Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, fever and butterfly rash. If you're diagnosed with this inflammatory disease, you're familiar with how these symptoms constantly flare-up and improve.
The question is: What can you do to keep known triggers of lupus at bay to stop flare-ups?
According to a new Michigan State University study... ››› more
Turns out drinking down several cups of coffee every morning offers more benefits than just waking up your system!
According to a new study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, people who drink lots of coffee may have a lower risk of multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that arises when arises your immune system mistakenly attacks the p... ››› more
Autoimmune diseases, such as Graves disease, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, occur when your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake, resulting in the flooding of inflammatory proteins.
While localised, short-term inflammation is healthy, natural and necessary for healing, too ... ››› more
There's nothing like digging into a delicious platter of fish, prawns, mussels and other seafood delights, is there?
And the best part is that consuming seafood is associated with several health benefits, considering it's chock-full of a wide variety of vitamins and minerals including vitamins A and D, phosphorus, magnesium and selenium.
Some research even shows that fish offers protection ... ››› more
If you think that oestrogen only plays a role in your sexual health, you've got it all wrong. According to a new study published in Arthritis Care & Research, oestrogen may in fact be a highly beneficial factor in relieving the autoimmune disease known as rheumatoid arthritis.
In the small German study, researchers found that women who used the birth control pill reporte... ››› more
Living with a chronic illness is one thing. Living with an autoimmune disease is another...
Still highly misunderstood by both doctors and the public, autoimmune diseases are characterised by indefinite symptoms that can make diagnoses hard to come by. Treatments for autoimmune diseases vary, but most cases rely entirely on behaviour changes.
To make living with an autoimmune disease a littl... ››› more
Did you know that autoimmune diseases are far more prevalent in women? Considering 75% of autoimmune conditions affect women and only 25% affect men, it seems as though oestrogen is involved in one way or another…
You already know that oestrogen plays a role in your immunity because all of your immune cells have oestrogen receptors. These hormones also encourage your immune cells to produce t... ››› more
Did you know that the autoimmune disease known as multiple sclerosis (or MS) is the second most common cause of neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease, neuroinfections, brain tumours and traumatic disorders of the nervous system in adults?
But if you catch it early, you can still lead a full, successful and satisfying life!
On that note, I'm sharing twelve things that local neurolog... ››› more
Statistically speaking, autoimmune disease is the leading cause of health suffering. In fact, double the amount of people suffers from autoimmune disease than heart disease.
Millions of people around the world suffer from unexplained symptoms of undiagnosed autoimmune conditions. Even when they're officially diagnosed, they're given very few options in mainstream medicine.
While there are mu... ››› more
We're living in an age of autoimmunity. Autoimmune diseases, in which your immune system attempts to attack your body with inflammatory cells, are growing rapidly with no visible signs of stopping. Your immune system, which is meant to protect you against harmful bacteria and viruses, then mistakes your body for the enemy.
So what does this mean for you?
A study published in the journal Natu... ››› more
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