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Autoimmune Hepatitis Life Expectancy
Normal: In the bad old days, these people would live normal life spans but remain tiny and simple-minded, like children. Read about "cretins". To allow this to happen to a child today is a disaster, but a few million children in our world suffer from this just from iodine deficiency because of misplaced priorities. ...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
Stage 4 kidney dz: Stage 4 chronic kidney disease ( kidney function of 15-30%) occurs for many reasons. People with stable stage 4 disease can live fairly normal lives. However, if the kidney disease is progressing rapidly, it can be associated with more complications (anemia, bone disease, end stage renal disease with dialysis). It is important to follow closely with a nephrologist. ...Read more
Depends: On the course of the disease, organ involvement, baseline health status, the aggressiveness of the condition, and many other factors (response to treatment, etc.). ...Read more
Husband was diagnosed with end stage liver disease, congestive heart failure, common variable immunodeficiency, ulcerative colitis. How much longer?
Impossible: There are many variables that you don't state (and probably don't know). Even if all the lab values were available, an accurate time table is never possible with human beings. I think you know from your question that each day with your husband now is precious. Try to enjoy what time he has left. ...Read more
It can if not treate: It can if not treated properly and the complications will affect the life expectancy it is a chronic disease but can go into remissions and 75% of patients go into remission and they have good prognosis. ...Read more
Briefly explain chronic calcific pancreatitis.....Causes....? Treatment...? Life expectancy.....?
Epigastric pain: Chronic pancreatitis is caused by chronic inflammation of the pancreas. No matter what the cause, the danger lies in the complications that can arise such as pancreatic-pseudo -cyst, decrease exocrine and endocrine function. Eventually, the pancreas will not work at all and you will have to take the enzymes that it usually produces to help in the digestion process. Treat symptoms . Watch etoh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not very good: Without knowing more details it is hard to say but the life expectancy without treatment is likely 6 months to a year. ...Read more
Mom diagnosis c hoshimotos/psoriatic arthritis/viral hepatitis/ acute myeloid leukemia. What is my risk of autoimmune disease/leukemia? My children's risk?
Altered Runx-1 gene: seems to be implicated in changing the susceptibilty to autoimmune disease and leukemia but is only 1 part of the puzzle and there appears to be other factors as well, so even if you get tested to see if you have the genetic alteration, that in itself does not mean you will get the diseases. I recommend a healthy life style with regular health exams. ...Read more
Prognosis is Good.: Follicular lymphoma is a slow growing type of nhl which responds very well to treatment, but can rarely be cured. Despite this, the prognosis is generally very good and the median survival is about 8-15 years according to the nci. A recently published study from stanford has shown that since 1997 the median survival has increased to over 18 years. Life expectancy depends on the extent of disease. ...Read more
Can people with autoimmune hepatitis live a normal life? Do they have a normal or low life expectancy?
Medication: If you have autoimmune hepatitis, you should see a liver specialist. This disease can be treated with medication that suppress your immune system. If do not get treatment, the disease can progress and cause cirrhosis (extensive scarring of the liver) and eventual liver failure. ...Read more
Change: You may need to change to a different immunosuppressive regimen. If your liver specialist is not very experienced in treating this condition, you could consider getting a second opinion. If nothing works and your liver is failing a transplant could be an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Untreated? cirrhosis: Autoimmune hepatitis is treatable, and often complications can be prevented. There can be a relatively sudden onset of jaundice and malaise, but it does not always have symptoms at first. Untreated autoimmune hepatitis can lead to chronic liver disease and cirrhosis. Complications of cirrhosis can include edema (swelling), jaundice (yellowing of skin), liver cancer, many others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
INFLAMED LIVER: Normally our immune system is our body's army. It attacks harmful trespassers like viruses and bacteria that cause infections. Autoimmune hepatitis is one of the diseases when our army gets confused and attacks the liver causing inflammation. I call it a "friendly fire" disease. Other examples of these include rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Ketosis diet.: It can be dangerous. Check with our team there. If is not wise to ask a stranger (even a Dr) these types of questions as you did not give enough information. Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Well known: Autoimmune hepatitis is inflammation in your liver that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your liver. Although the cause of autoimmune hepatitis isn't entirely clear, some diseases, toxins and drugs may trigger autoimmune hepatitis in susceptible people, especially women. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune strategy: Go to the best hepatologist that you can find. Not all gastroenterologists are equal in that regard. Often these are found at large hospitals or medical centers. ...Read more
No: Autoimmune hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by your own body attacking it.There is no real understanding of why people get this but it has been proposed that it can result from certain infections.Medications or having another autoimmune disease. When caused by infection(mainly hep b virus)there is small possibility of passage via a bite however it is usually via blood/body fluids. ...Read more
Location of effect: Celiac involves an immune reaction that triggers antibodies that injure your intestinal absorptive lining. Autoimmune hepatitis is a similar immune reaction but the antibodies attack liver cells. Both are errors in the immune system, but the antibodies and their target are different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CONCLUSIONS: Successful completion of pregnancy is a realistic expectation for patients with well controlled aih. Treatment options vary, but azathioprine appears to be generally safe and without adverse outcomes for mother or baby. Vigilance is required, however, and patients need to be monitored carefully during pregnancy and for several months post partum. http://gut.bmj.com/content/48/1/97.abstract. ...Read more
Would ALT levels over the course of 3 weeks of 42, 57, then 28 be suggestive for autoimmune hepatitis?
I was asked what letter came after my autoimmune hepatitis. My hepatologist never said anything. What are the different types?
Autoimmune hepatitis: There are several types of Hepatitis - A, B, C, D, E, F, G. Autoimmune hepatitis has nothing to do with these. It is, as per it's name, an autoimmune disease whereby your body sees the liver as something foreign and produces antibodies against it. The diagnosis is usually made through exclusion of all other types of hepatitis infections. So, there is no letter. ...Read more
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