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My wrist keeps clicking - is this related to the autoimmune disease uveitis?

My wrist keeps clicking - is this related to the autoimmune disease uveitis?

Potentially: Uveitis is common with a few autoimmune disease. Certain ones also cause arthritis with uveitis. If it causes arthritis in the wrist, it may be related. However, a lot of things can cause clicking in the wrist (past trauma/injury, carpal tunnel problems, osteoarthritis). It may be related, but not for certain. ...Read more

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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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I had uveitis hla b27 disorder. It flares up once in a year. I have no specific symptoms of rheumatic arthrits. How to rule out sle and auto immune ?

I had uveitis hla b27 disorder. It flares up once in a year.  I have no specific symptoms of rheumatic arthrits. How to rule out sle and auto immune ?

Anklyosing spondy: There is a high likelihood that you have ankylosing spondylitis which correlates with the hlab27 already shown to exist in your immune picture. Uveitis is an accompaniment of this condition and can be quite severe. You should check with a rheumatologist as there are features of anklyosing which should be treated to prevent permanent change. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my wrist keeps clicking - is this related to autoimmune uveitis?

What do you suggest if my wrist keeps clicking - is this related to autoimmune uveitis?

Maybe: It could be, but there are so many things that can cause a wrist click that you cannot assume there is a connection without further evaluation. It could be osteoarthritis, it could be a tendon or ligament problem, a subluxation of partial dislocation of the joint (although those usually hurt). I would see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why are autoimmune disorders are considered so dangerous?

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. ...Read more

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Do autoimmune disorders kill you?

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. ...Read more

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Is gluten bad for you? Can it cause autoimmune disorders?

Is gluten bad for you? Can it cause autoimmune disorders?

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 ...Read more

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Is quinoa and sprouted grains okay for people with autoimmune disorders?

Unknown: Good question. There are no studies to support the benefits or the risks of quinoa and sprouted grains in people with autoimmune disorders. ...Read more

Dr. Tania Dempsey
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Autoimmune Conditions (Definition)

The body is reacting to something that is indigenous to itself. It is acting as if it is a foreign invader , and 'fighting" it. This is not ...Read more


Dr. Colin McCannel
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Uveitis (Definition)

Uveitis is described as any type of inflammation inside of the eye. There are many different types of ...Read more