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Top 10 Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune diseases : there are probably more than 100 different autoimmune conditions, some of them more common than others and they may be grouped according to which organ autoantibodies attack, for example: blood vessels, endocrine, red blood cells, muscles, joints, skin, etc. The topic is too broad for this post. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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
Does infectious disease specialist treat or study systemic scleroderma. Undifferentied diffuse connective tissue disease,raynauds?
No: these are generally dealt with by rheumatologists. Good luck. ...Read more
Can autoimmune disorders cause premature wrinkles / thinner skin? What kinds of auto immune diseases?
Bilateral bony hyperplasia by bottom molars, chronic inflamation sinuses, recently breathing 60% of normal, lichen sclerosis, osteoarthritis. Causes?
Too many things: These issues have multiple causes but they are not necessarily related to one other another. It is difficult to comment on why you are only breathing 60% of normal without knowing more. Please restate your questions. Thanks. ...Read more
Mom diagnosis c hoshimotos/psoriatic arthritis/viral hepatitis/ acute myeloid leukemia. What is my risk of autoimmune disease/leukemia? My children's risk?
Altered Runx-1 gene: seems to be implicated in changing the susceptibilty to autoimmune disease and leukemia but is only 1 part of the puzzle and there appears to be other factors as well, so even if you get tested to see if you have the genetic alteration, that in itself does not mean you will get the diseases. I recommend a healthy life style with regular health exams. ...Read more
Many: There are many that can have flares. That is a hard question to answer if you are looking for a diagnosis based on just having a flare...? ...Read more
Yes: Yes, potentially by three mechanisms: first, a percentage of patients with Crohn's disease will have an inflammatory arthritic component to it that can affect the bones; second, patients with Crohn's can have malabsorption of some of the key nutrients that make bone string; and third, some of the medications used to treat Crohn's can impact bone health. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ana positive low c3c and 4 no symptoms of auto immune could my fatry liver ve auto immune hepatitis?
Need more info: Your history, symptoms, physical exam and laboratory data are all essential in arriving at a diagnosis, which cannot be done on the internet. Hepatitis is usually manifested in the laboratory by the presence of elevated enzymes which are released from liver tissue. It is possible this represents autoimmune hepatopathy, but need far more data. ...Read more
Long family history of autoimmune diseases. I have hypothyroidism and celiac disease. I've noticed new symptoms. Could i develop other autoimmunes?
You can but: Why worry about getting another disease? Focusing on your current conditions & findings ways to gain health and remain healthy will do your mind and body good. Celiac is associated many other conditions. At 19 years old, you should try to enjoy life, work on your dreams and let your doctors do the worrying for you. Going for your follow-ups and reporting new symptoms is the best thing you can do. ...Read more
Petechiae on hard palate x1 week. No known trauma. dx Wegener's (kidney, skin, joint now with chondritis) currently flaring. Vasculitis related?
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
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
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