Celiac Disease is a disease that occurs in your stomach and intestines. There are these things called Villi in your small intestines, they are like almost hairs, to absorb the food and protein. When a Celiac eats the slightest speck of gluten; a protein found in wheat, barley, malt, oat and flour the body sends out an immune response and kills all the Villi in the small intestine. Some symptoms can be anywhere from pain in stomach, to rashes, to even if untreated Cancer.
A few months after my healthy birth, my mom and dad, as well as my daycare provider, noticed I just was not thriving like a toddler should be. I could only walk for a short time using furniture or holding a hand. My body functions also had changed and my body did not digest anything, but my appetite had accelerated. For example, for supper I would eat three hotdogs, macaroni and cheese and beans. Even though I was eating all that food, I was becoming very skinny. When I was 15 months old, I still was not thriving. When they weighted me at the clinic, I weighed about 20 pounds, however, after the urgent care doctor came into see me, he was immediately concerned that I did not have any fat on my body. He decided they needed to do a chest and
I can no longer go to places that rely on gluten as a main ingredient in their dishes, like places that serve pasta, noodles, breads, pastries, breaded meats, or other things like that. I can no longer ask my mom to order me a large pizza with pineapple, ham, and bacon (I can order a small gluten-free crust pizza with two toppings at domino’s for about $10
The body’s inflammatory response is not meant to be constantly in use. When an individual consumes a diet that reignites this response daily because of consumption of gluten and other carbohydrates, the brain bears the brunt of the damage over time. Brain disease isn 't simply hereditary, diet plays an important contributing role in neurodegenerative
You are going to the cafeteria to buy lunch. You are starving and pick up a tray to get food. The first thing you see are chicken nuggets, then you remember you can’t eat chicken nuggets because you are allergic to gluten. So you get some mashed potatoes and fruit instead. You want to get dessert but the brownies have peanuts in them and you’re allergic to peanuts too.
When I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, a common colon disease, I had no idea what it was. It wasn’t until several tests and explanations from multiple doctors that my parents and I started to understand the extent of the problem. Although it didn’t seem like it would be a big deal, it quickly took over my entire life. Dealing with the condition meant chronic pain, medication, and many more doctors’ visits. Fortunately, my case wasn’t too severe.
This article was about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This is relevant to our course because in order to treat diseases like this we need to know how the body works in order to create treatment plans such as the ones in this article. I know of a few different people who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. It really is not as uncommon as I thought. Reading this article kept me interested since I know people who have it.
There are many diseases out in the world; one of the least talked about is lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease with about 1.5 million people in America living with it. Though no one truly knows the cause for it, it is chronic. This affects the inside of your body including your organs, heart, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels, brain and joints. Your skin can also be damaged as well.
When someone has lupus something goes wrong with their immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs. Normally our immune system would produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. When someone has an autoimmune disease it means their immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and their body’s healthy tissues. This creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies
Depending on where the inflammation occurs within the large intestine UC is classified by how far the disease extends up the colon. Research has shown that genes, the environment, and an overactive immune response could play a role in causing UC unfortunately, the exact cause of the disease is not known. “Research sponsored by CCFA has led many scientists to believe that ulcerative colitis may be the result of an interaction of a virus or bacterial infection of the colon and your body’s natural immune system response”(Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, 2015). Although research has not be able to pinpoint the exact cause of Ulcerative Colitis it can actually occur in people of any age. Nonetheless, research has shown that it hoes have a higher occurrence rate in people between the ages of 15 and 30, who have family members with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and who are of Jewish
Lupus Erythematous Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) is a chronicautoimmune disease occurring in the muscle and skeletal systems. If a person were to have Lupus Erythematous, his/her immune sys-tem would begin to attack itself, rather than outside invaders. As a result, tissues, organs, and nerves are harshly affected. According to the Lupus Foundation of America (2017), SLE affects more than 1.5 million Americans, mainly ranging from ages 15-44, but most commonly in young African-American women. Cause The cause of Systemic Lupus Erythematous is unknown, however there are several fac-tors that may have an effect on the symptoms and disease.
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). When you have lupus, the body attacks the healthy tissues that’s supposed to fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs. Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protects the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.
What is lupus? According to Mayo Clinic staff lupus is defined as “a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs”(Mayo clinic.org). With lupus your body’s immune system fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs, normally the immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these viruses. “Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy cells and tissues and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy cells and tissue.
To further explain this suggestion, it is important to understand what an auto immune disease is. An auto immune disorders occur when the cells in the body mistakes parts of itself as a foreign invader, and attacks or kills itself. In this case, scientist suggest that the melanocytes cells attack and kill themselves off. Another type of vitiligo, called segmental vitiligo, is suggested to occur when the there is some sort of disarray in the nervous system, though scientist and researcher cannot exactly pin point what that disconnect might be. Vitiligo can affect anyone, regardless of ethnicity, race, age, or gender.