Top Rated Immunologist in Coral Gables and Palmetto Bay, FL
An immunologist will help work with you and your lifestyle to diagnose, treat, and manage immunologic disorders, primary immunodeficiency disorders, and any allergies you may have. Top rated immunologists Dr. Carlos Piniella, MD at Piniella Asthma + Allergy provides quality and specialized care. Contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Coral Gables FL and Palmetto Bay FL.
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What are common autoimmune diseases?
What can immunologists test for?
What disease weakens your immune system?
Where to find a top-rated immunologist near me?
A healthy and well-care-for immune system has a massive impact on the health of the rest of our body and is what allows us to adventure out into the world and try new things in new places. An immunologist will help work with you and your lifestyle to diagnose, treat, and manage immunologic disorders, primary immunodeficiency disorders, and any allergies you may have. They are able to provide care for your allergies, whether it be through identifying allergens to avoid that are causing uncomfortable or life-threatening symptoms or recommending the use of immunotherapy (allergy shots) to alleviate those symptoms. Diseases or disorders affecting the health and capabilities of your immune system can become very serious issues, for which you need a trustworthy and experienced immunologist by your side to help you every step of the way.
There are more than 80 known autoimmune diseases from which many people suffer, but a few are much more common than others. One of the most common autoimmune diseases is Type 1 Diabetes, which is a chronic disease caused by the inability of the pancreas to produce enough or any insulin. It is the beta-cells in the pancreas which cause the production of insulin, so it is an autoimmune disease because it is immune cells that effectively destroy those beta-cells. Multiple sclerosis is also known as an autoimmune disease because while the cause is unknown, the disease occurs when the immune system of the body starts to attack its own tissues. Another very common autoimmune disease is rheumatoid arthritis, and it is considered an autoimmune disease because the inflammation is caused by the immune system attacking healthy cells that it shouldn’t be by mistake. Lupus is very similar to rheumatoid arthritis, but the immune system is attacking healthy cells within tissues that lead to damage in the organs.
There is a blood test specifically for testing the level of antibodies in the blood, which is an effective way to see if there are indicators of an autoimmune disease. The identification of antibodies is used to see if there are any problems that are directly related to the immune system. Immunology tests can also help determine if the patient has other conditions that have to do with their immune system, such as allergies, cancer, if the patient has had a heart attack or thrombosis, diabetes (through a urine test), if they are pregnant (again, through a urine test), and are able to determine the existence of a congenital or acquired immune disease. Through antibody tests, immunologists are able to determine if the patient has recently used recreational drugs or medication and can also identify the blood type of the patient.
Any primary immunodeficiency disorder has a direct impact on your immune system and causes defects in the body’s immune system. These disorders are passed down genetically from one or both parents. While there are more than 300 types of primary immunodeficiency disorders, they can be classified into 6 different categories, consisting of B cell (antibody) deficiencies, T cell deficiencies, a combination of B and T cell deficiencies, complement deficiencies, defective phagocytes, and idiopathic (in other words, unknown). Any sort of illness such as the flu or even just a cold can cause your immune system to weaken temporarily. As well, having asthma has been shown to cause a weakened immune system. Those who are patients with cancer are also known for being at a much higher risk of contracting an infection due to their weakened immune system caused both by the disease and the necessary treatments.
If you reside near Palmetto Bay and Coral Gables and are in search of quality and experienced immunology medical services, our fantastic team at Piniella Asthma + Allergy is now accepting new patients. A highly skilled immunologist is able to diagnose and treat all autoimmune diseases and allergies. Autoimmune diseases can affect every aspect of your life, and our highly qualified team is more than happy to help you navigate your disease while living life as comfortably and healthily as possible.
Piniella Asthma + Allergy has a trained team of allergy professionals who can provide the care you need for allergies. We provide friendly and professional service and are happy to help. Please call or use the online system to book an appointment. We serve patients from Coral Gables FL, Palmetto Bay FL, Westchester FL, Brownsville FL, Kendall FL, Pinecrest FL, Richmond West FL, and Goulds FL.