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Polymyalgia rheumatica. What are recommended treatments long term after acute treatment with corticsteroids? Severe pain and weakness was sudden in upper body, but there is a history of migraines, excema, esp. Sun sensitity, and osteo arhritis with spinal

Polymyalgia rheumatica. What are recommended treatments long term after acute treatment with corticsteroids? Severe pain and weakness was sudden in upper body, but there is a history of migraines, excema, esp. Sun sensitity, and osteo arhritis with spinal

One : One of the ways to get correct information from a computer is to have the correct ( input) information in the computer. In medicine is the same , you need precise data to make the adecuate diagnosis . I don t mean to under estimate you impression of how you hands look or how they feel and i don t mean to under estimate your diagnosis of aquiles tendinitis or others, but in order to make the right diagnosis in rheumatology you need to have an appropiate history and physical exam, these two features give you a very very good hint of the diagnosis , that could then be confiorm by blood test or x rays etc.... Rheumatoid arthrtis is not always rheumatoid factor positive and there are 140 varieties of rheumatic diseases . I believe you need a rheumatologist to evaluate you and try to define what your ailments are to get the propper diagnosis and the propper therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What are the long term effects I can expect from scoliosis and degenerative arthritis in my spine?

What are the long term effects I can expect from scoliosis and degenerative arthritis in my spine?

Back pain: Peopke with scoliosis have more acute and chronic back pain than the general population, regardless of treatment. Most people get some degree of degenerative spinal arthritis. It is often of no clinical consequence, though it can lead to symptomatic spinal stenosis in some cases. ...Read more

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Is there any connection to long term (over 10 years) use of opioids and osteoarthritis, bone degeneration?

Is there any connection to long term (over 10 years) use of opioids and osteoarthritis, bone degeneration?

Let me explain: The chronic abuse of opioid drugs may be associated with altered bone metabolism and reduced trabecular bone mass, attributable, at least in part, to gonadal deficiency. These alterations seem reversible after drug discontinuation. ...Read more

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Hip pain as a consequence of progressive degeneration and arthritis will lead to hip replacement or orthoscopy ??

Hip pain as a consequence of progressive degeneration and arthritis  will lead to hip replacement or orthoscopy ??

Hip pain treatments: Hip degeneration is common, and doesn't lead to replacement unless the joint is badly damaged. Weight control, balanced walking, and hip muscle strengthening, will preserve the joint. ...Read more

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Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

Does moderate degenerative joint disease of the knees at age 60 qualify for social security disability?

No.: And it should not. Many no-surgical remedies and finally knee replacements. This should not diable a sixty year old since treatments exist to greatly minimize the problem. ...Read more

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Can people have hypertension, hyperglycemia , and hyperlipidemia use food for long term cure?

Can people have hypertension, hyperglycemia , and hyperlipidemia use food for long term cure?

DIET: Great question: optimal diet is DASH Diet: low salt, low saturated fat, low cholesterol, 8 servings of colored fruit and vegetables daily, \low refined carb; low bread; no sugar; whole grains and low animal protein (4 - 5 oz per day of very lean meat, fish, poultry only). Don't smoke. Drink 3 liters fluid per day. Minimize caffeine. Add omega 3. Achieve ideal weight. Exercise twice daily. ...Read more

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Can i short leg cast help with lupus arthritis?

Can i short leg cast help with lupus arthritis?

Not really.: First, lupus does not cause disabling arthritis. Two problems may co-exist, and sle patients can have arthralgias and occasional arthritis. But not to the extent needing a leg-cast. I've never given one, or no of another rheumatologist doing this! ...Read more

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Hi what are short & long term complications/side effects of tkr and how to manage them. Are there chances of permenant disability as a result of tkr?

Hi what are short & long term complications/side effects of tkr and how to manage them. Are there chances of permenant disability as a result of tkr?

Many: Short-pain, stiffness, weakness, instability, DVT , pe, infection, loosening, patellofemoral problems, and others. Long term-same, plus loosening . Management is too complicated to answer. That being said results are generally good. Anyone can become permanently disabled before or after surgery. Depends on alot of issues. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to come up with short term effects of cystic fibrosis ( social ) and long term effects of cystic fibrosis ( intellectual) any ideas?

What to do if I have to come up with short term effects of cystic fibrosis ( social ) and long term effects of cystic fibrosis ( intellectual) any ideas?

Study your texts: The question appears to be an assignment and not amenable to a 400 character site answer.Your instructors will expect you to consult your texts and become proficient in related jargon. The answer has filled chapters in many written texts or research articles. ...Read more

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What are long term effects of taking prednisolone for my psoriatic arthritis?

What are long term effects of taking prednisolone for my psoriatic arthritis?

Bad choice.: Steroids taken for long periods always have side effects. Also, they will invariable flare psoriasis upon withdrawal. There are many remitting agents, including sulfasalazine, methotreate, and tnf-alpha inhibitors. ...Read more

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Is soft tissue reumatisism , the same thing as fibromyagia, ? Can severe long term greif cause fibromyagia? Thanks

Is soft tissue reumatisism , the same thing as fibromyagia, ?
Can severe long term greif cause fibromyagia?
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Often: Fibromyalgia would be a major cause of generalized soft tissue pain with areas of trigger point tenderness. Physical or emotional stress can cause the disease to flare. ...Read more

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What type of food and activities should be banned for a patient with osteo arthritis in wrist?

What type of food and activities should be banned for a patient with osteo arthritis in wrist?

Patient sets limits: There's no diet restrictions; life's difficult enough without folks making food rules that are of little or no help. The discomfort and disability of the osteoarthritis itself will set the limit on activities. Osteoarthritis in the wrist is especially tricky as a bone may have been injured contributing to the problem. The treating rheumatologist can give you more guidance. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Can beetroot reduce methotrexate side effects in a psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patient?

Can beetroot reduce methotrexate side effects in a psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patient?

Not really!: Beet root is high in folic acid, but we routinely give Folic Acid to patients on methotrexate, usually 2mg/day. This would be overkill, and add unnecessary expense! ...Read more

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**NEUROPSYCHIATRIST** I'm severe Bipolar med resistance... is ETC safe? What are the risk of long term memory damage? Will it affect my intelligence?

**NEUROPSYCHIATRIST** I'm severe Bipolar med resistance... is ETC safe? What are the risk of long term memory damage?  Will it affect my intelligence?

Check it out: Here is a start on info: http://www.gracepointwellness.org/4-bipolar-disorder/article/11219-bipolar-disorder-treatment-hospitalization-and-electroconvulsive-therapy Talk w/ resources in your state. Don't decide until you feel you understand and are understood. It may be a good choice, but select a skilled, experienced facility that will see you through an integrated pgm for management. Best! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more