An arrhythmia can also mean that your heart beats irregularly (skips a beat or has an extra beat) However, some heart arrhythmias may cause bothersome sometimes even life-threatening signs and symptoms. These occasional changes can be brought on by strong emotions or exercise. They usually are not a cause for alarm. Arrhythmias that occur more often or cause symptoms (see the box below) may be more serious and need to be discussed with your doctor.

The common Causes of Arrhythmias :

It can be caused by heart disease or high blood pressure .

Stress, caffeine, smoking, alcohol, pregnancy, and some medications can also cause an arrhythmia.

The arrhythmia may be caused by a congenital heart defect (a heart problem from birth).

Treatment for Cardiac Arrhythmias Tips

1. Using a small, battery-powered generator to deliver timed, electrical impulses to the heart muscle through tiny wire leads.

2. The treatment for some patients is a technique called cardiac ablation.

3. Magnetic Guidance in the Heart While transcatheter ablation is very effective, it can be difficult.

4. Stereotaxis Niobe Magnetic Navigation System uses two superconductive magnets, a magnetic-tipped guide wire and advanced computer imaging techniques.

5. Atrial fibrillation can also be treated through a procedure, e.g. pulmonary vein isolation.

6. Fibrillation differs in that it is used for ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia.

Cardiogenic shock can be caused by disorders of the heart muscle, the valves, or the heart's electrical conduction system. Cardiogenic shock is life threatening and requires emergency medical treatment. Dopamine, dobutamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine, amrinone, or other medications may be required to increase blood pressure and heart functioning. Echocardiography may show arrhythmia, signs of PED, ventricular septal rupture (VSR), an obstructed outflow tract or cardiomyopathy.

Heart failure also called is congestive heart failure. Heart failure becomes more common with advancing age. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood throughout the body. Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood throughout the body. Heart failure develops over time as the pumping action of the heart grows weaker.

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. Myocarditis is collection of diseases of infectious, toxic, and autoimmune. Myocarditis may develop as a complication of an infectious disease, usually caused by a virus. It can occur in people of all ages and is diagnosed more often in men than in women. Myocarditis is likely caused by a wide variety of infectious organisms, autoimmune disorders, and exogenous agents, with genetic and environmental predisposition.

Causes of Heart Diseases
There are many causes of heart diseases. Most of heart diseases are caused by high blood pressure contributes to hardening of the arteries. High levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) build up in the arteries as a result of uncontrolled diet with high levels of saturated fat and trans fat. All these add to the formation of atherosclerosis lesions and eventually arterial blockage or anything that serves to damage the inner lining of blood vessels and impedes the transportation of oxygen and nutrition to the heart can be defined as a risk of heart disease.

Atrial septal defect is an abnormality of the upper chambers of the heart (atria) where the wall between the right and left atria does not close completely. In general the defect is a hole in the wall (septum) between the top two chambers of the heart (atria). Arial septal defects occur in 4 percent to 10 percent of all children born with congenital heart disease. As a group, atrial septal defects are detected in 1 child per 1500 live births.

The term heart failure, while loaded in context, is a general description of disorders related to the movement of blood to the heart or from the heart to the extremities. Heart failure does not mean that the heart has stopped pumping blood to the body, but it is characterized by an insufficient amount of blood reaching the heart and the rest of the body.

Heart disease is extremely common, and in various years, on and off, it has been the leading cause of death in the United States. About 700,000 people die from it in any given year, so it definitely pays to know all you can about heart ailments and get sound, reliable information to keep yourself in-the-know about symptoms, tests, and treatments.

Causes of heart failure:Coronary artery disease,Heart attack,Cardiomyopathy,Heart defects present at birth,Diabetes Mellitus,High blood pressure,Arrhythmia,Obesity.

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22 thoughts on “Autoimmune Disorders Causes

  1. Odd Bob

    why doesn’t The War Against Terror include the US own domestic eugenics programme?
    1. LIVE SV40 cancer virus added to the vaccines
    2. genetically modified foods that cause cancer, sterility, internal bleeding and autoimmune disorders
    3. the various cures for cancer which have been banned for decades

    if America was SERIOUS in its war against “terror”, then surely it would do something about items 1, 2 and 3?

