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Autoimmune Diseases Low Vitamin D
Potentially many: There are in fact many autoimmune diseases which have vitamin d dysfunction associated with them. Lupus is the most common one, but others are also seen. A publication on this topic is quite good, although technical: rheumatology. 2012 apr;51(4):644-52. Hope this will help you. ...Read more
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
Good question: Vit D3 is considered important in immune regulation. Thus theoretically, the answer is yes, but in reality, no such association has been proven. ...Read more
Have sudden increased hair loss. Blood test show vitamin D deficiency, triglycerides 548, positive autoimmune test. What autoimmune disease is likely?
Vitamin D: Your doctor can check a vitamin d3 level in your blood. Your blood level will determine how much vit d3 supplementation you will need. The levels can be followed as needed. ...Read more
My Ferritin levels are high at 283, vitamin D low at 17. No hemochromatosis. Undiagnosed autoimmune. Possible causes? Are these related medically?
I have pbc, overlap of autoimmune hepatitis, current vitamin d level is low (on 50, 000 iu/week). Can I do anything to relieve the chronic fatigue?
Fatigue with PBC: I truly sympathize with you, as I have patients with the same complaint. You should work with your gastroenterologist as i see no medication that is used for pbc. There is no cure at this time, but there are some medications that can be tried, probably not to necessarily make it better, but, at least, to prevent the speed of the worsening. ...Read more
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Which autoimmune diseases/disorders, besides antiphospholipid syndrome, are made worse by consumption of foods high in vitamin k?
I had some blood results to see if I have auto immune disease. Vitamin d 16, uric acid 2.6, ESR was 19. Are these normal. Also I am female age. 51?
Low Vit D, others OK: None of these tell if you have autoimmune disease (ad). You have low d, which increases risk of autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancer etc.- most adults need 5-8000 iu of d in fall ; winter for optimal levels- see http://bit.Ly/1gnxnk0 ; http://bit.Ly/1ekkvkv normal uric acid shows you don't have gout. Esr is often high in autoimmune disease but you are on already on meds for ad that lower esr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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