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Autoimmune Disease And Lattice Degeneration
In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more
There are many: causes of degeneration of the macula. In younger patients they are usually genetic mutations (e.g. North Carolina Macular Dystrophy), and later in life they are age related (e.g. Age Related Macular Degeneration) but a genetic predisposition is required, not everyone gets it. Since the macula is where 'central vision' is captured, when the macula degenerates, the visual acuity worsens. ...Read more
How do antioxidants prevent chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?
Maybe: For macular degeneration - free radicals appear to play a significant role. There is currently a prevention arm of the areds which is looking at supplements in preventing the progression of macular degeneration. It's often better to eat a good diet, exercise and reduce other risk factors than take supplements. Oh yes, please don't smoke! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye diseases like macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and cataracts are all in older people, right?
Juvenile cataracts: Congenital cataract: during pregnancy, mom has infection (ie measles/rubella (the most common cause), rubeola, chicken pox, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, poliomyelitis, influenza, Epstein-Barr virus, syphilis, toxoplasmosis. Juvenile: include, prior trauma, infection, inflammation, JRA. Macular degener: gene mutation-> Stargardt's disease, Best disease, and juvenile retinoschisis ...Read more
What is progressive neuro-degenerative disease or any neuro-degenerative or atrophy cerebellar diseases or mental diseases?
Example: Neurodegenerative illnesses that affect the cerebellum may be the different forms of multiple system atrophy, such as OPCA. Other neurodegenerative illnesses (that do not affect the cerebellum) include Alzheimers, Parkinsons, and ALS. ...Read more
What are the means by which antioxidants prevent of chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and macular degeneration?
They don't: There's a whole lot of conspiracy-mongering going around these days that somehow the pharmaceutical and health care industries are suppressing some "magic bullets" that can prevent all of these diseases. If this were true, i don't know a doctor who wouldn't immediately shout it from the roof-top and get all of their patients on the stuff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty much: The most common type of arthritis is known as degenerative arthritis and describes the gradual wearing down of the cartilage cushion in a particular joint. In the spine, the disc serves as the cartilage cushion between the vertebrae. When it gets worn down this is known as degenerative disc disease, which essentially is a degenerative arthritis of the spine. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which systemic/genetic diseases may cause cataracts at age 46? No steroids. Crp & sed are low. Have endometriosis, degen. Disc disease. Low sed & crp.
Cataracts: May be related to diabetes, trauma, but most likely genetic. Are the cataracts symptomatic. The opacification (cataract of the natural lens) of the lens may be insignificant and be normal for you or been there all of your life. Depends on your specific situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis vrs aging: Degenerative joint disease is an outdated term for osteoarthritis of peripheral joints. Degenerative disc disease is sometimes diagnosed when vertebral spurs are noted. The latter phenomenon, referred to most accurately as spondylosis deformans, is asymptomatic. It may be associated with disc disease, but disc damage does not necessarily cause pain. ...Read more
Is macular degeneration the same as retinal degeneration? My eye reports says Bilateral: Defect is consistent with retinal degeneration. I'm 33.
Not really: Macular degeneration is a type of retinal degeneration found in the senior population that affects only the center of vision. Many other types of retinal degeneration exist from congenital, to acquired, from hereditary to environmental and from severe to minimal. I would be happy to interpret the report if you send me more details. ...Read more
Is polymyositis rheumatica an autoimmune disease? My dad has this and I have a sytemic autoimmune connective tissue disease as well. Genetic?
I don't have macular degeneration but a relative does. Is macular degeneration ever associated with other medical problems apart form diabetes & the damage that smokers self-inflict?
Macular degeneration: The usual risk factors are positive family history, cigarette smoking, far sightedness, light iris color, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, female gender, heart disease , and of course aging. To my knowledge alcoholism in a parent doesn't cause macular degeneration in their children, unless the above risk factors apply to the children. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can degenerative disc disease, endometriosis, migraines, and colon condition all be due to food sensitiv.'s and/or underlying auto immune disease @46?
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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