Endocrinopathy – underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), sexual problems, diabetes, swelling in your limbs, fatigue, problems with metabolism because of abnormal hormone levels;
Monoclonal plasma-proliferative disorder – plasma cells that produces monoclonal proteins;
skin changes – more color and thicker skin with increases in facial or leg hair.
These signs and symptoms are like of the other disorders and this can be fatal. There is no cure for POEMS syndrome but there are ways to improve the symptoms such as chemotherapy, peripheral blood stems cell transplant and radiation therapy.
The use of radiation therapy and surgery may be possible. Chemotherapy is used for those with widespread osteosclerotic lesions or diffused bone.
Because the cause of POEMS syndrome is unknown therefore there is no prevention for having POEMS syndrome.
7 Alternative and Homeopathic Remedies
There are no homeopathic or alternative medicines for POEMS syndrome.
8 Lifestyle and Coping
Coping with POEMS syndrome is hard because there is still no cure or this.
You can ask your family and friends to support you or you can contact a counselor or a support group near your area so that you can seek advice from them and they can help you cope with POEMS syndrome.
9 Risks and Complications
The risk factors of having POEMS syndrome include:
gender: mostly in men than in women;
age: the onset for men is 48 years old while in women is 59 years of age;
more prevalent in Japan even though there’s lack of evidence.
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