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Vitiligo And Rheumatoid
I have fm and a systemic inflammatory autoimm. Disease that affects my joints skin and hair, is there a more exact diagnosis for my autoimm. Disease?
Sometimes not: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can find out. ...Read more
Neither: Both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are serious autoimmune illnesses that can range from mild to severe. They can effect other organs in the body, not just the joints. The long term complications of these illnesses can be minimized by seeking care from an experienced rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain: When more than one autoimmune disorder occurs in a person, it is often called mixed connective tissue disease. The combination however is not well defined but lupus is always included. In a Norwegian study, the prevalence was 3.8/100,000. http://ard.bmj.com/content/70/6/1047.short ...Read more
Can menopause trigger autoimmune disorders? I was diagnosed with both psoriatic arthritis and celiac disease at 51.
Maybe: There is more autoimmune (AI) disease in older women, but it is unclear if it is related to time or hormones. Time: an AI condition is a problem in the immune system. The longer we live, the more likely a problem will develop. Hormones: women have an immune system that tolerates foreign things, that is how they have a baby. If that tolerance goes away, then there can be an issue. But exact cause? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pmle similar to lupus photosensitivity rash? Have positive ANA and dsdna with joint pain. Thought this was always sun rash...Lupus?
Good: Usually helps within 2-4 months but rarely produces 100 % remission.Quite low risk. ...Read more
Friend has psoriasis on methotrexate. Labs CBC, cmp, tsh, ESR and ANA are normal. Starting to get joint pain but not red or swollen. What are chances to progress to psoriatic arthritis? Sees derm.
What supplements are good for psoriatic arthritis beyond prescription of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)?
Anti inflammatory: There are numerous supplements that can have beneficial, antiinflammatory properties. Omega3is just one example. Rather than a specific supplement, though, I am a fan of the whole food, antiinflammatory diets. The results for many health conditions are well documented and can be pretty amazing. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is polymyositis rheumatica an autoimmune disease? My dad has this and I have a sytemic autoimmune connective tissue disease as well. Genetic?
Yes: Scleroderma causes scarring, hyperpigmentation, and vitiligo of skin as well as raynauds phenomenon, and scarring and vascular changes in the hands and feet, lungs kidneys, and heart. If just confined to the skin in one or several areas it is called morphea. There is treatment for all of these. A dermatologist for morphea, a rheumatologist for system scleroderma. ...Read more