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What Are The Most Common Symptoms Of Autoimmune Disease
There may be none: There are a variety of autoimmune diseases. Some may be without symptoms - ie autoimmune thryoid disease before it becomes symptomatic. Other will have many symptoms including joint involvement, heart and lung problems in some people with in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, rash in lupus, and dermatomyositis, muscle inflammation in polymyositis, dry eyes, mouth or other sites in sjogren's. ...Read more
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
Need specific info: There are so many different symptoms based on which body system is affected by the particular autoimmune disease. For example, psoriasis affects the skin but can also affect the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints but can also affect the lungs. Lupus erythematosus can affect multiple organ systems. The symptoms generally follow the organ systems but non-specific fatigue is common. ...Read more
Is extreme burning in the back of your head (with low grade fever and an intense brain vibration feeling) a common symptom of an autoimmune disease?
Too variable to say: There are multiple autoimmune diseases affecting one or more organs or organ systems with symptoms that are variable, sometimes intermittent, rapidly progressive or slow and indolent, and depending on which disease vary from annoying to fatal. See your primary care physician or board certified rheumatologist. ...Read more
Is there any evidence that following diets such as Dr Furhman's
Is beneficial for reducing symptoms of autoimmune disease?
Could following Dr Weil's or Dr Joel Fuhrman's diet reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease? What are pros/cons of each diet?
Many: There are many autoimmune diseases. Some effect the skin, some the joints, some the kidneys, etc.. If you are having specific symptoms, you need to talk to your doctor about them to get a specific answer. ...Read more
My lab results show very low Immunoglobulin A, I have symptoms of autoimmune disease. Does the immunoglobulin play a role? How?
Genetics: There's a statistical link between low / absent IgA and a proclivity to a couple of the autoimmune diseases. Here the knowledge stops. If you have no solid lab evidence to support a diagnosis of lupus, and you don't have physical findings for scleroderma, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, or autoimmune hepatitis, don't let anxiety over this trouble you. ...Read more
I have PAD pos ANA. Muscle joint pain. What are early symptoms of autoimmune disease flare? I have rheumy. Stop seeing because I wasn't having symps
Define PAD: PAD means peripheral artery disease. This would be unusual in your age group depending on the rest of your symptoms and findings. A +ANA is seen is autoimmune disease but is only a clue and by itself is not diagnostic. It can be seen in other clinicial settings and is not diagnostic alone.You best decision is to return to see your rheumatologist. ...Read more
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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