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Yoga Help Treat Sle
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.
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.
I have pseudotumor cerebri and lupus. Is it ok to do Bikram yoga? I'm on acetazolamide and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)
Ask your MD: Bikram yoga has 26 positions with some a little extreme considering the effort involved. I would print them out and show to your Doctor before enrolling.
Yes: Sle is thought to be caused by an immune reaction that erroneously attacks the body. There are many different "disease-modifying agents " that can help turn off these reactions. Rheumatologists are the medical specialists that treat these types of diseases.See 1 more doctor answer
Labs and ROS:
ANA is the first test. A very good screening test, yet to really see a case of ANA negative lupus!
Yes: There are a number of trials using Rituximab (rituxan) for the treatment of lupus (sle). It's effectiveness is unclear as 2 large randomized trials (explorer and lunar) did not find a benefit for rituximab.
I am 51 female w fibro hbp udmctd , athritis, chrfatigue +ana+rnp depress myosiitis daughterw sle ivebeen treated 6 yr feel worse 11meds suggestions?
Impossible to answer: This is impossible to answer without knowing specifics about past and present meds and more complete lab results. However, if you feel that you condition is worse or not getting better then it never hurts to get a second opinion.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a recurring red linear lesion that crusts over for approx 4-6 mos, almost at the base of my skull. What could cause this? Sle, treated lymes
See Dermatology: Likely a combination problem, and will need expert (/dermatology) evaluation for resolution. Probably component irritation / inflammation from hair oils / dead skin products + possibly fungal colonization and some bacterial overgrowth. So will need combination approach to get to resolve long enough to heal.
Hi dear doctor...can you give me some information about SLE disease?? The treatment and how can we treat it?
Not enough space: For this type of information, I recommend that you google the Mayo Clinic for more information. Healthtap is not designed for general topics with a 400-word limit.
12 m ago ANA+1:160 and anti dsDNA+ 13 mLH. Treated for SLE in FL. I moved to PA. New Rheum re-tested and both negative. States it was never SLE . Is this normal for SLE or something else? Confsued
My rheumatologist added few medicines to treat my sle, imuran, (azathioprine) stresstabs with zinc & methycobal 500ug injection, wht r these med? Any side effects?
I have sle lupus and suffer from raynauds. Now I have a ulcer on my big toe, any tips on how to treat it at home?
This is serious: And you should see a foot doc. This should not be treated by you. You can get a bone infection and lose your toe if that injury is not treated properly.
I have SLE and have suffered from eye tics since childhood. I had Botox to treat them but now have puffy bags under eyes. Is this from botox or lupus?
Either one or both: Lupus is an inflammatory condition, while botox is used to reverse wrinkles, but both have similar effects in causing swelling beneath the skin of the eyelids...
I was diagnosed with pseudocystis pneumonia. I have sle. Docs gave me Medrol (methylprednisolone) 72mg. Caused osteoporotic fracture on my back. How treat that?
Kyphoplasty: Kyphoplasty excellent option for steroid induced osteopootic fracture.
SLE for 5 years now. Now Showing WBC of 3, leukocytes @ 75, blood in urine. Swollen lymph nodes all over. Treated one week cipro, (ciprofloxacin)iv still not better?
Lymphadenopathy: The generalised lymphadenopathy may be related to a systemic infection or malignancy. More diagnostic examination
Varied therapies: It depends on what manifestations of disease you have . Treatments may include anti inflammatory medications, steroids and many other treatments. These really depend on your symptoms with severe nervous system or kidney disease powerful drugs lime Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) may also be needed.
Complicated: If you have lupus, you should see a doctor specializing in careof that disease. The specialist here would be a rheumatologist. You may have a pcp who is very competent in caring for you, however. You may need to be followed by a dermatologist, nephrologist (kidney doctor) and neurologist. Can't give you the whole enchilada in 400 character space. (google a reputable web site).See 1 more doctor answer
Many: There are many therapies for lupus. First of all it depends on what ype of lupus one has and how bad it is. Some patients need no treatment. We still use medications that have been around for years which include drugs like advil, (ibuprofen) Prednisone and drugs called dmards such as Plaquenil and methotrexate. There are a host of other medications also. Talk with your md.See 2 more doctor answers
A variety of conside: There are a variety of consideration: reason include: 1. Environemental 2. Hormonal 3. Genetic 4. Immune dysregulation Therapy is decided on the type of lupus invovlement and can include corticosteroids, plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) cytotoxic drugs and immunosuppressive and immunomodularity therapy. You can discuss this with your physician
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