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I have sjogrens auto immune and was wondering if I need to

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JA: Hi. How can I help?
Customer: hi I have sjogrens auto immune and was wondering if I need to self isolate
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I’m not taking anything at the moment I also have rheumatoid and osteoarthritis due to the stage 2 Of sjogrens
JA: What about weight? Is it in a healthy range?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I am registered at the rheumatoid department I see them every year for a check
Submitted: 12 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  neurosurg replied 12 days ago.

Hello -

 

How old are you?

Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Hello
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
I am 57
Customer: replied 12 days ago.
Sorry I cannot afford it just need to know about self isolating
Expert:  neurosurg replied 12 days ago.

OK.

 

You aren't going to be at significant increased risk here as you don't have one of the conditions listed as the "at-risk" patient.

 

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis;
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure;
  • chronic kidney disease;
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis;
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, a learning disability or cerebral palsy;
  • diabetes;
  • problems with the spleen, such as sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed;
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy;
  • being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above).

 

Expert:  neurosurg replied 12 days ago.

The Sjogren's isn't going to increase the risk here as long as you aren't taking medications (like steroids) which can lower your immune system.