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Since smoking lowers C3 levels, wouldn't smoking make certain autoimmune conditions worse...Because some autoimmune diseases lower c3?
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
If someone had an inflammatory autoimmune disease would there be inflmmation markers in blood tests?
Autoimmune markers: There are a variety of blood tests that are frequently ordered when dealing with autoimmune issues - such as esr, crp, ana, rheumatoid factor, complement, sjogrens ab, thyroid antibodies. This is a small list and depending on what is being looked forward could be further expanded or refined. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually : The most common anti-inflammatories are nsaids and these are not considered immunosuppressive's. Corticosteroids may have somewhat of an immunosuppressive effect. And biologics which are used for autoimmune disease but not lyme disease can be immunosuppressive ad well as anti-inflammatory. ...Read more
I have inflammation in my eye which my doctor says is inflammation from an inflammatory autoimmune disease. Do I need to see a neurologist?
If swollen lymph nodes emerge from an inflammatory process like lupus (autoimmune disease) would ibuprofen an nsaid make then go away?
Suppression: Blocking the body's immune reaction to its own tissues often requires interference with the immune system itself, either non-specifically with steroids, drugs which attack immune mediating cells, or drugs which block receptor sites, etc. Many of these are effective in limiting the damage due to disease, but have their own toxicities to deal with. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autoimmune diseases : Treatment in autoimmune diseases 1. Reduce eliminate the immune system attack on one's cells ( platelets , WBC etc) , tissues ( muscles , nerves, joints, blood vessels) , organs ( pancreas, thyroid, kidneys adrenal) 2. Reduce or eliminate acute destructive ( inflammatory ) process .3 preserve immune function 4.Replace products insulin, thyroid , B12 lost. Rx with steroids cytotoxics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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