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i have 28 year old son with a autoimmune disease called Chronic Re curing Inflammatory Optic Neuritis.?

He lost his sight in one eye at 17 and takes steriods to retain sight in his other eye is there any help out there for him please.?

Steroids are the main treatment. He should see an Opthalmologist that specializes in optic neuritis to determine the best treatment for him.  (+ info)

experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE)?


i am recently reading a research paper about EAE ( animal model of multiple sclerosis)

your question is highly sophisticated for this forum, I would try to first locate labs that are doing MS research in animals, good luck  (+ info)

What is the difference between an immune disorder and an autoimmune disease?

1.What is the difference between an immune disorder and an autoimmune disease?

A.When an immune disorder becomes very severe, it becomes an autoimmune disease.
B.An immune disorder occurs when the immune system does not function properly. An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own cells.
C.An immune disorder is the overreaction of the immune system to substances that are not dangerous. An autoimmune disease occurs when germs affect the immune system.
D.An immune disorder is a disease caused by germs, such as pollen or dust. An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system attacks its own cells.
2.An allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to

B.a substance in the environment.
C.carbohydrates in food.
D.an autoimmune disease.
3.During an asthma attack, the

A.bronchial airways narrow and become clogged with mucus.
B.bronchial airways constrict in response to environmental stimuli.
C.lining of the air passages swell and become inflamed.
D.All of the above
4.All of the following are good steps to take to avoid an allergic reaction except

A.avoiding substances you are allergic to.
B.washing sheets and blankets weekly.
C.cleaning bathrooms and kitchens to avoid molds.
D.taking long-term control drugs every day.
5.Which of the following is not an example of an autoimmune disease?

A.rheumatoid arthritis
B.type 1 diabetes
C.multiple sclerosis
6.Most allergies and autoimmune diseases can be

B.treated with medication.
C.eliminated with stress management techniques.
D.reduced by avoiding allergens.
7.Which of the following suggestions is not an important step to take if you are diagnosed with an immune or autoimmune disease?

A.Follow your treatment plan without asking any questions.
B.Let your doctor know if new symptoms occur.
C.Be honest with your doctor.
D.Learn about medications and medical tests necessary for your condition
8.Match the following terms to their definitions.
1.itchy swellings on the skin caused by allergies to foods or certain drugs
2.an autoimmune disease in which the immune system begins to destroy the linings of the joints
3.a disease in which the immune system attacks the cells of the body that it would normally protect
4.a disorder that causes the airways to become narrow and clogged with mucus
5.a disease in which the joints of the skeleton wear out as a person ages

A.rheumatoid arthritis
B.autoimmune disease

Do your own homework.

You - FAIL  (+ info)

What is the best way to counteract an autoimmune disease?

I used to have Grave's disease, which is autoimmune, until I had my thyroid gland removed. Now, I believe I have rheumatoid arthritis, which is also an autoimmune disease. Is there some way that I can build up my body so that it doesn't attack itself? What would be the best diet and/or supplements to get rid of an autoimmune disease? My husband also has an autoimmune disease, so we are both very interested in finding the answers. Thanks!

My sister has rheumatoid arthritis and my nephew was born with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The dr.s said my nephew would either be almost healed or he would be dead by 17 and that alot could depend on his diet and life style. My sister took him to a kinesiologist (don't know how to spell it but that's what it sounds like) which is a vitamin and mineral specialist. He is now 14 and the only problem he seems to have is the arthritic pain in his knees. He gets sick maybe once every 2 - 3 years and has never gotten seriously ill. My sisters arthritis in her fingers seem to be her only issue and she never gets sick I can not remember the vitamins that my sister has them on but they definitely work. If you would like to email me I will ask my sister for you and let you know which vitamins they both take. AND DRINK A LOT OF WATER!! It is super important  (+ info)

Is there evidence that pregnancy causes the mother to develop an autoimmune disease?

