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Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

Do autoimmune diseases suppress your immune system?

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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more


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Can supplements work for auto immune system disorders?

Can supplements work for auto immune system disorders?

With the exception .: Other than zinc, a multivitamin, keeping weight good, avoiding stress, getting adequate sleep, and having good overall nutrition. I do recommend added omega-3 for all my patients with autoimmune disease! ...Read more

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Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Can autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?

Yes: They represent any abnormal immune response and often therefore will suppress the normal immune response. ...Read more

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Which autoimmune disorder affects the nervous system?

Variety: One classic is Multiple Sclerosis, another neuromyelitis optica, but brain can be affected secondarily, due to effects of pernicious anemia, lupus, rheumatological disorders, etc. ...Read more

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Does itp (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) weaken the immune system?

Does itp (immune thrombocytopenic purpura) weaken the immune system?

No: Itp does not supress immune system. Itp is treated commonly with immunesupressive agents such as corticosteroids, rituxan- and thse treatment would supresse immune system. ...Read more

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Rheumatoid arthritis - auto-immune disease - does it boost or suppress immune system?

Rheumatoid arthritis - auto-immune disease - does it boost or suppress immune system?

Mild suppression: In rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system acts against one's tissues. So, part of the immune system is too active, but in a detrimental way. On the other hand, patients with RA may be more likely to develop infections. Even more so, if they receive medications that suppress the overactive immune system. ...Read more

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Which body system does bipolar disorder affect?

Which body system does bipolar disorder affect?

Brain: It is chiefly the brain and nervous system that bipolar disorder affects, with indirect effects on all systems--e.g., sleeplessness in mania or depression adversely affects everything. In mania the network of neural tissue in the cortex processes information much more than than normal but also latches onto unstable and dangerous configurations . In depression processing slows and falls into "pits" ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia an auto immune disease?

Is fibromyalgia an auto immune disease?

No: No fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease. Fibromyalgia is a syndrome and not a disease. This means it is a collection of symptoms. The hallmark of fibromyalgia is chronic widespread pain. It is felt to be the result of overactive nerves. There appears to be abnormal processing of pain in the central nervous system. (the brain and the spinal cord). ...Read more

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Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Can hashimoto disease cause a weakened immune system?

Hasimoto's: Hashimoto's is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system is "attacking" your thyroid. But the disease is not weakening your immune system, per se. ...Read more

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Can having an auto-immune disorder make your immune system weak?

Not necessarily: Autoimmune disease may not necessarily weaken your immune system but some medications used to treat them can weaken it. Discuss options and side effects with your treating physician. ...Read more

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Which autpimmune disease affects the nervous system?

Which autpimmune disease affects the nervous system?

Several: Both primary and secondary. The classics are clearly Multiple Sclerosis, and far less common, Neuromyelitis Optica, yet, some cases of immune encephalitis, such as NMDA. Secondary problems may be encountered from Lupus, Rheumatoid, Sjogren's, Pernicious Anemia, etc. Peripheral nerves may be involved by Guillain-Barre, and Chr Inflammatory Polyneuritis. ...Read more

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How would t-helper cell deficiency affect a person's immune system?

How would t-helper cell deficiency affect a person's immune system?

Increased infection: A person with t-helper cell deficiency would see an increase in frequency of infections, mainly viral infections and opportunistic infections. ...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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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?

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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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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What biological system does tuberculosis affect?

What biological system does tuberculosis affect?

Extrapulmonary TB: Besides causing infection in the lungs, TB can also cause infection in the spine (potts), central nervous system (meningitis), urinary tract, liver, skin, joints, heart, GI tract and abdomen. ...Read more

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