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What autoimmune disease could cause a significant decrease in sensation from head to toe and if not why would this not be possible?

What autoimmune disease could cause a significant decrease in sensation from head to toe and if not why would this not be possible?

Autoimmune: Complex question. Any autoimmune disorder that can alter the central nervous system could cause sensory changes. Ms, lupus, sjogren's and many diseases that are not exactly autoimmune but cause inflammation or demyelination can cause this (b12 deficiency, et al). There are some peripheral neuropathies that can be autoimmune and cause numbness. See a good neurologist. ...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 autoimmune diseases may cause raised ALT, ankle pain, chest pain, spine & shoulder pain without ANA, HLA B27 being positive?

What autoimmune diseases may cause raised  ALT, ankle pain, chest pain, spine & shoulder pain without ANA, HLA B27 being positive?

Not many: Sounds like you have already had a "work-up" for your symptoms (ANA. HLA B27 are not :common" tests The raised ALT may or may not be associated with your other symptoms. Do you have a liver problem? Hepatitis B, C often cause associated joint problems. Get this checked out by the same Health Care Provider who obtained the blood tests you mention Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What autoimmune diseases may cause cervical and thorasic spine pain, ankle pain, knee pain, wrtist and finger joint pain, with hyperpigmentation ?

RA: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease in which your body’s immune system, instead to protect your health by attacking bacteria and/or viruses, mistakenly attacks your joints in the entire body. Rec.: see rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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I am a 21-year-old female who tested positive ANA but don't have an autoimmune disease; does my weight loss, bruising and night sweats mean leukemia?

I am a 21-year-old female who tested positive ANA but don't have an autoimmune disease; does my weight loss, bruising and night sweats mean leukemia?

Get seen: Maybe one woman in 4 has a positive ANA but seems fine. I'd stop worrying about the ANA. I doubt you have leukemia but you need a complete history and physical exam and basic labs (CBC, chem profile, urinalysis) by a competent physician. Night sweats are serious. ...Read more

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Will autoimmune disease to ever go away?

Will autoimmune disease to ever go away?

More information: Seems many people are asking this - you need to say what autoimmune disease you are referring to. ...Read more

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Why do autoimmune diseases affect more women?

Fetal cell traffic.: Fetal cells cross the placenta and lodge in maternal tissues triggering immune reaction to the paternal antigens. That's why autoimmune diseases are almost exclusive seen in women of reproductive age. If you are wondering about such diseases in men or women who have never been pregnant, the answer is that all of us carry cells from our mothers in our bodies since we were born; they can do the same. ...Read more

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Do drug addicts get more autoimmune diseases?

Do drug addicts get more autoimmune diseases?

Yes: A very interesting question. Anything that affects the immune system increases risk. For example Cocaine abusers run a higher risk of vasculitis. ...Read more

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Who is more likely to get autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune disease: Increased risk in family with 1st degree relative or closer 2nd degree relative with any autoimmune disease. Women also tend to have a slightly increased risk over men. ...Read more

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How come autoimmune diseases affect more women than men?

No one knows: No one knows for sure. Various theories have been postulated including hormonal influences but none has been proven. ...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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How can I manage my life now? I have an autoimmune disease?

How can I manage my life now? I have an autoimmune disease?

Need more informatio: You need to say what autoimmune disease you have and if it is treated. Some do very well and meds work well. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood for autoimmune disease to ever go away?

Yes: Some autoimmune diseases "burn out" over time, when for some reason immune regulation seems to kick in. ...Read more

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Am I more likely than average to have another autoimmune disease?

Yes, if you have one: If you have one autoimmune disease you are more likely than average to have manifestations of other autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

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How do I find out if I have an autoimmune disease like my family?

Symptoms?: Do you have any symptoms? There is no preventive treatment for a person with genetic susceptibility to autoimmune disease, so if you do not have any symptoms, do not worry. You may wish to discuss your family history with your doctor at the next visit. ...Read more

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How come we see autoimmune diseases more in females than in males?

How come we see autoimmune diseases more in females than in males?

Estrogen: Believe it or not, the immune system communicates with hormones through receptors. Some diseases are more common in males though. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are autoimmune diseases more common in females than males?

We don't know: The truth is we really do not know why. Hormonal differences and other suggestions have been offered as explanations but none have been proven. ...Read more

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Do autoimmune diseases normally cause inflammation?

Abnormally: The basis of autoimmune disease is inflammation. No inflammation then no autoimmune disease or autoimmune disease that is under control. ...Read more

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Which autoimmune diseases affect the nervous system?

Many: There are numerous autoimmune disease which can involve the nervous system. My advice is to google the subject and read for yourself. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about paragard and autoimmune diseases?

See below: Paragard is a long lasting copper I.U.D. Generally it is well tolerated in autoimmune diseases. However, some of the drugs used to treat autoimmune diseases increase the prevalence of infections. This is a question that needs to be addressed to the OB-GYN by the doctor prescribing the medications. ...Read more

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What is the best climate to live with autoimmune diseases?

Warm, not humid: Because people with autoimmune diseases have a lot of problems with their joints, doctors usually recommend warmer weather and less humid weather for their patients with those problems. Because symptoms are worse for those patients in cold and humid weather. ...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


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Foot Pain (Definition)

Any abnormal sensation which occurs with normal use and ...Read more