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What Are Autoimmune Disorder
What are autoimmune disorders that could still be present when ANA negative? Had spinal tap- lyme, ms, etc. ruled out, other blood normal but feel ill
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
Confused immunity: Autoimmunity is when the immune system gets confused and starts attacking the body. The cause is a anything that can trigger the immune system to attack the self: food allergy, infection, heavy metal, chemical and mold. Find the cause, remove it and the autoimmunity resolves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac11G-Chnmk ...Read more
Unknown: Genetic, hormonal, immunologic, and environmental factors may play a role but the overall cause of lupus is unknown. The immune system becomes activated and attacks the body itself hence the term autoimmune. ...Read more
connective tissue :
Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) autoimmune thyroid,
explore with your doctor : omeoprazole & Erythromycin & domperidone. Botox injections into pylorus muscle for stomach pain and nausea.
Avoid raw veggies, grind food up when things are very bad.
There does not need to be one primary autoimmune disorder. ...Read more
Pemphigus: Pemphigus vulgaris is an autoimmune disorder that involves blistering and sores (erosions) of the skin and mucus membranes.The immune system produces antibodies against specific proteins in the skin and mucus membranes. These antibodies break the bonds between skin cells. This leads to the formation of a blister. The exact cause is unknown. Sometimes pemphigus is caused by certain medications, . ...Read more
ANA testing: ANA is a screening test for autoimmune disease, (generally present in 80-90% of cases). A higher titer over 1:160 is more significant. There are more definite testing for lupus such as anti-smith antibody and anti ds dna antbody. There are many more other specific testing for other specific autoimmune disorders. Syphilis and lyme disease can give false positive ANA test as well. See your md. ...Read more
What autoimmune disorders are not as commonly tested for and ruled out? I have +ANA and other severe symptoms but no culprits yet, (also not lupus).
What symptoms? : Conditions like MCTD, Wegeners,PANGet a more detailed answer ›
What are possible autoimmune disorders/diseases that can cause or make major depression worse if psychological and medical reasons are ruled out?
Autoimmune=medical: When you say psychological and medical reasons are "ruled out, " you are eliminating all disorders and diseases (including autoimmune ones) from consideration. If i may put some back in, systemic lupus and rheumatoid arthritis come to mind as worsening depression. In fact a flare of sle may be heralded by an exacerbation of depression. Steroid treatments of these can be depressogenic as well. ...Read more
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
Ive been diagnosed with autoimmune disorder in my right eye with melting. What are the causes of autoimmune disorder and melting? And what is melting?
Nonspecific: You need to discuss this issue with your ophthalmologist or rheumatologist. Melting is not a medical term and as such means nothing to us. ...Read more
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
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
Can having an autoimmune disorder make a person more susceptible to developing another autoimmune disorder?
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
Will having an autoimmune disorder make a person more susceptible to developing another autoimmune disorder?
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
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
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
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. ...Read more
ACTH stim: The acth stimulation test is still great. Your physician may be able to assay for antibodies against the adrenal cortex though the test isn't 100%. If you has proven hashiomto's this much increases the likelihood. The real question is do you need to be treated for adrenal insufficiency. Missing this is very serious. Good luck. ...Read more