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Preg loss of chromosome normal embryo 2 weeks after cardiac activity detection w/ immunosuppressant, anticoagulant treatments. Chance of future success?

Preg loss of chromosome normal embryo 2 weeks after cardiac activity detection w/ immunosuppressant, anticoagulant treatments. Chance of future success?

Probably good, but: Impossible to say without tests. Early loss is very common and usually does not increase the risk of happening again. You need to be examined and tested to determine if you have a risk for a second (or more) losses. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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What would you suggest for a immunosuppressant drug that won't cause weight gain?

What would you suggest for a immunosuppressant drug that won't cause weight gain?

?: Unfortunately Mme it is not a pick and choose matter, it depends on the condition and which dug best suits the case and doesn't interact with other medications you are already on, you definitely have the choice together with your doctor to decide between 2 or 3 drugs that would be equally effective in a particular situation, it isn't an absolute across the board choice, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Where can I find a list of all immunosuppressants?

Wikipedia: Epocrates can be a bit difficult for a non-physician to navigate. You might want to start with wiki instead. This article has quite a bit of information in it. :http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/immunosuppressive_drug. ...Read more

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Can I take echinacea on immunosuppressant?

Can I take echinacea on immunosuppressant?

Probably not: Echinacea is itself a mild immunosuppressant so it is not a good idea to combine it with prescribed immunosupressants. You should discuss this question with the physician who prescribed these immunosuppressive medications. ...Read more

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Can I take echinacea while on immunosuppressant?

Yes.: However, taking echinacea for an extended period may itself cause some immune dysfunction. So only take it for short periods of time. ...Read more

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Can immunosuppressants cause low body temperature?

Can immunosuppressants cause low body temperature?

No (not directly): If a person become seriously infected (septic) while on an immunospressant they can have a low body temperature. Drugs that directly cause low body temperature include meds for anxiety, depression, alcohol, beta blockers, opiods, and general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Can immunosuppressants actually make autoimmune diseases worse?

Can immunosuppressants actually make autoimmune diseases worse?

Sometimes: Anti tnf medications (enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) etc) used to treat rheumatoid arthritis sometimes cause a lupus like syndrome. Prednisone is used to treat inflammatory muscle diseases, but sometimes prolonged treatment causes muscle weakness. ...Read more

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Can you take enough immunosuppressants to completely shut down the immune system?

Can you take enough immunosuppressants to completely shut down the immune system?

Yes: But you would not survive. One can overdose with immunosuppressive drugs just like any other medications. That is why the doses are controlled and monitored. ...Read more

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After transplant do you have to take immunosuppressants for the rest of your life?

After transplant do you have to take immunosuppressants for the rest of your life?

MOst Likely yes.: Unless you got your organ from your identical twin (or your clone) you will need to take medicine to prevent your body from attacking your transplant. ...Read more

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What are some natural antibiotic/antiviral foods that will not interfere with immunosuppressants?

What are some natural antibiotic/antiviral foods that will not interfere with immunosuppressants?

Don't fall for it!: Eat a well balanced diet. There are no foods that have a clinically significant antibiotic or antiviral effect. That's junk science! ...Read more

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My temperature is 97.6 and i'm currently taking imuran, (azathioprine) an immunosuppressant. Should i be concerned?

My temperature is 97.6 and i'm currently taking imuran, (azathioprine) an immunosuppressant. Should i be concerned?

No fever: 97.6 is not a fever and it is also not abnormally low. Taking Imuran (azathioprine) is serious business and you need to be monitored by your doctor but the temperature that you list it not a concern. If you have symptoms of being ill, tell your doctor. ...Read more

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If one receives a dura mater transplant, is the recipient required to take immunosuppressant medication for life, as with other tissue transplants?

No immunos required: No immunosuppression is required for a dura mater transplant, or for most types of tissue transplants. Most of these tissues have been processed in ways that remove the antigens (proteins) exposure to the new host's immune system and therefore do not provke a rejection response. The big risk for dura mater transplants is creutzfeld-jacob disease (prions) transmission. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: immunosuppressant?

What is the definition or description of: immunosuppressant?

Complex answer: Your immune system is comprised of two main compartments: innate and specific branches. There are many different cell types in each group including neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, basophils, t cells and b cells, and others. Anything that affects either the total number of those cells or their function can be considering immune suppressing or an immunosuppressant. ...Read more

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Do you know how to cure psosiaris without using immunosuppressant?

See below.: Psoriasis is generally treated with a variety of medications and therapies. Immunotherapy is generally considered for extensive or recalcitrant disease. The choice of treatments is between you and your doctor. But these are just treatments. There is no cure. ...Read more

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What are some immunosuppressant options for churg-strauss syndrome?

What are some immunosuppressant options for churg-strauss syndrome?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/churg-strauss-syndrome/basics/treatment/con-20028895

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Can immunosuppressants cause a low body resistance to flu?

Can immunosuppressants cause a low body resistance to flu?

Yes: That is why it is so important for immunocompromised people to get yearly flu shots. Not FluMist as it is a live virus. ...Read more

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Help! can antibiotics be taken while on immunosuppressants?

Help! can antibiotics be taken while on immunosuppressants?

Yes...: They can be used to fight an infection. Ask your doctor to see which antibiotic they recommend for your condition. ...Read more

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Can immunosuppressants be used to help with fibromyalgia pain?

Can immunosuppressants be used to help with fibromyalgia pain?

Fibromyalgia: No. Immunosuppressive drugs are used to treat inflammatory or autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. There are 3 FDA-approved treatments for fibromyalgia that rheumatologists can use. I am happy to do a consult if you would like. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Immunosuppressant (Definition)

Your immune system is comprised of two main compartments: innate and specific branches. There are many different cell types in each group including neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, basophils, t cells and b cells, and others. Anything that affects either the total number of those cells or their function can be considering immune ...Read more