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How Dose Celiac 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it does: Some medications metabolized by liver and gets affected by liver disease. ...Read more
Adversely: Hi. Hyperthyroidism in the long term runs down a lot of tissues, including the nervous system. Nerves and other cells in the nervous system have receptors for thyroid hormone, and by binding to them, thyroid hormone affects their function. You see tremors, brisk reflexes, and a host of behavioral effects due to too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Plenty of reasons: If your kidneys are losing protein in your urine (proteinuria), this can affect the production of antibodies to fight infections. If your kidney disease is a result of uncontrolled diabetes, elevated blood sugars can lower the immune response to infections. Finally, if one is on dialysis, great care must be taken to keep the dialysis site sterile as this is often a source of infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes!!: Pd can definitely cause fatigue/malaise, even out-right excessive daytime sleepiness. These are purely organic symptoms of the disease. Also, slowed gut parastalsis can reduce appetite (loss of sense of smell & thereby taste contributes too) , cause early satiety (filling quickly), constipation & leave the person feeling gassy & bloated. All of which contribute to a sense slow metabolism. ...Read more
Hypothyroidism: This tends to slow you down and that may contribute to your nervous system. Your thyroid gland, when working properly should have no adverse effects. Under-dosing or over-dosing with thyroid medicines is not a good idea. If you haven't had your thyroid levels measured for the last 3-6 months please do so soon. ...Read more
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Yes-it's complicated: Lyme is a complex illness. Lyme often causes liver inflammation (hepatitis) which can affect how the liver metabolizes medications ; herbs. Lyme also causes encephalopathy (brain dysfunction) related to infection, inflammation ; microbial toxins and an inflamed brain will likely react to medicines/herbs differently than a healthy brain. ...Read more
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