Autoimmune Disorder

About "Autoimmune Disorder"

The diseases caused when your body's immune system attacks your body, mistaking it for a foreign body, are called autoimmune diseases. Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and myasthenia gravis are a few examples of autoimmune diseases. The antinuclear antibody test (ANA) is used to diagnose them.

Related Terms: Asthma Homeopathic, Allergy Homeopathic, Autoimmune Diseases Homeopathic, Headache And Migraine Homeopathic, Homeopathic Skin Diseases, Joint Disorders Homeopathic, Common Cold Homeopathic

Recently Answered Questions

What can be the diagnosis if granulomas are found on pancreas and lungs?
Query: Hello doctor, My husband is 31 years old and has severe anxiety. He was told that granulomas were found on his pancreas and possibly his lungs. They believe it is due to some sort of an autoimmune disorder. Is there anything that can be done to prolong his life? Should we be worried?  Read Full »
Dr. Pratik Patil
General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to An autoimmune disorder does not necessarily mean his life will be shortened. There are numerous types of autoimmune diseases which are pathologically neutral and do not endanger life. So, please see a rheumatologist and get him investigated. Regards. For more inform...  Read Full »
Is it necessary to take medicine for ankylosing spondylitis whole life?
Query: Hello doctor, My age is 27 now. When I was in 14 years old, a severe hip joint pain started and the doctor diagnosed it as septic arthritis and operated right hip joint to remove fluid. Then the pain was gone. After three years, again pain started and I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis by ...  Read Full »
Dr. Anuj Gupta
Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is an autoimmune disorder which actually has no treatment. You need to take medications when there is a flare-up of the disease. In between when you have no symptoms then you can stop the drug. You have not mentioned about your hip pain right now. You need to keep ...  Read Full »
My daughter has swollen lymph nodes and positive ANA. Please provide opinion.
Query: Hello doctor,My daughter, 15 years, has swollen lymph nodes. Biopsy done. It is non-malignant. No TB. But ANA has come positive. I would like to share the reports and take your opinion.  Read Full »
Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a possibility of autoimmune disorder with underlying ANA and large lymph nodes. It is a good thing the malignancy is ruled out. But I would like to see the detailed biopsy report as well to be sure where we are heading. As for ANA positive, I would like to ...  Read Full »
Is vitamin D deficiency one of the reasons for psoriasis?
Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from psoriasis for the past 24 years. I have tried a lot of ointments already. I heard one of the reasons is lack of vitamin D. Is it true? I am 54 years old now.  Read Full »
Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Psoriasis is a T-cell mediated autoimmune disorder. What you have heard about lack of Vitamin D as its cause is a myth among patients because nowadays there is a new class of topical drugs available which are analogues of Vitamin D. These reduce the excessive cell proli...  Read Full »
Does positive ANA and Scl 70 mean scleroderma?
Query: Hello doctor, My son has a positive ANA and Scl 70. I just do not get it. I am in shock as I am sure anyone else would be. Does this mean for sure he has scleroderma? He has no symptoms.  Read Full »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Positive ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) suggestive of some form of autoimmune disorder or connective tissue disorder. Anti-Scl (scleroderma) positivity suggestive of scleroderma. But provide me your report as an attachment for giving more comment as I want to know refer...  Read Full »
Do you think that a skin test is enough to diagnose scleroderma?
Query: Hi doctor, I traveled to a different country to get more in depth testing of multiple health problems. I was diagnosed with the start of scleroderma, because of my gastrointestinal symptoms, idiopathic angioedema, thickened skin, weird blood vessels (tiny red tree-like veins), family history of scle...  Read Full »
Dr. Bharat Patodiya
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, in my opinion your case could be suggestive of scleroderma (autoimmune disorder - hardening of skin). However, I want to know the pattern of sclerosis. For scleroderma, it should start from hand and reach main trunk. Also, revert back with details of GI symptoms. F...  Read Full »
My daughter sees a little dot from her left eye. What are the probable diagnoses?
Query: Hello doctor, My 14 year old daughter was seeing a little dot on her left eye (could be a floater only). She is fine. There is no fever, no headache, no nausea, or pain on any part of her body. When an ophthalmologist examined her, he told us that her optic nerve is elevated. So, he referred us to ...  Read Full »
Dr. Devavrat Harihar Nene

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The differentials can be MS (multiple sclerosis), ADEM (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis) or other autoimmune disorder. ADEM should be suspected in a child who develops multifocal neurologic abnormalities with encephalopathy-like confusion, excessive irritability, ...  Read Full »
How to increase stamina in my child?
Query: Hello doctor, What is wrong with a junior school child who has diarrhea and either stopped drinking or is unable to. He has eyesight weakness and now wears glasses. He worries a lot and despite a good appetite does not put on weight. Has difficulty in reading and writing. He has no power, strength ...  Read Full »
Dr. Babu Lal Meena
Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Causes of diarrhea and poor nutrition at this age might be due to celiac disease (an autoimmune disorder), worm infestation, IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). I suggest: Give him syrup Nitazoxanide 200 mg twice a day for five days. Give syrup preparation of iron-fo...  Read Full »
Is there a cure for ADEM in ayurveda?
Query: Hi doctor, My height is 177 cm and my weight is 94 kg. Before four months I was diagnosed with acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (ADEM), which is an autoimmune disease. My hands and legs did not work at that time. I have consulted a neurologist for the treatment of the same. The MRI scan of brai...  Read Full »
Dr. Raman Kaushik
Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). ADEM is an autoimmune disorder characterized by inflammation of brain and spinal cord. In this disorder, our body's protective mechanism that is immunity system will stand against the b...  Read Full »
I have a scaly patch on my scalp which does not go away. Please advise.
Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from a chronic 3 cm patch on my scalp, which has scales in it. If I remove these scales, gum-like liquid forms in that area and it dries to form the scales again. It reduces if I tonsure my hair and increases with hair growth. I do not have similar patches anywher...  Read Full »
Dr. Asiya Hafeez

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a partially treated lesion. From your description, your scaly scalp could be seborrhea or psoriatic plaque. An autoimmune disorder has probably caused it. Investigations to be done: Fasting lipid. Hepatitis B and C serology. Skin biopsy. Scraping for fungus. I su...  Read Full »


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