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Autoimmune Diseases Ayurvedic Medicine
Autoimmune disease is also known as Autoimmune conditions. 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
Can be good if...: There are literally thousands of herbs with medicinal benefits. Some of these may be very beneficial for people with autoimmune disease and some may aggravate their condition. People with autoimmune disease should not take herbs without professional guidance, but with the help of an herbalist, naturopath or holistic md, medicinal herbs individualized for you can be extremely beneficial. ...Read more
Do you think there will be new, effective and cheap drugs within 5 years to treat autoimmune diseases?
NO- Not cheap 4 sure: I don't know if there will be new & effective drugs to treat autoimmune disease within 5 years but if there are I am certain they will NOT be cheap- hardly any new drugs are cheap; they cost a lot to develop & drug companies charge a lot of money for new drugs. But I don't think drugs are the best approach. See The Immune System Recovery Plan by Susan Blum for a better approach & my comment. ...Read more
Not even close: There are no low cost biosimilar drugs that have any value. All biologics are still under patent protection so no generics are available. ...Read more
Potentially yes: Drugs that we use for autoimmune disease do have potentially liver toxicities. Drugs such as methotrexate, imuran. And Cytoxan which are drugs which we use for autoimmune disease do have potential liver problems particularly the elevation of liver function tests. If labs are followed correctly, the potential for chronic liver disease are rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: All medical options for autoimmune disorders are essentially immune modulators or suppressants. ...Read more
Is it common for a teen with mctd or any autoimmune disease to turn to using illegal drugs? If so why?
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
Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more
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