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Autoimmune And Allergic Reactions
I haven't eaten nuts in almost 2 years bc of a special autoimmune diet. If I start up again how likely will I be allergic to it?
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
They differ: Allergic reaction is your bodies immune response to an outside or external agent that is foreign to you. It can take several forms depending on contacting it, breathing it, or ingesting it. An autoimmune reaction is when your immune system is directed against organs in your own body which can affect any organ including the brain and heart, for example. ...Read more
Is there really a disorder called autoimmune progesterone dermatitis? Can a woman be illergic to her progesterone?
Doubt it: I have never heard of this and think it sounds fanciful. Being allergic to Progesterone would theoretically be incompatible with life, since cortisol is synthesized from progesterone. It is possible a woman might get a contact dermatitis from ingredients in progestrone cream, which rarely even contains any actual progesterone. ...Read more
Is eczema an autoimmune or allergic condition? What type of doc should I see to diagnose it correctly? Family history has me suspecting it.
Which autoimmune diseases cause a strong allergic type response to sunlight? I get very itchy for days after being in the sun, and I never let burn
What autoimmune disease causes hives? My friend has been getting hive and the allergic doc she went to did blood work so far.
I have IBD, Allergic Rhinitis, seborrheic dermatitis & Anxiety. I'm 24 YO, male. Am I suffering from Autoimmune disease?
IBD: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, is an autoimmune disease. Allergic rhinitis, seborrheic dermatitis and anxiety aren't. You need to have follow up with a good gastroenterologist, besides your primary doctor who would coordinate the care of your diverse medical problems, which can be controlled by adherence to treatment plans and regular follow up, just be active and follow a healthy diet, good luck ...Read more
I developed RA and Fibro after Cervical Spine fusion with implants. C 5-7. I believe I have allergic autoimmune disease. Can that be reversed?
Fibromyalgia: Is probably not an auto-immune disorder. You can discuss the natural history of sero-positive arthritis with a rheumatologist. Silicon implants can cause major problems, and there is a whole branch of science that has sprung up around induced auto-immune conditions with surgical implantation. Treatments are many and the rheumatologist knows more than anyone else what to do about this. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
See details: Autoimmunity basically means you produce antibodies that attack your own tissues. ...Read more
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
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
Go see: Specilaist such as an integrative physician, naturopath or acupuncturist who is trained in chinese herbal medicine, among others. ...Read more
Can having an autoimmune disorder make a person more susceptible to developing another autoimmune disorder?
A manifestation of excess immune stimulation leads to inflammation of your tissues- myelin in ms, joints in ra, skin in psoriasis...
Your immune stress can be environment edible, infectious...
Plus other stressors contribute- poor diet, lack of sleep...
Genetics play roll
therefore the same metabolic problems can manifest in various ways & a new disease develops & is diagnosed
mdwellnessmd. Com. ...Read more
Will having an autoimmune disorder make a person more susceptible to developing another autoimmune disorder?
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Autoimmune: There is no way one can learn about autoimmune disorders without spending some time learning about a normal immune system. Find a basic book on the immune system, read it, and then delve into immunity disorders where there is failure of the system to recognize tissues as "self". That is what autoimmune disorders are all about ...Read more
Rogue warrior: Your immune system is supposed to fight infection and leave your body alone. For various reasons, sometimes, your immune system runs amok and damages healthy organs/tissues. Just about every part of the body can be harmed by auto-immune disease. Some auto-immune diseases are dangerous and must be treated with strong drugs to reduce immune function (which can lead to infection = (). ...Read more
Immunosuppresents: Since autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of diseases which have in common activation of the immune system which leads to different complications (depending upon the disease) the best way to treat is to use medications which suppress the immune system (such as steroids and sometimes chemotherapy). ...Read more
No: It just isn't. I've noticed on healthtap that several visitors have this idea and I'm wondering where it came from. It a curious growth of endometrium in abnormal places; nothing I've seen in the decades that I've been acquainted with this common and troublesome illness suggests immunity is a factor. ...Read more
They destroy tissues: Autoimmune disorders arise from an overactive immune system in which the body attacks its own tissues. The different types & the amount of destruction that occurs depends on the kinds of tissues targeted. Some affect a single organ (as in thyroiditis) while others involve multiple areas (such as lupus). If not diagnosed & treated, these disorders progressively worsen health & may hasten death. ...Read more
Possible, but: Possible - evaluation by a knowledgable clinician should help answer the question. ...Read more