    1. Weise Ente

      1. That was an accident. SV40 infects monkeys where the cells the polio vaccine was grown in came from. All evidence says it is harmless. It’s also not in any vaccine anymore.
      2. Yeah, that’s not true at all.
      3. Again, wrong. They have enormous financial incentive to cure cancer. If they have it and their competitors don’t, who makes money? Not to mention most research is publicly funded.

  2. LiveForTheDay24

    What are the causes of hearing loss?
    What causes hearing loss? What is actually going on inside the ear when this happens? What are some other hearing disorders? What are the causes of those other disorders?

    1. melloyellolab2000

      Wow! That is a loaded question and a concise answer could fill many books. I have a masters degree in Audiology and can tell you that one of my text books that looked at pathologies of the ear was about 800 pages. Here is a condensed version (and not to be all inclusive of the problems that can occur):

      Hearing loss can involve the outer ear, the middle ear, the inner ear and you can also have auditory processing problems with normal ear structures but impaired centers in the brain where auditory processing occurs.

      Some problems that involve the outer ear can be minor infections like swimmers ear, excessive earwax, growths in the ear canal, collapsing ear canals, or malformed ear canals from prenatal development. All of these conditions may be treatable through medical / surgical procedures.

      Some middle ear problems can involve middle ear infections, middle ear fluid, middle ear bone stiffness (otosclerosis), middle ear tumors, middle ear bone misarticulation, and middle ear malformation. As with outer ear conditions, middle ear conditions may be treatable with medical / surgical procedures.

      Some inner ear problems may be caused by excessive noise exposure which is often permanent, hearing loss due to the aging of the inner ear, hearing loss due to heredity problems with a degenerative inner ear, viruses that can cause sudden hearing loss, autoimmune conditions that can cause progressive hearing loss, hearing loss caused by ototoxic substances, hearing loss caused by inner ear tumors, inner ear hearing loss that was present by malformation of the inner ear during prenatal formation, hereditary loss present at birth, and hearing loss due to blows to the skull resulting in fracture of the temporal bone that houses the inner ear.

      Hearing loss can be associated with tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Hearing loss is very prevalent, affecting about 30 million Americans. Only 20% of these 30 million actually seek help for their hearing problems.

      I would recommend that you see an audiologist today to have a complete audiological evaluation. This audiologist would be more than happy to explain the results and let you know if you have a treatable condition.

      I have condensed my training into a 20 second overview for you. I hope that helps.

  3. somedaysoap

    Is there an autoimmune disorder that causes red, swollen, inflamed and itchy eyelids and a rash?
    For the past month I have swollen, red itchy eyelids (top and bottom). Five years ago and then two years ago I had a debilitating burning rash on my neck/chest area. I could not even move for weeks and the only thing that eased the pain was a freezing wet towel compress. I don’t know whether the rash on my body and now the swollen eyelids are related but maybe someone has seen something similar. After seeing multiple doctors nobody has a clue as to the cause.

    1. Josephine

      sounds like a more servere case of graves disease. I also have graves disease but not that serious. If you have lumpy red calfs then it sounds like a servere case. Suggest this to your doctor and get a T3 scan i beleive to find out.

  4. swisscakerolls

    What connections are there between hypothyroidism and sinus problems?
    My son has been diagnosed with HSP and, as a result, kidney disease. It is believed that some autoimmune disorder is the cause. He takes prednisone and still suffers illness from coughing and sinus congestion. I have hypothyroidism and was wondering if this might be the cause for his problems as well. His thyroid tests came back on the low side of normal range which mine did as well. They treated me anyway. Please help.
    Please note that I do not feel that my hypothyroidism is like a virus attacking his body. I want to know if he might have hypothyroidism. I know that my condition is not contagious.

    1. jdub

      I don’t think that you having hypothyroidism is the cause for your son’s Henoch-Schloin Purpura. True, both hypothyroidism and HSP have an autoimmune cause, but I don’t think that your hypothyroidism is causing your son’s sinus problems directly. You can ask your doctor to provide you with more literature and maybe do some searches yourself. Hope this helps.

