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Are your immune system or liver affected by toxic shock syndrome?

Are your immune system or liver affected by toxic shock syndrome?

TSS: It can definitely have an effect on both the immune system and liver as well as the kidneys, skin, GI tract, etc. It depends on the severity of the tss. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Could a strong immune system can eliminate bad breath forever due to toxic overload in the system?

Could a strong immune system can eliminate bad breath forever due to toxic overload in the system?

See a dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a giant liver hemagioma of 17cmx11cmx14cm having this tumor would it cause my cortisol levels to be high and in turn weaken my immune system ?

I have a giant liver hemagioma of 17cmx11cmx14cm having this tumor would it cause my cortisol levels to be high and in turn  weaken  my immune system ?

NO: you are born with it , small ones on liver need observation , larger ones some times need surgery for fear of massive hemorrhage and rapture of liver depending on location. Most of the time need segmental recession of involved area ( even lobe ) Surgery is safe in experienced hands .Speak to your doctor . ...Read more

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My immune system is attacking my liver, what causes this? (I am a none drinker of alcohol)

My immune system is attacking my liver, what causes this? (I am a none drinker of alcohol)

Autoimmune hepatitis: we are not yet aware of the cause of autoimmune hepatitis. It's manifested by autoantibodies against the liver, manufactured by your own immune system. It can be a very aggressive disease, but often is very slow in its onset and its progression. Also, it is treatable, although some of the medicines can have side effects. It is vital that you are treated by a gastroenterologist . Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is my immune system attacking my liver?

Why is my immune system attacking my liver?

Autoimmune: This is most likely from an autoimmune process due to losing regulation of the immune system thus allowing the immune system to attack your own body. ...Read more

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Help please! is fish oil or cod liver oil better for immune system function?

Help please! is fish oil or cod liver oil better for immune system function?

Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my immune system up. I have Sarcoid of the liver and RA. I have 2 infections since being on prednisone taper for first time.

What can I do to keep my immune system up. I have Sarcoid of the liver and RA. I have 2 infections since being on prednisone taper for first time.

Immunosuppression: Having two chronic diseases, one is autoimmune, both need prednisone and other meds that cause immunosuppression, having two infections is not uncommon, at any rate you may want to wear a mask while in crowded places, you need to avoid anyhow, stay at a distance from people with colds, don't change diapers for kids who recently received oral polio vaccination, rest, fresh air, fluids,balanced diet ...Read more

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Mystery diagnosis... Recurrent liver/kidney function test abnormalities, weak immune system, fatigue, joint pain; but neg rf test... What's up w/me?!

Mystery diagnosis... Recurrent liver/kidney function test abnormalities, weak immune system, fatigue, joint pain; but neg rf test... What's up w/me?!

Could be ...: The negative rheumatoid factor does not completely exclude rheumatoid arthritis but given the tests and symptoms you mention, it could be lupus erythematosus. You need to see a rheumatologist. Joint pain at your age is not "normal" and the liver and kidney abnormalities could be related. ...Read more

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How long does it take to develop toxic shock syndrome?

Several days: This depends on several factors and the overall health of the patient. Toxic shock can develop quickly or over time depending on the source, but the average would be a few days. Patient's can present very toxic with severe low blood pressure, acidosis and respiratory failure. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


Dr. Bonnie Bock
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Toxic Shock Syndrome (Definition)

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, but serious disease due to a bacterial infection. It is often linked to the use of tampons and various female contraceptives such as the diaphragm. Symptoms often include fever, feeling faint, diarrhea, muscle ...Read more