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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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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

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

Sometimes: There are certain situations where one specific autoimmune disease is more likely to occur if the individual has another certain autoimmune disease, for instance, lupus and autoimmune thyroid disease. However, most are not connected. ...Read more

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What can I do to start getting my life back? I'm trapped in my body who does not like me. I feel Like I'm decades older and I'm only 35. New dx autoimmune dz

Counselling: Your message sounds depressing and I would urge you to seek psychologic or psychiatric counselling ASAP. Have an autoimmune dz is not the end of the world since most can be treated quite effectively. If you have suicidal thoughts, call the suicide hotline immediately. ...Read more

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What is autoimmune neuronopathy?

What is autoimmune neuronopathy?

Nerve damage by self: The body's immune system attack upon nerves or elements to help nerves function properly resulting in odd or painful sensations is referred to as autoimmune neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia autoimmune?

Is fibromyalgia autoimmune?

No: There is no known autoimmune cause of fibromyalgia. Current thinking is that is is a central nervous system disorder. ...Read more

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