Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS), AutoInflammatory Disease and Inflammation

Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS)For a long time, people who suffered from the seemingly related disorders known as multiple autoimmune syndrome (MAS) and autoinflammatory disease were thought to be hypochondriacs or lazy when they complained to their doctors about their symptoms: skin rashes, chronic fatigue, joint pain, unexplained fevers, chest pain and abdominal pain just to name a few.

Now, doctors and researchers have organized patients and their symptoms into two primary and related groups:

Painful Psoriasis: MAS & AutoInflammatory DiseaseWhile the two categories have distinct differences, they also have commonalities, the primary one being inflammation. With both types of conditions, the body’s immune system is “confused” and attacks itself.

Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS) occurs when a person has three or more autoimmune diseases simultaneously and one of them is a skin disorder such as psoriasis, scleroderma or vitiligo.

Autoinflammatory disease is also an autoimmune disorder, and comes under a number of different guises:

  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Neonatal Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID)
  • Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS)
  • Deficiency of the interleukin-1 (IL-1) receptor antagonist (DIRA)

These inflammatory diseases cause problems that range from skin rashes, soresabdominal pain and joint pain, unexplained fevers, inflamed blood vessels, adrenal insufficiency /fatigue, inflammation (chronic) is at the root of most human diseases and heart failure.

Chronic inflammation is commonly associated with each type of MAS. It is believed the inflammation encourages T-cellsv, intended to defend the immune system for a short-term assault, to stay “on” and attack the body instead. This causes tremendous damage in various areas of the body depending upon which system the T-cells falsely identify as a harmful invader. If the chronic inflammation is in the brain it can contribute to Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s for example, in the circulation system, heart disease or stroke. If fat cells are chronically inflamed, it begins the process of type 2 diabetes. Inflammation in the gut leads to a host of painful skin disorders, joint diseases and bowel diseases including cancer. Genes become damaged and the immune system’s ability to correctly function is further compromised.

Add into this equation the many toxins present in our modern food chain and environment, plus high-risk behavior such as overeating, a diet high in carbohydrates and bad fats, lack of exercise, smoking, too much alcohol consumption and you have the unhealthy beginnings of MAS. However, there are actions you can take to reclaim your health.

The degree to which multiple autoimmune syndrome and autoinflammatory disease can be remediated, and chronic inflammatory response “turned off”, with lifestyle changes such as an anti-inflammatory diet, supplements and exercise has been area of intense study for several years.

Some of our ProBoost customers have shared two excellent resources written for laymen, that provide enlightening, actionable and scientific information about the tremendous impact of diet, toxins and life choices on our immune system’s function and our health. In fact, one of our customers Endocrinologist gives a copy of the first book to each of her diabetic patients:

  • Clean by Dr. Alejandro Junger, Cardiology & Functional Medicine
  • Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter, Neurology

Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome and AutoInflammatory Disease is not “in your head” or a sentence that you can do nothing about as you will discover in the two books above. No supplement supports healthy immune function like ProBoost Thymic Protein A. Here is a testimonial from a customer whose daughter has MAS.

“My 21 year old daughter has fibro, chronic fatigue, AZOOR, necrobiosis lipoidica, granuloma annulare, and irritable bowel syndrome IBS. We swear that ProBoost has helped with almost all of them. And the best part about ProBoost is it’s natural – no harsh drugs, no side effects. It seems every drug she takes requires yet another to offset the effects of each other. Not so with ProBoost. We are sold!”

– Melissa L. – CustomerOrder Proboost

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Thymus Extract – A Gold Mine for the Immune System

Immune System with Thymus ExtractScientific researchers have discovered many benefits to the immune system of thymus extract supplementation. Studies at leading universities in Southern California, including Drew University School of Medicine have shown that thymus extract supplementation stimulates immune function and potentially increases longevity due to superior immune response once converted to Thymic Protein A.

Thymic Protein A is essential for the thymus gland to mature T-cells and other white blood cells (lymphocytes), the core of our body’s ability to prevent and fight disease and infection.

Microsoft PowerPoint - 76.pptAmong other benefits, these studies point to the ability to increase dendritic cell numbers, a protective antigen-presenting cell, through supplementation and increasing Thymic Protein A levels intracellularly.

Thymic Protein A supplementation activates and strengthens protective immune cell function. By stimulating dendritic cell activity, the body deploys more rapidly to prevent infection and boost health. Dendritic cells are the body’s first line of defense against harmful microbes and are the principle bridge between the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system.

