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We thought so..: So we knew that oxidative stress is a key factor in cancers and other disease processes. So naturally we thought, lets load patients with antioxidants to prevent that. We did studies and it showed antioxidants have no effect. Which means there's a lot more to it than the oxidation issue. So although logic says antioxidants are good, we just don't have definitive proof of it. ...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
Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response. ...Read more
Partially: Actually you cannot eliminate stress - but you can reduce the amount of unnecessary stress. As you do you will have reduced chances of most diseases - from diabetes to heart disease, from arthritis to cancer. But it won't prevent all illnesses. Re: stress, see http://drmiller.Com/learningcenter/stressmanagement/ learning to reduce unnecessary stress will reduce illness and increase your happiness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Melioidosis-bad news: Melioidosis is an infectious disease caused by a Gram-negative bacterium, Burkholderia pseudomallei. It's found in soil in certain areas like Vietnam, where many American GIs were exposed. The bacteria can enter the body through a break in the skin, inhalation (dust from a chopper for example), or swallowed - as in contaminated food/water. Protective clothing including shoes! could therefore help. ...Read more
It : It is not likely, but in medicine one never says never. ...Read more
Generally yes.: Autoimmune disorders deregulate the immune system and may even compromise it. The medications used to manage these disorders suppress the immune system predictably. ...Read more
Not commonly: Unlike many meds used to treat autoimmune diseases (immune modulators that suppress the immune system) Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) has an antiinflammatory effect on autoimmune dss. So the risk of infections (seen with immune suppression) is uncommon. Major concern with this drug is effect on vision. Regular eye exams are recommended. ...Read more
Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?
Autoimmune diseases : In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white cells , platelets etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can!: Heart disease prevention is now well established in women with early menopause (surgical or natural) and women in there fifties. No benefits are present for older women. The earlier the benefits, the greater the benfits. Cancer of the colon, osteoporosis, and less alzeiheimer's are documented and longer sexual functioning! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What foods with anti inflammatory properties would you as Drs recommend as worth they hype? does it help prevent autoimmune disease from worsening?
Here are some...: There are no specific foods exerting magic power for health, but herein-below I prepare few articles on how to live, eat, exercise, more to share, which will prove helpful to your health, in http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Examples: tumeric, black pepper, ginger, and others listed above. Best wish to health... ...Read more
A year ago I was told I needed needed more omega 3 + vit D could this have prevented HSP vasculitis. I read somewhere that these prevent autoimmune D.
Uncertain: omega 3 is considered anti-inflammatory and vitamin D3 an immune regulator. Thus they may be helpful for autoimmune diseases by decreasing the inflammation and bolstering the immune regulation. However there is still a gap between the purported actions vs actual results in modifying disease conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Graves' disease, vitiligo and pernicious anemia. What is the best diet to follow in order to prevent any more autoimmune diseases? Sandy.
No great way: However I would consider getting your vitamin D3 level to the higher normal range since vitamin D3 is considered an immune regulator. I don't know if this would work but it would not likely cause any harm. The only way to find out is to get tested. Unfortunately, when you have one autoimmune problem you are more likely to have another presumably due to impaired immune regulation. ...Read more
Get ivig q3wks for autoimmune and wondering if it'll help prevent influenza and gastroenteritis? Also on numerous meds plus prednisones and Zofran (ondansetron) daily
Probably: but on the other hand you are on prednisone too, which suppresses t cells, which has a multitude of functions in the immune sysytem other than helping produce antibodies, at any rate, confer with your doctor, play it safe, stay away from sick people, keep washing your hands and other universal precautions to guard against infection, goodluck ...Read more
I(f,26)still have thymus(Restthymus3,5x1,2cm).Should thymus be removed to prevent myasthenia gravis or other autoimmune diseases?P.S.I have hashimoto
If you had an autoimmune flare of scleroderma caused by inflammation from tvt bladder sling, would you have all of the sling removed to prevent chronic exacerbation of scleroderma due to tvt material?
Assumption ?!: You are making an assumption that the flare up of scleroderma is due to the sling material. Perhaps the flare up is due to something else such as the anesthesia, or even the surgery itself. Speak to your rheumatologist, and if possible try and review scientific literature (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed is excellent) before rushing into any additional surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How is latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (lada) treated? Can it be prevented by using steroids before your immune system does irreparable damage?
AntiAging: Tips to age well: avoid tobacco, minimize sun exposure, minimize stress, sleep well, eat a healthy diet, laugh, make friends, get married, have a dog or a cat, exercise regularly. Nothing can stop aging, but these things have been shown to extend life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree w Abstinance: Crabs (pubic lice) is usually transmitted through direct contact during sexual activity. Crabs (phthirus pubis) can also be spread by vector transmission. Wearing someone else’s clothes that are contaminated or infected towels, bed sheets or towels can give you lice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be cautious: If what you are referring to is a party/ bar-like setting, bring your own drinks and never let them out of your sight. Or when using cans/bottles keep your thumb over the opening. Unless you are being forced to consume pills or use needles, drinks are one of the most common ways for this to occur and you are your best defense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different ways: There are mainly 2 methods: permanent and temporary, permanent are -fallopian tube ligation, histerectomy(not done for this purpose).Temporary methods: condoms, birth controll pills, nuva ring, intrauterine device, called iud, also hormonal shots are available, patches. Many many ways. For more details pls see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wash your hands: Handwashing after using the bathroom and before handling food is the major way to prevent not only e coli and food borne illness in general. Next, thoroughly cooking meats kills most bacteria. Washing food preparation areas with bactericidal soap or mild bleach is also important. You should clean sponges in your dishwasher and dish towels in the clothes washing machine, regularly, using hot water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer