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Unit 4 Discussion1.Research an autoimmune disease of your choice. Discuss the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment ofthe autoimmune disease that you have chosen. Make sure to include:Any side effects of current treatment optionsInclude any new treatments that may be availableWhy is it difficult to diagnose an autoimmune disease?2.Case Study:A 45-year-old woman, otherwise healthy, presents with the following symptoms:Itchy eyesDifficulty swallowingProblems eatingMouth soresMouth painFatigueSwollen glandsResearch these symptoms to find out what this patient is suffering from. Once you know thespecific autoimmune disease that she is suffering from:Recommend some treatments to ease her symptoms.Let her know if her disease is life-threatening.Is there a higher risk of lymphoma if you have this specific disease? Why or whynot?Discuss any complications from having this disorder.What is her overall prognosis for living with this disease?Addison’s Disease is a severe or total deficiency of the hormones made by the adrenal gland. Wehave two adrenal glands, one on top of each kidney. The two principal hormones that the human bodylacks with Addison’s Disease are cortisol and aldosterone. Cortisol mobilizes nutrients, modifies thebody’s response to inflammation, stimulates the liver to raise the blood sugar, and helps to control theamount of water in the body. Aldosterone regulates salt and water levels which affects blood volumeand blood pressure.

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Term
Fall
Professor
Sharon Marusiak
Tags
Cortisol, autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorders, Sjogren s Syndrome, specific autoimmune disease

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