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Doctor insights on: Should You Cleanse If You Have Lupus

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What should you not eat if you have a kidney infection?

What should you not eat if you have a kidney infection?

Nothing: You can eat what ever you like when you have a kidney infection. ...Read more

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Do you have lupus if you have anticardiolipin antibodies? What else do you look for with this?

Do you have lupus if you have anticardiolipin antibodies? What else do you look for with this?

Not necessarily: Antiphospholipid antibodies can occur where there is no underlying disease or can be associated with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other disorders. ...Read more

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What should you do if you have chlamydia?

What should you do if you have chlamydia?

Get treatment: It is important to take the course of antibiotics that your healthcare provider prescribes. It is also critical that your partners are treated. Finally, condoms are recommended as a good form of prevention from future infections. ...Read more

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What should you do if you think you have a reproductive health problem?

What should you do if you think you have a reproductive health problem?

Dont delay: See you Gyn doctor soon. Most things can be treated quickly before it causes permanent damage -- especially infections. ...Read more

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If you think you have IBS should you see your pcp?

If you think you have IBS should you see your pcp?

Absolutely YES: The symptoms of ibs are varied and may also be the symptoms of something much more serious. ...Read more

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What should you not do if you have measles?

What should you not do if you have measles?

Do Not Go Out/Infect: If you have measles one thing you do not do is go out where there are other people as you are very contagious and will infect all susceptible people who you are around with.If you are going to the Doctors office notify them that you have a rash and fever so that they can take precautions ...Read more

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Do you recommend not buying a pet if you have discoid lupus?

Do you recommend not buying a pet if you have discoid lupus?

Pets & discoid lupus: The only connection between having a pet and discoid lupus is that if you need to take your pet out for walks, you need to use an excellent sunscreen and a hat, as discoid lupus can become worse with sun exposure. 10% of people with discoid lupus have systemic lupus. Sun protection and avoidance is even more important. Other than that, enjoy your pet! no reason not to have one. ...Read more

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If you have crohn's, what medication(s) should you be on?

If you have crohn's, what medication(s) should you be on?

Immune suppression: 1. 5-asa medications (sulfasalazine, asacol, (mesalamine) pentasa) may take the edge of symptoms, they do not adequately treat crohn's disease. 2. Steroids work, but are only useful for short course because of side effects. 3. Azathioprine (imuran), 6-mp, Methotrexate are often effective, and reduce the need for steroids 4. Remicade, Humira are very effective at treating fistulas or severe crohn's. ...Read more

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If you have your thyroid irradiated for graves do you ever have to do it again?

If you have your thyroid irradiated  for graves do you ever have to do it again?

First, : It's not irradiation, it's radioactive iodine therapy. It not an external x-ray. Radioiodine is usually 95-98% effective with one dose when done properly. A rare patient will need a second treatment. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a problem with your thyroid?

How do you know if you have a problem with your thyroid?

Blood test(TFTs): Your doctor can examine you and tell you if you might have it in which case a simple blood test called thyroid functions(tsh level is the simplest test) can be done to confirm it. ...Read more

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When should you see a doctor if you have cold/flu?

When should you see a doctor if you have cold/flu?

One reason would be: A temp over 104 degrees. Complications resulting from the flu that make it hard to breath is another reason. ...Read more

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Can you do anything active if you have pericarditis?

Can you do anything active if you have pericarditis?

Anti-inflammatories: Anti-inflammatory agents such as nsaids, steroids or Colchicine can help in the active state of pericarditis. ...Read more

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What should I do if you think you have bipolar disease?

What should I do if you think you have bipolar disease?

Evaluation: You should have an evaluation done by a mental health professional. There are several different types and can present differently from person to person. This link provides good information about bipolar disorder: http://www.Nami.Org/template.Cfm?Section=bipolar1&template=/contentmanagement/contentdisplay.Cfm&contentid=130758. ...Read more

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How would you know if you definitely have leukemia if you have almost all the symtoms?

How would you know if you definitely have leukemia if you have almost all the symtoms?

Symptoms?: Symptoms? Some symptoms are non-specific, vague, and found in many physical (or mental) illnesses - fatigue, shortness of breath on exertion, poor sleep, etc. Leukemia needs evaluation by a number of studies including flow cytometry, which may be adequate for asymptomatic cll, ranging to a gamut of studies for other leukemias like aml. ...Read more

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What should you have to do when you have diabetes?

What should you have to do when you have diabetes?

See an m.d: You should see an endocrinologist and dietation and mild exercise. ...Read more