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 one has this disease it means that your immune system which fights off bacteria, infection, and germs, your body has a harder time at protecting itself. Everyone’s body produces protein or B cells which are known as antibodies, it defends the body from viruses. Since lupus is an autoimmune disease, it is very hard to tell the difference between invaders and
October’s Lupus Awareness Month wear purple to bring awareness to the disease. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that could take years to diagnose because symptoms can disguise as other illnesses. The disease produces autoantibodies that attack healthy cells, including skin, joint, heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain. Lupus affects approximately 1.5 million Americans, mostly women.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its self. Lupus can affect different parts of the body including the skin, blood, kidneys, and joints. There are four different types of Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous Lupus, Drug-Induced Lupus, and Neonatal Lupus. However, the most common and deadly lupus is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).
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
Lupus : Symptoms and Diagnosis, treatment. What is Lupus? Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the healthy tissues in the human body. The immune system is partly made of white blood cells that fight off disease, in lupus white blood cells think that the healthy cells of the body are diseased, so they end up attacking healthy parts of the body.
The reason why is because the pigment cells in the root of the hair move to the surface of the skin to repigment the skin. In areas that have less hair it is more likely it will not recover fully. Famous people who have have/had the disease and what they did. MJ/ Michael
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.
The cause of dermatomyositis is unknown, but it is believed to be similar to autoimmune disorders where a person’s immune system accidently attacks its own body tissue. Dermatomyositis partially affects the small blood vessels in the muscle tissue, because inflammatory cells surround the blood vessels, which eventually causes the degeneration of muscle fibers. Some of the complications caused by dermatomyositis include: difficulty to swallowing due to affected muscles in the esophagus, aspiration pneumonia where one breathes foods into their lungs because they have difficulty swallowing, breathing problems due to affected chest muscles, and also calcium deposits that can develop in the muscles, skin, and connective tissues. Dermatomyositis can also lead to the following diseases: Raynaud 's phenomenon, lupus,
It is also proposed that using IL-2 levels for diagnosis has greater specificity and sensitivity compared to those using oligoclonal immunoglobulins or FLCIg. ( Oehninger-Gatti C,) There are reports claiming that an increase in the concentration of some oxidative stress markers can be detected in body fluids of patients with MS. At last, some studies published Within the last decade, suggest a relation between viral infections and MS, (Nahid Akhyani, )many of them suggesting Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) as a potential etiologic factor in MS (8), but still no specific viral agent has been definitively found to cause
“Lymphoid tissue, cells and organs that make up the lymphatic system, such as white blood cells, bone marrow, and the thymus spleen, and lymph nodes” (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica). Lymphoid tissue is a big part of Hodgkin disease, so to fully understand the disease an individual must learn that the lymphoid tissue is very important for the human body. Lymphoid tissue is extremely important as an immune response and it also helps protect the body from infection and invaders. Simply, Hodgkin disease is the expansion of lymphoid tissue and the existence of Reed-Sternberg cells that are found in the lymph nodes. Reed-Sternberg cells “are large, often multinucleated with a peculiar morphology and an unusual immunophenotype, that does
It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints. Pain and stiffness often worsen following rest. Most commonly the wrist and hands are involved with typically the same joints involved on both sides of the body. GG has the painful disease in 32 of her joints. While chemotherapy is most often used to treat cancerous tumors, the drugs can be used in lower dosages to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Overview of Immune system The human body provides the ideal environment for the microbes such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi to enter the body. Thus, it is the jobs of the immune system to keep them out by protect the body from the harmful substances. Immune system is when the networks of cells and tissues work together to defend the body against the foreign invaders.(Menche,2012 and National Institute Health,2003). According to the Latin word, immune come from the word immunis which is free or untouched. So it is mean that our body must free from the all pathogens that can lead to the diseases.