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Is Chronic Coughing A Symptom Of Celiac Disease
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Learning more : A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is diarrhea always more of a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease or can constipation be the main symptom?
Usually diarrhea...: Ulcerative colitis starts in the rectum, progresses up; hallmark is diarrhea, often bloody. May have tenesmus ("dry heaves of the rectum")-urge to go, but not much to show for it. Crohn's disease usually has diarrhea, but not always-depends on location and extent. May present with pain, fever, weight loss, lack of growth in kids. Crohn's can cause narrowing, strictures in bowel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not one of the : Most common ones.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not common but: Not rare either. In my own patient population (most of them have allergic or immune problem), chronic sinusitis accounts for about 1% of the visits. The incidence is likely much lower in the general population. If you do have it and the CT did not show obstruction at the sinus openings (ostia), you should consider getting an allergy and possibly an immune evaluation. ...Read more
Immunodeficiency: The body's immune system is made of 3 kinds of cells: t-cells, b-cells and WBC (white blood cell). Wbcs roam the various tissues and engulf bacteria and fungi they encounter and then digest them inside themselves. When a crucial molecule, the reactive oxygen species (ros) is not present to enable the killing, the infection is not stopped. So these patients get sick very often. ...Read more
Yes: The diagnosis of cfs is unexplained persistent fatigue for 6 months with at least four of the following symptoms. Loss of memory/concentration, sore throat, lymph nodes, unexplained muscle pain, arthralgia, headache, unrefreshed sleep, extreme exhaustion lasting 24 hours after exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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