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Doctor insights on: Immune System Problems Related To Gastric Bypass

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Can a ppi compromise your immune system?

Can a ppi compromise your immune system?

Technically no.: A ppi does not directly affect your immune system, but because of reduced stomach acidity you may have more bacteria able to survive in your upper GI tract. This could be important in the event you are intubated or aspirate your gastric contents. So... I guess your overall "system" may be less effective but it is not a result of an immune defect. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more


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What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

What disease causes the immune system to attack its own central nervous system?

There are a number: Inflammation of the CNS causing damage should normally not occur. Unfortunately, for reasons that are not clear, this can and does happen, an in many cases this leads to irreparable damage. For a didactic review, PubMed is a good place to start looking. ...Read more

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Due to gas digestive system getting affected?

Due to gas digestive system getting affected?

Probiotics: Unclear question...Try probiotics. Diet likely major role. Lactose or fructose intolerances are common. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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What auto immune diseases have gastrointestinal problems as the main symptom?

What auto immune diseases have gastrointestinal problems as the main symptom?

See below: Celiac disease, crohn, ulcerative colitis and auto-immune hepatitis are common auto-immune GI disorders. Check out the website given below: http://www.Everydayhealth.Com/autoimmune-disorders/autoimmue-digestive-disorders.Aspx. ...Read more

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Is hashmotos reversible? Or does the immune system attack other organs after the thyroid can't the immune system be calmed down

Is hashmotos reversible? Or does the immune system attack other organs after the thyroid can't the immune system be calmed down

Hashimoto's: Not generally reversible. Usually progresses to destruction of the thyroid gland so that thyroid hormone replacement is required. Antibodies in Hashimotos are specific to the thyroid, so limited in that sense. There are some who develop other autoimmune diseases but those diseases are generally considered separately. ...Read more

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Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?

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Does Crohn's cause an overactive immune system or does an overactive immune system cause Crohn's? Stay away from foods that boost the immune system?

Roque immune system: I think one need to think more about a rogue immune reaction thereby causing autoimmune disorder instead of an overactive one. An autoimmune problem happens when the immune system malfunctions and starts attacking one's own tissue thereby leading to illnesses such as Crohn's disease, lupus etc. ...Read more

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Can diabetes compromise my immune system?

Can diabetes compromise my immune system?

Glucose immune syst: When the blood sugar is high, white blood cells do not work as well to fight off infections. When the blood sugar is well controlled, the immune system generally works well in patients with diabetes. In diabetics with other problems (renal failure, neuropathy, poor circulation, etc) then there can be compounding of problems leading to immune compromise. ...Read more

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Can diabetes compromise the immune system?

Can diabetes compromise the immune system?

Yes: Poorly controlled diabetes can suppress your immune system causing poor wound healing and lesser ability to fight infection. ...Read more

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What to do if heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

What to do if heart disease cancer nervous system disorder?

Whaaaa?: Add diabetes and you would cover the whole harrison's textbook of internal medicine. No way to answer your question, you need to be more specific. Talk to your doc about your concerns he/she knows you best. ...Read more

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Abnormal ........autonomic nervous system testing .what can the problem be ?

Abnormal ........autonomic nervous system  testing  .what can the problem be ?

Autonomic nerve test: Abnormal autonomic nervous testing is most commonly due to peripheral neuropathy which has many different causes. Occasionally it may be caused by central nervous system disorder. ...Read more

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How heart disorder may affect the respiratory system?

How heart disorder may affect the respiratory system?

Congestion: By affecting the flow and pressures inside the lungs, congestion of the lungs could happen causing respiratory difficulty. ...Read more

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What would cause intrinsic factor to dissipate or not bind to elements in digestion, assuming no hereditary factors or gastric bypass?

What would cause intrinsic factor to dissipate or not bind to elements in digestion, assuming no hereditary factors or gastric bypass?

Vitamin deficiency: old age and vitamin deficiency are believed to be causes of intrinsic factor loss. It remains crucial for b 12 uptake. The stomach has cells to help but the discovery of intrinsic factor dissipation or non uptake should be thoroughly discussed with your doctor . ...Read more

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Can iron anemia deficiency due to bleeding polyps affect your immune system? Can Chrohns, Intestinal inflammation, and GI issues cause low IG levels?

Can iron anemia deficiency due to bleeding polyps affect your immune system? Can Chrohns, Intestinal inflammation, and GI issues cause low IG levels?

No immune change: Very few situations can alter the immune system so that it is not functional. especially with bleeding polyps and iron deficiency anemia. Usually with malignancy causes problems not by eliminating the immune system but by temporarily blocking it. With Crohns and IBD there would be a tendency to respond by enhancing the immune IgG response as a means of defending against the inflammatory process ...Read more

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Please help me. Recurrent pneumonia, other problems, poor immune system?

Please help me. Recurrent pneumonia, other problems, poor immune system?

I would reccomend: A pneumonia vaccine and yearly flu vaccine for you. Second i would make sure you are not immunocompromised. I would first check an HIV and routine labs. ...Read more

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Please explain which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems ?

Please explain which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive systems ?

Good question: Connective tissue disorders such as Lupus, Autoimmune disorders and infections such as TB affect all three organ systems. Check wikipedia for each of the above. hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could serious h pylori infection untreated for 5 years cause systemic issues in digestion, brain, pancreas, bladder, kidney, adrenal, eyes +allergies?

Could serious h pylori infection untreated for 5 years cause systemic issues in digestion, brain, pancreas, bladder, kidney, adrenal, eyes +allergies?

Pylori issues: Could serious h pylori infection untreated for 5 years cause systemic issues in digestion, brain, pancreas, bladder, kidney, adrenal, eyes +allergies? ANS: digestion yes others no. So look for other reasons for the non-GI issues with your team. ...Read more

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1. Can slimming diet damage digestive system? 2. Can damaged digestive system be a source of urticaria?

1. Can slimming diet damage digestive system? 2. Can damaged digestive system be a source of urticaria?

Yes and maybe: If the slimming diet is healthy and balanced, no. If it is lacking in certain nutrients, or is being assisted by laxatives or diet pills, then yes. Any stress on the body (including the metabolic stress from a bad diet) can produce hives, but so can many other conditions, such as allergies, so be on the alert for food or environmental allergens. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What's an impaired immune system do to longevity?

What's an impaired immune system do to longevity?

Decreases: Poor immunity increases inflammation in the body. This causes increased oxidation. This promotes atherosclerosis, and other degenerativ processes. ...Read more

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