The autoimmune disease community is 9-50 million people and counting. Well, as far as we can figure out because we really don't know for sure. It's our best guess because no one knows the precise numbers. The American Cancer Society can give you the exact number of malignant cancers diagnosed each year. The problem is… Continue reading Someone Needs To Clean Up This Autoimmune Mess
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1. Autoimmune disease has grown to be a bigger problem than cancer and heart disease. Collectively, autoimmune diseases are the most prevalent disease in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health or NIH, 23.5 million Americans have an autoimmune disease. In comparison, cancer affects up to 9 million and heart disease up… Continue reading 12 Facts About Autoimmune Diseases That Will Make Your Hair Stand On End
When you have an autoimmune disease your bodies immune system is sending out attackers against its own healthy cells. These attackers are called antibodies, which are proteins that recognize, attack, and destroy harmful substances trying to destroy the body. While they are busy fighting off intruders and battles chronic inflammation they may become mixed up… Continue reading Understanding Autoimmune Diseases: Symptoms
I remember how overwhelmed I was the first time my doctor diagnosed me with an autoimmune disease. She started naming all of these weird sounding diseases that I had never heard of, gave me a prescription, and referred me to a rheumatologist. She basically said you have an incurable illness that will only get worse over… Continue reading Understanding Autoimmune Diseases: A Place to Begin