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What Does Autoimmune Mean With Diabetes
What does mixed atonal/demyelinating poly neuropathy mean and what are diseases associated with it?
CIDP-GUILLIAIN BARRE: ATONAL MEANING DYING BACK.IT CAN EFFECT POLY NEUROPATHY DUE TO DEMYELINATION. IT IS CIDP-GUILLIAN BARRE SYNDROME.THERE ARE CASES OF IT IN MANY COUNTRIES. IT CAN DEVELOP AFTER PREVENTIVE SHOT OF INJECTION FOR INFLUENZA. OCCASIONALLY IT CAN BE FATAL, IF IT INVOLVES INTERCOSTAL MUSCLES. ...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
What does mixed axonal/demyelinating poly neuropathy mean and what are diseases associated with it?
Neuropathy: neuropathies are normally differentiated between axonal and or demyelinating. Axonal is nerve fibers are damaged and demyelinating is covering of the nerves are damaged. All neuropathies may be mixed such as in Guillain-Barré, but most neuropathies are related to hypothyroidism, diabetes, vitamin B12 deficiency and/or alcoholic. A mixed pattern does not provide diagnostic help. Hope that helps ...Read more
Body attacks itself: In autoimmune disease your immune system attacks your own body. This causes serious problems like colitis, thyroiditis, multiple sclerosis & lupus. There are often genetic predispositions but there is growing evidence that microbes and environmental toxins such as molds, heavy metals & pesticides play a key role. A well-written book on this is http://www.Donnajacksonnakazawa.Com/blog/?Page_id=7. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poor nomenclature. : "high kidney function", this could mean high BUN and creatnine seen on lab testing which suggests decreased kidney function and underlying kidney disease. While most kidney doctors have come to think in terms of estimated kidney function based on routine blood testing and then subsequently applying a calculation based on the blood tests to determine function, in this case that would be a good sign. ...Read more
Muscle weakness: It causes muscle weakness. It is autoimmune because it has antibodies to your own body, in this case they react with acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Thus the muscles do not get the stimulation to help them function due to the decreased availability of acetylcholine. It is treated with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors that interfer with the the breakdown of acetylcholine. ...Read more
See belo: Blood types can be O, A, B, and AB. Antibodies can be to those "type" pr0teins or due to other blood proteins- e.g. Rh, Kell, etc. You need to know what they are against to make more sense out of the results ...Read more
Rare condition: "orphan" diseases are rare medical conditions - they are called orphans because so few people have these diseases that it doesn't make financial sense for drug companies to pay for research to find cures, so in the past they didn't get much help. Now these orphans are "adopted" by nih, gov't & special foundations, so there are special funds to help find treatments and cures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its not: No scientific proof that its an entity. ...Read more
Possibly: Sjogrens syndrome will typically presenst with dry eyes and dry mouth. It is not uncommon for sjogrens to occur with other rheumatic illnesses such as lupus. We call this secondary sjogrens and tends to cause the above issues. We still treat the underlying illness and in your case lupus. Sjogrens can occur by itself and we call this primary sjogrens and may have more issues then secondary sjogrens. ...Read more
Miscarriage: Apa, along with lupus anti-coagulant antibody, are two antibodies that attack the areas in the cell wall of growing tissue, especially the fast-growing placental tissue of an early pregnancy. These are newly-discovered causes for recurrent miscarriage, and are usually treated with Heparin injections and Aspirin during pregnancy. ...Read more
What does "Tsh with reflex(reflux?) to FT4" mean with blood work?Does that mean it's as complete thyroid check?
No: TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is a marker for thyroid function. If it is abnormally high, the lab automatically (reflexively) does a Free T4 level. This is useful for diagnosing hypothyroidism, but it is not the same as a full thyroid panel. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropathy: The nerves are covered with an insultating material called myelin. Much like a telephone cable that has rubber covering it too acts as insulation "myelin" does the same for a nerve. If the myelin is weakened by disease or some pathological process one develops a demyelinating neuropathy of which there are many causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The higher more sign: The higher the titer of rf, the more likely it is a significant indicator of an automimmune disease, most likely ra. However it can be quite elevated in sarcoid, sjogren's, cryoglobulinemia, among others to name a few. A ccp antibody should be the next test obtained. If significantly positive, the DX is probably ra. ...Read more
Depends: Not sure what the question is really asking. Lupus patients may get peptic ulcer disease as side effects from medications (e.g., steroids, nsaids). As far as leg or finger ulcers, that would usually only occur with either severe raynaud's phenomenon or with a serious complication called vasculitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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