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Number of the symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Number of the symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Too numerous: There are so many different symptoms based on which body system is affected by the particular autoimmune disease. For example, psoriasis affects the skin but can also affect the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints but can also affect the lungs. Lupus erythematosus can affect multiple organ systems. The symptoms generally follow the organ systems but non-specific fatigue is common. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

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


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What are some symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Difficult to know: There are many different autoimmune diseases, and each fits into separate categories. Many create arthritis, kidney failure, rashes, hepatitis, etc. You would be better off picking one illness and repeating your question. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Too broad a topic: Auto-immune disorders are a large class of diseases and symptoms depend on the disease and organ system affected. Please check the following site for a start. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/search/search. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of autoimmune disease damage?

What are the symptoms of autoimmune disease damage?

Too variable to say: There are multiple autoimmune diseases affecting one or more organs or organ systems with symptoms that are variable, sometimes intermittent, rapidly progressive or slow and indolent, and depending on which disease vary from annoying to fatal. See your primary care physician or board certified rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Need specific info: There are so many different symptoms based on which body system is affected by the particular autoimmune disease. For example, psoriasis affects the skin but can also affect the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints but can also affect the lungs. Lupus erythematosus can affect multiple organ systems. The symptoms generally follow the organ systems but non-specific fatigue is common. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of autoimmune disease?

What are the most common symptoms of autoimmune disease?

There may be none: There are a variety of autoimmune diseases. Some may be without symptoms - ie autoimmune thryoid disease before it becomes symptomatic. Other will have many symptoms including joint involvement, heart and lung problems in some people with in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, rash in lupus, and dermatomyositis, muscle inflammation in polymyositis, dry eyes, mouth or other sites in sjogren's. ...Read more

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Which autoimmune diseases affect women, and what are their symptoms?

Which autoimmune diseases affect women, and what are their symptoms?

Variety of symptoms: Many autoimmune diseases can affect women, such as thyroiditis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, grave's disease, vitiligo, etc... Symptoms include rashes, skin color change, skin tightening, fatigue, muscle weakness, fevers, feeling hot, feeling cold, weight gain, weight loss, joint pains, joint swelling, muscle aches, eye changes, abnormal lab results, dry mouth, etc... ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases affect women, and what are warning symptoms?

What autoimmune diseases affect women, and what are warning symptoms?

Several.: While men get these diseases as well, all of the following are 6-15x more common in females, and are autimmune: 1. Ra, 2. Sle, 3. Scleroderma, 4. Mctd, 5. Polymyositis, 6. Sjogren's. All can be related to the presecne of estorgen, which is why they are uncommon in females before puberty. However, men with klinefelter's syndrome, who are xxy, have very high levels of estrogen and these diseases. ...Read more

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Do symptoms of autoimmune diseases become stronger when suffering from multiple diseases that share symptoms?

Possible: If you have multipe diseases that cause the same symptoms, the symptoms may be additive. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that following diets such as Dr Furhman's Is beneficial for reducing symptoms of autoimmune disease?

Is there any evidence that following diets such as Dr Furhman's
Is beneficial for reducing symptoms of autoimmune disease?

No proven diet.: Although a diet high in antioxidants may potentially be beneficial, there has not been any scientific proof on its efficacy. (For that matter, any other diet) ...Read more

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Could following Dr Weil's or Dr Joel Fuhrman's diet reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease? What are pros/cons of each diet?

Could following Dr Weil's or Dr Joel Fuhrman's diet reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease?  What are pros/cons of each diet?

Ok: Pros: Both are for healthy living but recent dietary guideline recommends that fat and cholesterol are not harmful if consumed in moderation. Cons: There is no scientific proof that they do help autoimmune diseases per se. ...Read more

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Are the pattern and sequence of presentation of signs/symptoms useful in diagnosing autoimmune disease or are they different in every case?

Are the pattern and sequence of presentation of signs/symptoms useful in diagnosing autoimmune disease or are they different in every case?

Yes and yes: We know of numerous diseases which involve auto-immune mechanisms. The variation involves specific genetic susceptibilities, associated with/without environmental triggers. Joint issues, rheumatoid arthritis; bowel issues, ulcerative colitis; brain and spinal cord, multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of autoimmune disease in pregnancy?

Symptoms of autoimmune disease in pregnancy?

Many: There are many autoimmune diseases. Some effect the skin, some the joints, some the kidneys, etc.. If you are having specific symptoms, you need to talk to your doctor about them to get a specific answer. ...Read more

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Are shriveled fingertips and toes symptoms of an autoimmune disease?

Yes but....: There are other reasons this occurs. See your primary care doctor to get diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an autoimmune disease, contract herpes & receive symptoms a year later?

Yes, it's possible: Herpes can first cause symptoms a year or more after being infected, especially if the symptoms are mild -- i.e. just a few localized sores, no fever, no inflamed lymph nodes. With multiple lesions, inflamed nodes, etc, you can assume the infection was caught within 3 weeks before symptoms started, usually 3-10 days. All this can happen either with or without an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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If I have indifferentiated autoimmune disease symptoms and my blood counts have been consistently "low normal" for years, what could that mean?

If I have indifferentiated autoimmune disease symptoms and my blood counts have been consistently "low normal" for years, what could that mean?

R/O CVD: CVD = COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE. The classic one are LUPUS & RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. UCVD=UNDIFFERENTIATED COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE. This means that you have some but not all the criteria to meet a specific diagnosis. Make sure to follow up with s good RHEUMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lupus and other autoimmune diseases?

Varied symptoms: Each autoimmune disease can present with multiple symptoms.common ones are rashes, joint pains, hair loss, ulcers in the mouth, irregular menstrual cycles, , photosensitivity, joint swelling etc. Usually its constellation of of signs and symptoms that suggest autoimmune disease.Then it is confirmed by blood tests ...Read more

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I have many MS symptoms. Would i more likely have it since i already have had 2 autoimmune diseases?

MS unlikely: At your age, it is very rare for MS to begin, and more likely, other problems would explain your symptoms. It is also unusual, but not impossible, to have 2 autoimmune disorders, one being MS. Not sure why there is a question of autoimmune disease of brain, and perhaps your physician can help uncover a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Many symptoms, none being treated, thought to be autoimmune disease. Possible treatments. Please see attached profile.

Many symptoms, none being treated, thought to be autoimmune disease. Possible treatments. Please see attached profile.

Need a consultation: Unfortunately this Q & A format doesn't allow for uploading profiles or dealing with multiple symptoms or illnesses. You may want to ask for a second opinion consultation with a Rheumatologist at Health Tap. Sorry I could not be more helpful. ...Read more

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