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Is it possible to take care of an autoimmune disease with hiv?

Clarify? If you are asking "does HIV cure autoimmune disease" then the answer is no. Getting HIV does not make your autoimmune disease go away. If you are asking "can a patient with both HIV and autoimmune diseases be cured" then the answer is yes the symptoms of both diseases can be addressed to make the patient feel better, but neither disease has a cure yet. Read more...
See below. There is a strange phenomena where cd4 counts are low the autoimmune disease can get better, but the HIV gets worse. When the HIV is better with higher cd4 is higher, the autoimmune disease is worse. You do not want to have both together as it is difficult to treat one disease without making the other worse. Read more...

Is it safe to take alergy injections having an autoimmune disease?

Allergen immunothera. Py injections have a well established track records and do not have a correlation with autoimmune disease. You may want to discuss your condition with your allergist, who is also trained as an immunologist and can guide you woth your decision. Read more...

Why can't people with autoimmune diseases take melanin?

Wrong word. Melanin is producted by skin cells in response to sun light and is responsible for darkening the skin. Melatonin is a hormone that has been linked in some studies as a possible cause for autoimmune hepatitis (liver disease). Persons who have already developed one autoimmune disease are at higher risk for developing another type of autoimune problem and this may be the origin of this recommendati. Read more...
Melanin and autoimmu. Where did you read or hear this? Melanin is a substance that can be affected by autoimmune disease and ingestion of external melanin supplements will have no benefit, but I have not heard about this contraindication. Did you discuss this with a rheumatologist? Read more...

My husband takes 5 vicodin a day for body pain due to an autoimmune disease should I be worried?

Vicodin. I assume he has chronic pain. Taking a short acting pain medication opioid for chronic pain is a bad idea. He should be placed on a baseline line long acting agent and then perhaps 2-3 short acting medications for any exacerbation of the pain if needed. Read more...
Many problems. Men will have low testosterone on that dose. Habituation is now the rule. No vicodin-pain. If he has not seen a specialist by this time. He should see one. Read more...

If I had an autoimmune disease now would I be getting sick more often than usual? I barely ever get sick and never take meds. I feel healthy. Am I ok?

Yes. If you feel healthy, i don't understand what you mean by having an autoimmune disease. Do you mean that they found some auto-antibodies in your blood tests? If so, why were the tests ordered in the first place? Even if auto-antibodies were present, it does not necessarily lead to disease. Read more...

What do autoimmune diseases attack?

Any part of the body. Autoimmune illness happens when a person's immune system mistakenly targets her/his own cells, tissues, organs. Because of this, at least eighty, and probably many more, diseases are actually considered autoimmune in origin. The disease doesn't attack. It's the attack that caused the disease. Read more...
Autoimmune diseases . 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 cells , platelets etc. Read more...

Are autoimmune diseases very common?

Yes. Most people with hypothyroidism have the disease hashimoto's thyroiditis. When you add psoriasis, colitis to the diseases ra, spondyloarthritis, type 1 diabetes, and onward, you have a majorpercentage of american's having an "autoimmune disease. Read more...

What can cause an autoimmune disease?

"cellular confusion" Many diseases can be classified as autoimmune (rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, etc) immune system is designed to protect us from outside infections, toxins, and is programmed to recognize foreign objects. Sometimes body parts are mistakenly identified and our white blood cells attack our organ systems. Genetics, the environment, prior infections may trigger this error. Read more...
Autoimmune diseases . 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 cells , platelets etc. Read more...