Celiac disease is a disease that affects at least 3 million Americans including myself. A gluten free diet is often written off as a fad diet but for those living with Celiac, it is anything but. This disease affects your daily life, physically and mentally. I chose this disease because it affects me personally (and my mom and granddad) and many people don’t understand or simply don’t want to understand what Celiac is.
Lupus is the fourth leading cause in disability for women. 38% of Lupus patient has been forced to stop working due to health complications from this disease. Patients spend roughly about $6,000 in treatments alone. It is unfortunate that this disease has taken a backseat when it comes to research priorities. Hopefully as time goes by, the attention towards gaining investment will increase before more of the population has to go through this disease that makes it unbearable for an individual to live their
Dermatomyositis is an uncommon inflammatory muscular disease, which involves the degeneration of collagen, discoloration and swelling of the skin and underlying muscle. Dermatomyositis is known by it’s distinctive skin rash and muscle weakness. Dermatomyositis affects children and adults, but it usually affects children between the ages of five and fifteen, and it occurs in adults in their late forties through sixties. Dermatomyositis is also more commonly found in females than males.
Most of the non-traumatic disabilities in young adults are caused by MS . It is considered that an interaction of genetic factors, environmental predisposition, and abnormal immune responses can be the chief causes of MS, But the exact etiology of MS is still in question .
I. I spent the early half of my childhood like any other kid, outside playing, jumping in puddles, having an excess of energy that no one could contain. Then one day all of my energy was gone. I spent my afternoons and evenings napping from severe fatigue. My family thought nothing of it, until I started getting rashes all over my body. After a few blood tests, the doctors came back with an answer. As a child one may never expect to be diagnosed with an incurable auto immune disease, let alone one that affects your day to day functioning.
HLA is a major histocompatibility complex a family gene on chromosome 6; a protein in most cells in the body. A matched sibling is the best possible donor because it decreases the chances of your body to reject the transplant. Since a sibling inherits some of the HLA markers from the parents its an easier match and more successful; sometimes siblings and parents are a match which then you 'd try and test an unrelated donor to see if that will be compatible.
Crohn 's disease has always been difficult to diagnose, because symptoms vary from patient to patient, and because it can be similar to other conditions. Doctors evaluate the patient 's history and physical exams, as well as 1 or more laboratory tests such as blood tests, stool tests, barium X-ray, colonoscopy, biopsy, computerized tomography, and video capsule
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
Family History also is positive for rheumatoid arthritis (Inflammatory changes in the joints causing pain), so we had serology (scientific study of blood or other bodily fluids) run for the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (the rate at which red blood cells settle in one hour used to detect inflammation associated with conditions such as infections, cancers, and autoimmune diseases), and looking for presence of Anti-Nuclear-Antibodies (found in patients whose immune system may be predisposed to cause inflammation against their own body
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).
There are quite a few serious side effects associated with taking Symbicort that you should be aware of. Pneumonia and other lower respiratory tract infections are possible side effects. However, people with COPD have a higher chance of getting pneumonia. 1COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include a change in the amount or color of mucus, fever, experiencing chills, and increased coughing or breathing problems. Serious allergic reactions such as a rash, hives, swelling of the face, mouth, or tongue are also possible side effects. This medication can cause an immune system effect that can heighten your risk for infection. If you have stopped taking oral corticosteroid medicines and start taking inhaled corticosteroid medicine, this may lead to adrenal insufficiency. 2Adrenal insufficiency is a disorder in which the adrenal glands above the kidney do not produce enough hormones. 3Corticosteroid medications are drugs that mimic the effect of hormones that your body
There has recently been an outbreak of a new disease in South America known as Ashella schmiddy. Recent studies that have been released have shown that A. schmiddy is a highly infectious flesh eating bacterium. A. schmiddy is a Gram Negative(-) bacillus, and it’s preferred portal of entry is the skin. It has been proven that once the bacteria is introduced to even the smallest cut or abrasion on the skin, infection quickly follows. One thing that makes this new disease so worry-some is the number of invading microbes that it takes to infect 50% of the population, which is only 15-45 cells, which is an extremely low dosage. Once A. schmiddy is introduced to the cut, fimbriae on the surface of the cell membrane attaches to human tissue cells
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. Inheritance of genes that were also autoimmune is believed to be a reason of SLE. Viruses and certain
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. Lupus is also a disease of flares, the symptoms worsen and you feel ill, and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better). (Wallace)