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What Does It Mean If You Have An Autoimmue Disease
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
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
Its not: No scientific proof that its an entity. ...Read more
If I have indifferentiated autoimmune disease symptoms and my blood counts have been consistently "low normal" for years, what could that mean?
Body attacks itself: An autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune system that normally fights off invading germs gets confused and sees some of your normal body cells as "germs" and starts to attack and destroy them. The type and severity of the autoimmune disease depends upon which cells are attacked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have an autoimmune disease and HPV dose that mean most likely my HPV won't ever clear away on its own ?
Does false positive ELISA mean the person has autoimmune disease? Do people ever find out why they get these results?
Need more info: Elisa is an acronym for enzyme-linked immuno-sorbent assay. It is an immunological test that can be used for detection of various antibodies, antigens and certain chemicals. You don't mention what your elisa was positive to. Without that information i can't answer your question. ...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
Just a screening: An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood. ...Read more
What is ESR blood test? If the ESR value is low, is that mean im totally healthy and do not have any infections or autoimmune disease?
ESR: Esr is erythrocyte a sedimentation rate. It is an inflammatory marker and indicates degree or level of inflammation and used as a guide for inflammation in diagnosis and follow up for response to treatment . It is a non specific marker and is elevated in inflammatory , infectious, auto immune and other disorders . Esr is always evaluated in conjunction with one's symptoms , signs and disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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