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Use Of Colchicine In Autoimmune Disorders
Dx w autoimmune hepatitis. Have sle. My dr is giving me colchicine for inflammation and pain. Is this usual and will it work?
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
They destroy tissues: Autoimmune disorders arise from an overactive immune system in which the body attacks its own tissues. The different types & the amount of destruction that occurs depends on the kinds of tissues targeted. Some affect a single organ (as in thyroiditis) while others involve multiple areas (such as lupus). If not diagnosed & treated, these disorders progressively worsen health & may hasten death.See 1 more doctor answer
Some can but it vari: Yes they can. It depends on the type of autoimmune disorder and the extent of activity. Each person with an autoimmune disease has a different type of involvement. It depends on the extent of activity and how well the treatment can control its activity. This something to discuss with your physician.
Well: Not a problem for most people there's a very small amount of people who have celiac Sprue gluten or gluten sensitivity or allergy
Unknown: Good question. There are no studies to support the benefits or the risks of quinoa and sprouted grains in people with autoimmune disorders.
Kalawalla: No, the diversity of autoimmune diseases results in variable results with both natural and synthetic therapies. Medications and supplements that can be beneficial with lupus may be harmful or lack benefit with rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis or autoimmune thyroid disease. There are no natural supplements or medications that are beneficial for all autoimmune disorders.See 1 more doctor answer
Not autoimmune: Dermographism is a common type of physical urticaria (hives) and unrelated to food and environmental allergies. It is not related to autoimmune disorders. For a brief review, go to my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/05/dermographism-i-scratch-therefore-i-hive/.See 1 more doctor answer
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder and associated with other autoimmune disorders. Most commonly checked routinely is the thyroid blood test looking for autoimmune thyroiditis (underactive thyroid gland). In general there is not much routine screening for other autoimmune diseases like lupus, hepatitis, anemia, etc. Unless there are specific symptoms or abnormal routine blood tests.See 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely not: It has no value for autoimmune conditions.
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
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).
No: I would caution everyone against these superstitious ideas. They serve no purpose, and even if there were some basis (for example, someone with advanced cancer "looks malignant" because of cachexia), the impression is less sensitive and less specific than a scientific exam. Life's difficult enough without well-intentioned lay people frightening folks for no reason.See 1 more doctor answer
Antibodies in both.: The easiest way to look at it is that if someone has allergies, his/her body makes antibodies against things he/she is exposed to (meds, foods, pollen, animals, etc.), while in autoimmune disorders, the body makes antibodies against one or more of its own tissues.See 1 more doctor answer
Lupus: Typically sle does.Get a more detailed answer ›
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