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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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


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Does methotrexate.Cause memory loss or is it RA itself? If so how to prevent and strengthen my memory ?

Does methotrexate.Cause memory loss or is it RA itself?  If so how to prevent and strengthen my memory ?

Methotrexate: Methotrexate affects cells in the hippocampus, part of the brain with an important role in memory. Studies are looking at how other drugs, such as prozac, (fluoxetine) can protect the hippocampus from Methotrexate damage. In addition, symptoms of RA (pain, fatigue) can interfere with concentration and information processing. To be at your best, try to follow a healthy diet, exercise, and get enough sleep. ...Read more

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How to stop hair loss when am on methotrexate for my Ra?

How to stop hair loss when am on methotrexate for my Ra?

Some thoughts: I have seen hundreds of people on Methotrexate for their rheumatoid arthritis and then I agree that hair loss is a bothersome side effects. Nonetheless, at the doses used treat RA I never saw aperson go bald . You're going to have hair loss and there's no good therapy to prevent that. However, some women do notice benefit with using OTC rogaine (minoxidil) in concert with partial hairpieces on social engageme ...Read more

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On methotrexate 25mg/weekly for psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis from your experience & opinion will I experience hair loss?

On methotrexate 25mg/weekly for psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis from your experience & opinion will I experience hair loss?

Possibly: Some hair loss is common in patients taking methotrexate. Some experience hair loss at low doses and others on high doses like yourself have no such problem. One can try leucovorin if hair loss is a problem as this can reduce the problem is one is occurring. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,932 doctors shared insights

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


Methotrexate (Definition)

Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more