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Is There An Autoimmune Urethritis
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
There is controversy over if Interstitial Cystitis considered an autoimmune disease, or could it be part of a Lupus flare? Lupus causes inflamation.
IC and Lupus: IC (Interstitial Cystitis) is inflammation of the Bladder Wall that can occur by itself or in conjunction with other autoimmune diseases, including Lupus, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, and Sjogren's Syndrome. Research has shown that IC patients are 30 Times more likely to have SLE (systemic lupus erthematosus). If you have IC, tests for Autoimmune conditions should be performed by your Doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are many different causes for arthritis, typically arthritis is classified as inflammatory or non-inflammatory. Inflamatory arthritis is caused my some type of an immune reaction. These immune reactions could be a side effect of a "good" immune response to a bacteria or virus or a bad immune response against self-proteins. If the immune system attacks the body it is called "autoimmune" ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immune demyelination: Yes. Best discussion go to uptodate.com I recommend using only uptodate to find medical info on web. ...Read more
Not autoimmune: Dermographism is a common type of physical urticaria (hives) and unrelated to food and environmental allergies. It is not related to autoimmune disorders. For a brief review, go to my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/05/dermographism-i-scratch-therefore-i-hive/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Learning more : A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Causes of: By Mayo Clinic Staff Although the exact cause of endometriosis is not certain, several possible explanations include: Retrograde menstruation. This is the most likely explanation for endometriosis. In retrograde menstruation, menstrual blood containing endometrial cells......http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/endometriosis/basics/causes/con-20013968 ...Read more
Autoimmune disorders: Autoimmune disorders are conditions in which your body makes antibodies against your own tissues. Examples include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, hepatitis, anemia, hypothyroidism, and vasculitis. Management of these conditions generally requires the assistance of a specialist--rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broad question!: There are many immunologic diseases. Some are due to deficient immune activity and those come with lots of serious infections. Others are due to overactivity. Allergic diseases are like that, and so are diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Oddly, some diseases have both excessive and deficient responses going on in the same person. ...Read more
Is going grain free helpful in auto immune sjorgens or other autoimmune disease if there is no known gut reaction or celiac disease?
Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is an "energy crisis" disorder. It is due to numerous underlying disorders that lead to depletion of energy stores in the muscles. Therefore, these disorders can include hormone depletion, nutrient depletion, poor sleep, viruses and other infections, clotting disorders, depletion of neurotransmitters. Autoimmune disorders may have a similar set of issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In cryofibrinogenemia (not cryoglobulinemia), what is more likely---the condition incites an autoimmune reaction due to inflammation it causes, or an autoimmune process causes the cryofibrinogenemia?
Disease then CF.: Cryofibrinogenemia is an unusual finding that usually signifies an underlying disease process. It may be autoimmune, but is also associated with a host of other disease including malignancies, infections and medications. Sometimes it is a benign finding in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What diseases a peripheral blood smear shows? Can it show that there is an infectious disease or viral?
Many different thing: can be seen on a peripheral smear. It can demonstrate signs of some viral, bacterial and parasite infections. It can demonstrate changes associated with cancer or other immune related problems. It can even demonstrate genetic problems like sickle cell disease or nutritional deficiencies. It's a very powerful tool in the right hands. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Elmiron (pentosan) & Elavil: Elmiron can help to repair damaged bladder lining. Elavil can have an antihystamine effect as well as reduce anxiety. Oxybutinin, detrol, vesicare (solifenacin) & other anticholingeric medications can relieve overactive bladder symptoms usually associated with ic. Bland diet and avoiding acid urine producing food and beverages are important. Check: www.Interstitialcystitisassociation.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It just isn't. I've noticed on healthtap that several visitors have this idea and i'm wondering where it came from. It a curious growth of endometrium in abnormal places; nothing i've seen in the decades that i've been acquainted with this common and troublesome illness suggests immunity is a factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer