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Will having psoriasis affect my lifestyle or quality of life?

Will having psoriasis affect my lifestyle or quality of life?

It should not: If you want it to affect your life style then it will, ; if not then you should take control and start therapy. There are drugs right now that can take full control of it. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


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What daily stresses affect your skin?

What daily stresses affect your skin?

Dry and itchy: Dryness plus itching are most people experienced. Some specific diseases may be aggravated by it: seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, dyshydrotic eczema among others. ...Read more

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How will being diagnosed with megalomania affect my daily life?

Well?: Keep me posted. I'm a board certified psychiatrist. I'm interested in knowing more about how the diagnosis was made. ...Read more

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How does sleep deprivation affects the activities of daily living?

How does sleep deprivation affects the activities of daily living?

Sleepiness: Sleep deprivation (not getting enough time in bed) leads to daytime sleepiness and fatigue, with difficulty staying awake during the day. It also caused decrease in concentration and memory. 7-8 hours of sleep every night is necessary for most people, but most people no longer get it and are chronically sleep deprived. ...Read more

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How passive smoking affects the activities of our daily living?

How passive smoking affects the activities of our daily living?

Many ways: Individuals living with smokers, or those who work in places where there is cigarette smoke (bars, restaurants etc.) have an increased incidence of respiratory infections and bronchitis. It also increases the incidence of lung cancer and heart disease in non-smokers exposed to second-hand smoke. Children have major increases in ear and sinus infections, asthma and uris. ...Read more

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Does taking ADHD meds affect the longevity of my life?

Possible: Most studies on adhd meds last 6 weeks although some have gone as far as 6 years. But as the meds are for a lifetime and the side effects can be sudden death it is possible that the meds affect longevity. ...Read more

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How dose such a small maintenance dose of prednisone 5 mg daily w/ plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prevent my lupus flares more than plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) alone? It works great.

How dose such a small maintenance dose of prednisone 5 mg daily w/ plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prevent my lupus flares more than plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) alone?  It works great.

Can help!: While plaquenyl is a slow acting but effective drug, Prednisone is used in much higher doses in active sle. There are a number of reasons you might feel so much better on a low (5mg) dose: 1.Plaquenyl has not fully kicked in. 2. Arthritis (non-deforming) or arthralgias associated with the disease will have substantial pain relief with a dose this low. 3. You will get a modest energy boost at 5mg! ...Read more

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How to increase the life span of a sle affected person?

How to increase the life span of a sle affected person?

Control disease: If the disease is controlled so that there is no damage to heart, lung, or kidneys lupus patient will do better. Biologics are an option for difficult cases. ...Read more

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How passive smoking affects our daily living?

How passive smoking affects our daily living?

Toxic cloud: When you're around smoking smokers, you are inhaling from the unfiltered end of their cigarettes. Besides the aesthetic impact (makes you stink, ruins clothing, walls) the health impact is dramatic. Ask smokers to lay off when you're around. Most will do so willingly or reluctantly. ...Read more

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How does parkinson disease affect daily living skills?

How does parkinson disease affect daily living skills?

GRADUAL IMPACT : It is very debiltating if not treated, and gradullay declines the capacity for self care, but early diagnosis and treatment, may help some , especially having knowledge about it. ...Read more

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Does masturbating on a daily basis cause depression?

Does masturbating on a daily basis cause depression?

No, but: Society has such ambivalent feelings about masturbation that some well might feel so guilty for engaging in this perfectly naturaly activity that they suffer from poor self esteem or even depression because they think it "proves" they're a bad and weak person. Sex drive often decreases with depression but can become a preoccupation that's part of depression to. Whatever...It is not the cause! ...Read more

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Does having osteoarthritis impact activities of daily living?

Does having osteoarthritis impact activities of daily living?

Possibly: If its interfering with life you should consider seeing your doctor to discuss options. ...Read more

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I'm concerned. My sister is consuming daily 200 mg of provigil daily during his exams(over 1 month). What are the riskiest side effects?

I'm concerned. My sister is consuming daily 200 mg of provigil daily during his exams(over 1 month). What are the riskiest side effects?

Safe: Provigil is a medication to decrease excessice daytime sleepiness. It is a pro-histamine and increases wakefulness and can sharpen awareness. It can help ms fatigue and other conditions. It is usually not given for attentention. It seems that your sister is taking it as a stimulant. Short term there are few risks. ...Read more

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How do skin allergies affect a child's quality of life?

How do skin allergies affect a child's quality of life?

Differently: It really depends upon the severity of th reaction. Itching and general discomfort occur. Infection is possible. Treatment consists of frequent moisturizers and antiinflammatory skin agents. ...Read more

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How is someone's daily life affected by cancer?

How is someone's daily life affected by cancer?

Quite variable: There are many different cancer types, each with its own different manifestations. Each cancer is treated with Different methods of treatment with their different side effects. So before I can give you a satisfactory answer, you need to tell me the name of Cancer, stage of this Cancer, type of treatment being offered or given. Then i can give you a reliabale answer. ...Read more

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Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring. Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.

Treatment for chronic pompholyx eczema on my hands. Photochemotherapy in 2008. Chronic symptoms occuring.  Have tried diet changes naturak therapies.

See a dermatologist: No "natural" remedies will help you. This is a meaningless term used to reel in the suckers. You probably need clobetasol cream. Don't smoke. Avoid more than 1 alcohol drink per day. ...Read more

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