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What doctor would I go to for an auto immune disease?

What doctor would I go to for an auto immune disease?

Several specialists: Depending on what the autoimmune disease is and what part of the body is affected, you can see a variety of different specialists: rheumatologists, dermatologists, endocrinologists, and even neurologists. A rheumatologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


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I took a urine test and the doctor called back and said I have sugar in my urine, what does this mean. I am a 26 year old male who has common variable immuno deficiency and I may have propheryia or an auto immune disease, does sugar in the urine indictae

I took a urine test and the doctor called back and said I have sugar in my urine, what does this mean. I am a 26 year old male who has common variable immuno deficiency and I may have propheryia or an auto immune disease, does sugar in the urine indictae

Most: Most people don't have sugar in their urine until their blood sugar is 250mg/dl or more. But
some people will have sugar in their urine with normal blood levels of glucose. This is called renal glycosuria. It usually has little clinical significance. If your fasting blood sugar is elevated, you may have diabetes. If a blood glucose is done concurrently with finding sugar in your urine, you can sort out if you are just one of those people who spill sugar into the urine at normal blood glucose levels or if you may be diabetic. This should be checked out soon, especially if you are experiencing excessive thirst or frequent urinination. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor treats auto immune problems?

What kind of doctor treats auto immune problems?

Autoimmune: Start with your internist. Other specialists that deal with autoimmunity are endocrinologists, rheumatologists, and specialists in allergy and immunology. ...Read more

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Hsve several auto immune issues thst no doctors around west tn either are equipped to handle, do not wish to take the time ro handle or simply do not?

Hsve several auto immune issues thst no doctors around west tn either are equipped to handle, do not wish to take the time ro handle or simply do not?

Vasculitis: Autoimmune issues describe many different diseases. You need to find out the name of the disease or diseases you have in order for treatment to be prescribed. There are many new medications which can specifically effect the inflammation caused by some of these diseases. You need to see a Rheumatologist for specific treatment. ...Read more

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Is auto immune deficiency treatable?

Is auto immune deficiency treatable?

Clear definition: Immune deficiency means that there is a defect in the immune system, and the person is more susceptible to have infectious diseases and cancer. There are ways to help be free of infections. Autoimmunity is a disorder in which the immune system attacks one or more of our own organs, due to a defect of regulation/tolerance. Treatment is with medications to suppress the immune responses. ...Read more

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Is auto immune deficiency treatable?

Is auto immune deficiency treatable?

Absolutely: 1st: are you talking about an immune deficiency or an autoimmune disease? Both can be treated but they require different specialists so you need to know your diagnosis before you decide whom to see. ...Read more

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How can I find a good auto-immune doctor?

Rheumatologist: Check american college of rheumatology for rheumatologist near you. ...Read more

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I had a blood test and I've made an appointment with a doctor as it suggests I have a auto'immune condition. What is this and is it serious?

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Depends: If the finding is just a low -titer positive ANA, it often means nothing although it suggests that you may be more prone to an autoimmune disease. If you are feeling well otherwise, I'd doubt that the condition is serious. ...Read more

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Have auto-immune hives, is there a doctor willing to take me on in the Brainerd Lakes area of central Minnesota, so I don't have to go to the metro?

See an allergist: Look for a board-certified allergist in your area. The problem is not as bad as it sounds unless you have the vasculitic type. ...Read more

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I have auto immune hepatitis. Result for ANA showed positive (+++) sgpt is 654 and sgot is 400. Doc asked for autobyopsy. Shud I go for it or wait?

I have auto immune hepatitis. Result for ANA showed positive (+++) sgpt is 654 and sgot is 400. Doc asked for autobyopsy. Shud I go for it or wait?

Biopsy now: Those enzyme elevation are impressive. If you do not confirm the diagnosis and begin appropriate treatment, you run the risk of eventually developing cirrhosis and needing a liver transplant. ...Read more

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I believe that I have lupus but the doctors that I have seen are hesitant to diagnose it. I have auto immune hemolytic anemia and auto immune thrombocetapenia. What shouldi do?

I believe that I have lupus but the doctors that I have seen are hesitant to diagnose it. I have auto immune hemolytic anemia and auto immune thrombocetapenia. What shouldi do?

