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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?

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

Autoimmune (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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I have Graves' disease, vitiligo and pernicious anemia. What is the best diet to follow in order to prevent any more autoimmune diseases? Sandy.

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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How is latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (lada) treated? Can it be prevented by using steroids before your immune system does irreparable damage?

How is latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (lada) treated? Can it be prevented by using steroids before your immune system does irreparable damage?

No different: Than type I diabetes mellitus. Usually insulin, your doctor might try oral medications. There is not a lot of information about prevention since there are no warning signs. ...Read more

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How to prevent ageing?

How to prevent ageing?

AntiAging: Tips to age well: avoid tobacco, minimize sun exposure, minimize stress, sleep well, eat a healthy diet, laugh, make friends, get married, have a dog or a cat, exercise regularly. Nothing can stop aging, but these things have been shown to extend life. ...Read more

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How can you prevent crabs?

How can you prevent crabs?

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

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How can I prevent cankles?

How can I prevent cankles?

Maintain weight: The best way to prevent excess tissue in the ankle area is to maintain a healthy weight overall. This should be done through a healthy diet and physical activity. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hypocalemia?

Understand why.: First step is to identify cause. Too difficult to figure over internet - see doc. ...Read more

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How can I prevent being drugged?

How can I prevent being drugged?

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

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How do you prevent pregngnancy?

How do you prevent pregngnancy?

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

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What causes of acidity and how to prevent?

What causes of acidity and how to prevent?

Stomach acid?: Produced naturally in the stomach and caffeine, alcohol and smoking can increase the reflux of the stomach acid into the esophagus causing symptoms. ...Read more

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I have recurring tonsoliths. Can I prevent them?

I have recurring tonsoliths. Can I prevent them?

Resurfacing: Some folks have deep crypts in the tonsils that fill with keratin ("collagen" is a propagated error) that can be annoying and stinky. If they bother you, laser operators can now resurface the tonsils with some success. Good luck. ...Read more

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My back is always ichy. What could prevent this?

My back is always ichy. What could prevent this?

Itchy back: Could be dry skin. Cut down on soap use on your skin, pat dry and immediately apply a good quality moisturizer like aquaphor, cetaphil, etc. To skin. If it continues or worsens seek evaluation with your primary care physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the ways to prevent e. Coil from spreading?

What are the ways to prevent e. Coil from spreading?

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

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What's the best way to preventing tearing w/ contacts?

What's the best way to preventing tearing w/ contacts?

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

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How to prevent gout?

How to prevent gout?

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

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Can we prevent mumps?

Can we prevent mumps?

Immunize: Mumps virus is reasonably preventabe by receiving the proper doses of vaccine. This vaccine has decades of proven safety and efficacy. Keep in mind, it may be neccessary to boost your immune response with a booster dose in teens or adulthood. ...Read more

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How to prevent boils?

How to prevent boils?

Take: Take bleach bath-1/2 cup in full tub of water-soak for 10 minutes-do 2to3 times a week. Take vitamin d3 1000iu daily. Wash daily with hibiclens soap. If this does not help see infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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What prevents angina?

What prevents angina?

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

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How to prevent warts?

How to prevent warts?

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

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How to prevent spots?

What kind...: ...Of spots? Where? Your question is extremely vague. ...Read more

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How can I prevent tmj?

How can I prevent tmj?

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

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How to prevent aging?

No way: Time passes, but keeping active mentally and physically keeps one feeling younger than actual age. ...Read more

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How do we prevent pml?

How do we prevent pml?

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

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How to prevent cystitis?

How to prevent cystitis?

Cystitis: Good perineal hygiene, avoid vaginal infections, drink plenty of water, do not hold empty your bladder for more that 3-4 hours, avoid irritating foods, caffeine as much as possible. Empty bladder after intercourse and drink water so you are ready to empty in the morning. ...Read more

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How to prevent hairfall?

How to prevent hairfall?

Depends...: ...On what is causing it. Most kinds of alopecia (hair loss) are cosmetic issues only. It can, however, be caused by internal problems or medications. If you suspect that your alopecia is in that category, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to prevent athritis?

How to prevent athritis?

Variable: Stay active, joint protective techniques, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate. Good luck too. ...Read more

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How to prevent psoriasis?

How to prevent psoriasis?

You can't: Psoriasis is an immune mediated disease with a strong genetic susceptibility there is no way to prevent its. If it is going to develop it will. ...Read more

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Can a stoke be prevented?

Can a stoke be prevented?

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

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How do you prevent strep?

How do you prevent strep?

Avoid contact: Prevention- stay away from people who are ill. Wash your hands frequently & thoroughly. ...Read more

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How can I prevent herpes?

How can I prevent herpes?

Abstinence, contracep: Use contraception or abstain from sexual intercourse with an individual known to be exposed. ...Read more

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How to prevent phlebitis?

How to prevent phlebitis?

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

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How can I prevent lukemia?

How can I prevent lukemia?

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

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How do I prevent cavities?

How do I prevent cavities?

I'm not a dentist: But....

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