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Doctor insights on: How Does Your Body 27s Immune System Defend Itself Against Hepatitis A

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How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

How does the hepatitis b virus attack the immune system?

HEPATITIS B: Liver injury is determined by patient's immune response to infection. Hepatocellular damage is indicated by the presence of serologic immune markers, predominance of t lymphocytes and plasma cells. Response to therapy with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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Hepatitis (Definition)

Hepatitis is an inflammatory condition of the liver. Almost all cases are caused by viruses--most commonly hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C--or by toxins such as alcohol. With hepatitis, the liver will swell and not work properly, failing to rid the ...Read more


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How can our immune system fight foreign bodies?

How can our immune system fight foreign bodies?

Complex: The immune system has many arms in fending off outside invades and cancer cells. The innate one is less specific or nonspecific , the acquired ones target specifically an agent. Then there are antibodies, killer cells. cytotoxic lymphocytes, complements etc .Our immune system is akin to our defense department using multiple tools to meet a specific threat. We are in trouble when it fails. ...Read more

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Why is my own immune system attacking my body? Did I do something to cause my diabetes?

Why is my own immune system attacking my body? Did I do something to cause my diabetes?

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 more

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Can masturbation affect the immune system of our body?

Can masturbation affect the immune system of our body?

That's silly: Please forgive my frankness. The immune system is enormously complex, and anyone wishing to publish a junk paper can demonstrate that something impacts some immune cell in culture. Worthless remedies are promoted as "strengthening the immune system." and there is no empirical or theoretical evidence for thinking that enjoying your body will compromise your ability to fight infections. ...Read more

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Does mgus change with unhealthy body and have low immune system?

Does mgus change with unhealthy body and have low immune system?

It does not: Monoclonal gammopathy does not make you unhealthy or suppress your immune system. You are at somewhat increased risk in the future for plasma cell myeloma, but there's no point in worrying yourself about this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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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?

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

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If igg subclass tests were all normal range, does it mean my immune system is ok? Unclear on meaning of tests and what it represents as far as my body

If igg subclass tests were all normal range, does it mean my immune system is ok? Unclear on meaning of tests and what it represents as far as my body

IgG subclasses: Why tested for? Those are rather special tests done if there is a suspicion of subclass deficiency guided by history and physical examination, if they were fine, means generally your immune system is functional, but there are some subtleties that need to be checked if still suspecting an immune problem. Kindly ask your doctor or your allergist/Immunologist about the results/other tests needed ...Read more

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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

Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Hepatitis A (Definition)

It is a viral infection of your liver usually food born that will resolve over time with ...Read more