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Can lupus(sle) be controlled through yoga?

Can lupus(sle) be controlled through yoga?

May help: Relaxation and mind body techniqueswill not hurt and may be helpful .However if your lupus is systemic do not a ok'd proper evaluation and treatment if necessary.If yoga helps you could possibly decrease the dose of medication or get off it if successful. ...Read more

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

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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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

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I have pseudotumor cerebri and lupus. Is it ok to do Bikram yoga? I'm on acetazolamide and plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine)

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. ...Read more

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Can sle be treated?

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. ...Read more

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How would a clinical immunologist treat/diagnose suspected sle?

How would a clinical immunologist treat/diagnose suspected sle?

Labs and ROS: ANA is the first test. A very good screening test, yet to really see a case of ANA negative lupus! then go through the 11 ros - soapbrainmd - and lupus patients will have >4/11 criteria. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever been treated with rituxan (rituximab) for sle lupus?

Has anyone ever been treated with rituxan (rituximab) for sle 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. ...Read more

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I am 51 female w fibro hbp udmctd , athritis, chrfatigue +ana+rnp depress myosiitis daughterw sle ivebeen treated 6 yr feel worse 11meds suggestions?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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

See details: The diagnosis of lupus depends on having a clinical history compatible with the diagnosis. The DNA result is not impressive and the original ANA could result from many causes. ...Read more

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