid. Limit alcohol.Interferes with the elimination of uric acid from your body. Drink plenty of fluids, particularly water, 8-16 glasses.Eat complex carbohydrate, grains, fruits, vegetables. ...Read more
Angina: Having good coronary artery flows is a marvelous preventive for angina pectoris. There is abundant literature out there on prevention of coronary artery disease. Not having anemia, not being diabetic and not having hypertension are also very useful things. Once you have angina, we have lots of medications and procedures to try and make up for not having normal coronary blood flow. ...Read more
Depends on location: Warts are caused by viruses. Sometimes a person has something she calls a wart, but may not be a viral wart. In those cases, the wart-like thing might not be a real wart. Common warts (not on the genitals) don't have a know prevention method. Genital warts can be prevented by the HPV vaccine, which prevents some (not all) of the viruses that cause genital warts. All teens should be vaccinated. ...Read more
Difficult: This is a tough problem. One needs an expert diagnosis and evaluation. Then, special mouth guards may be necessary to avoid grinding and my need orthodontia and surgical intervention. Avoiding chewing hard, chewy and difficult materials may help. Anti-inflammatories may help as well as rest. Some physical therapy by a pt specializing in this may help. ...Read more
Assuming you have ms: Assuming you mean progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, and assuming you are on tysabri, (natalizumab) your dr. Now has the availability of serum titters to see if you are at risk. If you are, the only means of prevention is to follow titters. ...Read more
Yes could be prevent: Stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is interrupted or reduced. This deprives your brain of oxygen and nutrients, which can cause your brain cells to die. A stroke may be caused by a blocked artery or a leaking or burst blood. Some people may experience a temporary disruption of blood flow through their brain, if you treat those most likely you could prevent it. ...Read more
Health & movement: Avoid obesity, tobacco, and standing or sitting immobile for more than a couple of hours. It 'trapped', such as when flying, pump your calf muscles by contracting and relaxing them a few minutes every hour or two and/or take a walk down the aisle. Compression stockings may be helpful, particularly for specific risks such as varicose veins. It is uncertain if there is any benefit from aspirin. ...Read more
Avoid chemicals: I wish we could prevent leukemia. We can't. But there are some chemical exposures that increase your risk of developing leukemia. These include benzene, paint thinners, laquers, varnishes, glues, paint strippers, and solvents. Wear gloves when working with any chemicals and work in well-ventilated areas. Eat well, exercise, and live each day to the fullest...And hope for the best! ...Read more
I'm not a dentist:
Preventing cavities is fairly straight forward: Brush your teeth with a fluoride-containing toothpaste after meals, avoid eating sweets, floss twice a day, drink fluoridated water, and see your dentist twice a year. ...Read more