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lupus anti body what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Lupus: Lupus it is an autoimune disease. Means you have antibodies attacking your own body structures. One of the downsize of this disease is that can affect adversely the pregnancy.If you are a woman, pregnant you should definetely should see a doctor.Typically it appears as a rash on your face in form of butterfly when you expose your face to sun. There is treatment to slow down the disease progression.
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Autoimmune: People with lupus develop auto antibodies - antibodies against self - thus auto immune. Our patients make antibodies against their own tissue. Thus we see antibodies against cells, cell particles both inside and outside the nucleus of the cell. This can initiate immune responses against the self tissue and depending on the mechanism we can see changes around the body.

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What body disorders may be traced on your nails?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
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Fungus: Tinea pedis will show thickened nails and is successfully treated with oral meds for 3 months. Of course, the podiatrist can help.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Why does my body seen out of sync with the actual temperature?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Many causes: It may be normal for you or you could be anemic or have a thyroid problem. Do you have any other symptoms? Are you cold when others are hot? Constipated? Gaining weight? Unusual bruising in unusual places ? Bleeding?
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What happens in the body with lou gehrig's disease?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 26 years experience
Loss of muscle: This disorder presents with muscle weakness and wasting. It is caused by a dysfunction of motor neurons in the brain and in the extremities. The patient loses slowly the ability to move, walk, swallow, breath. The mind stays for a long time clear (some memory problems occur). For more information look up http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/amyotrophiclateralsclerosis.Html.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How does gender identity disorder affect the way you develop your body?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Body development: Your body develops in its natural way, but people with gender identity disorder are very uncomfortable in the bodies they have. Many will say that from a young age, they felt they had the "wrong" gendered body. As secondary sexual characteristics develop, their misery grows. There is much depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide in this population.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What type of body type has measurements around 36-25-35 like in old movies?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Probably healthy: But not necessarily so. Many of the old movie actresses smoked like bette davies.

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