Treatment decisions: The real question is not "Do I have lupus? " but "How do I treat whatever this is? " There's no "magic bullet" for lupus and if it's not obvious, often the treatment is worse than the disease. The key is to manage your anemia to keep you able to function, and your thrombocytopenia to prevent serious bleeding. Decisions about administering immunosuppressants, IVIG, etc. Are ahead. Be informed. ...Read more

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I take an auto immune suppressant (embrel) I have been having severe throat and ear pain. How long should I wait before seeing a doctor?

I take an auto immune suppressant (embrel) I have been having severe throat and ear pain. How long should I wait before seeing a doctor?

Embrel: Embrl lowers your immunity to fight infections, having severe sore throat and earache means you might have throat, ear infection or both. Please see your doctor right away to address this problem. Good luck ...Read more

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Is there anyone reading this that may treat the auto immune diseases ankylosing spondylitis or reiter's?

Is there anyone reading this that may treat the auto immune diseases ankylosing spondylitis or reiter's?

Most rheumatologists: These problems are generally best treated by rheumatologist, although astute internists, family practioners, may do a good job if trained in the uses of medicine to treat these problems. Most of my practice in rheuamtology are patients with overlap spodyloarthritis! ...Read more

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What do you mean by auto immune disease?

See below: Typically this refers to any disease in which your body's immune system does not recognize parts of your body as "self", it sees them as "foreign" and attacks itself. ...Read more

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How likely is it that I could have inherited an auto immune disease from my family?

How likely is it that I could have inherited an auto immune disease from my family?

Yes.: Some autoimmune diseases are very hereditable, some to a lesser extent. But the answer is yes! Keep in mind that type 2 diabetes is much more likely to be passed down than most autoimmune diseases! ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia an auto immune disease?

No: No fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome and not a disease. This means it is a collection of symptoms. The hallmark of fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain. It is felt to be the result of overactive nerves. There appears to be abnormal processing of pain in the central nervous system. (the brain and the spinal cord). ...Read more

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Can you get two auto immune diseases at once?

Can you get two auto immune diseases at once?

Possible, Not common: One can always have two diseases at the same time, but typically physicians look for one disease with the combination of symptoms patients present with. There can be "overlap" between the symptoms of various auto-immune diseases, so its best to see a well trained rheumatologist to help with your diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the 10 most common auto immune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases: There are probably more than 100 different autoimmune conditions, some of them more common than others and they may be grouped according to which organ autoantibodies attack, for example: blood vessels, endocrine, red blood cells, muscles, joints, skin, etc. The topic is too broad for this post. ...Read more

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How do auto immune diseases work to attack your body?

How do auto immune diseases work to attack your body?

Autoimmune disease: Your body's immune system protects you from disease and infection. But if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Autoimmune diseases can affect many parts of the body. These diseases tend to run in families. Women - particularly african-american, hispanic-american, and native-american women - have a higher risk for some autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Can you have an auto immune disease with no symptoms?

Yes: Many diseases do not show any symptoms until the very late stage. For example, one does not have a heart attack because the coronary artery suddenly jam up one day. The same is true with chronic smoking, the lung is being damaged but symptoms may not show some years later. This is the same with autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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How long does a neonatal auto-immune disease last for?

How long does a neonatal auto-immune disease last for?

Depends: There are many different types of "neonatal autoimmune diseases" each with theire own time frames. Usually when someone is discussing neonatal autoimmune diseases they are talking about maternal antibodies that have passed through the placenta and are directed against antigens in the fetus and/or newborn child. ...Read more

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Anybody know anything about auto immune diseases causes?

Anybody know anything about auto immune diseases causes?

Maternal-fetal cells: Current theories focus on maternal-fetal cell trafficking (either as a fetus or as a mother); cells cross the placenta and lodge in various tissues of the other person, waiting to cause inflammation and "autoimmunity" down the line (possibly triggered by viruses, radiation, stress, genetic predisposition or interplay of the above). ...Read more

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I'm diabetic, can I get another auto immune disease too?

Autoimmune diseases: If your diabetes is the autoimmune type and not due to obesity or Insulin resistance, it is true that those individuals are more likely to have other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Can auto immune disease get passed down through children?

Can auto immune disease get passed down through children?

Can be: Certainly autoimmune conditions may be inheritable, altho we do not always understand the mechanism of how this process works. Ask your doctor about specific disease conditions for more info. ...Read more