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A 23-year-old female asked:

How can i suppress my immune system given my autoimmune disease? should i request immunosuppressant medications? are there any other options?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Schmidt Syndrome: Combination of adrenal insufficiency and hashimoto's thyroiditis (questionnaire's profile) is consistent with type ii autoimmune polyglandular syndrome, a rare disorder. Treatment is largely organ specific hormone replacement. Gene therapy, immune modulation, and adrenal transplant have been tried with varying success. Consider enrolling in a clinical trial.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
It depends: It really depends on the specific autoimmune disease you have. Options vary from disease to disease.
Dr. W. james Chon
Nephrology and Dialysis 26 years experience
Rheumatologist: If you have an autoimmune disease, you need to see a rheumatologist who will identify the type of autoimmune disease and offer you an effective therapy.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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