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Does Vitiligo Effect Immune System
Need expert advice. After verifying that my vitiligo is not because I have an auto-immune problem, is there any reason why i shouldn't get a tattoo with this condition?
I have hypothyroidism, vitiligo, and psoriasis which are all auto immune diseases. Any idea why i may have these? Could it be linked to something?
Autoimmune: That means that your immune system is not well regulated. This tends to be inherited as well. Although there is no cure, you should get your blood vitamin d3 level checked to make sure that it is optimal. I don't know if optimizing the vitamin d3 level helps or not but it certainly won't do you harm. (vitamin d3 is considered an immune regulator). ...Read more
Mo: Being confined to a wheelchair does not affect your immune system. Any immune system problems are separate. If you are confined by a problem that affects your kidneys or skin breakdown, that is not due to a defective immune system. There is excellent rehabilitation available as you probably know. ...Read more
Rather the opposite: Being underweight would affect your immune system, by definition: any person below 70% of his/ her expected body weight is immune compromised, primary immune deceficiency diseases that cause malnutrition due to severe infections are rare and mostly in infancy, see an allergist/immunologist to check on your immune system if you wish, look up aaaai.org or acaai.org to locate an allergist in your area ...Read more
How can taking advair effect your immune system? I am also allergic to citrus fruit. What are my other options to boost my immune system?
Very complex things: There's a big difference between acute ; chronic stress. The hypothalamic-pituitary axis has vital responses to ensure survival in acute stress -- and these responses are very connected to immune responses. Cortisol, epinephrine, and ne pour out, stimulating lymph nodes ; spleen; interleukins stimulate immune cells to secrete cytokines. In a chronic stress feedback loop, these can be suppressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my immune system wasn't overactive when taking 15mg methotrexate injec weekly, would i feel sick or side effects?I feel better on it, no side effect
Does birth control effect your immune system because im always catching a cold when i start my new pack?
BCP: These do not affect your immunity. This is probably circumstantial or related to hormonal changes with the medications in the bcps rather than infectious. ...Read more
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