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Autoimmune Diseases Trial For Low Dose Naltrexone
Is there any ongoing research for the use of low dose naltrexone in autoimmune diseases especially in the case of bullous pemphagoid.
Stetchy research: There is some sketchy research and documented experiences of MDs using low dose naltrexone for this purpose with success. Naltrexone is largely without any complications (unless you regularly take narcotic pain medication - in which case skip it.) Since there is almost no downside it is worth a try if traditional treatment is not giving you satisfaction. ...Read more
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
Hmm...: Best advice is to ask your docotr/gastroenterologist! there are currently studies of low dose Naltrexone use being done at penn state and other institutions around the globe to determine this; as well as usage of "ldn" for the treatment of other diseases. Always ask your doctor if this is right for you; and if it is available to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complicated picture: For the best chances of understanding the intentions of each prescription in a medically complex picture like yours - discuss all of it w/ the doctor(s) treating you. The pain of connective tissue disease often lessened by NSAIDs or steroids and if you'd been given opiates in the past, the naltrexone will help switch from them. Ask, it's good to talk w/ Dr's to know how to best improve Tx. Best! ...Read more
Not that i know of: The jury is out - there is a website saying it can treat everything from psoriasis to aids to chronic fatigue syndrome. I have not been able to track down any real medical studies on this. There are a number of case reports, but after 45 years in medicine i can tell you that the vast majority of favorable case reports end up meaning nothing. Sometimes even causing harm. Talk 2 your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risk: liver tóxic: In excessive amount may be seriously toxic to the liver ( not in usual prescribed dosis). Since there is nothing proven to cure multiple sclerosis you should ask whoever recommended it what is suppose to do. It is considered an opium antagonist. Hopefully your neurologist is aware. Do not take it unless supervised by someone experienced in using it for ms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Assuming you mean myelodysplasia - there is no evidence. The evidence of its working as an immune modulator is intriguing but not well accepted. This is one step further using is after a "premalignant" transformation. I doubt it can hurt but doubt it will have benefit ...Read more
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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