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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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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

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

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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?

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

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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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