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Does garlic influence rheologic properties and blood flow in progressive systemic sclerosis? by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Article by Rapp A. and Colleague. BACKGROUND: According to traditional European naturopathy garlic is an agent that increases perfusion. In studies with healthy subjects and in-vitro research garlic has shown influences on erythrocyte and thrombocyte aggregation as well as on vasoregulation. However, data on its effects in clinical populatio ... Read on »
Osler’s Web – A Prequel to Autism? by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Jul 2010 12:00am By Kent Heckenlively, Esq. For a long time I believed there was no group more wretched and abandoned by mainstream medicine than children with autism and their families. However, after reading the magnificent book Osler’s Web – Inside the Labyrinth of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic by Hillary Johnson I have fou ... Read on »
Study: Blood Viscosity Shown to Be Elevated in Scleroderma Patients by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm Rheologics Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: RTGI) ("Rheologics," the "Company"), the leader in the study of blood viscosity and its relationship to vascular diseases, announced today the results of a study performed at the University of Chicago using the Rheolog(R), the Company's proprietary blood viscometer. The research demonstrated significan ... Read on »
What Are These Labs For? by Dr. Marybeth Crane Facebook Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 9:47am You go into your podiatrist office to have your foot problem evaluated and you walk out with a lab form for some tests. Why do you need them and what do they mean? Well, laboratory tests are an important tool to help us evaluate your health. Diabetics, people with swollen joints, people with foot pain symptoms that are unusual, people going ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Lupus by Be Well Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Lupus: Anticardiolipin antibody test Anti-DNA antibody test Anti-La (SSB) antibody test Antinuclear antibody (ANA) test Antinuclear Antibody Test Anti-RNP antibody test Anti-Ro (SSA) antibody test Anti-Sm antibody test Blood chemistries Complement levels ... Read on »
RAYNAUD'S DISEASE: CHINESE MEDICAL PERSPECTIVE by Jan Posted Sat 28 Nov 2009 10:03pm by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon Treatment with Chinese Medicine: Theoretical Basis Treatment of Raynaud's disease with Chinese medicine is not frequently mentioned in the medical literature. This may be because there already exists a strong theoretical framework for treating the d ... Read on »
Tests & Diagnostics for Rheumatoid Arthritis by Med RX Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:41pm Here is a list of some of the common tests and diagnostics for Rheumatoid Arthritis: ANA antibody test Arthrocentesis CBC Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate Joint x-rays Physical exam Rheumatoid factor blood test Rheumatoid Factor Test Sedimentation Rate White blood cell count ... Read on »
How My Blood Work Improved by Toni Kaste Posted Wed 25 Nov 2009 12:00am My last blood work was in June 2009. I hope to go for new blood work in December or January. I have to OK it with the doctor/s. My thyroid test is fine. (I haven't had a doctor check yet for anti thyoid antibodies...I'll ask next time I go for blood work) B12- low(am taking supplements) D3-low(am taking supplements) Ferritin(Iron) ... Read on »
Diagnosing Lupus and Lupus Tests by Molly Patient Expert Posted Wed 23 Jan 2013 1:23pm Do you think you may have lupus? If you have shown several of the signs for lupus, you and your physician may now take the next step in determining if it is lupus or another auto-immune disease.  In order to make such a diagnosis, the individual must first show clinical evidence of a multi-symptom disease (i.e., the individual has shown abno ... Read on »
High Ischemia-Modified Albumin Concentration Reflects Oxidative Stress But Not Myocardial Involvement in Systemic Sclerosis by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm By Didier Borderie and Colleague Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a connective tissue disease characterized by widespread vascular lesions and fibrosis of the skin and internal organs. In SSc, vasospasm causes frequent episodes of reperfusion injury and free-radical-mediated endothelial disruption. Primary myocardial involvement is far more comm ... Read on »