Are you suffering from a stubborn health problem that wont go away no matter what you try? Or perhaps the medications and treatments youre taking arent actually getting at the root cause of your illness. But you want something that will! If you feel this way, or perhaps know someone that does, consider some important facts: * Medical Research has shown that sensitivities to food and food chemicals can be involved in a wide array of painful symptoms and chronic health problems. * If foods and additives in your diet are causing your illness, whatever medications you take will ultimately fail because they only mask the symptoms. They dont treat the underlying cause of the symptoms. And as is too often the case, many medications have side effects that can lead to other health problems. * If food sensitivities are causing your illness and you dont properly address them, you could easily end up suffering for many years, spending thousands of dollars for treatments that will never work the way you want.
Millions of Americans suffer from food sensitivities.
The following conditions are often directly related to the foods we eat: * Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) * Acid Reflux * Migraine and other headaches * Weight Imbalances * Fibromyalgia * Chronic Fatigue * Skin Eruptions * Brain Fog * Many other lingering health problems
Even so-called healthy foods such as salmon, chicken, apples, or garlic can provoke symptoms in sensitive individuals.
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Tanning bed exposure can produce more than some tanners may bargain for, especially when they self-diagnose and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions, according to research conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology www.sciencecentric.com
Tanning bed exposure can produce more than some tanners may bargain for, especially when they self-diagnose and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions, according to research conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology. www.physorg.com
Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory muscular disease that is characterized by two specific symptoms: a violet colored rash and progressive muscle weakness. It occurs more often to women than to men and more frequently to those ages 40 to 60 or in children ages 5 to 15. There is no cure for dermatomyositis but there are treatments and activities that will help manage the symptoms.
A violet colored skin rash is the most common first sign in the development of dermatomyositis. One classic place the rash occurs is on the face, particularly around the eye area, which can be mistaken for a lupus rash or dermatitis. A scalp rash is also fairly common and hair loss may be observed.
Two other common skin eruptions are called Groton papules and calcinosis. Groton papules are reddened, roughened skin that appears over bony areas such as the knuckles or elbows. Calcinosis nodules are hard areas of deposited calcium under the skin. They occur more often in children. Early treatment of dermatomyositis is important in order to head off this complication.
Muscle weakness from dermatomyositis can occur weeks or even years after the skin rash appears. People start to notice that they have increased fatigue climbing stairs or when reaching for items overhead. Muscle tenderness may be present but that is not a typical accompanying symptom. Other symptoms may develop such as Raynaud’s disease, arthritis, weakness of the muscles used for swallowing or lung disease.
Dermatomyositis has also been linked to certain cancers particularly cervical, lung, pancreas, breast, ovarian and the GI tract. Up to 20 percent of people with dermatomyositis may spontaneously have their disease swing back and become inactive. Others find the illnesses waxes and wanes without apparent cause.
Treatment for dermatomyositis:
A physical exam by a doctor will include: blood work to test for enzymes related to muscle injury and other immune levels. A muscle biopsy may be performed to examine the muscle tissue under a microscope. A chest x-ray and EKG may be done to check for heart involvement and an MRI may help detect inflammation in the muscles.
There is no cure for dermatomyositis, however certain medications may be used to help control symptoms. Oral steroids are the first line drugs used to reduce inflammation along with other immune suppressive medications. Medication may also be given to counter the effects of the steroids. Immunoglobulin may be given intravenously to block antibodies in the body from attacking the muscles and skin. Pain relievers may be prescribed as needed.
Other therapies that can help are physical therapy or speech therapy if muscles for speech have become weakened and a high protein diet to replenish energy loss from muscle weakness.
If you have dermatomyositis, it is most important to rest as needed; don’t wait until you are exhausted and pace yourself. Wear sunscreen or protective clothing to protect your skin.
Michele is an R.N. freelance writer with a special interest in woman’s health care and quality of care issues. Other articles by Michele are at www.helium.com/users/487540/show_articles feedproxy.google.com
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