What is Auto Immunity
By Alfred J. Plechner, D.V.M.
Autoimmunity is a condition that can
develop that deregulates the main immune cells which not only prevents them from
protecting the body but also allows them to lose recognition of the body’s own
These deregulated B and T cells have the
ability to make anti antibodies against red blood cells called autoimmune
hemolytic anemia, against white blood cells called systemic lupus, against
platelets needed for proper blood clotting called autoimmune thrombocytopenia
plus many more.
How and why does this happen? This
protective immune system turning against the body has been referred to as
Plechner’s syndrome. What is this syndrome?
This syndrome occurs with the
development of a cortisol deficiency or the production of
defective cortisol. This leads to an elevated estrogen that not only
binds the receptor sites of thyroid hormone but further binds any active
cortisol and deregulates the B and T cell so that they can now function to the
detriment of the patient.
In all actuality, the only true
deficiency that does occur is in the B cells production of antibody. When this
occurs and the level of mucous membrane antibody drops below 65 mg %, the
patient has problems absorbing oral medication. This antibody is identified as
IgA. Medications often fail due to this inability of the oral medication to
reach the blood stream.
With any autoimmune disorder,
intramuscular or IV injections, along with the use of thyroid hormones, will be
more effective and maybe the only answer. Once the IgA levels have
returned to normal, so proper absorbing of oral medications can take
place, the use of oral medications can be used.
Much more information will be made
available to you upon request.
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