Patient discussion about spread

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Q. How to Stop Vitiligo from spreading all over the body?

Can any one please tell how to stop Vitiligo from spreading all over the body
A1Normally treatment of vitiligo may take a long time. So patient should be relax and hopeful to treat this skin condition.
While start any treatment one thing is very important that not be depressed and anxious because this is the factor which can increase in vitiligo.
Take care when go out in afternoon.
Maintain a well balance diet plan which you can easily find by any dermatologist.
There are many treatment options are available for vitiligo as listed at

A2And the most important thing: Vitiligo may be very bothersome, but it may be treated very effectively so consulting a doctor may be essential. Take care!
A3Treating it – the treatment may include local (ointments) and generalized medications, as well as phototherapy (exposing the skin to specific light) and sometimes even surgery.

Avoiding tanning and using sunscreen (in order to decrease the contrast between the diseased and normal skin), as well as make-up may help cosmetically.

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Q. Would anybody be interested in a workshop in holistic pulsing. Benefits are wide spread for many conditions

Holistic pulsing is a simple technique that has many benefits for a wide variety of problems. What is nice about the technique is that it is easy and fast to learn. I have helped people with headaches, back problems, breathing problems, assisted in relieving pain for people with severe cancer etc. Would like to put together some workshops for anybody interested in learning. Good for nurses, bodywork people and any lay person that wants to benefit family and friends. You can look it up on the internet or contact me with any questions. Etan
AWill these workshops be held someplace or on-line?

Where do you practice your technique?

Q. How can we prevent this bipolar disorder spreading to my family members.

Am Mickey 29 year old, I lost my father who died as a victim of Bipolar disorder, because of this now I am afraid that this bipolar could again attack any one of my family members. Is there any chance for bipolar again, if it so, how can we prevent this bipolar disorder spreading to my family members?
A1Welcome Micky,
I am so sorry to hear that your father did not win his battle with bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is thought to have strong genetic links so it is possible that another person in your family may develop sypmtoms of this illness, having said that it is not contageous. Take the situation with your dad into consideration if someone else in your family does develop symptoms of bipolar disorder and get them the professional help that they will need to effectivly manage the illness. GP's and family doctors do not have the tools and knowledge to effectivly treat bipolar disorder, so getting that family memeber involved with a psychiatrist and involved with the mental health community would be a vital step in learning to manage the illness. Bipolar disorder does not have to be fatal. It can be managed. A combination of the right medications, theropy, good diet, plenty of sleep, exercise, meditation etc... can all lead to a healthy and happy life for a person with BP.
A2Unfortunately, bipolar disorder is known to have a strong familial connection, and the chances of other family members of yours to suffer from it are higher than others because your father had suffered from it. There is no way to predict who might have this disorder and you cannot prevent it from occurring. It is not necessarily that one of your family members will get this disorder for sure, so you need not worry about it constantly. There is no known genetic testing that you can do before birth to find if the baby may or may not get sick.

Q. How fast can primary amyloidosis spread? And what is the average survival rate for this disease?

A1Your best bet for one-stop shopping for amyloidosis information on the net is There is also a Yahoo group named amyloidosis and also a mailing list named amyloid hosted by the Association of Cancer Online Resources. The amyloid list has around 500 subscribers, amyloidosis Yahoo group has maybe half that many. Face-to-face support for patients and caregivers is also available in most large metropolitan areas two or three times a year. See for details.

To join the amyloid list, see
A2As recently as 1994, a diagnosis of amyloidosis was a death sentence; average life remaining after diagnosis, 13 months. Now there is hope--not certainty of a long life, but 25% to 60%. depending on individual circumstances. I was diagnosed 2/99, treated 6/99, recovered completely, relapsed 11/03, and am still kicking.

Q. Can the flu give you lung cancer?

I heard that some viruses can give you cancer, is it true? And can I get lung cancer from the flu?
A1First of all- viruses don't "spread" cancer- they cause is. Second – there are very few viruses known to man that can cause cancer and the Flu is not one of them. Some viruses can insert their genetic material inside our infected cells genome, and sometimes they insert it in the middle of an important gene that helps us prevent cancer. When it does so it stops our cell defense system against cancer and cancer can evolve.
A2No, you are right that some viruses can inflict cancer (mainly because they enter the cell and change the genome) but the flu is not one of them. A good example for a virus that can do so- Human Papiloma Virus. It's considered as one of the main causes of cervix cancer.
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