In my autoimmune research over the years, I’ve come across Dr. Noel Rose’s name many times. Dr. Rose is a MD and PhD, and the Director of the Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center. When I reached out to him to ask for an interview, he responded immediately, and we had what I hope will be the first of many conversations about autoimmune research in
General Autoimmune covers symptoms common to all autoimmune conditions, tips for finding and talking to a doctor or other health provider, and general information about the intersections and issues related to autoimmune diseases.
Advice for Autoimmune Moms + Research Update from the Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center
Over the past two decades, researchers have been focusing heavily on the relationship between our intestinal contents and various diseases, trying to determine if there is a causal association. Many had suspected for years prior to this that the two were somehow related, but without the evidence needed to support such suspicions. Now the increased interest in this investigative area is starting to produce real
ITP, have you ever heard of it? I bet you haven’t. ITP stands for Idiopathic or Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura. ITP is an autoimmune blood disorder characterized by an abnormal decrease in the number of platelets in the blood. Platelets are cells in the blood that help stop bleeding. A decrease in platelets can result in easy bruising, bleeding gums, and internal bleeding. In my case I have
Avoid Autoimmune Diagnosis Delay – Tips For Early Doctor Visits, But Most Importantly: Trust Your Instincts
One of the most frustrating aspects of autoimmune disease, for patients and physicians alike, is often the confusion and uncertainty surrounding the diagnostic process. Because autoimmune diseases are very commonly first misdiagnosed one or more times before being definitively labeled “autoimmune”, this process – which in many cases is dependent on a lot of generalized, non-specific signs and symptoms – can lead to substantial delays
In the last few decades, hormone replacement therapy for women of menopausal age has alternately been hailed as a savior and condemned as a potential threat, sometimes simultaneously. Their considerable ability to influence and mitigate both normal and disease processes has been tempered by their apparent deleterious effects on other aspects of women’s health. Below we consider a very specific type of hormone treatment that