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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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What to do about my auto immune issues?

What to do about my auto immune issues?

Autoimmune Issues: The first thing I would recommend that you could do on your own is to stop gluten and dairy. I would put you on an elimination diet for other foods, too, for at least a month. I'd stay off the gluten and dairy indefinitely. I recommend you check your MTHFR 677 and MTHFR 1298 genes, too, and treat if you have SNPs. ...Read more

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What do you mean by auto immune disease?

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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What exactly is crmo the auto immune disease?

What exactly is crmo the auto immune disease?

Many bone lesions: CRMO, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, affects many areas of skeleton(usually > 2) with subacute infection withs lytic. mixed, and sclerotic lesions without detection of causative organism. It usually affects young,5 to 15 years of age. Can have typical lesions of jaw and clavicle. Lesions can occur in spine or appendicular skeleton, symmetric or asymmetric.NSAIDs or biologics Rx ...Read more

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Has you ever heard of crmo, its an auto immune disease?

Has you ever heard of crmo, its an auto immune disease?

Many bone lesions: CRMO, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, affects many areas of skeleton (usually > 2) with subacute infection withs lytic. mixed, and sclerotic lesions without detection of causative organism. It usually affects young, 5 to 15 years of age. Can have typical lesions of jaw and clavicle. Lesions can occur in spine or appendicular skeleton, symmetric or asymetric. NSAIDs or biologics Rx. ...Read more

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When a auto immune test shows positive what does that mean?

Depends on the test: What specific test do you mean? There are numerous tests for specific autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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What to do if I have health question about auto immune disorders!?

What to do if I have health question about auto immune disorders!?

See details: Ask your doctor. If you provide specific info about your situation, doctors on this site may be able to help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what are my chances i'll get a auto-immune disease?

No: We need to know your history, your family history and other genetic information. Your physician will help integrate that information but with laboratory testing there may be some clues now. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden onset of severe allergic/auto-immune symptoms?

Vague question: Your question is very vague and does not identify any symptom, so i cannot give you any advice based on it. ...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 it possible for a person to pass on an auto immune disease without having it active in they're system?

Is it possible for a person to pass on an auto immune disease without having it active in they're system?

Most cases are : There is a big genetic component of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderm etc...These are autoimmune disease and often transmitted to the offsprings during younger years when diseases are actually not active. When disease is very active/advanced, infertility is an issue and so often they are passed on earlier when women can more easily concieve. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How dangerous would it be to use an auto immune suppressant on someone who may not need it? Or only as a Hail Mary?

Risky: Immune suppression is risky even in patients for whom it is indicated. It is complicated, and should be managed by an expert. I urge you to make sure you are being treated by an expert in immune suppression (allergist/immunologist, rheumatologist, hematologist/oncologist, transplant physician, etc.) ...Read more

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Are all rheumatic diseases auto immune disease s or is there a difference in the 2. If there different what is the difference clinically?

Are all rheumatic diseases auto immune disease s or is there a difference in the 2. If there different what is the difference clinically?

More than a 100 kind: Over 100 different kinds of arthritis and related diseases (rheumatic diseases) some metabolic, gout and pseudogout. Some genetic (hemochromatosis) many autoimmune, your immune system reacts against part of your body. Most common rheumatoid arthritis. There are autoimmune diseases that do not cause arthritis, ms, penphigus. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia an auto immune disease?

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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I am concerned I have auto-immune hepatitis?

I am concerned I have auto-immune hepatitis?

Okay: Go see your doctor. If your liver is in trouble then a battery of tests will be done to determine the cause. ...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