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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.
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.
yes. 1 of over 100 known!
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.
No, Spina Bifida is a neural tube defect.
Not that I know of. My mom has it, and nobody has said anything to her about her decreased likelihood.
Examples of autoimmune diseases are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases.
i know this very well because i have diabetes and i'm an RN type 2 is your answer
At present there is no cure for autoimmune disorders. There is treatment to prevent some of the damage cause by these disorders. and some can be lucky in that these diseases c…an go into remission for varying periods of time. If you would like a little more info on this go to the related link below (Autoimmune Disorders)
If neglected very rarely you may get killed. Actually death can occur from many autoimmune diseases. A person needs a personal physician to monitor and provide treatment as r…equired. Example is diabetes type one or two, another is uncontrolled Lupus. There are so many and all require medical care of some type. You might not die today but autoimmune diseases never go away, they might go dormant but the risk for complications is always possible.
Insulin Dependent Diabetic Mellitus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis
Autoimmune diseases can affect any one of any age. Statistics say that the majority of those affected are woman of childbearing age, between the ages of 20-40. Children can ge…t autoimmune diseases as well as the elderly. Certain diseases like Polymylgia Rheumatica are seen mainly after menopause in women. There is no real clear cut answer to this question as there are exceptions to every rule. It is aso common to get more than one autoimmune disease. Barbara Yodice, Founder of the Autoimmune Information Network and Multiple Autoimmune Disease Patient aininc.org
How many people in the world live with a weakened immune system due to autoimmune diseases or transplants or chemotherapy or etc?
More than three.