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Dermatologists Can Diagnose Chronic Illness

Posted by Connie on Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 11:54 am and is filed under Cancer, Chronic Illness, Health Information, Migraine.
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Dermatologists are an important part of a patient’s medical team because they can diagnose chronic illness. Although many people consider seeing a dermatologist to look younger, for acne treatment or for skin cancer screening only, seeing this type of doctor regularly can help you get diagnosed with serious chronic health conditions in a timely manner.

For example, coarse, scaly skin can be a sign of Lupus, a purplish rash on the stomach can signal Lymphoma, yellowing of the skin is often a sign of liver disease, as is severe itchy skin. Rashes, flaking skin and other skin problems can be assessed by a dermatologist who works closely with your primary doctor and specialists for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Dermatologists can also help to treat chronic illnesses. Botox is used to treat migraines. Laser treatment is used for Psoriasis and warts caused by immunosuppressants are removed. Once you become familiar with and comfortable with your dermatologist, it often occurs that you will seek out other types of treatments. After all, who doesn’t want to look good? I’d love to avoid waxing my eyebrows since Sjogren’s Disease has made my eye area sensitive, finding a dermatologist who does laser hair removal in Florida would make my day. Although I can’t get botox treatments because of having Myasthenia Gravis, I know a number of people that be thrilled to have a Botox Florida treatment center for migraines.

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I Have A Brain

Posted by Connie on Monday, March 30th, 2009 at 10:07 pm and is filed under Chronic Illness, Health Information, Migraine.
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I went to the regular Opthamologist today. He wanted me to have a field vision study since the Neuro-Opthamologist saw the unusual blood vessels and I also learned that my eye pressures were high too. Neither one of us had the results of the MRI though. But I did pass the test, my pressures were back to normal and my eyes looked fine. We left off with waiting for the results of the MRI to know how to continue.

446px-brain_mri_nevitsvgWhen I got home later on, I had a message that the MRI was normal. Thank goodness. I do have a brain. I can say that it’s working pretty well unless I want to remember words when I’m speaking or writing, trying to add or subtract numbers, remember the date, my phone number, my husband’s name, and sign a check. It also has some trouble when it comes to penmenship which has turned to scribble, dialing the phone and setting my alarm clock.

Now I’m just waiting for the mammogram and ultrasound results and what we’re going to do about the migraines and eye pain. That’s nothing at all.