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Can autoimmune diseases be cured?

Asked by F. Lopez, Last updated: Jan 26, 2020

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E.Emily

E.Emily

Answered Jan 26, 2020

Autoimmune diseases cannot be cured, but there are a lot of times when the condition can be controlled easily. There are different treatments that are available depending on the type of autoimmune disease that the person has. For example, there are some anti-inflammatory drugs that are available to those who may be suffering from pain and inflammation.

There are also some immunosuppressant drugs that are available. The main purpose of these drugs is to limit the activity of the immune system so that it will not continuously target the healthy cells. At the same time, this drug can make people become more susceptible to other diseases, so extra precaution is also needed.

 

C. Lucan

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Answered Jan 09, 2020

Most autoimmune conditions cannot be treated, but they can be managed. The signs and symptoms of autoimmune diseases often come and go. When there is a flare, the symptoms can be treated. Autoimmune disease occurs when a person's immune system mistakenly attacks their body. The exact cause of autoimmune diseases is not known. Hence it cannot be treated.

The symptoms of autoimmune disease can be managed by the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, corticosteroids, immunosuppressant medications, physical therapy, treating deficiencies, painkilling medications, and possible surgery. In summary, autoimmune diseases are chronic medical conditions that cannot go away or treated, but they certainly can be managed by the use of some medications and proper health care.

 

W. Ira

W. Ira

Answered Jan 09, 2020

The majority of autoimmune diseases can't necessarily be cured, but they can be controlled to some degree. If autoimmune diseases cause a deficiency, this may sometimes be corrected by replacing what is lost to the body. For example, type 1 diabetes creates an insufficiency of insulin, which is the hormone that is responsible for the proper absorption of sugar.

Just like a patient who has a rare blood disorder may have a blood transfusion. One of the ways you can stave off an autoimmune disease is by treatment with medications. Medications such as immunosuppressives, including corticosteroids, methotrexate, azathioprine, and cyclosporine, are used.

 

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