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Despite concrete evidence of spndylthpthy if not anspon my hmo refuses to admit that I have an autoimmune dis likely as i've had it 32 yrs.What to do?
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
Had baby in 2013 enzymes&bili high for a yr Ct show mild fatty liver no hep autoimmune dis. having a baby caused it?blood work normal 6mth us no fat
Unlikely: It is unlikely that pregnancy caused it if you had no problems during the pregnancy. Pregnancy can be associated with HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelets) but this is a very serious disorder which can be fatal to both mom and baby as can acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Both would have been diagnosed during pregnancy and indicated delivery at a high risk center. ...Read more
How long does it take for a autoimmune dis to progress achy elbow knee finger ankle neg lupus tes +ana 1:320 elev ast &alt& gluc no diabetes prot urin?
No telling: There is no way to forecast the progress. Each person takes a different path. ...Read more
I am wheezing for 3 days when I inhale, with chest tightness. test results show no asthma. I tested ANA positive, could this be from an autoimmune dis?
Pulmonary: Autoimmune diseases often can affect many other organ systems in the body including lungs. Other considerations would be tobacco use or medications. Methotrexate can cause lung problems. Without knowing all your history difficult to speculate but hope this helps and hope you feel better. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers