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could you explain what is autocardio lipid immunity?

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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Anti cardiolipin: You might be asking about anti-cardiolipin antyibodies. Anti-cardiolipin antibodies (aca) are antibodies often directed against cardiolipin and found in several diseases, including syphilis, antiphospholipid syndrome, livedoid vasculitis, vertebrobasilar insufficiency, behçet's syndrome, idiopathic spontaneous abortion and systemic lupus erythematosus(sle).

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Why can we not form immunity against the tetanus toxin?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Can but transient: As a peculier feature of our immune system, it seems better at forming long term immunity to viral agents than bacteria or products of bacterial metabolism. Our resistance to natural measles can be lifelong, but to whooping cough the best we can get is 5-10 yrs. The tetanus shot we get provides us with transient (5-10yr) protection. A tetanus survivor is also not immune long term.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Who can l build immunty against cold and my children as well?

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Dr. Ken Starnes
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General Practice 9 years experience
Healthy habits: Eat lots of vitamin rich fruits and vegetables, lean protein, lots of fluids (water - not soda of sugary drinks), moderate exercise, and lots of hand washing with soap and water.
Dr. Susan McCreadie
Holistic Medicine 23 years experience
Would also add essential fatty acids and vitamin D in the form of cod liver oil and probiotic support. http://getrealforkids.com/resources/real-health/must-have-supplements/2470-probiotics-the-healthy-bugs#
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A 40-year-old member asked:

How does the body acquire active immunity to a disease without getting it?

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Dr. William Lages
Rheumatology 68 years experience
B and T cells: Foreign antigens such as bacteria or viruses stimulate B lymphocytes to produce antibodies against them .T cells produce cytokines that are toxic to them. The body has a memory for these for future attacks that can last weeks to permanent. Often these circulating antibodies can be tested or skin tests developed for specific infections. These are our defenses.
A 36-year-old member asked:

The immunity a baby receives from his mother lasts only about three months?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Yes: The infant gradually begins to form his/her active immunity program. That is why, in my view, it is wrong to give any form of vaccination on day one and the reason that immunization vaccines are delayed until the physiology of the infant has matured.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What is the significance of lipid profile?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Predicts events.: Lipid profile tells you about risk for future heart / blood vessel disease. Smoking, hypertension, diabetes and lipids are modifiable risk factors. Non modifiable risk factors are male sex, getting older and having family history of early heart disease. At your age there is virtually no contribution of lipids to mortality within the next 20 years unless numbers very high or many risk factors.

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