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Scleroderma: Rare autoimmune disease affects thousands by Jan Posted Wed 02 Dec 2009 12:04am CLEVELAND -- Scleroderma, a chronic autoimmune disorder affects about 12,000 Ohioans. Autoimmune diseases are among the top ten causes of death for women. While you may have heard of Lupus, or Multiple Sclerosis, you may not be familiar with one that affects 300,000 Americans. It's called Scleroderma. Scleroderma is a rare autoimmune diseas ... Read on »
Birth Control Pills and AutoImmune Disease by Lauren Posted Tue 14 Apr 2009 12:00am Posting this because it is super important to me.  Hormones play a huge role in AutoImmune Disease and most women may not know they have one until they take birth control pills and it triggers their condition! I absolutely believe that the pill contributed to my body turning on itself around the time the scarring on my heart was star ... Read on »
AutoImmune Disease Awareness by Lauren Posted Tue 09 Mar 2010 9:00am March has been named National AutoImmune Disease Awareness Month! This is so close to my heart since I am passionate about spreading awareness .  It is the reason I started writing here.  We have to raise awareness and educate people.  The more we bring AutoImmune Disease into our national dialogue the more attention it will get –which mea ... Read on »
AutoImmune Disease and Toxins by Lauren Posted Thu 30 Apr 2009 12:00am A little follow up to the last post. Everyone does it.  Everyone has different names for it (number two, dookie, poop, hershey squirts), but “it” is actually a HUGE deal for people with AutoImmune Disease. Our (people with AutoImmune problems) bodies do not regulate themselves as they should therefore all of the body’s systems get ... Read on »
Scientists develop rare cells in lab to counter autoimmune diseases by stuart Patient Expert Posted Tue 17 Nov 2009 10:20pm London, Nov 4: British scientists have succeeded in producing a huge quantity of rare cells that can help counter autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and multiple sclerosis. Autoimmune disease are disorders where the immune system attacks the body's own tissue and regulatory T-cells or T-regs have always been ... Read on »
Possible symptoms of autism/Lyme disease(other autoimmune diseases) by Jenna Smith Posted Thu 04 Feb 2010 4:13pm LymeOrNot asked: How to self-check symptoms of Autism/Lyme disease (and other autoimmune diseases)? My experiences in observing my (and my son’s)symptoms of Lyme disease (Autoimmune diseasesAutismLupusMS,…etc)at awakenings and after-showersaccording to my melanin theory… Powered by Yahoo Answers Read on »
Lyme disease and Autoimmune diseases (1) Symbiosis by Jenna Smith Posted Wed 16 Mar 2011 12:00am LymeOrNot asked: I was diagnosed as Fibromyalgia, Lupus, MS, Meniere’s, RA, TMJ, IBS…and found out I would also be diagnosed as advanced Alzheimer’s, BiPolar, Autism, Epilepsy, Morgellons… I am heading towards recovery with my hypothesis of “Lyme bacteria have been symbiotic with the other pathogens – virus, parasit ... Read on »
Statin Use Linked To Rare Autoimmune Muscle Disease by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Wed 08 Dec 2010 10:20pm Johns Hopkins researchers discover how cholesterol-lowering drugs can cause body to attack its own proteins; caution patients not to fear popular medication Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered how statins, the most commonly prescribed class of medication in the United States, appear to trigger a rare but serious autoimmune muscle diseas ... Read on »
Why are women more prone to auto-immune diseases? by Krystal Plonski Posted Wed 18 Apr 2012 1:39am What is it about women that incidences of autoimmune disease raise to upwards of 78% of the population affected? Why is it that males do not get many autoimmune diseases? What is the difference between men and women? (Haha, such a loaded question. The infamous book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus , may give some insight! Jus ... Read on »
Autoimmune Diseases-Information on Autoimmune Diseases by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:55pm Author: peterhutch Most autoimmune diseases occur in women, and most often during their childbearing years. Some of these diseases also affect African American, American Indian, and Latina women more than white women. These diseases tend to run in families, so your genes, along with the way your immune system responds to certain trig ... Read on »