The Thyroid is a small, butterfly shaped gland, with two lobes that sit either side of our windpipe. Our thyroid gland produces hormones, hormones are chemicals that act as our body's messengers, and travels through our blood, and then controls or regulates our bodies metabolism system (uses of energy) When Thyroid Antibodies block with this process, it could lead to long term conditions and disorders, with having an under active Thyroid (not enough thyroid hormones) or overa
Diabetes is a common life-long condition; over 3.5 Million people are diagnosed with diabetes in the UK, more Shockingly its estimated 549,000 people, who have the condition, Don't Even Know They Have It!!
Diabetes is a condition in which the level of glucose (sugar) in an individual's blood becomes too high because the body cannot use it properly.
Types of Diabetes
Type 1 -Develops if the body can no longer produce Insulin, it accounts for approximately 10% of diabetes
This blood tests, works very well along with other antibodies to investigate inappropriate blood clot formations, and of recurrent miscarriages, especially in the 2nd or 3rd trimesters. The Anti- beta2 Glycoprotein IgG detects and measures one of more classes of IgG, IgM or on rare occasions IgA of beta2 Glycoprotein 1 antibodies, this blood test is one of three primary antiphospholipid antibodies, which are Autoantibodies. Antiphospholipid antibodies interfere with our body'
AChR antibodies are autoantibodies produced by our immune system, that mistakenly targets proteins called Acetylcholine receptors, these are located on the skeletal muscle fibres.
Acetylcholine is a chemical substance that transmit messages between our nerve cells, muscle movement starts when a impulse is sent down to our nerve endings, when it stimulates the release of acetylcholine.
AChR antibodies obstructs communication between nerves and skeletal muscles, obstructs
Antibodies usually protect our bodies against infecting organisms, such as bacteria and viruses. however, antibodies which are produced against part of our bodies, rather than outside organisms are known as autoantibodies, this then can cause diseases rather than protect against it! Smooth Muscle Antibody - are autoantibodies produced by our bodies immune system, that are directed against proteins of Smooth Muscle. Smooth Muscle differs from skeletal muscle that we use everyd