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Vietnam Veterans And Lupus
PTSD effects on fami: Can be damaging for veteran and family. Combat capacity can be reduced, endurance reduced as soldier is not at perfect health before engaging action. Mind not as sharp though already in hyper-arousal state. Wrongful decision-making hurt split second decision in life and death matter. Family harmony disturbed by extreme tension of untreated ptsd which aggravates with time. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Any doctors in Saint Louis who are expierenced in treating patients with Lyme disease or chronic lyme?
Could 20 yrs of army service as bomb dog handler/military police non combat, cause gad and panic disorder with agrabaphobia?
It depends: How you end up after such a long experience depends on your genetics, your background, your supports, and your ability to deal with frightening situations. I don't know about the diagnoses you've listed, as ptsd might be more expected than those. At the very least, you could easily be in for some kind of anxiety -- undiagnosable without full evaluation. You could see a psychiatrist & find out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Relatives from India to live permanently in Canada with us, but there are people in house with weak immune systems, could they bring 3 world diseases?
Possible but...: The most common illness in India that is uncommon in Canada is malaria, but it's only common in the region just south of Calcutta and is not contagious. People anywhere can have intestinal parasites but they are more common in India. With proper hygiene they are not readily transmitted but Dr. can test relatives for parasites and get them treated after they arrive. But generally no need to worry! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
American heart association medical journal just posted an article - small research study states that they have found new autoantibodys that are specific 2 pots patients, :) more research being done :)?
Research POTS: Yes more research is being done.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not knowable: I appreciate your concern, but this is the kind of data that can't be obtained by any means. Enbrel (etanercept) is an immunomodulator that may suppress the immune response which has a small impact on melanoma progress; it's also given for psoriasis in which the skin cancer risk is already up. It's worth the risk; do keep a close eye on your skin so that skin cancers get rx'd early & there' s no risk of death. ...Read more
Recent hx. Of dvt/p.E., followed by Coumadin clinic in l.A., hx. Of hiv, t.B. Moving from l.A. To scottsdale 3/17. Looking for md with extensive experience in treating and follow up with dvt/p.E., Coumadin clinic. I've been HIV positive since 1995. Doing
This : This is probably not the answer you (or the website) are looking for, but my best advice in finding a doctor is to ask friends, neighbors and other doctors, even dentists. Getting a recommendation from an on-line source, many of which are anonymous, is probably the worst way to find a doctor. Being a nurse, I have to tell you, nurses are the single best source of physician referrals. Nurses know, and you can't fool a nurse with a bunch of bs. They see right through it. Or nurses, in particular, are a great source of referrals, since they really see everything. They know who's naughty and nice! if you have absolutely no other source, go to the cafeteria of the local hospital and find a nurse and ask. Most nurses are more than happy to point you in the right direction. Hope you find someone that's perfect for you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are HealthTap Doctors allowed to fill out a DBQ (Disability Benefits Questionnaire) issued by the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, for PTSD?
Some are: The DBQ application forms are a summary of the medical status of a veteran in relationship to claimed service connected disability. A team of contract physicians has been trained to perform these examinations and submit the DBQ forms. Some Health Tap doctors have had this training and can do this although the examinations are scheduled through organizations such as VES and QTC.l ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I am considering benlysta (belimumab) for my sle. For those physicians that have used benlysta (belimumab) with their sle patients, what has been your experience?
Favorable: For aapropriate patients the experience with Benlysta (belimumab) has been good. There has been improvement in general features of fatigue with improvement in rash and joint pain. It's use has allowed me to lower the Prednisone dosage of patients and their serologies ( anti- dna and complemnent) levels have improved. ...Read more
What are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?
Awareness, funding: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy. ...Read more
38/f, depression, migraines, exhaustion, flu symptoms with period. On depression meds- unhelpful. Living in japan, local doctors unhelpful. ?
Are you seeing: A psychiatrist or primary care physician? Have you met with a psychologist to talk about your depression? If you are not getting the help you need consult with another professional for a second opinion. There are different kinds of treatment for depression , cognitive behavioral, analytic, different medications to try. Don't get discouraged try a different approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can chronic exposure to toxins cause mctd? Two of us that worked together have mctd, cvid, autonomic disorders ..
Health and wellness: what are some concrete examples of broad-based prevention and wellness improvements resulting from a celebrity's public battle with a previously stigmatized disease?
Awareness: While no specific disease has been cured or significantly abated from celebrity endorsement, the increased awareness and increased cash inflow for research has been of significant benefit. Three that come to mind are michael fox for parkinson's, elizabeth taylor for aids and jerry lewis for muscular dystrophy. ...Read more
My aunt's in icu, diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis which led to interstitial lung disease - been told 2 weeks to live - any natural alternate tips?
Many: Many people with mild rheumatoid arthritis respond to hydroxychloroquine. Meloxicam only helps control symptoms but does not control the inflammatory process. The key is to have the rheumatologist assess whether the Hydroxychloroquine is adequately controlling the RA to prevent progression as progression can lead to deformity. ...Read more
Multiple system atrophy with bradykinesia Treatment? Is this a form of Parkinson's. 100% Viet nam vet. Exposed to agent orange. Neuropathy, 3 tias, Ca
HowAboutANeurologist: First and foremost, thank you for your service.That was a tough time.There is just too little information in your question.Yes,bradykinesia can be a symptom of Parkinson's, which can be a symptom of MSA.There is "suggestive but limited evidence that exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used during the Vietnam War is associated with an increased chance of Parkinson's disease."See your doc ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent studies have been reporting a potential association between rosacea and autoimmune diseases like MS, Parkinson's. How do I not stress about it?
Health care: You heard correctly BUT the studies are small, based on some unsubstianted self-reports of the other diseases and says NOTHING about causality. There was suggestion that worse rosacea had a higher link and that good Tx can avoid worse rosacea - so, find and follow good Tx as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle and that includes mgmt of stress! Seek a therapist you trust to learn those skills!. ...Read more
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