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What To Expect Starting Oral Immunosuppressant
Your immune system is comprised of two main compartments: innate and specific branches. There are many different cell types in each group including neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, basophils, t cells and b cells, and others. Anything that affects either the total number of those cells or their function can be considering immune ...Read more
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Complex answer: Your immune system is comprised of two main compartments: innate and specific branches. There are many different cell types in each group including neutrophils, eosinophils, macrophages, basophils, t cells and b cells, and others. Anything that affects either the total number of those cells or their function can be considering immune suppressing or an immunosuppressant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suppressed immune: Patients taking immunosuppressants are at increased risk for getting sick b/c they are taking drugs that specifically suppress the immune system. ...Read more
Necessary in some: If you are suffering from an auto-immune disease (such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis) or received an organ transplant, you need to take immunosuppressive medications to prevent your immune system (your white blood cells) from attacking your body or transplanted organ(s). They do increase your risk of opportunistic infections and you may need prophylactic antimicrobial medications. ...Read more
Yes : Because it suppress your immune system by affecting your bone marrow which maintain your immune system. Your withe cells (fight infection), red cell (prevent anemia) , platelets (prevent bleeding ) may go down making you prone for infection, anemia, bleeding. Oncologist have meds to avoid this, they are very good at this. Stay strong, keep fighting. ...Read more
See below.: Psoriasis is generally treated with a variety of medications and therapies. Immunotherapy is generally considered for extensive or recalcitrant disease. The choice of treatments is between you and your doctor. But these are just treatments. There is no cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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My sister is suffering from takayashu arteritis... she is currently taking immunosuppressants.. just want to ask the prognosis of this disease?
See below: The two major predictors of outcome are incidence of complications(hypertension,aortic aneurysm, retinopathy) and if the disease is progressive or not. The 15-year survival was 66 and 96 percent for patients with and without a major complication, respectively, and was 68 and 93 percent for those with and without a progressive course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why are immunosuppressants good for some people if we need our immune system to fight off disease?
Relative: immuno-suppression is resorted to when there is a "hyperactive " immune state leading to an auto-immune disease or condition, or to allow the immune system to adapt to a transplanted tissue, that doesn't mean that the immune system is totally knocked out (in some states yes during bone marrow transplant) but can still fight certain infections, till total recovery, the immune system is complex ...Read more
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