hereditary or not what percentage?

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Postby catfreak » Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:31 pm

I had EbstienBarr in Feb 2000. Migraines and MS.

My mom has diabeties, Rhuematoid Authuritis, Heart Disease, ect

My son has hereditary AVM's in his lungs. Inherited from me.

My sister swears she has fybromyqlgia but won't go to the dr.

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Re: hereditary or not what percentage?

Postby NHE » Tue Mar 03, 2009 4:52 am

mommasan wrote:... and I have had raynouds for about 30 years.

I started experiencing raynaud's syndrome about 2 to 3 years ago. The distal ends of my fingers would go white, cold, and numb. This would happen roughly once every few weeks. I was taking a plain vitamin D3 supplement at the time. For unrelated reasons, I switched over to a calcium, magnesium, zinc, and vitamin D3 combination. I don't know if that had a direct effect on the raynaud's or not. However, I do know that I have yet to experience any raynaud's related problems since (and it's been just over a year)!

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Postby mommasan » Tue Mar 03, 2009 6:50 am

Thanks, NHE. I already take D, but not any of the others. I'll give it a try.

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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Mar 03, 2009 9:15 am

wow i looked up raynaud's on wikipedia that's some crazy stuff!

the vasospastic element makes me think magnesium (spastic) and zinc (vaso).

the part about how smoking makes it worse makes me think cadmium blocking zinc.

so i searched cadmium raynaud's in pubmed, and came up with this interesting and thoroughly zinc-y abstract:
...there was a major difference between normal aorta and diseased aortas (40.6 ppm zinc in normal aorta vs. 23.2 ppm zinc in atherosclerotic aorta, 40.6 ppm zinc in normal aorta vs. 19.4 ppm zinc in atherosclerotic aneurysm aorta, and no difference between normal and aneurysm aorta), although copper was low in aneurysm aorta. Medication with high-dose zinc sulfate to raise zinc serum concentrations from 95 to 177 microg/dl resulted in objective improvement in 12 of 16 of these patients, including a patient that also had Raynaud's disease. Long term environmental exposure to zinc resulted in a 40% reduction in the incidence of angina of effort compared to people not exposed to environmental zinc (P<0.01) and a 40% reduction in the incidence of probable ischemia in exercise (P<0.001). Lead had no effect while cadmium exposure resulted in more than tripling the incidence of angina of effort (P<0.001). The antioxidative action of zinc prevents oxidation of LDL cholesterol and consequently stops the main mechanism of atherogenesis.
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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Postby Lyon » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:21 pm

71jules wrote:psoriasis? Really autoimmune, wow I woudn't have thought that.
Psoriasis is in my fathers family.
Hi Jules,
Here is another list from the same non profit which tells a little about each of the different diseases, if that is more helpful


American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association wrote:A comprehensive list of autoimmune diseases

* Acute necrotizing hemorrhagic leukoencephalitis
* Addison's disease
* Agammaglobulinemia
* Allergic asthma
* Allergic rhinitis
* Alopecia areata
* Amyloidosis
* Ankylosing spondylitis
* Anti-GBM/Anti-TBM nephritis
* Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
* Autoimmune aplastic anemia
* Autoimmune dysautonomia
* Autoimmune hepatitis
* Autoimmune hyperlipidemia
* Autoimmune immunodeficiency
* Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED)
* Autoimmune myocarditis
* Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura (ATP)
* Axonal & neuronal neuropathies
* Balo disease
* Behcet’s disease
* Bullous pemphigoid
* Cardiomyopathy
* Castleman disease
* Celiac sprue (nontropical)
* Chagas disease
* Chronic fatigue syndrome
* Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)
* Churg-Strauss syndrome
* Cicatricial pemphigoid/benign mucosal pemphigoid
* Crohn’s disease
* Cogans syndrome
* Cold agglutinin disease
* Congenital heart block
* Coxsackie myocarditis
* CREST disease
* Essential mixed cryoglobulinemia
* Demyelinating neuropathies
* Dermatomyositis
* Devic disease
* Discoid lupus
* Dressler’s syndrome
* Endometriosis
* Eosinophilic fasciitis
* Erythema nodosum
* Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis
* Evans syndrome
* Fibromyalgia**
* Fibrosing alveolitis
* Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis)
* Goodpasture’s syndrome
* Graves' disease
* Guillain-Barre syndrome
* Hashimoto’s disease
* Hemolytic anemia
* Henoch-Schonlein purpura
* Herpes gestationis
* Hypogammaglobulinemia
* Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)
* IgA nephropathy
* Immunoregulatory lipoproteins
* Inclusion body myositis
* Insulin-dependent diabetes (type1)
* Interstitial cystitis
* Juvenile arthritis
* Juvenile diabetes
* Kawasaki syndrome
* Lambert-Eaton syndrome
* Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
* Lichen planus
* Lichen sclerosus
* Ligneous conjunctivitis
* Linear IgA disease (LAD)
* Lupus (SLE)
* Lyme disease
* Meniere’s disease
* Microscopic polyangiitis
* Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
* Mooren’s ulcer
* Mucha-Habermann disease
* Multiple sclerosis
* Myasthenia gravis
* Myositis
* Narcolepsy
* Neutropenia
* Ocular cicatricial pemphigoid
* Palindromic rheumatism
* PANDAS(Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus)
* Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration
* Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH)
* Parsonnage-Turner syndrome
* Pars planitis (peripheral uveitis)
* Pemphigus
* Peripheral neuropathy
* Perivenous encephalomyelitis
* Pernicious anemia
* POEMS syndrome
* Polyarteritis nodosa
* Type I, II, & III autoimmune polyglandular syndromes
* Polymyalgia rheumatica
* Polymyositis
* Postmyocardial infarction syndrome
* Postpericardiotomy syndrome
* Progesterone dermatitis
* Primary biliary cirrhosis
* Psoriasis
* Psoriatic arthritis
* Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
* Pyoderma gangrenosum
* Pure red cell aplasia
* Raynauds phenomenon
* Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
* Reiter’s syndrome
* Relapsing polychondritis
* Restless legs syndrome
* Rheumatic fever
* Rheumatoid arthritis
* Sarcoidosis
* Schmidt syndrome
* Scleritis
* Scleroderma
* Sjogren's syndrome
* Sperm & testicular autoimmunity
* Stiff person syndrome
* Subacute bacterial endocarditis (SBE)
* Sympathetic ophthalmia
* Takayasu’s arteritis
* Temporal arteritis/Giant cell arteritis
* Thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
* Autoimmune thyroid disease
* Tolosa-Hunt syndrome
* Transverse myelitis & necrotizing myelopathy
* Ulcerative colitis
* Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD)
* Uveitis
* Vasculitis
* Vesiculobullous dermatosis
* Vitiligo
* Wegener’s granulomatosis

**NOTE Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue are listed, not because they are autoimmune, but because many persons who suffer from them have associated autoimmune disease(s)
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