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Gluten And Connective Tissue Diseases
Do you think there are specific new connective tissue diseases not recognized yet (but lumped into undifferentiated) but will be named in the future?
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
Immunity against oneself: Autoimmune means you're making an immune response against yourself. There are a variety of different autoimmune diseases. These include lupus erythematosus. Rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis scleroderma and overlap syndromes. Each are evaluated differently. Although not common they are not uncommon. ...Read more
Genetic risk: Genetic risk factors play a role - some say genetics are 2/3 risk factor for systemic lupus erythematous and 1/3 risk factor is due to the environment. Even identical twins do not always get lupus. The risk factor appears to be immune response genes which are inherited. This can be passed down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a connective tissue diseases cause a low pt. 9.9 in a lab where 10.3 is the low range. And what is the significance of this.
Why is it that dizziness is listed as a symptoms of many connective tissue diseases but mds don't know cause? What is the likely cause is most cases?
Some possibilities: Include low blood pressure, tumor or viral labyrinthitis. I have also found when those are ruled out it is possible for pressure from the lower jaw bone of the TMJ to put pressure on the inner ear and cause some dizziness. You should see and ENT to rule out other middle ear problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you think all connective tissue diseases (lupus, sjogrens, scleroderma) are more alike than doctors realize since they tend to overlap so much?
Yes and no: Autoimmune diseases are all as different as the people who get them. These conditions all result from the body's immune system attacking different parts of your cells and tissues. Each person's disease will reflect the tissues that are being damaged. It is likely that everyone who has one of these conditions has a different spectrum of tissue damage which may be similar in some ways.. ...Read more
Which connective tissue diseases cause a skin rash? Punch biopsy suggestive of early connective tissue disease.
Are there any links between connective tissue diseases, aggressive osteoarthritis, food allergies, asthma or allergies? Which could be related?
Lupus and scleroderma are connective tissue diseases but eds is also. What exactly is connective tissue disease? Is lichen sclerosis related
Can connective tissue diseases like sjrogrens or lupus cause debilitating headaches? My md did a CT scan to rule out major problems. If the report comes out to be negative, could it be due to ctd?
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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