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Is Bikram yoga safe for lupus patients?

Is Bikram yoga safe for lupus patients?

Bikram yoga: If any should help with joint pains, fatigue , better mobility , feeling of well being. Lupus nephritis patients and renal failure patients should consult with their doctors prior to undertaking bikram ypga due to fluid loss and dehydrates toon as a result if heat associated with bikram yoga. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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Herbal life good for weight management , I have lupus, fibro.

Herbal life good for weight management , I have lupus, fibro.

Herbalife: I'm not sure whether you're testifying that "herbal life" is good, or asking about it? Herbalife is a multilevel marketing company that sells many different kinds of products, including some for "weight management." it is not a program that provides personal accountability like weight watchers or tops. This part is needed for success in any program, because it engages you towards your goals. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for sle (systemic lupus erythematosus)?

What are some alternative therapies for sle (systemic lupus erythematosus)?

None: Diet and omega 3 fatty acids may help but there are no specific vitamin or herbal supplements for sle. Avoiding sugar and dairy is helpful for some people. Omega three fatty acids along with vitamin c and b complex may reduce symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for lupus patients?

What are some good exercises for lupus patients?

Indoor: Lupus you need to usually avoid sun. Listen to your body and work with your doctor what is safe. I usually tell people to do a little more today than you did yesterday, for 15 minutes. Do this *every day* unless injured (then stretch), and slowly build strength, which improves immune function. Indoor swimming would be ideal in most instances. ...Read more

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I have suspected sle. Is Bikram yoga safe to practise?

See below: I am not familiar with this type of yoga, but what recommend to my patients is that if it gentle yoga and not extreme poses where one might injury oneself, this would be fine to try. ...Read more

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What are some mind/body therapies for rheumatoid arthritis?

What are some mind/body therapies for rheumatoid arthritis?

Reduce stress: Ra is an autoimmune disease which has a prolonged and devastating disease course if untreated. Reducing stress to the body in addition to meds can help. Alternative therapies including chi gong, yoga, meditation, acupuncture to calm stress can help as adjunct. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative therapies for sle (lupus)?

Yes: Organic whole food supplementation; elimination of acids from the diet; avoidance of known allergies including foods; taking large quantities of antiinflammatory herbs such as cats claw; nrf2 activator (protandim)--produces sod reducing oxidative stress levels to level of a 20 year old. See my link at www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read more

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Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic

Not sure, I don't : think anyone knows for sure if its okay for sure. No study has been done on those supplement with SLE. I would recommend stay simple supplement with multivitamin, Vit D, B complex. At the most, protein shake for post work out. ...Read more

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What are some good weight loss exercises for lupus patient?

What are some good weight loss exercises for lupus patient?

Cardio & circuit: Cardio & circuit weight training should be ideal. I think cardio done indoors, but outdoors is better: biking, jogging, kayaking, hiking, etc. Get good protein intake, drink water, and if on steroids, absolutely cut carbs! ...Read more

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Is yoga helpful for hypothyroidism and PCOS?

Is yoga helpful for hypothyroidism and PCOS?

Not therapeutic...: If you had practiced it ,you may not have the problem to start with... ...Read more

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Endocin &/or azulphadin for rheumatoid arthritis, do these work?

Endocin &/or azulphadin for rheumatoid arthritis, do these work?

Yes: Indocin is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) like Motrin. It can help the pain and stiffness but does slow down joint damage. (disease progression) Asulfadine is a diseases modifying medication (DMARD). This class of drugs can help pain and stiffness and also help slow down disease progression. Other commonly used DMARDS include: methotrexate, Arava, (leflunomide) and plaquenil. ...Read more

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Can you advise for vertigo, rheumatoid arhtritis and psoriasis?

Can you advise for vertigo, rheumatoid arhtritis and psoriasis?

See details: The vertigo is unrelated. See an ENT specialist. There are exercises and meds that can help. See a rheumatologist for the arthritic issues and the psoriasis. You likely have psoriatic arthritis and not RA. ...Read more

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Which yoga poses are good for myasthenia gravis?

Which yoga poses are good for myasthenia gravis?

Tricky to answer: I doubt many muscle disease specialists or neurologists are expert in yoga. The principal to be followed is to not overtax the muscles with rapid repetitive motions or those which involve sustained contractions against more than a nominal load. With that in mind, ask a yoga instructor. ...Read more

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Can i get disability for lupus anticoagulant disorder.

Can i get disability for  lupus anticoagulant disorder.

Impossible to say: It depends on many factors, not just on a diagnosis. If you are able to work, you are not disabled no matter what the underlying medical issues. ...Read more

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Is positive anticardiolipin and positive antidsdna needed for lupus diagnosis? I have positive Ana, WBC 4.20 skin rashes, plus arthritis in joints

Is positive anticardiolipin and positive antidsdna needed for lupus diagnosis? I have  positive Ana, WBC 4.20 skin rashes, plus arthritis in joints

Rheumatologist: Anticardiolipin antibodies may not be present in many lupus cases but Ana and antidsdna findings are common. Your findings are consistent with lupus, but the rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more