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Does The Bodys Immune System Attacks All Micro Organisms
Help! Is it possible to have a strong immune system but still be susceptible to certain infectious organisms?
1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more
Unclear: If you're talking about type one diabetes, the one when your body makes no insulin, then what probably happened was your immune system was exposed to something (maybe a virus) that looked to it like the cells in your pancreas. It then started mistakenly treating those pancreatic cells like an illness it needed to get rid of. Type 2 is something else entirely. Bottom line: you didn't cause it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the immune system targeted specific nerves cells why would the body not be able to feel the process of those nerves cells being attacked?
No sensory nerves...: If there are no sensory nerve endings in that part of the body, then no sensations are detected, so thus the brain receives no information (and so we don't "feel" anything going on). Imagine a city with 1000 security cameras. There will be "blind spots" in places that the cameras aren't looking. The police do not see things that are happening in the "blind spots". ...Read more
Could the immune system attack nerve cells and kill the nerves throughout the body? Is this rare? Whats this diagnosed as.
Nerve cells: Yes, the nervous system can be the target of an inflammatory response by the immune system. If such attack occurs in the brain or spinal cord it is called cerebritis or gliosis and myelitis. Multiple sclerosis is an example of this phenomenon. If the attack occurs in the nerves of te arms or legs then it is called neuropathy. Certain clinical syndromes are recognized depending the progression and distribution. ...Read more
If mushrooms help the immune system and someone with auto immune eats them.does that mean they would help the attack on the body ?
Mushrooms:no effect.: Mushrooms have no impact on the immune system, and are as safe for people with autoimmune diseases as they are for everyone else. ...Read more
Is it true that in certain diseases, the immune system attacks your body - it causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues?
Yes: Body can make antibodies as well as cells that damage or destroy its own cells and tissues and are the basis for some diseases, e.g., systemic lupus, hemolytic anemia, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and more. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001819/. ...Read more
If the immune system mediated attack on peripheral nerves why would the human body not feel this rather giving symptoms months later when damage done?
Actually, you do...: The pain felt when one has a skin/soft tissue infection or autoimmune process is partly associated with pain receptors of nerves being activated. In certain processes, destruction of painreceptors is felt as "pins and needles" ("peripheral neuropathy").The delay you describe, may be due to other nerves that process the pain signal that are involved in the central nervous system. ...Read more
If the immune system attacked killed the neurons cell body axons dendrites nerves throughout the body is it possible and what diagnosis would this be?
Complicated: This description is quite improbable and sounds as it the person may be deceased. If you are having neurological deficiencies stronglysuggest that you see a neurologist and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
If the immune system mediated an aggressive attack on the whole peripheral nervous system and killed the entire nerves of the body what are symptoms ?
Death: Although i just answered your question, important to understand that this would involve a rare progressive irreversible anaphylactic allergic reaction, and this really affects numerous organ systems. However, consider that there are chronic immune disorders that attack peripheral nerves (cidp), and nerves in central brain and spinal cord (ms). This is almost never an all or none situation. ...Read more
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