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More Than 80 Auto Immune Disorders Have Been Identified
Is There a "Nemesis" If You Have An Autoimmune Disease?
An Autoimmune Disease is condition in which the body's immune system mistakes its own healthy tissues as foreign and attacks them.
These days most people seek medical help when they begin to suffer. Most autoimmune diseases cause inflammation that can affect many parts of the body.
More Than 80
More Than 80... More than 80 eighty autoimmune diseases have been identified, the best-known being type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
“Without Asking for Permission, Your Body Has Decided To Take Up Arms Against You In This Certain Way!. "This is not a bug that you went out and CAUGHT?" No! Self Blame is A Waste of Time." If you have an Autoimmune Disorder, you have heard of the word "incurable". With some medications you may hear of the word "miraculous".
But what you must watch out for is the word "Nemesis". The Nemesis You Must Watch out for is Ubiquitous.
An autoimmune disorder occurs when the body's immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. There are numerous types of autoimmune disorders. Any healthy body produces a variety of antibodies, proteins in the blood whose job is to protect the body from unwanted bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells.
The cells and organs that deal with such infections make up the immune system. In some people and animals, for various reasons, the antibodies become overactive and turn on the body's healthy tissues as well; the result is an autoimmune disease— an immune response directed against one's own self. American Medicine and International Efforts have labored for years and spent millions on research and development to corner these conditions and provide relief for millions.
Alcohol Can Complicate The Many Immune Factors At Play In The Body
Alcohol and The Immune System
And yes, the word "incurable" causes dismay. But suffering can be greatly relieved in many cases. And some drugs have been tagged with words like "miraculous". But marketing is well controlled in this highly competitive market place. So what is the NEMESIS that can ruin your day in this "Incurable, but Treatable" world you are in?
ALCOHOL AND THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
In an issue of Alcohol Research: Current Reviews (ARCR), it summarizes the evidence that alcohol disrupts immune pathways in complex and seemingly paradoxical ways. These disruptions can impair the body’s ability to defend against infection, contribute to organ damage associated with alcohol consumption, and impede recovery from tissue injury.
Excess alcohol consumption may lead to immune deficiency, causing increased susceptibility to certain diseases. Life-threatening complications of alcoholism such as liver disease and liver failure may have a component of autoimmunity, in which the immune system turns on the body's own tissues. The immune system may lead to development of interventions to prevent, or at least mitigate, the negative health consequences of alcohol misuse.
Possible Life Threatening Complications
“Alcohol intake can kill normal healthy gut bacteria, which help to promote health and reduce risk of infection,” said Dr. Alex Mroszczyk-McDonald , a practicing family physician in Southern California. When the body is unable to clear a pathogen, an infection can worsen and lead to more severe, life threatening complications.
Past research shows alcohol consumption leads to more severe lung diseases, like adult respiratory distress system(ARDS) and other pulmonary diseases, including pneumonia, tuberculosis, and respiratory syncytial virus.
The Body Can't Store Alcohol, So It Immediately Metabolizes It
According to the Cleveland Clinic once you take a sip of alcohol, your body prioritizes breaking down alcohol over several other bodily functions. The body doesn’t have a way to store alcohol like it does with carbohydrates and fats, so it has to immediately send it to the liver, where it’s metabolized.
Increased Risk of Infectious Diseases
“Research has shown that high doses of alcohol (around 14 drinks per week or more than five to six drinks at a time) does directly suppress the immune system, and that alcohol abuse is associated with increased risk of infectious diseases,” The World Health Organization (WHO) and U.S. surgeon general have warned people to avoid drinking too much alcohol during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greater Risk of Covid-19
Alcohol can have a range of harmful effects on the body, which can diminish a person’s immune response and put them more at risk for COVID-19. Consequently, experts recommend restricting consumption. Those who have Risk factors for COVID-19, like heart disease or diabetes, should drink even less.
An Autoimmune Disease you have with you. As they say, they are incurable. If you are a person who has one of these 80 diseases, it is wise to keep in mind that morning, noon and night, the body that you have is subject to your Immune System. Try to avoid the abuse of alcohol during festivities, private time and socializing. Your Body "wants" to protect you. Consider that.
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