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Doctor insights on: Integumentary System Diseases And Treatments

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Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Which diseases affect the respiratory, circulatory and digestive system?

Diseases lungs,gut: There are a great number of diseases that can attack these organ systems. This is a very complex question. You need to ask more specific questions. ...Read more

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Are both rheumatism and lymphoma acquired through the immune system?

Are both rheumatism and lymphoma acquired through the immune system?

Unclear: Some forms of rheumatism (i.e. Rheumatoid arthritis) are disorders of the immune system but others may not be (osteoarthritis). Similarly, lymphomas are more common in patients with immune system disorders (aids, rheumatoid arthritis, lups, etc.) but they are not necessarily "acquired" through the immune system. ...Read more

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How many diseases affect the nervous system?

How many diseases affect the nervous system?

Far too many: We have numerous primary nervous system disorders, such as MS, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy, migraine, BUT a host of systemic diseases can cause secondary neurological complications, such as diabetes, sarcoidosis, Lyme disease, Sjogren's, lupus. ...Read more

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What skeletal system diseases develop in the immune system?

What skeletal system diseases develop in the immune system?

Can you clarify?: Are you referring to autoimmune types of connective tissue diseases, such as rheumatoid or psoriatic arthritis? These conditions are caused by inflammation driven by immune cells. Obviously bone marrow is an active immune organ, involved in both innate and adaptive immune function. Destruction of bone marrow from cancer, or cancer treatment, drastically effects immune responses. ...Read more

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Can you cure diseases of the nervous system?

Can you cure diseases of the nervous system?

Many: Can cure cases of bacterial infections, some viral infections, and fungal. Benign brain tumors can be excised successfully. Most neurological diseases can be treated and controlled, but many cannot fully be cured yet. ...Read more

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Are most nervous system diseases genetic?

Are most nervous system diseases genetic?

Generic response: Many neurological diseases are due to genetics, such as migraine, Freidrich's ataxia, Huntington's chorea, but the majority are acquired, some due to infections, some secondary to autoimmune problems, some associated with aging. ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases impact the nervous system?

How do autoimmune diseases impact the nervous system?

Inflammation: There can be : Cognitive dysfunction (not thinking clearly, memory deficits) Headaches Seizure Altered mental alertness (e.g. stupor or coma) Aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the covering of the brain) Stroke (disturbance of the blood supply to different parts of the brain) Peripheral neuropathy (e.g. numbness, tingling, burning of the hands and feet) Movement disorders Myelitis (disruption) ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases impact the digestive system?

How do autoimmune diseases impact the digestive system?

Autoimmune and GI: Your question is too general to answer on HealthTap. For example, autoimmune diseases such as lupus can have many manifestations related to the small and large bowel Some diseases like scleroderma can have significant problems in the digestive system with reflux being a prominent problem. RA too can have digestive issues. So, perhaps refine your question to a specific condition. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are some noninfectious diseases of the nervous system?

What are some noninfectious diseases of the nervous system?

Many: You can group them into inflammatory, neoplastic, degenerative, vascular, developmental, toxic, nutritional, traumatic, idiosyncratic and iatrogenic. For each category there are too many conditions to name ! ...Read more

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Which autoimmune diseases affect the nervous system?

Many: There are numerous autoimmune disease which can involve the nervous system. My advice is to google the subject and read for yourself. ...Read more

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Do only genetic diseases affect the nervous system? Or can environmental factors affect the nervous system?

Do only genetic diseases affect the nervous system? Or can environmental factors affect the nervous system?

Varies: There are numerous acquired neurological diseases, but also a host of genetically caused problems. The environment may or may not play a role, but clearly, in Multiple Sclerosis, latitude and sun exposure are an influence on disease onset and course. ...Read more

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Which major diseases are associated with the nervous system?

Which major diseases are associated with the nervous system?

There are many: Some major neurological disorders include headache, stroke (both ischemic and hemorrhagic), epilepsy, brain cancer, vertigo/dizziness, dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, neuropathic pain, ataxia, traumatic brain injury, Myasthenia gravis. For a full list, visit http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/disorder_index.htm ...Read more

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How do autoimmune diseases impact the respiratory system?

Multiple ways: Autoimmune diseases can cause inflammation in the lung which can behave like infection and appear the same on xray. Shortness of the breath can occur. Coughing up blood is possible. Inflammation of the lining of the lungs called the pleura can cause pain with breathing or deep breaths. Fluid can occur between the lining of the lung and the lung itself can also cause pain and shortness of breath ...Read more

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What are some diseases associated with the autonomic nervous system?

What are some diseases associated with the autonomic nervous system?

Several: Diabetes can affect both somatic and autonomic nerves, but dysautonomias are classics. Not unusual to see orthostatic hypotension in Parkinsonian plus syndromes. Some collagen vascular disorders such as lupus, or even Sjogren's can affect these. nerves. ...Read more

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What are some inflammatory diseases of the nervous system?

What are some inflammatory diseases of the nervous system?

Several: A classic is Giant Cell Arteritis, now considered due to Herpes Zoster. Multiple sclerosis is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder. Arteritis and vasculitis associated with lupus in form of lupus cerebritis. Most infections of brain and spinal cord such as encephalitis or meningitis associated with loads of inflammation. ...Read more

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How are infectious diseases, degenerative diseases and diseases caused by the environment different?

How are infectious diseases, degenerative diseases and diseases caused by the environment different?

Disease definitions: Disease is 'being out of balance' -- 'dis' which means 'negative' and 'ease'.. Infectious diseases generally relate to illnesses caused by germs. Degenerative diseases are more 'chronic' in nature, as things wear out- whether from too much inflammation, old age or some kind of damage. Environmental diseases arise from exposures - like mold in the work place. There are docs that specialize in these ...Read more