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Any tips on how to cope with reynauds disease?

Any tips on how to cope with reynauds disease?

Treatment: In addition to those preventative ideas, there are medications that have been shown to reduce the vascular spasm. Options include Pletal (cilostazol) and calcium channel blockers. I would see vascular medicine specialist to be sure the diagnosis is correct as not every thing that makes your fingers turn blue and feel cold is raynaud's. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more


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Can you provide any natural tips to treat sjogren's syndrome?

Can you provide any natural tips to treat sjogren's syndrome?

The only thing: The only natural supplement that has been looked at is flax seed oil capsules which does patients dry or sicca symptoms. It has helped a number of my patients. ...Read more

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Can you offer any new tips to manage psoriasis?

Can you offer any new tips to manage psoriasis?

See a dermatologist: It is impossible to manage on your own. A dermatologist can help. There are very effective therapies for this disorder. ...Read more

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Tips to be skinnier?

Tips to be skinnier?

See Dr., and then..: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and leafy lettuce (little or no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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Tips on prevention to prader-willi syndrome?

Tips on prevention to prader-willi syndrome?

No prevention : Unfortunately there are no ways to prevent prader-willi syndrome. This is a genetic syndrome with an abnormality on the 15th chromosome. If there is a concern for future children, genetic consultation will be a must. ...Read more

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Can you get scleroderma and lupus?

Can you get scleroderma and lupus?

Mixed Picture: It would be very rare (but not impossible) to truly have both diseases together. It would be more likely to develop a so-called "overlap syndrome" in which you have a single autoimmune disorder that seems to borrow some features from each of these classic diseases without truly being purely one or purely the other. ...Read more

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Please suggest tips on how to deal with stress!?

Please suggest tips on how to deal with stress!?

De-stressing Tips.: To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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What are helpful advice or tips in beginning to deal with Crohn's disease?

What are helpful advice or tips in beginning to deal with Crohn's disease?

Information: Contact www.Ccfa.Org which has a lot of helpful literature for exactly your situation. The doctor who diagnosed you should be able to give you a complimentary membership if you need help, but they are a go to source for everything on ibd. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is lichen sclerosus related to scleroderma?

Please help docs! is lichen sclerosus related to scleroderma?

Lichen sclerosus: Read this: http://www.Niams.Nih.Gov/health_info/lichen_sclerosus/default.Asp.

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Trying to cope with ulcerative colitis. How do you find support groups, etc...?

Trying to cope with ulcerative colitis. How do you find support groups, etc...?

Yes: All sympathy to you from every one, it is crippling disease attacks the young, and disables all. Cure is not too far away see your physician regularly depression is not unusual , several support groups are available from your community to nation wide ( and face book ). Go on web like ccfa.Org livingwithuc.Com good luck for long remission. ...Read more

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Tips to help deal with muscular dystrophy?

Tips to help deal with muscular dystrophy?

What form?: There are many forms and degrees of severity in the spectrum of muscular dystrophy. If it presents in a young child, it may progress to severe disability and even death. If it presents later and only very mild, it may not interfere with normal function. For some it is a stable condition that causes difficulty with walking and getting out of chairs. For others it can be sudden severe weakness. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how to deal with sjogren's syndrome?

Any suggestions on how to deal with sjogren's syndrome?

Lots: Use a humidifier and products such as biotene and oasis, see a dentist regularly to predict dental decay. There is a sjogren's foundation online as well. ...Read more

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How to treat scleroderma?

How to treat scleroderma?

Several options: D-penacillamine, rituximab, and methotrexate have shown promise in treating this condition. ...Read more

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What can I do to address my discoid lupus with hair loss?

What can I do to address my discoid lupus with hair loss?

Medications, inject: Localized corticosteroid injections can help. Certain medications such as antimalarial's can be effective. Your dermatologist can clarify the best therapy. ...Read more

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What tips can you give me to cope with acute prostatitis?

Acute prostatitis: Assuming you have seen a physician and gotten a prescription for antibiotics, the discomfort can be helped somewhat by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), warm tub soaks and elevation of the feet. Frequent ejaculations (although sometimes painful) can also hasten recovery. ...Read more

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How to deal with lupus ?

How to deal with lupus ?

Don't worry!: Virtually all sle patients can be remitted. Make sure your DX has been confirmed by someone in rheumatology. I see many pts with the DX who do not have systemic lupus! ...Read more

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What are some tips to help manage living with diabetes?

What are some tips to help manage living with diabetes?

Stay Healthy: You can live with diabetes through employment of regular cardiovascular exercise, proper nutrition (small frequent meals with fiber included with each meal and limitation of simple sugars) and normal weight maintenance. Maintain a positive attitude, check fingersticks regularly and make adjustments to your strategy based on the results. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more