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Trump and experts are in disagreement about the use of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) as an effective treatment for COVID-19. Experts warn about taking the drug preemptively due to it’s dangerous side effects especially as it has not been proven effective as yet. Read on at https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/19/coronavirus-chloroquine-can-have-deadly-side-effects/2882242001/
This short informative video explains how the corona virus – COVID19 – attacks your body.
People with COVID-19 share what they’ve learned from dealing with the virus over the last few weeks. — Read on http://www.huffpost.com/entry/living-with-coronavirus-diagnosed_l_5e77a00dc5b62f90bc4c9f3a
Staying away from crowded places may be driving some people up the wall. Will social distancing really help stop the spread of the covid-19 virus? Here’s how a 2009 flu outbreak in Mexico, and a 1918 parade in Philadelphia, may hold some answers for how to stop the spread of COVID-19. — Read on http://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/davidmack/social-distancing-coronavirus
Originally posted June 12, 2013 Today I lost my keys. I keep my house and work keys on a separate key chain from my car keys and I could not find them. The thing is, I remember having them in my hand walking to the car yesterday, but after that, nothing. I looked everywhere and…
Renowned Microbiologists Explain the Coronavirus | Inside Mount Sinai — Read on inside.mountsinai.org/blog/renowned-microbiologists-explain-the-coronavirus/
Xeljanz is a partial inhibitor of the JAK enzyme that has been used off-label for the treatment of sarcoidosis and is being studied in clinical trials. — Read on sarcoidosisnews.com/xeljanz-tofacitinib/
New advances in the management of pulmonary sarcoidosis | The BMJ This is a bit of a dry read. Very medical journal, but it’s informative. — Read on http://www.bmj.com/content/367/bmj.l5553
The flu vaccine is only 35% effective. A face mask can be 80% effective. Personally I don’t get the flu shot and am seriously considering wearing face masks when I ho out. Experts explain if medical face masks work against illnesses like the Wuhan coronavirus. — Read on http://www.huffpost.com/entry/do-face-masks-prevent-virus_l_5e304a13c5b6ce51a4ec0a09
A funny thing happened yesterday. In my last post I wrote about my medication being denied by the insurance company. I also tweeted about it, and I received a tweet from Aetna saying that they would like to review the case once more. They weren’t willing to review the case when my doctor appealed the decision,…
I have experienced quite of few changes with the development of sarcoidosis and the accompanying conditions of heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. I put on 30 pounds, a lot of my muscle definition has gone and now my doctor tells me I am starting to develop Gynecomastia. Yep, I am getting man boobs, and with the…
The other day I went to the pharmacy to collect my medications and was told my insurance company, Aetna, decided that they will no longer be covering my prescription for Diovan, a medication used for heart failure patients. I am on Diovan for 7 years now and all of a sudden Aetna decided not to…
I am germacautious. Yep, I made up that word. I think anyone that were to live with my wife and me for a while, and had to live by our rules would probably think we are a bit off our rockers. But I think this is what has helped me stay “healthy” for all this time….
I was in bed at 12:30 last night. That’s an early night for me. I was tired and I hit the sack, closed my eyes and – nothing. I could not fall asleep. I tossed and I turned until I looked at the clock and it was 2:00 am. I decided I would read some…
Given its good safety profile and lack of lung toxicity, some sarcoidosis patients have been successfully treated with MMF as a corticosteroid-sparing agent when needed. — Read on sarcoidosisnews.com/2019/10/07/mycophenolate-mofetil-may-be-effective-as-alternative-sarcoidosis-treatment-small-study-suggests/
Yesterday I went to the lab, which is in a nearby Hospital to do my monthly blood work up. Yesterday was six vials. I should start selling the stuff. It’s embarrassing that I know everyone in the lab on a first name basis. Anyhow, as I was walking through the hospital I saw some signs…
Preclinical studies show that a common blood pressure medication called Aliskiren can prevent fluid retention and muscle wasting in patients with congestive heart failure [which can be brought on by cardiac sarcoidosis] — Read on http://www.futurity.org/aliskiren-medication-heart-failure-2182152-2/
The immune system removes toxins from the body, staves off infections, and helps in the fight against illness. For someone with a chronic health condition, the immune system is already compromised and working overtime. Thus, boosting the immune system is especially important during cold and flu season — Read on sarcoidosisnews.com/2019/09/25/immune-system-boost-natural-remedies-lifestyle/
I wrote about him before, singing my song of impatience with he that causes the impatience, being angry with he that causes the anger. Yes, my old nemesis, the Prednisone Demon. He has been in my life for six years now, sometimes being a strong influence and at times, just sitting in the background, waiting….
I wrote about my experiences with memory loss and my meds. One of the problems I have is that if I don’t set an alarm, I will forget to take my medication. I worked it out now so that I take my medications three times a day, 9 AM, 3PM and 9PM. I take…
If you have cardiac sarcoidosis it means that inflammation is affecting your heart. The cause of this rare disease is unknown. Find out what is known about it. — Read on health.clevelandclinic.org/inflammation-of-the-heart-symptoms-you-need-to-know/
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While we mostly think of disease as being caused by bacteria or viruses, an illness can often occur when the body’s own defenses turn against itself. Here we’ll take a look at seven rare autoimmune diseases you may not have heard of and what biotechs are doing to treat them. — Read on labiotech.eu/features/rare-autoimmune-diseases-biotech/
I have cardiac sarcoidosis and as a result, I have heart failure. I really hate that term. There is such a finality to it that it makes it sound as if all hope is lost, there is no coming back. I really wish that the medical establishment would start using a different term, such as…
Ok. This is really scary to me! A Calgary doctor is using a tiny wireless sensor to monitor heart failure patients.As part of a clinical pilot program and research study with the University of Calgary, Foothills Medical Centre heart failure specialist. — Read on calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/wireless-sensor-allows-calgary-doctor-to-monitor-heart-failure-patients
Scientists have noticed something about empagliflozin which could benefit both non-diabetic and diabetic heart failure patients. The drug was found to prolong the survival of people with Type 2 diabetes may also be able to treat heart failure. — Read on http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/dr-miriam-stoppard-wonder-diabetes-18209013
In cardiac sarcoidosis, abnormal clumps of cells called granulomas form within the heart, potentially causing several cardiac problems. — Read on http://www.verywellhealth.com/cardiac-sarcoidosis-what-you-should-know-4157453