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Is Bikram yoga safe for lupus patients?

Is Bikram yoga safe for lupus patients?

Bikram yoga: If any should help with joint pains, fatigue , better mobility , feeling of well being. Lupus nephritis patients and renal failure patients should consult with their doctors prior to undertaking bikram ypga due to fluid loss and dehydrates toon as a result if heat associated with bikram yoga. ...Read more

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Lupus nephritis and liprinosil ok treatment?

Lupus nephritis and liprinosil ok treatment?

Probably yes: There is no reason why Lisinopril cannot be used to treat high blood pressure in patients diagnosed with lupus nephritis. In fact, it may be the drug of choice in lupus patients who are also spilling protein in their urine. It may be need to be used with some caution in those patients with more advanced cases of lupus-related kidney disease as it may contribute to high levels of potassium. ...Read more

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Is plaquenill safe for arthritis?

Is plaquenill safe for arthritis?

Absolutely: Anxiety over potential eye problems with Hydroxychloroquine is completely unwarranted if the dose is kept below 6mg/kg (2.2lbs) of body weight. Apart from some stomach quiziies, I have never stopped this drug, as long as it demonstrated it is working. Shown effective in ra, sle, and other ctd's. ...Read more

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For juvenile arthritis is methotrexate safe?

For  juvenile arthritis is  methotrexate  safe?

Very safe!: Although i frequently use other agents for jia, i frequently add mtx to the therapeutic mix. Considering that the dose should be lower, i still favor the subcutaneous route rather than oral. However, I have not had serious issues with mtx and children. Make sure they get supplemental folic acid! ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for discoid lupus?

Are there safe alternative therapies for discoid lupus?

Avoid sun exposure: The most important therapy is to avoid sun exposure by using hats and or sun screen. ...Read more

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Why hydroxychloroquine is effective in treating systemic lupus erythematosus?

Why hydroxychloroquine is effective in treating systemic lupus erythematosus?

It is magic?: 1the use of anti-malarials in autoimmune diseases was accidentally discovered in treating wwii vets for malaria. Those with RA improved. Chloroquine and ho-q were tested in sle, with very positive results. In the early 80's canadian researchers definitively showed fewer sle flares with ho-q. It is considered the rx of first choice for :sle. We now understand more of the mechanisms, but not all. ...Read more

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I have suspected sle. Is Bikram yoga safe to practise?

See below: I am not familiar with this type of yoga, but what recommend to my patients is that if it gentle yoga and not extreme poses where one might injury oneself, this would be fine to try. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) while pregnant?

Is it safe to take plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) while pregnant?

Not safe: "usage of this drug during pregnancy should be avoided except when in the judgment of the physician the benefit outweighs the possible hazard. Please take note that this medication can rapidly be adsorbed by the placenta and my cause damage to the fetus's eyes. ...Read more

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Glutathione safe for hypertensive person?

Glutathione safe for hypertensive person?

Probably: Oral glutathione is not absorbed very well. I am not aware of any contraindications for its in hypertension. Discuss further with your physician. ...Read more

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Is methotrexate safe to use with CKD?

Is methotrexate safe to use with CKD?

Avoid using Abbrevia: What is CKD? Is it chronic Kidney disease? If so, what is your kidney function in terms of your blood Creatinine levels?. What is the cause? Methotrexate is not safe to use for patients with kidney diseases. Please clarify, so that we can guide you further. ...Read more

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Does any one treat discoid lupus?

Yes: Any dermatologist can manage, but not cure, common discoid lupus. You already know to avoid sunlight. Topical or intralesional glucocorticoids have been standard for decades. Systemic Chloroquine or a similar drug are often helpful as well. Topical calcineurin inhibitors are a relatively new addition, and there are reports of success with topical retinoic acid derivatives. ...Read more

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Is alcohol safe for a person w/ lupus?

Is alcohol safe for a person w/ lupus?

Moderation: In moderation, alcohol can be safe in patients with lupus but certain medications used for lupus may make it unsafe. The caveat is that alcohol has many problems if taken in excess, if taken before driving, if taken while pregnant, etc. The list goes on. However, having lupus is not an absolute contraindication to alcohol. ...Read more

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Is zyflamend safe for someone with hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Is zyflamend safe for someone with hashimoto's thyroiditis?

Yes: But why waste your money on a bunch of herbs. If you are hypothyroid due to the hashimoto's you need thyroxine! see a thyroidologist. ...Read more

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Hydroxychloriquine ,can it be used for Discoid Lupus (DLE) to prevent DLE becoming SLE ?

Hydroxychloriquine ,can it be used for Discoid Lupus (DLE) to prevent DLE becoming SLE ?

NO: Use it for whatever it does for you. If you have DLE you must protect strictly against sun, UV, any radiation. Your DR may give you something for DLE or SLE. ...Read more

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How dangerous lupus nephritis?

Depends on biopsy: There are different grades of lupus nephritis based on the kidney biopsy. The more benign grades don't necessarily warrant any treatment but will needclose follow-up. The more severe forms (grade 4) require aggressive treatment with drugs to suppress the immune system since they may lead to kidney failure if left unchecked. If present, patients will also be treated for high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is it safe for patients with rheumatoid arthritis exercise?

Yes and no: It is important for people with rheumatoid arthritis to exercise, but it's also very important that they use correct body mechanics so they don't injure themselves. It is a good idea to talk with your rheumatologist or a physical therapist about what exercises are best for you to do and what you should avoid. ...Read more

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Is metheotxate injection 1ml weekly safe for long term use in psoriatic arthritis?

Is metheotxate injection 1ml weekly safe for long term use in psoriatic arthritis?

Yes: Methotrexate is generally well tolerated even at your dose of 25 mg weekly. Your doctor will order prriodic lab tests to screen for any med toxicities. ...Read more

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Should people diagnosed with sle or discoid lupus avoid taking the drugs associated with drug-induced lupus?

If possible: Certain drugs can affect lupus so if there is a choice it may be prudent to avoid three drugs however depending on your circumstance there may not be other options. If you must take a drug associated with lupus be vigilant in reporting any joint pains, fever, or unusual symptoms to your doctor. ...Read more

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