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There any effective treatment to cure sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disease ?

There any effective treatment to cure sarcoidosis, an autoimmune disease ?

Yes: There are treatments for sarcoidosis although these have been studied less thoroughly than other diseases. Steroids are usually the first choice and are very effective for most patients who require treatment. Spontaneous remissions occur and immunosuppressive medications are needed in severe cases. There are racial differences in response to treatment and severity of disease. Cures are variable. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

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


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Can autoimmune disease disappear without treatment? Can the blood markers go up and down without any apparent reason?

Can autoimmune disease disappear without treatment? Can the blood markers go up and down without any apparent reason?

Here are some ...: Known to most, our body is constantly struggling to undergo self-healing process for maintaining & sustaining optimal function with our residual strength. If inadequate or failed, we become sick here & there, up & down. So, autoimmune disease most likely will stay with you forever but can be eased with diligent & vigilant healthy lifestyle without overindulgence.. Its markers may be up & down. ...Read more

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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose autoimmune diseases and follow it after treatment.?

High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose autoimmune diseases and follow it after treatment.?

No tests: You need to see a rheumatologist, there are no 100% specific tests. Seeing a rheumatologist is the most cost-effective and only way to determine whether you have an autoimmune disease. Go to www. Rheumatology.Org to find a rheumatologist nearby. ...Read more

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Is helminthic therapy a viable treatment for autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and asthma?

Is helminthic therapy a viable treatment for autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and asthma?

Unknown: There is research looking at the roles that infections may play with certain types of diseases, but currently it is not standard care to use helminthic therapy unless you have a true helminthic infection. ...Read more

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Is low dose naltrexone a good idea to help with treatment-resistant autoimmune disease?

Is low dose naltrexone a good idea to help with treatment-resistant autoimmune disease?

Opiod antagonist!: Very little evidence in controlled trials that it is of value in autoimmune diseases. I would ask what disease, and what drugs have been tried. Today in rheumatology, we have very little drug-resistant autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Many symptoms, none being treated, thought to be autoimmune disease. Possible treatments. Please see attached profile.

Many symptoms, none being treated, thought to be autoimmune disease. Possible treatments. Please see attached profile.

Need a consultation: Unfortunately this Q & A format doesn't allow for uploading profiles or dealing with multiple symptoms or illnesses. You may want to ask for a second opinion consultation with a Rheumatologist at Health Tap. Sorry I could not be more helpful. ...Read more

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What new treatments can we expect for autoimmune diseases in near future? Is the price of biologics going to decrease?

What new treatments can we expect for autoimmune diseases in near future? Is the price of biologics going to decrease?

Too many: There will be numerous options targeting both the immune system itself and the agents released as the result of the immune reactions. Regrettably, most if not all of these agents will be expensive and prices will likely remain the same if not higher for at least 15 years after approval. ...Read more

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4 months a go I found red spots on my gum. slowly has spread .It does not have pain or bleeding. Was diagnosed as autoimmune disease. what is therapy?

Depends: On what is the auto immune disease you have, is it confined to the gums or affecting other organs/tissues, best to answer you is the doctor who diagnosed the condition ...Read more

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Could diet (Dr Fuhrman etc) cure autoimmune disease?

Could diet (Dr Fuhrman etc) cure autoimmune disease?

Probably not: Diet is a hot topic as a treatment for autoimmune diseases. However there is no cure for autoimmune diseases including conventional treatments and or diet. Obesity makes patients respond less well to treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Weight loss in general helps. (The medications work better). ...Read more

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Can blood transfusions cure any autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune uncure: A cure for any autoimmune disease is most evasive. A blood transfusion regrettably isn't likely the answer either. ...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


Seronegative (Definition)

Having or being a negative serum reaction especially in a test for the ...Read more