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What are autoimmune diseases?

What are autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases : 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 cells , platelets etc. ...Read more

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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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What do autoimmune diseases attack?

What do autoimmune diseases attack?

Autoimmune diseases : 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 cells , platelets etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can autoimmune disease mean?

Can you tell me what can autoimmune disease mean?

Complicated: The immune system is that part of the body defenses that fight off outside disease like infections. Auto immune disease denotes a situation where the body "turns against itself" by making antibodies against part or parts of your own body? The ultimate autoimmune disease is lupus but many others exist affecting the thyroid or many other organ systems. ...Read more

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What common autoimmune disease can get serious if left untreated?

What common autoimmune disease can get serious if left untreated?

Not all: The majority of autoimmune diseases are chronic and mild in nature. Some, such as wegener's granulomatosis can be rapidly progressive and life threatening. ...Read more

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Can the immune system aggressively attack and target directly the cell body of neurons and what rare autoimmune disease would this be ?

Can the immune system aggressively attack and target directly the cell body of neurons and what rare autoimmune disease would this be ?

Vague question: I will direct you to consult a neurologist about your symptoms, which you have not explained here. A good reference to research autoimmune neurological illness is wikipedia.Org. While not an exhaustive reference on every topic, it is a valuable primer for most medical topics. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are autoimmune diseases that leads to blood clots?

Could you tell me what are autoimmune diseases that leads to blood clots?

Several!: First, all inflammatory autoimmune diseases can increase serum fibrinogen, the major clotting factor-hence they all can increase the chance for a clot, as does inactivity often present. However, two significant diseases are hughes syndrome-antiphospholipid syndrome, and cryoglobulinemia. Blood clots are major clinical features of these conditions! ...Read more

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What specific" autoimmune diseases attacks and targets our brain cells , neurons, nerves, so we lose our emotions, feelings, empathy, inhibitions, ?

Lupus number one: The commonest cause of autoimmune cerebritis is central nervous system lupus. It is treatable. Another cause is bechets syndrome and there is a very rare form that is idiopathic, meaning cause is unknown. But lupus remains the commonest. ...Read more

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What specific Autoimmune diseases attack brain cells and neurons causing a dramatic effect to neurotransmitters,hormones and the function of the brain

Lupus: Systemic Lupus can attack everywhere and lead to the things u asked about. Other considerations are vasculitis syndromes as there is an autoimmune attack on and in blood vessels which can affect neurons indirectly. Myasthenia Gravis also affect the neuromuscular system and affects one of the main neurotransmitter, AcetylCholine. Rheumotologist is specialist to see for autoimmune disorders ...Read more

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I have a positive ANA and positive anti SSA RO >8 and high sed rate. Got tested for sjogrens that was negative? What other autoimmune disease could be

I have a positive ANA and positive anti SSA RO >8 and high sed rate. Got tested for sjogrens that was negative? What other autoimmune disease could be

See details: With hair loss systemic lupus is one possibility. See a rheumatologist. If you are seeing one, ask the question to that doctor. He/she has the most specific info about your issues. ...Read more

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I had my thyroid removed 2 yrs ago, t-levels are ok but I have all the symptoms of MS but my MRI is clean, what other autoimmune disease could i have?

I had my thyroid removed 2 yrs ago, t-levels are ok but I have all the symptoms of MS but my MRI is clean, what other autoimmune disease could i have?

"all the symptoms": Do not understand what you are describing, and cannot easily relate your thyroid to ms, or other neurological problems. If you had an immune thyroid issue, you could have other immune problems such as pernicious anemia. Provide more direct information, please. ...Read more

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What is an autoimmune disease ?

What is an autoimmune disease ?

Autoimmune diseases : 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 cells , platelets etc. ...Read more

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What might case autoimmune diseases?

What might case autoimmune diseases?

Confused cells: Immune system, especially, the adaptive part, views body organ systems as foreign invaders and attacks protectively. Our genetic makeup determines organ susceptibility, and environmental stimuli trigger the attack. This could be termed a biological mimicry. Classics include rheumatoid arthritis, ms, celiac disease, pernicious anemia, to name a few. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what autoimmune diseases are?

Body attacks itself: Autoimmunity is when the infection-fighting system turns against the body. Examples include many cases of hypothyroidism, some joint problems (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus), ms, psorias and inflammatory bowel disease (eg, crohn's). ...Read more

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What is an autoimmune disease.?How could it be diagnosed.?

What is an autoimmune  disease.?How could it be diagnosed.?

Autoimmune diseases : In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues , cells and targeted organs. Diagnosis depends upon which tissue , cell or organ is affected . Diagnosis is made on clinical picture with immunological studies targeted to cell, tissue organ involved and at times biopsy of affected tissues and organ. ...Read more

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Where can I get help with diagnosing what autoimmune disease i have?

See a doctor: A proper history and physical need to be done to match symptoms to possible diseases. Then tests need to be ordered to verify. ...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