These cells’ abilities to co-stimulate both systems are vital to proper immune system function. Dendritic cells activate T-cells in both central and peripheral lymph tissue, sequester microbes and stimulate host cells to rapidly clear infection. Thymic Protein A is necessary for these natural, varied and powerful immune reactions.

Additionally, Thymus Extract has a number of protective functions. It has been shown to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, aid in the prevention of diabetes, and boost cardiovascular health through systemic immune system strengthening. By promoting dendritic cells, T-cells and plasma B-cell responses, thymus extract enables the body to withstand and fight against disease.

Among its many functions, thymus extract has been shown in vitro to restore lymphocyte (T-cell) function, increase cytotoxic activity of T cells, and activate natural killer cells which help fight cancer.

ProBoost is concentrated Thymic Protein A (TPA) made from purified thymus extract. ProBoost is safe in any dose and is Doctor approved. See installments of our other blogs about TPA for colds and flu, lyme disease, chronic inflammation that leads Dr Trusted Certification for ProBoostDirectto heart disease, arthritis and autoimmune issues, cancer, support for chemotherapy and several other health issues.

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Shingles – A Painful But Avoidable Disease

ProBoost for ShinglesShingles is a painful illness brought on by the varicella zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. In addition burning, distinct skin blisters, it may be accompanied by flu like symptoms like headache, fever and pain.

Anyone that has had chickenpox can develop shingles. The virus lays dormant for years within the nervous system following childhood chickenpox. Shingles is most common within the older population striking most often after age 50 and even more commonly after age 60. Some medical experts estimate that people 50% of the population over the age of 85 will get shingles. However, anyone whose immune system is compromised due to age,  illness, cancer therapy or medications that suppress the immune system, such as prednisone, is vulnerable.

Dormancy, the latent stage, is what the individual’s immune system relies on to keep the virus from becoming shingles. However, if the virus becomes activated, it travels along the nerves, surfacing on the skin as painful blisters.  Encouraging to note, is that proper immune response prevents activation of the virus. T cell-mediated-immunity (TCMI) is believed to be the most important factor in preventing shingles. TCMI is the immune system’s method of retaining memory of the initial virus during chickenpox and keeping it in a dormant state. With the addition of new T-cell production, the immune systems’ memory cells, it has the ability to stop the reactivation of the virus.

Shingles painThe human immune system naturally produces antibodies when it defends against a virus but it also responds at the cellular level by sending lymphocytes or T-cells that defend against the virus if it activates. Science believes that the cellular or T-cell response is most important in preventing reactivation of the virus and consequent shingles. Older people, the most likely to get shingles, usually have adequate levels of antibody to the  virus from having had chickenpox, but have a diminished levels of T-cell response due to age related shrinkage of the thymus gland as well as other factors.

Unfortunately, once the immune system weakens,  TCMI loses control and the virus activates resulting in blistering, painful lesions. Early symptoms that precede the blisters include a prodromal period of pain without lesions, numbness and tingling and even itching. If treated in the earliest stages, prior to lesions erupting or within 48 hours of a shingles outbreak, the disease can be somewhat minimized. There is no cure but early treatment with antiviral prescription drugs can accelerate healing and does reduce the risk of complications.

People that contract shingles also risk  facial nerve weakness, meningitis and loss of eyesight. Postherpetic neuralgia pain that results from a bout of shingles can last months, even years.  The shingles vaccine can reduce the chance of developing shingles by 50%. One in four people who have had chicken pox will develop shingles, so getting the shingles vaccine is important to people over the age of 50. People can have shingles breakouts more than once, so even if you have had the virus, be sure and get the vaccination.

In summary, here is what people can do to avoid the chances of activating the virus and minimizing the severity of a shingles outbreak:

  • Minimize Your Risk – Get vaccinated, it cuts the risk of shingles by 50%. People can have shingles breakouts more than once, so even if you have had the virus, be sure and get the vaccination.
  • Take Preventive Steps – Boost your immune system with thymic extract to help prevent activating the virus. According to WebMD, Thymus extract works by improving or boosting the immune system for infections, viruses, including shingles and autoimmune disease.
  • Treat Immediately – If  you do get shingles, get treatment with an anti-viral prescription such as acyclovirfamciclovir, or valacyclovir, within the first 48 hours of a breakout or when the first symptoms occur prior to breakout.

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