multiple health conditions
Mar 18, 2012
I have been a type 1 diabetic for 26 years, hiv positive for 7 years. I have policystic kidneys, high blood pressure, poly neuropathy and now I have been diagnosed with Lupus. What happens now am I screwed, pardon the French? I can't handle anymore. I feel in my heart that this is a death sentence, is it??? Thank you
Response from Dr. Holodniy
That's quite a load. As I am sure you are aware, those varied medical problems require different specialists to oversee them. They can be managed successfully, but requires coordination among the specialists regarding the best strategies and treatment. A lot of specialists only look at the problem they are addressing. And if they prescribe a treatment or start a med without looking at the whole picture it could have serious repercussions. It is important then to have a good general internist or your HIV doctor who can be the point guard and oversee what everybody else is recommending.
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