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Doctor insights on: Auto Immune System Diseases

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Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response. ...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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Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

Generally yes.: Autoimmune disorders deregulate the immune system and may even compromise it. The medications used to manage these disorders suppress the immune system predictably. ...Read more

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Does itp (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) weaken the immune system?

Does itp (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) weaken the immune system?

No: Itp does not supress immune system. Itp is treated commonly with immunesupressive agents such as corticosteroids, rituxan- and thse treatment would supresse immune system. ...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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Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Hasimoto's: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system is "attacking" your thyroid. But the disease is not weakening your immune system, per se. ...Read more

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Which autoimmune diseases affect the nervous system?

Many: There are numerous autoimmune disease which can involve the nervous system. My advice is to google the subject and read for yourself. ...Read more

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Can supplements work for auto immune system disorders?

Can supplements work for auto immune system disorders?

With the exception .: Other than zinc, a multivitamin, keeping weight good, avoiding stress, getting adequate sleep, and having good overall nutrition. I do recommend added omega-3 for all my patients with autoimmune disease! ...Read more

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What skeletal system diseases develop in the immune system?

What skeletal system diseases develop in the immune system?

Can you clarify?: Are you referring to autoimmune types of connective tissue diseases, such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis? These conditions are caused by inflammation driven by immune cells. Obviously bone marrow is an active immune organ, involved in both innate and adaptive immune function. Destruction of bone marrow from cancer, or cancer treatment, drastically effects immune responses. ...Read more

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Can diabetes compromise my immune system?

Can diabetes compromise my immune system?

Glucose immune syst: When the blood sugar is high, white blood cells do not work as well to fight off infections. When the blood sugar is well controlled, the immune system generally works well in patients with diabetes. In diabetics with other problems (renal failure, neuropathy, poor circulation, etc) then there can be compounding of problems leading to immune compromise. ...Read more

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Do immune globulins lower my immune system?

Do immune globulins lower my immune system?

No: Immune globulins actually augment the immune system, by bringing in a large dose of antibodies to a particular substance. The globulins bind to whatever toxin they are targeted to and help your immune system recognize those toxins as something worth fighting. There are many different immune globulins available, such as vzig (anti-varicella) and hbig (anti hep-b). ...Read more

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Can diabetes compromise the immune system?

Can diabetes compromise the immune system?

Yes: Poorly controlled diabetes can suppress your immune system causing poor wound healing and lesser ability to fight infection. ...Read more

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Which autpimmune disease affects the nervous system?

Which autpimmune disease affects the nervous system?

Several: Both primary and secondary. The classics are clearly Multiple Sclerosis, and far less common, Neuromyelitis Optica, yet, some cases of immune encephalitis, such as NMDA. Secondary problems may be encountered from Lupus, Rheumatoid, Sjogren's, Pernicious Anemia, etc. Peripheral nerves may be involved by Guillain-Barre, and Chr Inflammatory Polyneuritis. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis - auto-immune disease - does it boost or suppress immune system?

Rheumatoid arthritis - auto-immune disease - does it boost or suppress immune system?

Mild suppression: In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system acts against one's tissues. So, part of the immune system is too active, but in a detrimental way. On the other hand, patients with RA may be more likely to develop infections. Even more so, if they receive medications that suppress the overactive immune system. ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases impact the nervous system?

Inflammation: There can be : Cognitive dysfunction (not thinking clearly, memory deficits) Headaches Seizure Altered mental alertness (e.g. stupor or coma) Aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain) Stroke (disturbance of the blood supply to different parts of the brain) Peripheral neuropathy (e.g. numbness, tingling, burning of the hands and feet) Movement disorders Myelitis (disruption) ...Read more

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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