Autoimmune disease

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  • Causes Of Autoimmune Diseases

    Autoimmune diseases affect about 50 million of the American population according to the American Autoimmune Statistics. Autoimmune occurs when the immune system can not detect the difference between self and nonself. The human immune system protects the body from foreign virus’ and sends antibodies to kill the unknown virus or intruders. This disease then causes the body to produce antibodies that will attack against the body’s healthy cells. It proceeds to attack itself and it’s healthy body cells. Although the actual cause as to why certain autoimmune diseases develop remains uncertain, there is a strong correlation between genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors. Rheumatoid arthritis represents one of the most common autoimmune diseases…

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  • Autoimmune Disease: Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that impacts the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). MS impacts the brain and spinal cord because the myelin sheath, which protects nerve fibers, is attacked by the immune system. Nerve fibers over time deteriorate or they become severely damages to the point where it is not reversible. The cause of this disease is not yet known but is classified as an autoimmune disease. It is said that a mix between genetics and environmental factors could be…

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  • Autoimmune Disease Case Study

    well. This is exactly the case for a patient with an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases directly affect the ability of the immune system to function normally. With the immune system comprised, other systems such as the…

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  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome: A Case Study

    Guillain-Barre Syndrome Autoimmune disorder are devastating to individuals because one’s own body is doing the damage to the system. An auto immune disorder is low activity or over activity of the immune system. In the case of over activity the body attacks and damages its own tissues, which is known as an autoimmune disease (WebMD, 2015). Autoimmune diseases affect up to 50 million individuals in the United State, and of that 75% of them are women (Roddick, 2015). Autoimmune disease occur…

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  • Essay On Therapeutic Arthritis

    estimated 24 in 10,000 people worldwide. Each year people are diagnosed with different types of Psoriatic Arthritis. Psoriatic Arthritis is associated with higher levels of stress, anxiety, environment, lifestyle, and possibly gene traits or inheritance. Also, Psoriatic Arthritis is a type of autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, in this case the joints and skin. In addition, children, teenagers, and adults are all diagnosed or at…

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  • Lupus Pathophysiology

    Although are many kinds of lupus, they all fall under one category, an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases occur when the body actually becomes allergic to itself. This happens when the antibodies used to protect the body from infectious agents attack the healthy cells and tissues instead (The Lupus Book). The types of lupus include discoid lupus, subacute cutaneous lupus, drug-induced lupus, neonatal lupus, and systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common type. Lupus damages many parts of…

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  • Smoking Causes Autoimmune Disease

    Smoking can cause autoimmune diseases such as Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. In particular, smoking can double a persons’ risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Tobacco use can also be accredited for the periodic flare-ups of particular symptoms and signs of certain autoimmune diseases. Recently, smoking cigarettes has been linked to type two diabetes, which is also known as adult-onset diabetes. Research shows that those who smoke are 30% to 40% more likely to develop type than…

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  • Contagious Children Case Study

    They wish other people knew that this condition was an auto-immune disease, not something that is “dirty” or contagious. Caregivers believe that if others had this information, they would be more sympathetic and less hurtful to their children i. Psoriasis is not contagious. I wish that people would not stare at my son.- Francis ii. I wish that other people knew that it is an auto immune disease and not a skin condition per se. I guess it 's different in that it 's the immune system that is in…

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  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Cause Of Autoimmune Disease

    There are many autoimmune diseases that affects a 5% of the population. This occurs when the immune system can not detect the difference between self and nonself. The human immune system protects the body from foreign virus’ and sends antibodies to kill the unknown virus. This disease then causes the body to produce antibodies that will attack against the body’s healthy cells. It proceeds to attack itself and it’s healthy body cells. The actual cause of autoimmune disease is unknown. One theory…

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  • Alopecia Areata Research Paper

    Alopecia Areata Alopecia Areata is a common autoimmune disease that affects the hair growth. Although this disease is only passed through genetics, but it differs from a single-gene disease. Both parents have to contribute a certain number of specific genes in order for their child to get this disease. Because of this it is rarely passed from parent to child. Now for identical twins it is much different. There is a very low chance that both twins will get it. There is only a 55% for each…

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