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Abacavir
...  other antiretroviral medications. Disclaimer Abacavir only helps slow down the reproduction of the HIV-1 virus, but cannot cure or prevent HIV or AIDS. This medication keeps the HIV from destroying The Immune System, thus it also lets the body stay healthy in longer periods when taken on a regular basis. It does not, and cannot prevent the HIV to spread via sexual contact and contaminated  ...

Humira
...  For those taking the medication intravenously, these signs might show up: skin edema, redness, itching and slight pain. Humira belongs to the group of medication which also work by suppressing The Immune System. Thus, patients taking Humira might experience some infections such as sinusitis, urinary tract infections, and worst, tuberculosis. Those who are about to take Humira are highly  ...

Oseltamivir
...  so that the effects of the drugs would be checked accordingly. The drug is not recommended for people who have a history of having heart, kidney, liver and lung diseases, as well as disorders of The Immune System. Oseltamivir may not be used by pregnant women, too. The components of the drug may harm the fetus and even a nursing baby may be affected since the drug can be absorbed through  ...

Anemia
...  The bone marrow cannot keep up with the body’s demand for new cells. This type of Anemia can be caused by infections and some medications. Autoimmune haemolytic Anemia- this happens when The Immune System begins to destroy red blood cells. Other classifications of Anemia are based on the MCV or the volume of red blood cells. When the MCV is less than 80, that type of Anemia is called  ...

Crohn’s Disease
...  of Crohn’s disease There are no proven causes of Crohn’s disease, but there are several helpful theories. One of the more popular theories is that it is caused by an abnormality in The Immune System. The Immune System mistakes things such as bacteria, food, and other ingested substance to be foreign and potentially dangerous, hence The Immune System then goes into self-defense  ...

Leukemia
...  and abnormal white blood cells called leukocytes. The excessive amount of white blood cells is not good for the body since the production of normal cells are decreased, which loosens the chances of The Immune System to fight infections. Types of Leukemia In leukemia, the production and accumulation of oxygen-carrying red blood cells, platelets and normal leukocytes are overcome by the abnormal  ...

Yellow Fever
...  the body’s cells to damage themselves. The muscular pain and fever felt during the development of yellow fever is caused by the dysfunction in the body’s immune system. When the cells of The Immune System are affected by the yellow fever virus, it releases large portions of signalling substances and causes an increase in the sufferer’s body temperature. What are its symptoms?  ...

Allergic Reactions
...  experience allergic reactions when their bodies try to respond against foreign substances and allergens. When The Immune System starts to overreact to a harmless substance that it sees as a threat, a hypersensitivity reaction or an allergic reaction takes place. Different substances can be considered as allergens – medications, certain foods, insect venoms, bacteria, and even common  ...

Angioedema
...  and even simple exposure to heat or cold and even sunlight can trigger angioedema. Whenever there is an allergic reaction, histamines are produced by the body when a foreign object is detected by The Immune System. It is this histamine which results in the swelling such as hives and the other symptoms. Angioedema also has some non-allergic reactions. Patients who are diagnosed with conditions  ...

Rhinitis
...  In this test, the patient is exposed to various allergens to see which allergens produce undesirable reactions. Blood test could also be administered to the patient to measure the response of The Immune System to several allergens. The amount of antibodies will be checked. A CT-scan could also be administered if the doctor suspects that the patient suffers from nasal polyps. Nasal polyps  ...


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