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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?

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 more

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Can healthy, well nourished people with an average immune system contract tuberculosis? Can any docs explain?

Can healthy, well nourished people with an average immune system contract tuberculosis? Can any docs explain?

Yes..Contagiousness: Yes even healthy individuals can contract tuberculosis. It is a highly contagious disease that anyone can acquire. Especially if someone is known to be positive for the disease, they should be further evaluated and avoid contact with others. ...Read more

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Explain all the (best) (different) ways Toxins can be found? I am speaking of Toxins released from an Infectious Disease aspect?

Explain all the (best) (different) ways Toxins can be found? I am speaking of Toxins released from an Infectious Disease aspect?

Infection: Presence and source of infection best determined by physical exam. Identification of specific pathogen(s) involved best determined by lab tests. Please call your PCP now. Infections tend to worsen rather than self-healing. You need help--find it. ...Read more

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I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on chronic myelogenous leukemia?

I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on chronic myelogenous leukemia?

No: CML is a very treatable disease today with drugs like sprycel, gleevec, and tasigna (nilotinib). Patients can essentially expect a normal life expectancy for CML today, vs a median survial of 5 years prior to these therapies. ...Read more

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Are gummy multivitamins that support the immune system even an effective approach to helping the immune system?

Are gummy multivitamins that support the immune system even an effective approach to helping the immune system?

Gummy vitamins: Probably not. The best support for a good immune system is eating healthy , avoiding stress, and getting enough sleep. ...Read more

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Have you heard of the BX Protocol? They claim to treat the mitochondria and can improve or cure many illnesses like COPD, cancers, Parkinson's. Real?

Have you heard of the BX Protocol? They claim to treat the mitochondria and can improve or cure many illnesses like COPD, cancers, Parkinson's. Real?

BX Protocol: I only read about it. Very expensive proposed treatment for Lyme disease, but calls for very strict dietary restrictions. Refer to the Delta Institute International for more info. ...Read more

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Where do I find recent news about both the skeletal system, and the cardiovascular systems?

Where do I find recent news about both the skeletal system, and the cardiovascular systems?

Google: One can google vitamin d, vitamin k, osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis. Go to medscape, linus pauling institute or the framingham heart study for recent information on the relationship between deficiencies of vitamins d and k and osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis. The evidence suggests increased risk of stroke, heart attack and osteoporosis in persons suffering deficiencies of vitamins d and k. ...Read more

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Help please! is anyone suffering from high levels of thyroid antibodies in their system?

Help please! is anyone suffering from high levels of thyroid antibodies in their system?

Depends: High levels of thyroid antibodies suggest that your are at risk for thyroid malfunction. It also serves as a marker that you maybe more prone to other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Can you use holistic/alternative medicine to support the immune system during chemotherapy?

Can you use holistic/alternative medicine to support the immune system during chemotherapy?

Controversial: This is controversial amongst some oncologists, as they want to be sure chemotherapy has the best possible chance to work. For instance, some are concerned that antioxidant vitamins can compromise the oxidizing effects of chemotherapy on the cancer. Some cancer centers are integrating naturopathic and/or holistic physicians on staff, who can help the patient without harming the treatment. ...Read more

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I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on coronary spasms?

I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on coronary spasms?

Probably not: Coronary spasm is a diagnosis which is extremely difficult to confirm. If in fact the patient really has coronary spasm, it is important to use a medication with proven effectiveness to prevent chest pain and heart attack, either a Nitroglycerin preparation or a calcium channel blocker. To my knowledge there has been no research on any other form of therapy that would demonstrate effectiveness. ...Read more

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How do antibodies work in the immune system?

How do antibodies work in the immune system?

Complicated: Antibodies basically surround infectious organisms (usually bacteria) and help either neutralize them or lead to their destruction. ...Read more

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If mushrooms help the immune system and someone with auto immune eats them.does that mean they would help the attack on the body ?

If mushrooms help the immune system and someone with auto immune eats them.does that mean they would help the attack on the body ?

Mushrooms:no effect.: Mushrooms have no impact on the immune system, and are as safe for people with autoimmune diseases as they are for everyone else. ...Read more

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How do probiotics work for ulcerative colitis? Since it is an autoimmune disease wouldn't the overactive immune system fight the probiotics?

How do probiotics work for ulcerative colitis?    Since it is an autoimmune disease wouldn't the overactive immune system fight the probiotics?

The Microbiome... : Great thought question. However, it isn't all about the immune system - we recently are beginning to understand the role of the community of micro- organisms in the gut (the microbiome). By altering the natural composition and exposure to certain foods early in life, our immune system over-reacts to certain proteins and microbes that would otherwise be harmless. ...Read more

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How do I find Urologist who treated me between 2004-2006 in another state? I've forgotten their name and name of clinic.Thanks...

How do I find Urologist who treated me between 2004-2006 in another state? I've forgotten their name and name of clinic.Thanks...

Google . . .: Time to play detective (and hope s/he hasn't moved - if they have, you're outta luck). I'd just search for urologist in whatever town you were treated. Assuming you didn't live in one of the larger metropolitan statistical areas, there can't be that many urologists in that town. Even so, it's a finite number. If you don't recognize doctor's/clinic's name, check out listed locations. Good luck! ...Read more

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