Autoimmune disorders

What is Autoimmune disorders?

Autoimmune diseases arise from an abnormal immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body (autoimmunity). This may be restricted to certain organs (e.g. in autoimmune thyroiditis) or involve a particular tissue in different places (e.g. Goodpasture's disease which may affect the basement membrane in both the lung and the kidney).

The treatment of autoimmune diseases is typically with immunosuppression—medication that decreases the immune response.

A large number of autoimmune diseases are recognized. A major understanding of the underlying pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases has been the application of genome wide association scans that have identified a striking degree of genetic sharing among the autoimmune diseases.

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I have tested positive for Autoimmune disease with connective tissue disorder, as of now I have Gastroparesis for 2yrs, Raynauds for 2 yrs and now...

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Hello and thank you for your question.
We do not know the cause of autoimmune disorders. In this disease the body's immune system attacks its own...

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I was diagnosed with Raynauds syndrome, and recently saw my monocyte count is 14. I am 25, dont smoke, drink do drugs and have a healthy diet....

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Hi,
Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. Increased monocyte does not indicate cancer or autoimmune disorder.
2....

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Hi, doc im 22yrs i weigh 68 kg but 2yrs back i weigh 70 plus. I have an autoimmune disorder, what do i do?

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I would like to clarify as to what Autoimmune disorder you have. What problems due you experience. Are you on...

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