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How many people in world have Autoimmune Disease?
Estimates place the number of people with autoimmune diseases at 1 in 12. In the United States it is 23.5 million according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. www.aarda.org
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Treatment of autoimmune diseases is specific to the disease
Answer Vitiligo or leukodermia is a chronic skin condition that causes loss of pigment, resulting in irregular white patches in skin. The precise cau…se of vitiligo is complex and not fully understood. There is some evidence suggesting it is caused by a combination of auto-immune, genetic, and environmental factors. The population incidence in the United States is considered to be between 1% and 2%. Vitiligo is not infectious disease but it cause a lot of emotional distress.
An autoimmune disease is a reaction to a substance that is innate to the human body - such as a specific organ or cell. Whereas an allergy is a reaction to a foodstuff that is… ingested into the body, not a substance that is 'created' by the body. Autoimmune diseases are reactions to substances 'created' by the body. Allergies are caused by things that have been "added" (ingested, inhaled, applied topically etc...) to the body. Hence allergies are not auto-immune reactions (it is an "immune reaction" since it involves the immune system, but not "auto", since auto implies a reaction to "itself", essentially)
Though a Dr has just told me Gout is not an autoimmune condition- I know it is. Many online Medics keep this other opinion going too. The initial build up of uric acid in the… blood and then joints and tissues elsewhere is not autoimmune. Neither is the crystal build up [at critical lower temperatures] piercing cells due to this reaction. The bodys' reaction to this causing white blood cells to collect and attack is autoimmune behaviour though- and that is what Gout is. A reaction to normal body fluids, but at elevated levels. It is also an inherited trait for people prone to arthritis in their family background. Once your body has had this response- it is guaranteed to re-occur under similar conditions, hence the autoimmune tag. End of doubt. That's why unless you control diet extremely carefully from thereon- you must take a uric acid reducer by stopping uptake &/or increasing output in urine. [My route , as I can't tolerate Allopurinol]. Interestingly, Uric Acid is an anti-oxidant, and would normally help the immune system work better. I have suffered extreme pain over many years till I got a grip on this cruel affliction. The medical community is very out of touch with the cause and treatments- who knows why [historical bad press?] - but a Dr also told me he was suicidal once with it [in spine] and it was missed by two of his colleagues. Avoid alcohol, stress, being overweight and cold extremities. Don't overdo dieting- the bodies Uric load still increases. Drink plenty of water daily. Be wary of Thiazide diuretics and reduce high purine food intake [esp Beer].
An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system starts fighting cells that belong in the body instead of fighting off organisms and substances alien to the body.
Arthritis that is related to an autoimmune disease is generally termed an autoimmune arthritis. Many autoimmune conditions may result in arthritis, including: rhe…umatoid arthritis lupus ankylosing spondylitis Juvenile arthritis Sjogren's syndrome
Answer An antibody is what your body produces to fight of disease and infection. When a person has an autoimmune disease, the body's antibodies are attacking hea…lthy and normal cells.
yes. 1 of over 100 known!
Porphyria is not an autoimmune disease. Although, signs and symptoms of the disease mimic lupus, which is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are based on the immune sy…stem not being able to distinguish between its own cells and cells that are foreign in nature. On the other hand, porphyria is based on a malformation of heme precursors, called porphyrins. The name porphyria comes from Greek porphyra, which means purple pigment, and references the purple color of the urine seen in some porphyria cases.
Since the area surrounding Autoimmune diseases are so uncertain and not very well understood, it is hard to say for certain what triggers autoimmune diseases as a whole or eve…n seperately. There have been some theories that the Epstein-Barr virus (mononucleosis) play a role in setting it off but there are also other theories ranging from job related repeated vibrations setting off Scleroderma to the coxsackie virus being a risk factor for having Type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent). Though there are many theories, they are still under consideration and being tested.
Lack of eating the right material your body needs.
An autoimmune disease is caused by the immune system attacking you instead of threats and diseases coming from outside you. In autoimmune diseases, the body makes a mistake an…d attacks its own tissues. a condition that causes the body's own immune system to wrongly identify cells as foreign and attack them.
The only way to know for certain is to be tested by a physician. Some autoimmune diseases are genetic while others, such as AIDS, are transmitted by a virus. Proper tests can …determine if you have any of these conditions.