  5. MadisonE

    Having a boyfriend affecting my health because of illness?
    I have an autoimmune disorder that has caused skin rashes, etc. I’m on medication for it. It gets worse during times of stress. I want to have a boyfriend but it causes added stress because of being nervous around him, wanting him to like me, and worrying what if he will break up with me because of the illness. How do I get around this? Should I try to date someone else with a chronic health condition? That way the pressure would be off and it wouldn’t make me so stressed

  6. MumOf5

    What are the causes of diaphragm paralysis?
    I know one of the causes is damage to the phrenic nerve, after heart surgery. Are there any other causes?

    P.S. I am a nursing student.

    1. franz santos

      Diaphragm Paralysis is the loss of control of one or both hemidiaphragms caused by a traumatic injury or disease process which decreases or terminates the impulse of respiratory stimuli originating in the brain. Causes of diaphragm paralysis include, but are not limited to:

      * Central neurological disorders such as a brain or brainstem stroke,

      * Spinal cord disorders such as syringomyelia or poliomyelitis,

      * Direct trauma to the phrenic nerve from surgery, radiation, or tumor,

      * Autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis,

      * Demyelinating disease processes such as Guillan-BarrĂ© syndrome and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease),

      * Phrenic nerve neuropathy, viral or bacterial infections, and unknown (ie, idiopathic) etiologies.

  7. Sandra D

    Anybody here had a stillbirth due to blood clotting disorders?
    After mine @ 23 weeks, my Dr. discovered I have something called Protein S deficiency and he believes that is what cause the demise. He also mentioned something about this being an autoimmune system disorder and that means that my body was attacking the fetus. Next time I will be taking Lovenox (bllod thiners) and Prednisone (cortirosteroids sp??) to prevent my body from attacking the baby

  8. luffjm34

    What autoimmune disorder would cause these symptoms for so many years?
    -Extreme Fatigue
    -Never feel rested after sleep
    -Stomach problems (gas, cramps)
    -Low body temperature
    -raised SED rate/C Reactive protein

    I have tested negative for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Celiac’s and my thryoid number was a little off, but not out of the lab’s normal range. These symptoms have been for EIGHT YEARS.

    1. Anonymous

      Are you on a gluten-free diet? If not, consider doing this, and after 3 or so months, get all of your blood levels tested again. Celiac tests are notorious for providing false negatives, and the symptoms of Celiac disease can disguise themselves as a number of things, including cancer.

      I tested negative as a Celiac, but after the 1st month on a strict gluten-free diet, I noticed huge changes in my state of health. It was like I had a new lease on life. By 3 months, my thyroid was normal again and I have so much more energy.

      Good luck on your quest for health.

  9. Yentl

    Is the autoimmune disorder that causes Graves/Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis always present even if thryoid is stable?
    I carry both antibodies and wonder if the autoimmune disorder can cause symptoms even if my thyroid itself is stable.

    1. meohmy

      I have the same question to be honest. my tsh & t4, t3 & all other levels are in normal range. However, I have elevated antibodies & was told I have thyroiditis. I do feel I have symptoms. I do believe you can because even if the levels are “normal” your thyroid is still being attacked & there is an autoimmune issue happening. I have googled & read alot & found people who do feel both hyper & hypo with thyroiditis. Thats why they go on meds. My dr at this point doesn’t feel i need them but will watch my levels. I feel aweful! hope u feel better.

  10. Thisgirl

    Do people with Epilepsy often have psoriasis?
    Epilepsy-Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures
    Psoriasis-is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation.
    I’ve had psoriasis for 2 years and epilepsy for 7 years.

    Both autoimmune system disorders. I have both and just wanted to know if they are related.


    I have internal itching on my right torso? If you know what that is, feel free to tell me.

    1. Fiddlestick

      its is unlikely that both of them are related…coz one is affecting your CNS and the other ur muco- epithelium
      But there is a chance of drug induced psoriasis with phenytoin,topiramate and valproate on long term use(ur r using them fot 7 years,na )
      so consult ur neurologist and ask his opinion for a drug switch…

      and about ur internal itching…i used to hear my patients telling such vague common factor among them wer gluten try to avoind gluten rich foods(google them) for awk and report back ur feelings…
      take care

  11. Vincent M.

    Are there any immunosuppressant drugs that I could buy over the counter without a prescription?
    I have an autoimmune disorder and I’ve been taking benadryl and claritin to solve the inflammation caused by my immune system, but I need something stronger and i need it fast cuz my job situation isn’t so good right now.

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