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Medicine For Autoimmune Conditions
Rogue warrior: Your immune system is supposed to fight infection and leave your body alone. For various reasons, sometimes, your immune system runs amok and damages healthy organs/tissues. Just about every part of the body can be harmed by auto-immune disease. Some auto-immune diseases are dangerous and must be treated with strong drugs to reduce immune function (which can lead to infection =( ). ...Read more
The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more
Possible, but: Possible - evaluation by a knowledgable clinician should help answer the question. ...Read more
Should be checked: Should be checked by a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Than the general : Population, yes you are.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not usually off/on: If you are prone to a genetic reason to get an autoimmune disease, the off and on depend on th activity of the autoimmune disease. In theory genetic risk factors put you at risk for the autoimmune and if the symptoms are off and on may control the disease activtiy at some point but often environmental conditions, therapy including compliance may affect the activity much more. ...Read more
Go to a doc: These are complicated condition for which ther are. Effective disease altering treatments non treatment carries risk of serious preventable problems care must be individualized. ...Read more
What doctor specializes in autoimmune conditions? I apparently have at least two now, and I've changed diet and am still very ill. Need direction.
Rheumatology: Depending on what type of autoimmune conditions you suffer from, a rheumatologist would be best for a systemic disease, such as lupus. For a condition such as autoimmune hepatitis, a gastroenterologist with focus on liver disorders would offer best advise for such. Best would be to involve your primary care doc in making the referrals. ...Read more
Are there certain autoimmune conditions that are associated with a high ANA titre (1:2560) more so than others? Like lupus?
Since smoking lowers C3 levels, wouldn't smoking make certain autoimmune conditions worse...Because some autoimmune diseases lower c3?
Rheum Arthr Factor result of 11.9(IU/ml)-lab range of 0.0-13.9. I have Hashi's and worry about other autoimmune conditions-is # concerning?
ANA test positive result 1:80/ homogeneous pattern. symptoms of Raynaud's too. what causes autoimmune conditions?
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Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Would a total thyroidectomy in a hashimotos patient calm the immune system/lower her chance of developing other autoimmune conditions?
What could low red blood cell distribution indicate. Also have high total protein. Dr. Looking for autoimmune conditions.
Aeromonas found in stool. no gastro symptoms but fatigue/malaise for a year. autoimmune conditions ruled out. blood counts fine. treatment needed?
No.: Not all Aeromonas species are pathogens. Aeromonas has been isolated from the stool of asymptomatic individuals. Even if it does result in diarrheal disease, it is usually self-limited requiring only supportive care, such as fluid repletion. The only instances in which antibiotics are required include severe diarrhea or diarrhea in an immunosuppressed patient. Your fatigue/malaise is unrelated. ...Read more
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