I am writing in response to the issue on pancreatitis in WDDTY, vol 8, no 8. I have heard there has been a lot of success in placebo-controlled trials of patients with recurrent non-gallstone pancreatitis.
My niece, aged 10, has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. It worries me that she will be taking immunosuppressant drugs for six years. I believe she developed the condition after being regularly exposed to antibacterial cleaners as a baby and...
I have experienced symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea, muscle cramps and joint pains for years. My practitioner thinks I may be allergic to gluten. Although he has offered a blood test, he says ...
I would be grateful if you would provide some information on alternative forms of treatment on vulval lichen sclerosis. Long term treatment for this condition, which seems to involve the use of p ...
What is Bell’s palsy?
This form of acute facial paralysis arises from inflammation of the facial nerve that controls the muscles used for facial expressions.
If your doctor suspects that you have an autoimmune disorder such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma, he may arrange to have you take an antinuclear antibody (ANA) test.