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Doctor insights on: Does Vitiligo Effect Immune System

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Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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Vitiligo (Definition)

Vitiligo = autoimmune disease which destroys melanocytes resulting in ...Read more


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Does hypothyroidism effect the nervous system?

Does hypothyroidism effect the nervous system?

Yeah man..it DOES: It can make people appear to be depressed, demented, lethargic, apathetic, lackadaisical- sounds like we're just throwing out insult after insult but hey, that's HYPOTHYROIDISM. It's also capable of doing something to CSF fluid that no other endocrinopathy does- causes a WBC shift UP. So, just remember residents...high WBC in CSF...what's the diff? Meningitis/Infection, GBS, Hypothyroidism. Fix! ...Read more

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Does marijuana weaken the immune system?

Does marijuana weaken the immune system?

Really challenging: This is far too complex to even scratch the surface, as not too much is known regarding the full effects of marijuana. But, there is some evidence of benefits on spasticity in ms, but also, theoretical issues with interaction with ms drugs, such as gilenya (fingolimod). Lung function can be affected, and this would disturb the first line immune system indirectly. All the answers not known yet. ...Read more

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How does aids affect the immune system?

How does aids affect the immune system?

Hits white bld cells: The HIV virus (leading to aids) attacks and destroys a critical white blood cell of the immune system: the "cd4+ t-helper" cell. With these cells knocked out, the body's immune system is crippled and left unable to fight off infections which would ordinarily be easily handled by a normal immune system. ...Read more

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Does dairy weaken the immune system?

Does dairy weaken the immune system?

No: I have not heard any that dairy can weaken the immune system. Some people mostly young children have a hypersensitivity or allergy to milk protein. This does not effect other aspects of the immune response to pathogens (germs). There is also a condition of infancy in which milk can cause intestinal bleeding but that's transient. ...Read more

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How does HIV affect the immune system?

HIV: Hiv is the disease that destroys cd4 helper t-cells in our body. Aids is the final stage when HIV has won and overwhelmed the immune system. There are so many good treatments, you must see your infectious disease specialist to be placed on appropriate HIV therapy. ...Read more

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How does humidity affect someone's immune system?

How does humidity affect someone's immune system?

One thought: Humidity can increase vegetation and growth of bacteria, mold, dust mites potentially creating a reactive response by the immune system to challenge, whether it be from infectious agents, commensal agents, or allergic agents. ...Read more

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What does "immune system hypersensitivity" mean?

What does "immune system hypersensitivity" mean?

Overactive against: It means it is overactive toward those immune issues that can be allergy or autoimmune immune responses that can cause you injury Your physician can have you evaluated by an allergist, immunologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How does chemotherapy suppress a person's immune system?

How does chemotherapy suppress a person's immune system?

Lowers WBC counts: Chemotherapy slows down the production of white blood cells (WBC) for a few days which makes patient susceptible to catch infection. This effect on blood cells is short lived, such that most patients recover in 3-4 weeks and so does their immunity. By and large it is a minor problem and can be safely monitored by an oncologist/specialist in the use of Chemotherapy. ...Read more

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How does exercise/fitness affect the immune system?

How does exercise/fitness affect the immune system?

Yes, yes, yes.: Trust me, yes. Now you're getting into a lot of the biology and science of the human body, detailed analysis of immunity and the immune system, the plasticity and flexibility of the brain--once thought to be set in its ways, the human mind (the brain is physical matter, the mind is much much deeper, and machine will never even approach the complexity of the mind (no matter what cousin ray says)! ...Read more

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How does the immune system fight malaria?

How does the immune system fight malaria?

Two stages: Natural Killer cells are the first immune step that seeks out the malaria to mark it for the body to "kill" it. A second step is the T cell that also seeks the genetic marker of the malaria to flag it for a "kill". Since malaria invades natural cells of the body it can begin to hide from the immune system and replicate. Consider vaccination if traveling in high risk areas with malaria. ...Read more

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How does the immune system affect the respiratory system?

How does the immune system affect the respiratory system?

Immunity: It protects us and can also be a major player in the inflammatory pathway or autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?

Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?

Roque immune system: I think one need to think more about a rogue immune reaction thereby causing autoimmune disorder instead of an overactive one. An autoimmune problem happens when the immune system malfunctions and starts attacking one's own tissue thereby leading to illnesses such as Crohn's disease, lupus etc. ...Read more

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Does rituximab lower your immune system?

Does rituximab lower your immune system?

Yes: Rituximab (rituxin) is a monoclonal antibody to cd20 an antigen located on lymphocytes. One consequence of using this drug is a drop in lymphocyte numbers (bad cells and good cells). This decline lowers the effectiveness of the immune system for a period of time. ...Read more

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Does the flu weaken immune system?

Does the flu weaken immune system?

Yes: Afterwards patients can get a superimposed bacterial infection with staph aureus ; others that can killed ; sickened more people than the flu alone. ...Read more

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How does age affect the immune system?

How does age affect the immune system?

Old age not golden : Advanced age seems at least in some people to lessen or blunt both immune recognition and the intensity of the humeral and cellular response. Additionally often skin barrier protection is affected as elderly are more prone to skin breakdown. Other protective functions such as cough can be diminished. Additionally other diseases, nutrition and hygiene can more likely affect the elderly. ...Read more

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Does astragalus boost immune systems?

Does astragalus boost immune systems?

Astragalus: Astragalus has been used in traditional chinese medicine for centuries. Its main use has been to boost the body's immune system. But it also has been used to treat other conditions, including heart disease. That raises the question of exactly what heart benefits astragalus might offer. And if it does offer heart benefits, are there side effects you should know about? ...Read more

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How much does humira (adalimumab) compromise my immune system?

How much does humira (adalimumab) compromise my immune system?

No simple answer: Some physicians use t cell subsets to measure immune impairment but there are many other tests. It is actually quite hard to quantify easily. ...Read more

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