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Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disease
I have active autoimmune connective tissue disease.Could that be why HDL is >100? Ldl is <100. I eat healthy and exercise. Or is HDL >100 a good thing
Unlikely related: Hdl cholesterol (hdl-c) > 100 is uncommon. In general, high hdl-c may be the result of genetics (hyperalphalipoproteinemia), exercise, increased alcohol intake, or medications (niacin, fibrates). Rare causes include obstruction in the biliary tract, very high blood levels of dilantin, and organophosphate toxicity. In some cases high HDL is not protective due to poor HDL particle functionality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is polymyositis rheumatica an autoimmune disease? My dad has this and I have a sytemic autoimmune connective tissue disease as well. Genetic?
What is the implication of high homogenous ANA 1:320 with other markers normal. Autoimmune or connective tissue disease suspected but not confirme?
My dad has very bad polymyalgia rheumatic disease. I have undiff connective tissue disease (current dx) , do you think autoimmune is in our genes?
What does an increased number of mast cells in stress-indiced urticaria biopsy indicate? Previously diagnosed w/connective tissue autoimmune disease.
Have mixed connective tissue disease and whenever I have a flare, my SVT flares up as well. Why would my auto immune disease affect my SVT? Thanks
See your DR: You fail to give any details about diagnoses or meds or symptoms, so you will get no answer here. Have a serious evaluation by your DR. SVT can be disabling and tends to get worse with time. There may be factors involving meds or your abnormal physiology. SVT may be due to an aberrant conductive tissue in your heart. This can be identified and cured by a special type of cardiologist. ...Read more
Combination of CTD: Mixed connective tissue disease is an autoimmune conditions with a combination of autoimmune diseases systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and polymyositis. One of these conditions is usually more prominent than the others at one time and with time it can progress to the other autoimmune diseases. Thus you may have arthritis, or a rash, or internal medical probelm. ...Read more
Rheumatologists: Rheumatologists are specialists who treat autoimmune inflammatory diseases such as connnective tissue diseases. ...Read more
Lupus/scleroderma: Mixed connective tissue disease (mctd) is an autoimmune disease that usually has features of lupus and scleroderma. Many people have raynaud's (fingers change color) and puffy fingers, and a positive ANA with a more specific test called "rnp" and may also have rashes, arthritis, or inflammation in other organs. It is treated a lot like lupus. Seeing a rheumatologist is helpful. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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