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Old 01-18-2007, 06:48 AM   #3
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Re: Is there a cure for Uveitis?

CSense: I doubt that the steroids will harm future kids, but there is a real possibly they will harm your eyes. As you know after fourteen years, uveitis is a systemic auto-immune disease. There is a genetic test that can be done (although knowing whether you have a particular gene, or not, isn't going to solve the problem.) Because it's an immune problem, if you wanted to treat it naturally you'd have to do a complete job. As well as the juicing, you'd have to make changes in your diet, perhaps give up meat, sugar--that sort of thing. It would have to be an all-or-nothing experiment. By all means, use herbal remedies or other alternative therapies between flare-ups.
My daughter has had two bouts of iritis. She went to a Chinese herbalist and a masseuse. Since she blamed stress on the flare-ups, the massages benefitted her.
Good luck to you, uveitis is a cr*ppy disease.