Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
160 Doctors are Online

Diagnosed with MCTD. Help food and exercise before seeing rheumatologist?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2010
Answered : 6248 Questions
Yes. My husband has been diagnosed with MCTD this passed month and I need to help him with exercise choices and food choices. He has only had his GP diagnosis right now, and is 'in line' to see the rheumatologist. BUt he is in the middle of a 'flare' and thinking of giving up golf.. but he hasn't got any info about his exercise options beyond that. Is there any info I can give him to help his food and exercise before seeing the rheumatologist?
Posted Fri, 26 Jul 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 3 hours later
Thanks for the query.
MCTD is a chronic autoimmune disorder.
The weakness of muscle is due to antibodies to muscle fibres, so its better to take rest and do mild exercises like walking, breathing exercise and stretching exercise.

Regarding diet, give him semisolid food which can be easily swallowed and after food he must sit upright or walk for at least one hour before going to bed.

This will prevent the chances of aspiration.
There is no particular diet which can help or which needs to be avoided.

Please XXXXXXX the rheumatologist and get his treatment started.

Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor