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Autoimmune (Overview)

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 joints causing rheumatoid arthritis.


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What does autoimmune mean? 

What does autoimmune mean? 

Body attacks itself: In autoimmune disease your immune system attacks your own body. This causes serious problems like colitis, thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis & lupus. There are often genetic predispositions but there is growing evidence that microbes and environmental toxins such as molds, heavy metals & pesticides play a key role. A well-written book on this is http://www.Donnajacksonnakazawa.Com/blog/?Page_id=7. ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Overview)

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 joints causing rheumatoid arthritis.


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How can I have an autoimmune disorder?

See details: I assume you are asking about the cause of autoimmunity. Often it is related to a loss of T cell inhibition. My advice is to Google the question and read for yourself. The answer is too long to explain in the space allowed on this site. ...Read more

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Hashimtos autoimmune thynoidity, what is this?

See details: This is an autoimmune disease which is characterized by inflammation of the thyroid gland and eventually loss of ability of the thyroid to function normally. ...Read more

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Can a major illness trigger an autoimmune disorder?

Possible: But hard to prove even though we know that stress can exacerbate an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: autoimmune?

What is the definition or description of: autoimmune?

Self reacting: 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 joints causing rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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Autoimmune disorder and recurrent miscarriagesis there a link ?

Autoimmune disorder and recurrent miscarriagesis there a link ?

Pregnancy and lupus : Autoimmune diseases that have a higher incidence of miscarriage include lupus and anti phospholipid syndrome . Sometimes they can be present together ...Read more

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How can I get tested if I think I have an autoimmune condition?

See a doctor: There are scores of autoimmune diseases. Without specifics it is impossible to offer any firm answer otherthan to speak with a doctor. ...Read more

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What can my bf do naturally to try to stop his autoimmune response?

Go see: Specilaist such as an integrative physician, naturopath or acupuncturist who is trained in chinese herbal medicine, among others. ...Read more