autoimmunity

WEANING AN AUTOIMMUNE PATIENT OFF OF PREDNISONE CONT

QUESTION: Granulomatosis Polyangitis: What is your experience with helping patients wean off of Prednisone when appropriate? I have a 43 yo Caucasian female diagnosed with granulomatosis polyangitis (aka Wegener’s Granulomatosis). Her main issues are related to her respiratory system. There is a scar tissue formation issue in her trachea and as more scar tissue forms, the more …

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ARTEMISININ: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY AND IMMUNOREGULATORY FUNCTIONS

Artemisinin: Anti-Inflammatory and Immunoregulatory Functions Blog and Literature Review © PS Anderson – www.ConsultDrA.com 2016 Shi C, Li H, Yang Y and Hou L. Anti-Inflammatory and Immunoregulatory Functions of Artemisinin and Its Derivatives. Mediators of Inflammation Volume 2015, Article ID 435713, 7 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/435713 Abstract: Artemisinin and its derivatives are widely used in the world …

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CANNABINOIDS AND GLAUCOMA CONT

QUESTION: Can you share how you use cannabinoids for glaucoma in practice? ANSWER: I use cannabinoids a lot with cancer and AI patients. The paper below lists a synthetic but when one looks at the structure it is between CBD and THC so a blend or cyclic dosing strategy may be best. A number of …

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AUTOIMMUNITY Cont.

MY QUESTIONS ARE: What is a way to attempt to think globally about autoimmunity so I can consider as many potential causes when beginning a diagnostic and therapeutic approach? ANSWERS: Autoimmune cause areas to consider – Multiple cause areas can be considered and identified – Generally in most autoimmunity there are multisystem considerations Follow therapy, …

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