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Autoimmune Disorders When It Affect The Joints Of The Toes
No: I would caution everyone against these superstitious ideas. They serve no purpose, and even if there were some basis (for example, someone with advanced cancer "looks malignant" because of cachexia), the impression is less sensitive and less specific than a scientific exam. Life's difficult enough without well-intentioned lay people frightening folks for no reason. ...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
Unknown: Good question. There are no studies to support the benefits or the risks of quinoa and sprouted grains in people with autoimmune disorders. ...Read more
It : It is not likely, but in medicine one never says never. ...Read more
Differences: Autoimmune disease is a general term to refer to multiple causes of inflammation often caused by a molecule in your body attacking some organ- such as your thyroid, pancreas, liver, or muscles. Hashimoto's disease is one form of an autoimmune disease leading to inflammation in the thyroid. In general, thyroid peroxidase antibody is a marker helpful in diagnose hashimoto's disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for people with diabetes to have other autoimmune disorders such as lupus and thyroid problems?
What are possible autoimmune disorders/diseases that can cause or make major depression worse if psychological and medical reasons are ruled out?
Autoimmune=medical: When you say psychological and medical reasons are "ruled out, " you are eliminating all disorders and diseases (including autoimmune ones) from consideration. If i may put some back in, systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis come to mind as worsening depression. In fact a flare of sle may be heralded by an exacerbation of depression. Steroid treatments of these can be depressogenic as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having multiple autoimmune disorders signal deeper health issues that should be investigated? I have hypothyroidism, vitiligo, & endometriosis.
Which autoimmune disorders cause low t cells? (Hiv neg) How will doc diagnose this for me? Other labs ok, but i have episodes of not feeling well
Vice versa: What disease will develop depends on the type of T cells which are deficient or low. It is the loss of immune regulation which causes autoimmune diseases and not the other way around. Low T cells may also be associated with immune deficiency as well. As for the episodes of not feeling well, it is not specific enough for us to offer you an opinion. ...Read more
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