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Cysts And Autoimmune Diseases Such As Lupus
Does family history in first cousin (or other NON-first-degree relatives) increase risk for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, scleroderma, RA?
Yes: If you have autoimmune disease in your family - you are at increase risk to also develop Autoimmune diseases also seem to have a genetic component, but, mysteriously, they can cluster in families as different illnesses. For example, a mother may have lupus erythematosus; her daughter, diabetes; her grandmother, rheumatoid arthritis. Research is shedding light on genetic, as well as hormonal and environmental risk factors that contribute to the causes of these diseases. ...Read more
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Lupus: Lupus is a classic autoimmune disease that attacks cells, tissues and organs. It is a systemic auto immune disease that attacks skin, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, blood vessels and nervous system. Anti body production by b cells are to dna, sm antigen, histones and other proteins of cell nucleus. Immune complex deposition in surfaces damage blood vessels in kidneys and other organs ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Lupus autoimmunity: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Lupus pancreatitis: Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients. Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced. Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lupus pancreatitis: Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients. Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced. Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varied symptoms: Each autoimmune disease can present with multiple symptoms. Common ones are rashes, joint pains, hair loss, ulcers in the mouth, irregular menstrual cycles, , photosensitivity, joint swelling etc. Usually its constellation of of signs and symptoms that suggest autoimmune disease. Then it is confirmed by blood tests ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you test for autoimmune disease like lupus without a baseline to compare it to? Kind regards... Victoria
Learning more: A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could diets such as Paleo, dr. Fuhrmans, antihistamine diet etc. Reverse autoimmune diseases like Sjogrens and Lupus?
Can you put lupus or Sjorgens into remission? How bad are these autoimmune diseases? They think I have one of these two.... Help
Could diets such as Paleo, dr. Fuhrmans, antihistamine diet etc. Help control, reduce symptoms of autoimmune diseases like Sjogrens and Lupus?
Possibly: There is some evidence that anti inflammatory diets can help improve symptoms of auto immune diseases. Certainly eating an diet high in antioxidants will note harmful. But always check with your physician before you make a drastic changes to your diet. You should ensure that you get enough protein, carbs and fats along with micronutrients and vitamins. ...Read more
Do you think if you have any kind of autoimmune disease? Like lupus or anything? Or would it have sawn in blood test. If blood result is normal.
See details: There are literally scores of autoimmune diseases. Some can be diagnosed with the help of lab tests and some cannot. Lupus can be present even if all autoantibody testing is negative. However, this is a rare occurrence. ...Read more
Why do you think some rheumatoid md's profiles say they treat autoimmune diseases while others say autoimmunediseases and lupus? Do some not like to treat lupus?
Can you put lupus or Sjorgens into remission? How bad are these autoimmune diseases? They think I have one of these two.... So confused
Yes can be controlle: Either lupus or Sjorgen's, but why do you think you have either? First you have got to be diagnosed which is often hard to, and needs an experienced rheumatologist, check with your doctor first who might refer you if necessary, good luck ...Read more
I keep get biological false positive syphilis (through rpr) I don't have lupus. I do have psoriasis. Can I have BFP and never get autoimmune disease.
Yes: Plenty of folks have biologic false positives and are otherwise completely healthy. ...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 ...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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