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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
Each person is diff: Each peson is different. This will depend on the evlauation but some people respond very well while others might not. You need to ask your physician to have you see a liver specialist ...Read more
It is...: Imuran (azathioprine) is one of several drugs to treat this condition and is generally w! ell tolerated and effective. ...Read more
Not very....: Compared to other drugs, and unfortunately universal side effects. I favor Imuran (azathioprine) or cyclosporine! ...Read more
Are parasites useful in treating autoimmune disease? I saw recent work which indicated there might be some possibilities with Crohn's disease.
Probably Not: The work comes after a breakthrough in 2009 when prof. Eric denkers, immunology, and a research associate, charlotte egan, discovered that mice infected with the parasite taxoplasma gondii presented symptoms similar to those found in human patients with crohn’s disease. Denkers’ lab began using toxoplasma-infected mice as an animal model for crohn's. ...Read more
What is the safest immunosuppressive medication for treating an autoimmune disorder that can be used for long periods?
All have side effect: All of our agents have potential risks and benefits with the benefit of putting your autoimmune disease in remission. Each disease has certain drugs that work best for the condition so ideally we would need to know the condition to comment. Some would consider low dose Prednisone 5 mg a day to not be so bad compared to the other immunosuppressive agents. ...Read more
Body attacks itself: In autoimmune disease your immune system attacks your own body. This causes serious problems like colitis, thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis & lupus. There are often genetic predispositions but there is growing evidence that microbes and environmental toxins such as molds, heavy metals & pesticides play a key role. A well-written book on this is http://www. Donnajacksonnakazawa. Com/blog/? Page_id=7. ...Read more
See details: I assume you are asking about the cause of autoimmunity. Often it is related to a loss of T cell inhibition. My advice is to Google the question and read for yourself. The answer is too long to explain in the space allowed on this site. ...Read more
Self reacting: 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 joints causing rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more
See details: Autoimmunity basically means you produce antibodies that attack your own tissues. ...Read more
Pregnancy and lupus: Autoimmune diseases that have a higher incidence of miscarriage include lupus and anti phospholipid syndrome. Sometimes they can be present together ...Read more
See a doctor: There are scores of autoimmune diseases. Without specifics it is impossible to offer any firm answer otherthan to speak with a doctor. ...Read more
Go see: Specilaist such as an integrative physician, naturopath or acupuncturist who is trained in chinese herbal medicine, among others. ...Read more
Can having an autoimmune disorder make a person more susceptible to developing another autoimmune disorder?
A manifestation of excess immune stimulation leads to inflammation of your tissues- myelin in ms, joints in ra, skin in psoriasis...
Your immune stress can be environment edible, infectious...
Plus other stressors contribute- poor diet, lack of sleep...
Genetics play roll
therefore the same metabolic problems can manifest in various ways & a new disease develops & is diagnosed
mdwellnessmd. Com. ...Read more
Will having an autoimmune disorder make a person more susceptible to developing another autoimmune disorder?
Autoimmune: There is no way one can learn about autoimmune disorders without spending some time learning about a normal immune system. Find a basic book on the immune system, read it, and then delve into immunity disorders where there is failure of the system to recognize tissues as "self". That is what autoimmune disorders are all about ...Read more
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
Immunosuppresents: Since autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of diseases which have in common activation of the immune system which leads to different complications (depending upon the disease) the best way to treat is to use medications which suppress the immune system (such as steroids and sometimes chemotherapy). ...Read more
No: It just isn't. I've noticed on healthtap that several visitors have this idea and I'm wondering where it came from. It a curious growth of endometrium in abnormal places; nothing I've seen in the decades that I've been acquainted with this common and troublesome illness suggests immunity is a factor. ...Read more