12 Super Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease

12 autoimmune super symptoms

Close to 100 diseases can be classified as autoimmune-related. And while each has specific symptoms associated with it, there are some “super symptoms” that are common to a great number of autoimmune diseases. Super Symptoms List Inflammation:  This is at the root of autoimmune disease.  Your body attacks itself and then responds with

Did My Genes Cause My Autoimmune Conditions?

DNA molecule

As we are rapidly learning, autoimmune diseases appear to be a result of an unclear combination of genetics, environment and immune regulatory problems.  While we don’t completely understand the contribution of each in terms of proportions and impact, researchers have been somewhat successful in starting to put the pieces of the genetic puzzle together.  (This is also occurring regarding environmental impacts, though this is beyond

Do Environmental Triggers Have An Impact On Autoimmune Onset?

Little girl on the river

The impact of environmental triggers on autoimmune disease is, and has been for several years, an area of great interest among researchers and clinicians, clearly indicating that there is some sort of connection between the two, as evidenced in these studies about autoimmune thyroid disease and lupus. Presently there are still a lot more questions than answers in this arena, but it is still encouraging

A Podcast With PulpNature.com On Parenting, Self-Care and Community To Be A Happy Autoimmune Mom

PulpNature.com

  I had the honor of talking to Jessica Peavy, co-founder of PulpNature.com, about all things autoimmune, motherhood and community.  Jessica had great questions for me about taking time for yourself, working with your partner to come up with a plan for handling the kids during flare times, and the general approach to motherhood that you have to take as the reality of life as

“You Can Handle This. I Promise.” :: Why Adding Play, Risk Taking and Resilience Training Helps Your Autoimmune Life

MommaStrong

Only folks who have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease understand what I am about to say:  Getting the diagnosis of both Celiac and Hashimoto’s resulted in tears of relief and a moderately enthusiastic happy dance (with jazz hands). You’ve had it as well, maybe – the diagnosis that comes rolling out from a tinny voice on the other end of the phone.  Your immediate

What Are The Latest Available Treatments For Sjögren’s?

Mom with Sjögren’s

Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disorder characterized classically by dry eyes (xerophthalmia) and dry mouth (xerostomia), secondary to white blood cell attack on the moisture producing glands and mucous membranes.  Patients may also experience skin, nose and vaginal dryness as well, and sometimes suffer other symptoms in common with many autoimmune diseases, such as joint/muscle pain and chronic fatigue.  There is no cure for Sjögren’s,

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