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What are the traditional or naturopathic treatments for polymyositis?

What are the traditional or naturopathic treatments for polymyositis?

None: Naturopaths having nothing to offer the polymyositic patient. They will administer ineffective potions while the disease eats away at muscles. Polymyositis requires strong, clinical proven medication and you should not be seeing a non-medical person for this serious disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Byrne
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Polymyositis (Definition)

Polymyositis is inflammation of the muscles. It is considered an autoimmune disease and which ones on inflammatory cells targeted their activity against muscle cells. This may be associated with fatigue and muscle weakness. There are several treatment options routinely use by a rheumatologists. I'm happy to do ...Read more


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What are the pros and cons of traditional and naturopathic treatments for polymyositis?

Big difference: Polymyositis is a hyperallergic inflammation of the muscles with rapid wasting and debility. It responds well to systemic steroids and some other support pharmaceuticals. Naturopathy has nothing to offer for this condition. You need to see a rheumatologist as soon as possible to prevent serious complications. ...Read more

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Where is the best treatment for polymyositis?

Polymyositis: Polymyositis is best treated by a rheumatologist in conjunction with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for polymyositis?

Polymyositis (PM): There are many alternative treaments for polymyositis (pm). They are similar to the therapies use for other autoimmune diseases and include: oral steroids, intravenous immunoglobululins, tacrolimus (prograf) or biologic therapies such as embrel or rituxan (rituximab). ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is the best treatment available for polymyositis?

See details: The initial therapy is prednisone. Depending on response and severity of disease, other meds are often added. These include methotrexate, azathioprine, IV gamma globulin and biologics such as Rituxan (rituximab) among others. ...Read more

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Any treatment to polymyositis?

Yes: Immunosuppressive medications (prednisone, rituximab, azathioprine for example) are used with good success. Talk to a rheumatologist or neuromuscular specialist. ...Read more

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Where are some of the best treatments available for polymyositis?

Local rheumatolgist: Polymyositis is an autoimmune muscle disease that left untreated can cause severe muscle weakness and atrophy of skeletal and involuntary smooth muscles. Treatment begins with cortisone and can advance to include oral immunosuppressive and newer intravenous immunosuppressive and biologic medicines all of which are availabe in the doctor's office or hospital. Physical therapy is critical. ...Read more

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Ongoing polymyositis treatment @5mg prednisone&500mg sulfasalazine/day&17.5mg methotrexate/wk...What are appropriate jo1, wbc, abs mono, etc results?

Ongoing polymyositis treatment  @5mg prednisone&500mg sulfasalazine/day&17.5mg methotrexate/wk...What are appropriate jo1, wbc, abs mono, etc results?

Speak to your MD: With all due respect, your best place for this source of information is the physician providing your care, who knows you as a patient, your medical condition, and any other factors that may influence your treatment and results. This type of forum is best suited for general information on a topic, but not advice on specific care of a complicated problem. ...Read more

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I've tried lots of diff treatments but they don't work ie ivig, methetrexate, aziapram, im on 25mg of prednisolone for polymiositis & myasthnis gratis any ?

I've tried lots of diff treatments but they don't work ie ivig, methetrexate, aziapram, im on 25mg of prednisolone for polymiositis & myasthnis gratis any ?

Trouble: These are very difficult treatments to diagnose and even harder to treat. Every patient is different, so they all require different treatments to find which works best. A baseball player does not hit a homerun every time he steps up to the plate. Keep trying to find the best meds that work. Sometimes seeing a 2nd specialist can help to give more thought to your illnesses. ...Read more

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Do the treatments differ between allopaths, osteopaths, naturopaths, and chiropracters?

Do the treatments differ between allopaths, osteopaths, naturopaths, and chiropracters?

YES, a great deal: Allopaths practice conventional western medicine,relying primarily on drugs & surgery for treatment. Many osteopaths practice allopathic medicine but the root of osteopathy is gentle manipulation of bones & many osteopaths still include this. Naturopaths primarily utilize nutritional supplements, herbs & homeopathy,whereas chiropractors use various manipulative therapies & often use supplements. ...Read more

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What are some naturopathic treatments for cardiovascular diseases?

What are some naturopathic treatments for cardiovascular diseases?

None: Im sure they will sell you some tree root venom but stick with modern, proven medicine to actually treat diseases. ...Read more

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How to find good naturopathic and Ayurvedic treatment of male and female infertility?

How to find good naturopathic and Ayurvedic treatment of male and female infertility?

As your doc: If you have a good, board certified reproductive endocrinology/infertility specialist, he/she often will work with or recommend naturopaths who also treat infertility. For example, i refer to a board certified acupuncturist in my area (www.Acubaby.Com) and she's amazing! ...Read more

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Are there effective naturopathic alternatives for radiation therapy?

Are there effective naturopathic alternatives for radiation therapy?

No: There is no other natural process that can cause the same effect of radiation to kill cancer cells. However, these methods can be complimentary to treating a patient. Its very important to have positive attitudes, exercise, eat well (nutrition and healthy food), spiritual belief, and monitor environmental exposures (don't smoke or drink). Regarding herbs and supplements check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is live cell therapy a hoax promoted by naturopaths? How do living cells from an animal survive in a human body?

Is live cell therapy a hoax promoted by naturopaths?  How do living cells from an animal survive in a human body?

Crazy idea: Probably not live cells. However material derived from an animal allegedly containing live cells may contain live viruses and bacteria. Actual live cells from an animal will be quickly destroyed by your immune system. They cannot possibly survive unless you are immunosuppressed. The person promoting this idea should be reported to public health authorities and criminally prosecuted. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what polymyositis is?

Yes it is autoimmune: An autoimmune inflammatory condition of muscle, treated with meds to correct this hyperimmune response to muscle. We do not know the cause. ...Read more

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What are the final stages of the disease polymyositis?

Inability to breathe: Polymyositis is immune injury to skeletal muscle, leading to weakness. If left untreated, it can affect the diaphragm which helps you breathe. This can cause significant shortness of breath and the terrible feeling of suffocation. This is rarely seen though with the medications we have. ...Read more

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Is valium 5mg ok to take with polymyositis?

Is valium 5mg ok to take with polymyositis?

Worrisome question: Yes but polymyositis is a rare diagnosis in a 34 year old. Hope you have a good internist, for starters. There may be an underlying cause as benign as working out too hard, or as malignant as cancer. There could be electrolyte or inflammatory causes. 34 yo men should also not need Valium for anything. ...Read more

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Is polymyositis related with poliomyelitis?

Is polymyositis related with poliomyelitis?

No: Polymyosotis is an autoimmune disease where a person's own white blood cells are attacking their muscles causing inflammation, pain, and weakness. Poliomyelitis is the disease caused by the polio virus which attacks the nerves and can leave a person with permanent weakness due to nerve damage. Very different in that it can be prevented in most people who are vaccinated against polio. ...Read more

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What type of disease is polymyositis? Autoimmune?

What type of disease is polymyositis? Autoimmune?

Yes it is autoimmune: Autoimmune it is. Drugs to treat it affect the immune system, and dampen an inappropriate immune response to your muscle. ...Read more