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Food Additives Causing Celiac’s Disease?

Are food additives causing celiac disease? Widely used ‘meat glue’ may be driving rise in people who react to gluten, study suggests Celiac disease is on the rise and no affects one in 100 people  Over the course of the past 100 years, processed foods and additives have become increasingly common One of these additives…

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What Is Autoimmune Hepatitis?

Viruses cause many types of hepatitis. Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is one exception. This type of liver disease occurs when your immune system attacks your liver cells. AIH is a chronic condition that can result in cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver. Ultimately, it can lead to liver failure. Causes of autoimmune hepatitis AIH occurs when your…

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Living With Auto-Immune Heptatitis

Living With Auto-Immune Heptatitis Comments (0) Out of the blue, Marina Barlow developed a yellow hue to her skin – jaundice – and found herself in the Bristol Royal Infirmary for a week where doctors diagnosed auto-immune hepatitis, for which there is no cure. So Marina, who is 29 and lives in Filton, is stuck with…

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What is Autoimmune Hepatitis?

What is Autoimmune Hepatitis? Autoimmune Hepatitis is a disease in which the body’s immune system attacks the liver cells. Like Ulcerative Colitis, and other autoimmune diseases, Autoimmune Hepatits causes inflammation of the affected organ. If left untreated over time, this disease can lead to cirrhosis pf the liver, and eventually liver failure. This chronic condition…

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Why Liver Problems Require a Look at Celiac Disease

Why Liver Problems Require a Look at Celiac Disease February 9th, 2012 Due to an apparent link between the two ailments, those with liver disease are advised to be evaluated for Celiac disease, and vice versa. By Nicole Cutler, L.Ac. Despite the general public’s lack of knowledge about Celiac disease, this immune disorder is diagnosed…

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Autoimmune liver disease panel

Liver disease test panel – autoimmune Last reviewed: January 28, 2009. An autoimmune liver disease panel is a series of tests performed when autoimmune liver disease is suspected. An autoimmune liver disease means that the body’s immune system attacks the liver. These tests include: Anti-liver/kidney microsomal antibodies Anti-mitochondrial antibodies Anti-nuclear antibodies Anti-smooth muscle antibodies Occasionally,…

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Autoimmune hepatitis

Autoimmune hepatitis Lupoid hepatitis; Chronic acute liver disease Last reviewed: November 23, 2010. Autoimmune hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that occurs when immune cells mistake the liver’s normal cells for harmful invaders and attack them. Causes, incidence, and risk factors In patients who have an autoimmune disease, the immune system can’t tell the difference…

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