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Atherosclerosis Autoimmune Deficiency
Atherosclerosis is also known as Blocked arteries. Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a condition in which a person has build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the walls of his arteries. Over the years, these substances build-up to form hardened spots called plaques, which can break off pieces of itself and clog arteries downstream ...Read more
Good question: Vit D3 is considered important in immune regulation. Thus theoretically, the answer is yes, but in reality, no such association has been proven. ...Read more
Autoimmune related autonomic deficiency (also have lupus)causing dizziness. What are best tx options for dizziness? Predisone resolves it
Could an immunoglobulin deficiency effectively mask an autoimmune disorder from auto-antibody screens such as AMA ANA etc.or is it a separate thing ?
No: When there is a total deficiency of the immunoglobulin, there can be no autoantibody formed from that particular class of immunoglobulin. Thus it is not a masking. However this does not rule out that other immune mechanisms may not be the cause for a certain illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have autoimmune disease & frequent dizzy spells.My md suspects autonomic deficiency. I've noticed I often have diarrhea following a bad dizzy spell? Why?
Is there a way to distinguish between infectious versus autoimmune causes of lymphocytic hypophysitis? Can infectious cause result in isolated acth deficiency with low prl and tsh, normal lh, fsh, gh?
Have sudden increased hair loss. Blood test show vitamin D deficiency, triglycerides 548, positive autoimmune test. What autoimmune disease is likely?
Yes and yes: Atherosclerosis is a complex problem.The main cause is inflammation.Chromium deficiency increases blood sugar which increases risk. Copper & zinc are needed for healthy blood vessels.Selenium is a protective antioxidant.Research shows calcium supplements increase atherosclerosis. Vitamins prevent too: http://drrandybaker.Com/2012/11/11/vitamins-really-do-prevent-heart-disease-beware-of-bad-studies. ...Read more
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
Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more
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