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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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Can you tell me how is an allergic reaction different/similar to an autoimmune disease?

Can you tell me how is an allergic reaction different/similar to an autoimmune disease?

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

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Is there really a disorder called autoimmune progesterone dermatitis? Can a woman be illergic to her progesterone?

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

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I have IBD, Allergic Rhinitis, seborrheic dermatitis & Anxiety. I'm 24 YO, male. Am I suffering from Autoimmune disease?

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

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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?

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

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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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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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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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Can I, please, get a simple definition of "autoimmune"?

See details: Autoimmunity basically means you produce antibodies that attack your own tissues. ...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

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Can having an autoimmune disorder make a person more susceptible to developing another autoimmune disorder?

Can having an autoimmune disorder make a person more susceptible to developing another autoimmune disorder?

Yes: 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