Originally Answered: CONSTANT INFECTIONS, Throat, lung, sinus, uterus Please, help if you know anything?
I would really recommend checking out Celiac Disease. Celiac Disease is an auto-immune disease where the body attacks itself, specifically the villi in the intestines. So your body is constantly suffering from malnutrition and inflammation. One oddity with this disease is while many people have problems that docs believe are due to vitamin deficiencies, they can still test within normal ranges for many of the vitamins typically tested for.
- miscarriages and problems during pregnancy are common, because as the baby grows, the body's lack of nutrients cause some serious problems.
- issues with anything involving the immune system are common - frequent illness is very common, as are complications with any illness you come down with, and slow recovery. The immune system doesn't have the nutritional resources to work properly.
- soft tissue injuries or repetitive strain injuries like carpal tunnel are common, because the body is always a bit inflamed AND can't get enough nutrients to maintain healthy soft tissues.
- circulation and neurological issues like numbness, tingling, legs and arms falling asleep too easily are common.
There's a horde more symptoms. I have a link below for more.
It used to be thought that this disease was extremely rare and the only symptoms for this were stomach problems and being underweight. That has now been shown to be completely incorrect. It seems to be affecting 1 in 133. The symptoms can affect any bodily system that needs nutrients and many sufferers are actually overweight.
But this correct information has literally only been in the medical texts at medical schools for less than 10 years. So many doctors coming out of med school earlier than that have no idea that your symptoms could be related to this disease. They would be unlikely to test for it.
A blood panel is the main test for this, but there are recent blood tests that are better, with fewer false negatives, that sometimes have to be asked for specifically. You'll likely have to tell your doc which tests you want, if this is a concern.
If a doctor says you could not possibly have this disease? That's a sign they are completely ignorant. There is no way to tell if someone has this disease or not without testing, as there are many cases with few to no symptoms at all, so there is no way that a doctor can tell whether you have it or not without a test. Insist on a test.
Okay, now for some good news.
If it Is this disease, as diseases go, you luck out, big time. Because it is the only auto-immune disease in the world that doctors figured out WHAT makes the body attack itself: ingesting gluten (a protein in wheat, rye, and barley). When gluten comes into contact with the intestines, the body attacks those sections of the intestines. If one stops ingesting gluten (and anything that has been gluten contaminated. You'll want to check that out on Celiac sites), then the body stops attacking itself. The intestines heal. The body starts absorbing nutrients, and everything starts healing that can heal.
There are no drugs for this disease, not available, and not needed. Just a diet change, and that's it.
Now, if the celiac test is negative? I'd take a look at gluten intolerance. A recent study proved that gluten intolerance exists in a form that is not celiac disease, and seems to cause nearly as many problems for the people who suffer from it. It hasn't been studied yet at all, so currently, there is no test for it, just doing the gluten free diet and seeing how symptoms react.
If neither of those pan out, other auto-immune diseases are frequently the cause of systemic issues like this. Crohn's disease is another gut one that causes inflammation, nutritional deficiencies, and such.
Wishing you the best of luck, and don't give up trying to find the answer! Truly, much, much sympathy from over here, from someone who has been there.