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Can Late Lyme Disease Cause Chronic Cough
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Terrific question: In general, auto-immune diseases are not commonly associated with sinusitis. On the other hand, it is possible that sinusitis itself can be an autoimmune disease. If an auto-immune disease is associated with some immunological deficiency, then any cavity in the body may be susceptible to infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can untreated Celiac disease cause Immune Reconstruction Syndrome? I have bad allergic symptoms without Montelukast. Untreated Celiac disease too.
Not known: The association of Celiac and immune reconstitution is not one I have heard of or could find doing a quick search. Montelukast is used in allergies so I think having the expected response from a medication does not suggest an immune problem. It is worth getting your Celiac under control for other reasons, i.e. to prevent the known Celiac complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An abscess tooth untreated for many years can cause bodily infections, but can it cause asthma-like symptoms (excessive mucus, airway constriction) ?
It is a possibility: The bacteria from an infected gums travels through the blood stream to other areas/organs of the body can cause bacteremia (bacteria in the blood) can also make you generally ill, effect any body system and cause cause asthma-like symptoms. Regular dentist visits can do more than keep your smile attractive, it may prevent general health problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can u name a few autoimmune diseases that can cause joint pain pos ANA fatigue and recurrent kidney infections?
Have hep "C" & Cirrosis chronic ystomach aches & esophageal congestion up to throat.Is this due from chronic liver disease or stress?
Stress: Both of these may be playing a role, but the cirrhosis is far more important. Hopefully you are seeing a liver expert and having this dealt with expeditiously. ...Read more
Can chronic sinusitis cause digestive diseases such as pain in stomach, bloating, acid refulx?What are the diagonsis can confirm chronic sinusitis?
Chronic Sinusitis: Hello, yes chronic sinusitis can be linked with gerd, stomach pain and bloating from swallowing infected post nasal drainage or possibly from a food allergy link. A ct scan is the gold standard to correctly diagnose sinus disease however a careful history and examination is most important. See your ENT doctor for confirmation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does hashimoto's thyroiditis cause immunosuppression? Can prednisone cause latent TB to become active in a patient with chronic sinusitis?
No: These two disease are caused by very different micro-organisms. Both can be treated, but with different medications. ...Read more
Can autoimmune illnesses I have; Sarcoidosis, Sjogren's, Raynauds & M.E. worsen Chronic Pelvic Neuropathic Pain? If so, how?
Possibly: Sjogren's can be associated with a peripheral neuropathy whereas Sarcoidosis could actually involve the nerve roots at the spinal cord level (some of which do innervate pelvic muscle/tissue). It would probably require a MRI with contrast (+) a detailed EMG (+) thorough neurology exam to clarify. You may wish to discuss these options with your MD. Sarcoid spinal Cord changes may require immune Rx. ...Read more
Brucella can cause acquired IgM deficiency. Can borrelia, babesia, bartonella, or mycoplasma cause this? What other chronic infections?
L renal failure due to reoccurring reflux. Dx= crohns, sleep apnea, COPD, chronic fatigue, anxiety. What could cause all of this? No answers so far!!!
Need a consultation: It's likely that your conditions are not all coming from a single source. A physician would need to know more about your medical history, social history and specifics surrounding each complaint in order to give helpful advice. You may want to have a Health Tap Virtual on line consultation.A VIDEO/PHONE consultation or an INBOX TEXT consult is best. A real time text consult is not the best for you ...Read more
Yes: Lyme disease can cause just about any symptom and is associated with many other conditions including hypoglycemia. Lyme can contribute to other imbalances including candidiasis, magnesium deficiency ; adrenal fatigue which in turn can contribute to hypoglycemia. See http://lymebytes.Blogspot.Com/2010/07/low-blood-sugar-in-lyme-disease.Html. ...Read more
Can chronic viral infections cause low complement C3 levels? If so, which chronic viruses do this?
Complement: Typically not. Complement is activated and responsive to bacteria, fungi and some immune complexes. Viruses do not typically have any affect on complement levels other than an acute phase reactant that can boost levels. Chronic hep c infections have been shown to suppress total complement and c4 levels, but that is prior to treatment. ...Read more
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