Tag Archives: Autoimmune Disease
National Multiple Sclerosis Month is observed each year in March, with the aim of creating a better understanding about the neuro-degenerative disease called multiple sclerosis (MS) disease and encourage those suffering from it to make educated healthcare decisions.
This month,… Read More
Lyme arthritis—arthritis that has its roots in Lyme disease—is associated with an overactive immune response. An overactive immune response occurs when the immune system malfunctions and the white blood cells are unable to distinguish between the body’s cells and… Read More
Fibromyalgia is an incurable condition that causes chronic pain in bones and muscles. While it has no cure, doctors have linked it with the nervous system, as it is the nerves that send the pain sensation to the brain. A… Read More
The flu is an infectious disease caused by the influenza virus. It is more than just a simple cold but is often pegged as such. Those affected by the flu have more than just a runny nose and fever, as… Read More
Has joint pain become a regular part of your daily life? Unfortunately, it is often the harsh reality of aging. But although we may overlook joint pain as a normal part of getting old, it can also be an indicator… Read More
Recent research suggests that people who suffer from inflammatory joint disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease that could be better controlled if only preventative measures were adopted.
Although there is no definitive proof… Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease, meaning, the body’s own immune system attacks itself, mistaking parts of the body for a virus. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system attacks the synovium, the soft tissue lining the… Read More
In women with multiple sclerosis (MS), yoga and aquatic exercises help reduce fatigue, depression, and paresthesia. The researchers examined the effects of aquatic exercise and yoga on fatigue and depression among multiple sclerosis female patients. The 54 participants were randomly… Read More
Researchers have identified additional genes associated with the autoimmune skin condition vitiligo. Vitiligo causes white patches on the skin due to loss of pigmentation. The researchers identified 23 new genes tied to vitiligo, thus doubling the number of known genes… Read More
The FDA has recently approved a new biologic drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. Known as Erelzi, the drug is a biosimilar for Enbrel, which was previously approved by the FDA.
A biosimilar is a biological… Read More
Beginning multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment as soon as the early symptoms appear may extend the time until a definitive diagnosis or a relapse. The study found that those who received early treatment intervention were one-third less likely to be diagnosed… Read More
Rheumatoid arthritis treatment with steroid therapy (glucocorticoid) raises the risk of diabetes, which increases with higher dosages and longer duration. Glucocorticoid, or steroid, therapy is prescribed to nearly half of rheumatoid arthritis patients, but it is a known risk factor… Read More
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