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With reynauds can it affect internal organs?

With reynauds can it affect internal organs?

Sometimes yes: While raynaud's is seen in the hands, feet, nose and it is related to muscle contraction in the vessels in these areas. The blood vessels have muscle around them and like the heart these muscles have a rhythm of contraction and relaxation. With cold or stess these vessels can contract and decrease the blood flow in these areas. Internal raynaud's can occur in the heart and the kidneys! ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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Does sjogrens syndrome come in flares like lupus? What is easier to control-lupus that affects organs or sjogrens that affects organs ?

Does sjogrens syndrome come in flares like lupus? What is easier to control-lupus that affects organs or sjogrens that affects organs ?

Yes: Sjogren's can have flares just like sle and there is frequently overlap between the two. Neither is desirable when organ involvement occurs since these are very difficult to treat or reverse. ...Read more

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Can Endometriosis affect kidneys? Been told no by GP due to peritoneum barrier but if it can get into lungs etc surely it can affect urinary system?

Can Endometriosis affect kidneys? Been told no by GP due to peritoneum barrier but if it can get into lungs etc surely it can affect urinary system?

Here are some...: Theoretically, yes, but in reality, endometriosis to kidneys is a Dx after ruling out all others so I would advise to look into reality, i.e., the common events first, not extreme rarity. How to help correctly solve the health-related concern? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html and http://formefirst.com/hematuria.html. ...Read more

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How exactly does gluten afflict a person with celiac? How does it manifest neurologically? Can it affect other organs like liver and heart?

How exactly does gluten afflict a person with celiac? How does it manifest neurologically? Can it affect other organs like liver and heart?

Gut inflammation: The gluten ramps up the immune system in the gut which actually creates conditions that make it hard to absorb nutrients. Systemic symptoms would be due to nutrient malabsorption and include weak bones and anemia. Effects on the liver and heart would be rare. ...Read more

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Can leukemia affect the organs in your body, or is it caused by chemotherapy?

Can leukemia affect the organs in your body, or is it caused by chemotherapy?

In general: Leukemia does not cause organ insult in and of itself. You are correct - chemotherapy can lead to specific organ issues, as could leukemia associated infections. ...Read more

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In what structures or organs in the system does pancreatitis affect?

In what structures or organs in the system does pancreatitis affect?

Pancreatitis: Any organ or structure around the pancreas can be affected. Severe pancreatitis can also lead to multi organ failures with kidneys, lungs and heart failing . It is very important to have a strong pancreas doctor. ...Read more

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In autoimmune issues do similar systems get affected in familes. Eg, glands and glands or organs and organs, for different members? Or is it random?

Partially random: There are many ai diseases. Some of them have a genetic component and affect primarily one tissue, for example rheumatoid arthritis. These diseases will affect the same tissue. However other ai diseases with many manifestations such as systemic lupus will not necessarily affect the same tissues. ...Read more

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Does an enlarged spleen affect the other organs in my body?

Does an enlarged spleen affect the other organs in my body?

Why is it enlarged: An enlarged spleen, by itself, does not influence other organs unless it is so big that it is compressing the stomach or colon (very unusual except for rare types of blood diseases). But the spleen is often enlarged because of other problems like chronic pancreatitis or liver cirrhosis, or blood problems. ...Read more

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Can spodylosis affect blood flow to the limbs? Could spondylosis affect the blood flow to the limbs? If so, isn’t this dangerous? .

Can spodylosis affect blood flow to the limbs? Could spondylosis affect the blood flow to the limbs?  If so, isn’t this dangerous?

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No: Spondylosis itself does not affect blood flow the limbs but associated spinal stenosis can give the limbs a feeling of coldness or heaviness that can be mistaken for a blood flow problem. Evaluation by a spinal surgeon is recommended. ...Read more

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How can hypothyroidism negatively affect the heart and circulatory system?

How can hypothyroidism  negatively affect the heart and circulatory system?

Slows metabolism: The thyroid hormone is essential for proper functioning of most if not all organs in the body. Low thyroid levels can lead to slowing and/or weakness of the heart muscle because of poor utilization of the energy supply to the heart in the setting of low thyroid hormone levels. ...Read more

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Can someone physiologically explain how ulcerative colitis impacts digestive tract and the lining? Do the ulcers appear as shallow?

Can someone physiologically explain how ulcerative colitis impacts digestive tract and the lining? Do the ulcers appear as shallow?

Inflamed, break : Superficial break in lining of colon, starts in rectum and move up. Ulcers usually appear shallow, but can be deeper. Very irritated bowel. Symptoms of diarrhea, pain, often with bleeding; sometimes with fever, joint, eye, skin, or liver problems. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in what ways can a hemicolectomy affect the renal system or any other physiological systems?

Can you tell me in what ways can a hemicolectomy affect the renal system or any other physiological systems?

Nothing long term: While during the perioperative period there could be a variety of systems temorarily affected, there shouldn't be any long term affects of removeing a segment of colon. Check with your surgeon to be sure about your specific case. ...Read more

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Can a hit to the head affect other bodily functions? Digestion, heart rate etc?

Can a hit to the head affect other bodily functions? Digestion, heart rate etc?

Yes: The nerves that supply body organs originate in the brain, so if the brain was hit, the nerves got impacted as well. ...Read more

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