logo www.dreddyclinic.com

Home | Up | Introduction | What's Included | Products | Adding Pages | FAQs | Ayurvedic Medicine | Integrated Medicine | Education | Contents | Articles | Links | Products | Search | Feedback | Contact
Ayurvedic - Integrated Medical Clinic - reliable health information ...Balance your health
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
Home
Up
Introduction
What's Included
Products
Adding Pages
FAQs
Ayurvedic Medicine
Integrated Medicine
Education
Contents
Articles
Links
Products
Search
Feedback
Contact
Special Programs
Ayurvedic Cure
Study Programs
Colon Cleansing
colon cleansing program

One of the most frequent bowel problems that people experience today is constipation. Why is the Colon Cleansing so important? Check it out.

Newsroom
 

Downloads

Pricelist for the treatments

Pricelist for the ayurvedic cures and treatments

application form for the Ayurvedic courses

adobe pdf logoYou will need the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe to view and print some of the documents. 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Google
 
Web dreddyclinic.com

 

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)

Diseases & Conditions A-Z

| A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U |

 V | W | X | Y | Z |

SENIORS' HEALTH

Bones/Joints/Muscles

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), an inflammatory disorder that causes widespread muscle aching and stiffness, especially in your neck, shoulders, thighs and hips.

Although some people develop these symptoms gradually, PMR can literally appear overnight. People with the condition may go to bed feeling fine, only to awaken in pain the next morning.

When to seek medical advice

See your doctor if you suspect you have PMR. Many people delay getting medical care because they think it's normal to have aching and stiffness as they grow older. But persistent pain is never normal. And because doctors can successfully treat PMR, you can be spared years of unnecessary discomfort and disability.

Screening and diagnosis

The symptoms of PMR are similar to those of other conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis and polymyositis — a disease that causes muscle inflammation and weakness. For that reason, your doctor will diagnose PMR only after ruling out other possible causes for your pain and stiffness.

To aid in the diagnosis, your doctor will interview you about your medical history and current symptoms and conduct a thorough physical exam. You're also likely to have one or more tests, including:

  • Sed rate. If your doctor suspects PMR, he or she will order a test that checks your erythrocyte sedimentation rate, commonly known as the sed rate. This test measures how quickly your red blood cells settle when placed in a test tube. Generally, the blood cells fall faster — that is, the sed rate increases — when inflammation is present. But because many conditions can cause inflammation in the body, including many forms of arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, an elevated sed rate alone can't confirm the presence of PMR.

  • Rheumatoid factor (RF). RF is an antibody — a protein made by the immune system — that's often present in the blood of people with rheumatoid arthritis, but not in the blood of people with PMR. For that reason, this test can help your doctor distinguish between the two conditions.

  • Other blood tests. Your doctor may also check the number of red blood cells and platelets (thrombocytes) in your blood. Platelets are colorless blood cells that help stop blood loss when you're injured. Most people with PMR have an unusually high number of these cells (thrombocytosis). On the other hand, many people with PMR have a lower number of red blood cells than normal and are often anemic.

If you receive a diagnosis of PMR, your doctor will check for a related condition called giant cell arteritis, which occurs in some people with PMR. Your symptoms and a sed rate test can help determine whether you have this disorder. The only way to confirm a diagnosis of giant cell arteritis, however, is by taking a small sample (biopsy) from the artery in your temple (temporal artery). The sample is then examined under a microscope in a laboratory.

But because PMR and giant cell arteritis are treated in much the same way, your doctor may simply choose to begin treatment, rather than perform a biopsy.

Polymyalgia rheumatica > 1 > 2 > 3 > 4

Ask The Doctor

 

Related Site:

Treatments

Treatments Programs:

 

Dr. Eddy's Clinic Integrated Medicine - Web Journal

Articles Articles give your more informations in detail. Forum - Forum Integrated Medicine - Ayurvedic Forum
Ayurvedic Articles give your more informations in detail. Disease Articles give your more informations in detail. Men Health Articles give your more informations in detail. Treatment Articles give your more informations in detail.
Aging Articles give your more informations in detail. Vaccination Articles give your more informations in detail. Women Health Articles give your more informations in detail. Integrated Medicine Articles give your more informations in detail.

Submit a Article Submit a Article - Articles give your more informations in detail.


 

Integrated Medicine

combines Western medicine with Complementary and Alternative medicine and mind-body-spirit approaches to health and healing.

Live Blood Analysis

Two drops of blood under a specialized high powered ultra-dark field microscope, reveals anomalies in the blood. The unique tool for prevention.

Ozone-Oxygen-Therapy
is recognized by most as the most powerful and versatile therapy known in alternative health because it plays a vital role in maintaining the well-being of the body. Check it out why.
Contact the Doctor

contact the doctor in the dreddyclinic.com

contact the doctor

Disclaimer

This information is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.
In no event will The DrEddyclinic.com be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this web site.

 


 



DrEddyClinic.com
Chiang Mai 50230, Thailand
Phone. +66-53-436284
Fax. +66-53-436284
Mobile. 098505066
email
contact
contact to the Integrated - Medical -Clinic | Terms and Conditions | Home Up Next
Last Modified : 03/15/08 01:53 AM