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Does Gastric Bypass Break Down Your Immune System
Is hashmotos reversible? Or does the immune system attack other organs after the thyroid can't the immune system be calmed down
Hashimoto's: Not generally reversible. Usually progresses to destruction of the thyroid gland so that thyroid hormone replacement is required. Antibodies in Hashimotos are specific to the thyroid, so limited in that sense. There are some who develop other autoimmune diseases but those diseases are generally considered separately. ...Read more
Very unlikely: Thyroid hormone affects every part of your body, but it does not usually affect your immune system to any significant degree. Loss of consciousness is also very uncommon with hypothyroidism. If your thyroid levels have been normalized with thyroid hormone, you need another explanation for your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gastric bypass: Well, yes and no. I have never seen anyone complain of problems of their mouth after gastric bypass (over 5000 patients). However, I have had many patients say that food tasted differently after having surgery, and that some foods they used to love eating tasted terrible to them after having surgery. So, your taste buds may be affected after surgery. ...Read more
Theoretical,unproved: See the following abstract from the national institutes of health: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8281221 it's very technical-just pay attention to the first & last sentences. In summary: obesity may reversibly impair a certain type of white cell (lymphocytes) but clearly, considering that almost half the usa is obese, the effect is minor if it occurs at all. ...Read more
If you eat something, does the material have to pass through your digestive system before entering your bloodstream?
During rheumatic fever, when heart is affected, since it has lesser ability to pump blood to body, won't it weaken the immune and defense system?
Will using digestive enzymes after full meals for 3+ months inhibit my body from producing the enzymes naturally and make me dependent on digestive en?
Digestive enzymes: If you are so concerned about your future enzyme function why are you using digestive enzymes in the first place? No there should not be anylong term effects on your body enzymes. ...Read more
If you have a auto immune disease such as sjogrens, does that mean your immune system is suppressed? Effecting your body ability to fight off cancer?
Disordered immunity: The problem in most autoimmune disorders is not immune suppression, but immune confusion. Instead of just fighting invading organisms, your immune system also attacks your normal tissues, and this immune response is what causes inflammation and symptoms of the disease. With prolonged chronic immune stimulation, some of the cells may begin to reproduce uncontrollably, causing cancers like lymphoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physiology: This cannot be answered in this short a space. All the organ systems in the body interact, most commonly with feedback mechanisms. Get a physiology textbook and begin reading. It may take you some time, particularly if you are not a biology student. ...Read more
How does exercise help with digestion? I thought if you exercise, sympathetic nervous system will inhibit digestion.
It helps: Stimulates the nervous system.Get a more detailed answer ›
I see in MS & gbs the immune system only seems to attack the mylein sheath. What stops the immune system going further & directly attacking the nerves?
Variable: Yes, in many cases, the myelin sheath alone is involved, and the underlying axon is spared, BUT immune systems are variable, and the more aggressive forms of MS and GBS can result in axonal damage. It is the body's ability to turn off the immune attack which quells the ultimate damage. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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