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How effective is Budesonide for treating autoimmune hepatitis?

How effective is Budesonide for treating autoimmune hepatitis?

Not effective!: Oral budesonide is poorly absorbed and little will go to your liver. See a rheumatologist or a GI doc! There are better treatment options. This one is off the cuff, unless you have IBD and are having hepatitis do to Crohn's or regional enteritis! ...Read more

Autoimmune (Definition)

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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How effective are immunosuppressive drugs for treating autoimmune hepatitis?

How effective are immunosuppressive drugs for treating autoimmune hepatitis?

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

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How effective is azathioprine (Imuran) for treating autoimmune hepatitis?

How effective is azathioprine (Imuran) for treating autoimmune hepatitis?

It is...: Imuran (azathioprine) is one of several drugs to treat this condition and is generally w! ell tolerated and effective. ...Read more

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How effective is prednisolone (Orapred) for treating autoimmune hepatitis?

How effective is prednisolone (Orapred) for treating autoimmune hepatitis?

Not very....: Compared to other drugs, and unfortunately universal side effects. I favor Imuran (azathioprine) or cyclosporine! ...Read more

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Are parasites useful in treating autoimmune disease? I saw recent work which indicated there might be some possibilities with Crohn's disease.

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

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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

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What does autoimmune mean?  

What does autoimmune mean?  

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

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How can I have an autoimmune disorder?

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

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Hashimtos autoimmune thynoidity, what is this?

See details: This is an autoimmune disease which is characterized by inflammation of the thyroid gland and eventually loss of ability of the thyroid to function normally. ...Read more

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Can a major illness trigger an autoimmune disorder?

Possible: But hard to prove even though we know that stress can exacerbate an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: autoimmune?

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

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Can I, please, get a simple definition of "autoimmune"?

See details: Autoimmunity basically means you produce antibodies that attack your own tissues. ...Read more

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Autoimmune disorder and recurrent miscarriagesis there a link?

Autoimmune disorder and recurrent miscarriagesis there a link?

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

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How can I get tested if I think I have an autoimmune condition?

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

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What can my bf do naturally to try to stop his autoimmune response?

Go see: Specilaist such as an integrative physician, naturopath or acupuncturist who is trained in chinese herbal medicine, among others. ...Read more

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Can having an autoimmune disorder make a person more susceptible to developing another autoimmune disorder?

Can having an autoimmune disorder make a person more susceptible to developing another autoimmune disorder?

Yes: 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

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Will having an autoimmune disorder make a person more susceptible to developing another autoimmune disorder?

Sometimes: There are certain situations where one specific autoimmune disease is more likely to occur if the individual has another certain autoimmune disease, for instance, lupus and autoimmune thyroid disease. However, most are not connected. ...Read more

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What can I do to start getting my life back? I'm trapped in my body who does not like me. I feel Like I'm decades older and I'm only 35. New dx autoimmune dz

Counselling: Your message sounds depressing and I would urge you to seek psychologic or psychiatric counselling ASAP. Have an autoimmune dz is not the end of the world since most can be treated quite effectively. If you have suicidal thoughts, call the suicide hotline immediately. ...Read more

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What is autoimmune neuronopathy?

What is autoimmune neuronopathy?

Nerve damage by self: The body's immune system attack upon nerves or elements to help nerves function properly resulting in odd or painful sensations is referred to as autoimmune neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is fibromyalgia autoimmune?

Is fibromyalgia autoimmune?

No: There is no known autoimmune cause of fibromyalgia. Current thinking is that is is a central nervous system disorder. ...Read more

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Is there an autoimmune urethritis?

POSSIBLE: Autoimmune disease may affect any organ in the body, and as an example, reiter's syndrome is felt to be an autoimmune condition associated with certain types of infection. ...Read more

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I want to know about autoimmune disorders?

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

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Describe the features of 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

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What type of disease is polymyositis? Autoimmune?

Yes it is autoimmune: Autoimmune it is. Drugs to treat it affect the immune system, and dampen an inappropriate immune response to your muscle. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

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

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Is endometriosis considered an autoimmune disorder?

Is endometriosis considered an autoimmune disorder?

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