Autoimmune Testing: Factors That Interfere With ANA

Contents1 What is ANA?2 Have a High ANA?3 Factors Affecting the ANA Test3.0.1 References 3.0.2 About the Author What is ANA? ANA stands for Anti-nuclear antibody. ANA is a great screening test for many common autoimmune diseases. Testing for autoimmune disease can be confusing, where multiple autoantibodies can be present in one autoimmune disease. Click…

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Autoimmune Testing: Anti-Nuclear Antibodies (ANA)

Contents1 Quick Notes2 Testing in Autoimmune Disease3 What is an Anti-Nuclear Antibody or ANA4 The ANA Test5 ANA and Lupus6 Summary6.0.1 References 6.0.2 About the Author Quick Notes ANA stands for Anti-Nuclear Antibodies ANA represents a group of various antibodies – all of which attack certain parts of our nuclei (the nucleus is the center…

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Environmental Factors: The Basics

Many people are familiar with the idea autoimmune disease runs in the family; this is because there are clear genetic links connecting autoimmune disease to family members. After all, your genetics come from your parents. One thing that surprises a lot of my patients, is that genes only pay a small role in autoimmune disease!…

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Genetic Susceptibilities of Autoimmune Disease

As you read this blog, you’ll see many contributing factors linked to autoimmune disease. The one common trend is these factors especially affect those that are “genetically susceptible”. All that means, is certain individuals are born with genetic abnormalities that interfere with our normal built-in protect mechanism and leave them more predisposed to autoimmune disease.…

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What Is Autoimmune Disease: The Basics

My clinical practice focuses on autoimmune disease. My website will also serve as a large resource for anyone suffering from autoimmune disease. This post is just an introduction into what Autoimmune disease is, a very basic introduction at that. For more information and in depth analysis please click here. Contents1 What is Autoimmune Disease?2 How…

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Leaky Gut Is Real

For decades, Leaky gut was considered a theory, something people thought was going on but couldn’t prove. Now, after many years, we have a lot of evidence leaky gut is real, and contributes to a wide range of conditions, including autoimmune disease. The research into leaky gut is growing at an alarming rate, which proves…

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Balancing Th1 and Th2 for Immune Function

This article is Part 2 of a series on how Th1 and Th2 may affect immune function, chronic urticaria. Part 1 focused on what Th1 and Th2 are, and how they work in health and disease. Click here to read that article. Articles 3 and 4 will give you specific treatment ideas for Th1 dominance…

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