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How does liver disease affect your body?

How does liver disease affect your body?

Liver disease: The most important function of the liver is the clearing of toxins from the blood as well as produce substance that are necessary for daily living. A diseased liver can not do neither of them well. ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

A disease caused by an immune system reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more


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How does celiac disease affect the skin?

How does celiac disease affect the skin?

DH: Board Question? Dermatitis Herpetiformis. This appears as a group of itchy blisters, usually on the outside of arms and legs, that can look like herpes. Rarely it can be confused by eczema. Far more people have eczema, though. DH is diagnosed by direct immunofluorescence done via biopsy by a dermatologist. Other conditions can associate with DH as well. ...Read more

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How does Kawasaki disease affect the body?

How does Kawasaki disease affect the body?

Autoimmune disease: Kawasaki is a type of vasculitis (autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting blood vessels) that can cause prolonged fevers, arthritis, rash, cracked dry lips, swollen "strawberry" tongue, enlarged neck lymph nodes, coronary artery aneurysms, swelling in hands & feet, skin peeling, extreme irritability, red injected eyes. "Confused" white blood cells become highly active and attack blood vessels. ...Read more

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How does celiac sprue affect your health, organs?

How does celiac sprue affect your health, organs?

Celiac sprue risks: With celiac disease, exposure of the intestine to any gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food. The best & most enduring fix is to avoid eating any gluten. Otherwise, untreated /undertreated celiac disease can result in anemia, weight changes, bone thinning, & even a higher risk of intestinal cancer. ...Read more

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How does Crohn's disease affect your bowels?

How does Crohn's disease affect your bowels?

Blockage: Crohn's causes a segmental inflammation usually of the small bowel which can lead to obstruction, diarrhea, and significant discomfort and inflammation. If you have this condition you must be under the guidance of a GI specialist as there is effective therapy for this condition which can otherwise be uncomfortable and sometimes very dangerous. ...Read more

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How diet autoimmune diseases: how does one affect the others?

How diet  autoimmune diseases: how does one affect the others?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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How does celiac sprue affect your other organs besides your intestines?

How does celiac sprue affect your other organs besides your intestines?

A variety: There can be a variety of GI and non-gi symptoms which can make the diagnosis difficult to make. Non-specific abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas, enamel problems with teeth, liver problems, thyroid and other endocrine problems like type i diabetes. Blood work and genetic testing can help make the diagnosis as can upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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How does parkinson disease affect the body?

How does parkinson disease affect the body?

Many possibilities: Physical symptoms: resting tremor, slow movements, rigidity (stiffness) of muscles & posture. Causing slow walking, masked face, decreased blink rate, softer/mumbled speech, poor hand agility, small handwriting, potential falls & injury. Non-physical symptoms: cognitive decline, hallucinations/delusions, anxiety/depression, insomnia, sleepiness/fatigue, constipation, low bp, erectile dysfunction. ...Read more

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How does obesity affect your digestive system?

How does obesity affect your digestive system?

Many diseases : Many different digestive diseases are associated with obesity like acid reflux, esophagitis, hiatal hernias, malabsorbtion, gall bladder diseases ..... And many other diseases. ...Read more

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How does graves' disease affect the system?

How does graves' disease affect the system?

Increases metabolism: Thyriod hormone affects the whole body.It helps the normal processes function at optimal speeds. It functions like "sparkplugs". When you have a condition like graves disease(hyper functioning thyriod gland) your metabolism can be increased dangerously high . It can be fatal (cardiovascular effects esp). ...Read more

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How does Crohn's disease affect your sex life?

Different ways: Crohn's disease can cause pain, fatigue, and any chronic condition can cause depression, all of which can affect sex life. Also fistulas and ostomies can sometimes get in the way. There are some medications that can affect fertility in men (methotrexate, sulfasalazine, etc.), or risk of birth defects in women (methotrexate, etc.). Ask your doctor because this is a very individual issue. ...Read more

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How do diseases affect the nervous system? How does it deteriorate?

How do diseases affect the nervous system? How does it deteriorate?

Multiple Ways: Deceases can affect the nervous system in many ways the central nervous system interrupting the circulation what supplies do you want; they can trigger early early death of cells by affecting us can because metabolic disorders by mental conditions such as defoliants, metal intoxication ; nutritional deficiencies or excessive alcohol use. ...Read more

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How does kidney disease actually affect the immune system?

How does kidney disease actually affect the immune system?

Lowers immunity : Kidney diseases usually lowers someone's immunity as evidenced by the high risk of these patients to develop infections ( pneumonia, urine infection etc) and their lack to respond appropriately to vaccinations ( hepatitis ....). ...Read more

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How exactly does gluten afflict a person with celiac? How does it manifest neurologically? Can it affect other organs like liver and heart?

How exactly does gluten afflict a person with celiac? How does it manifest neurologically? Can it affect other organs like liver and heart?

Gut inflammation: The gluten ramps up the immune system in the gut which actually creates conditions that make it hard to absorb nutrients. Systemic symptoms would be due to nutrient malabsorption and include weak bones and anemia. Effects on the liver and heart would be rare. ...Read more

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How does rickets disease affect organs?

How does rickets disease affect organs?

Mostly bones: Rickets mostly causes problems in the bones- they are weak and do not form straightly and are less hard than normal Low vitamin D- that causes rickets can also cause a lot of other things like low mood and energy and risk for infection ...Read more

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How does celiac disease affect the small intestine?

How does celiac disease affect the small intestine?

Food malabsorption: Celiac disease leads to inflammation and damage of the lining of the small intestine, which causes decreased absorption of nutrients, vitamins, iron, etc... The intestinal lining loses its microscopic "villi", which are tiny protrusions that maximize the absorptive surface area needed to absorb nutrients. A patient gets diarrhea, anemia, lactose intolerance, tummy aches, irritable bowels, etc... ...Read more

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How does diabetes affect your lungs?

How does diabetes affect your lungs?

Increased infection: Proving that diabetes affects the lungs directly is difficult and the "jury is still out". However, diabetic patients have increased risk for pneumonia and influenza. Both infections can affect your lungs. Diabetics should recieve annual flu shots because of this reason. The new guidelines for Pneumovax (pneumonia shot) is to give the shot before age 65 and repeat it on a patients 65th bday. ...Read more

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How does stress affect your digestive system?

How does stress affect your digestive system?

MANY WAYS: Stress can commonly have an impact on GI system due to acid release and also medicated by serotonin. Exercise and good diet and rest can help. ...Read more

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How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

How does chronic liver disease affect the heart?

Pressure: The liver performs many vital functions including filtering toxins and produicing things like natural anti coagulants. Impairment of these affects the heart along with other organs. When the liver is affected by things like cirrhosis, it can cause abnormal filling pressures within the heart. This, if untreated, can lead to failure of the right side of the heart. ...Read more

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