Study reveals fermented water chestnuts help with symptoms of balding, hair loss

(Natural News) Alopecia is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, causing bald patches and massive hair loss. The condition usually develops during childhood or a person’s teenage years, but in some cases, people develop it in their 30s. While it is not lethal, there is no known cure for alopecia. The only consolation for...
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We report a patient with Hashimoto thyroiditis, adult-onset Still disease, alopecia, vasculitis, ANCA-mediated crescentic glomerulonephritis, and hyperparathyroidism, which is a very rare combination. We present this case as evidence for the coexistence of several different immune-mediated diseases in the clinical context of a PAS IIIc.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract: Direct immunofluorescence (DIF) remains a valuable tool that may be underused because of perceived challenges in the interpretation, limitations, and processing of DIF specimens. The aim of this review is to provide a practical guide for appropriately incorporating DIF in a variety of clinical diseases, such as autoimmune blistering disorders. In vasculitis, the role of DIF continues to evolve, particularly in the setting of IgA vasculitis. Although typically not indicated for the workup of connective tissue disease, DIF may be helpful in cases with negative serologies, nondiagnostic histologic findings, or sca...
Source: The American Journal of Dermatopathology - Category: Pathology Tags: CME Article Source Type: research
Conditions:   Alopecia Areata;   Depressive Episode;   Recurrent Depressive Disorder;   Anxiety Disorders;   Atopic Dermatitis;   Allergic Rhinitis;   Asthma;   Crohn Disease;   Ulcerative Colitis;   Pernicious Anemia;   Type 1 Diabetes;   Hashimoto Thyroiditis;   Graves Disease;   Rheumatoid Arthritis;   Psoriatic Arthritis;   Ankylosing Spondylitis;   Systemic Lupus Erythematosus;   Polymyalgia Rheumatica;   Sjogren's Syndro...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Alopecia Areata;   Depressive Episode;   Recurrent Depressive Disorder;   Anxiety Disorders;   Atopic Dermatitis;   Allergic Rhinitis;   Asthma;   Crohn Disease;   Ulcerative Colitis;   Pernicious Anemia;   Type 1 Diabetes;   Hashimoto Thyroiditis;   Graves Disease;   Rheumatoid Arthritis;   Psoriatic Arthritis;   Ankylosing Spondylitis;   Systemic Lupus Erythematosus;   Polymyalgia Rheumatica;   Sjogren's Syndro...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Abstract Tissue-resident memory T (TRM) cells are increasingly associated with the outcomes of health and disease. TRM cells can mediate local immune protection against infections and cancer, which has led to interest in TRM cells as targets for vaccination and immunotherapies. However, these cells have also been implicated in mediating detrimental pro-inflammatory responses in autoimmune skin diseases such as psoriasis, alopecia areata, and vitiligo. Here, we summarize the biology of TRM cells established in animal models and in translational human studies. We review the beneficial effects of TRM cells in mediati...
Source: Cellular and Molecular Immunology - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Cell Mol Immunol Source Type: research
In a moving interview with The Root, Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley opened up about living with alopecia and revealed that she has gone completely bald. Pressley, 45, said she decided to go public about her hair loss because she felt she owed an explanation to all the women of color who have reached out to her about what had become known as her signature hairstyle: Senegalese twists. She added that she decided to open up about going bald “to be freed from the secret, and the shame that that secret carries with it.” “I’m not here just to occupy space,” she also said. “I’m here t...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized democrats onetime Source Type: news
ConclusionOur findings suggested different urinary polyamine, androgen, and bile acid concentrations between alopecia areata patients and normal controls. Additionally, levels of endogenous substances varied according to sex, and this should be considered when developing appropriate treatments and diagnostic techniques. Our findings improve our  understanding of polyamine, androgen, and bile acid profiles in patients with alopecia areata and highlight the need to consider sex-related differences.
Source: Metabolomics - Category: Biology Source Type: research
In this study, we investigated the link between AF and senescence markers through the assessment of protein expression in the tissue lysates of human appendages from patients in AF, including paroxysmal (PAF) or permanent AF (PmAF), and in sinus rhythm (SR). The major findings of the study indicated that the progression of AF is strongly related to the human atrial senescence burden as determined by p53 and p16 expression. The stepwise increase of senescence (p53, p16), prothrombotic (TF), and proremodeling (MMP-9) markers observed in the right atrial appendages of patients in SR, PAF, and PmAF points toward multiple inter...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: The PRKCQ rs4750316 polymorphism may be a susceptibility factor for VKH syndrome pathogenesis and extraocular presentations, indicating that PRKCQ may be involved in the pathogenesis and extraocular presentations of VKH syndrome through the T-cell receptor (TCR) signaling pathway. PMID: 31908401 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Molecular Vision - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Vis Source Type: research
Alopecia areata is a common autoimmune disease, with a negative impact in health ‐related quality of life, especially when affecting children and adolescents. Current medical therapies, mainly for severe disease, are not effective (Semin Cut Med Surg, 2015; 34:72). There are no FDA (Food and Drug Administration) ‐ or ANVISA (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária)‐approved therapy for children with alopecia areata. JAK inhibitors are emerging as a promising therapy. AbstractAlopecia areata is a common autoimmune disease, with a negative impact in health ‐related quality of life, especially when...
Source: Clinical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
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