My grandmother and a cousin both developed severe rheumatic autoimmune diseases after pregnancy, when being previously fine before pregnancy. I have not been able to find any additional evidence of pregnancy causing an autoimmune disease to develop, but am wondering if anyone knows of a link between the two, either clinical or anecdotal.

I realize that pregnancy has effects on women who already have autoimmune diseases, but am trying to weigh the risks of developing an illness from being pregnant. Any additional information would be very helpful. Thank you!

What happens is that the disease is not active, but there, and flares after the delivery. Autoimmune diseases are "triggered" and often dormant.

I have RA. It was triggered by strep throat at age 27. I probably got it at about age 23, when it was assumed I had carpal tunnels from being a pastry chef. Turns out, after having the electrical test for carpal tunnels, I didn't have carpal tunnels. I was experiencing the beginning of my RA those years back, without the full-blown symptoms I had once the strep throat came along. Now I have the full-blown RA.

Keep in mind that giving birth is a traumatic event to your body and trauma can cause an autoimmune disease. People have been triggered into RA by car accidents, believe it or not.  (+ info)

How do you get your ear balancing back from vestibular neuritis. Has been having dizziness for 1 full year?

I have been getting constant dizziness for 1 full year. Until recently, my ENT finally diagnossed me with Vestibular Neuritis and has damaged one of my ear's balancing function and he said there is no medication for this.

I would like to know if anyone knows anything about this that can gain my balancing back where I don't have to bear with this constant dizziness. And are there anything I need to watch out for? I would like to know more details.

I have a very good friend that suffered from vertigo for years--she went to an elks rehab center here and they cured it in one session--has to do with the neck.  (+ info)

What natural remedies help a hyperthyroid condition that was caused by an autoimmune response?

A family member has a hyper-thyroid supposedly caused by his immune system attacking his thyroid gland. The scan shows one side larger than the other. What can he do naturally to try to stop this autoimmune response and heal his thyroid gland? He is already taking a megavitamin to help alleviate the stress. Are there some other supplements or natural remedies that could help stop this autoimmune response? Thanks!

www.Balch and balch, (prescriptions for healing) try (read books online free) for this book. also try homeopathy at you local herb store, ie formerly (misses gooches).  (+ info)

How does having an autoimmune disease put you more at risk for swine flu?

does autoimmune disease rev up the cytokine storm, or does it calm it down due to immune dysfunction?

well it would depend on which autoimmune disease you are thinking of, but I would suspect that because your immune system is usually depressed in autoimmune disorders...it puts you at greater risk because you immune system is unable to effectively attack and fight off an invading virus.  (+ info)

Can masturbation lead to autoimmune diseases such as lupus or multiple sclerosis?

Autoimmune disease- A disease in which the immune systems attacks the body it is meant to protect.

No no no! XD Defiantly not. You can not get AIDs or HIV or anything like that from just masturbation. It has to either come from your mother or from getting it passed on from another person's blood or bodily fluids in some sort of way.  (+ info)

What are the effects of autoimmune diseases?

I was just diagnosed with having an autoimmune disease, but I'm not sure which one yet. I'm only 16 years old. How will my lifestyle change because of this? Will my life be shortened? Please, be honest. I can handle it.
Thank you so much.

It really shouldn't be much different then now. Depending on which type of autoimmune disease you have they all can all have periods of lengthy remissions as long as you take care of yourself. True, you will need lifelong treatments with medication and whatever else the doctor orders. Much of this is staying healthy, doing exercise and just being on a healthy diet to maintain a weight within your limitations. Not too much different then living life with any type of problem today. The only times in which this will be hard to maintain will be when the disease is active and you are in allot of pain. This also develops as time goes by too. Please remember to write any questions you have down between appointments so that you are relaxed and think of them during this time and not all at once while waiting to go into the office. Keep this handy somewhere so when a question comes into your head you can just go to it and rite it down. These suggestions and reality's are what lays before you with no putting things into a wait and see type of answer. Along with the advise of the doctor you can live as long as anyone else. Good luck and God Bless  (+ info)

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