Autoimmune Disease

Multiple sclerosis movement and balance problems cause identified, can help cure other autoimmune disease

Multiple sclerosis (MS) movement and balance problems cause identified and it can help cure other autoimmune diseases. The researchers found what they call a faulty “brake” in the immune cells. This “brake” should be controlling inflammation – but it doesn’t. The new findings could also be useful in development of new targeted therapies for other here to read more

Rheumatoid arthritis-related cardiovascular risk lowered with immunotherapy: New study

Rheumatoid arthritis-related cardiovascular risk can be lowered with immunotherapy. Lead researcher Prof. Aida Babaeva of the Volgograd State Medical University in Russia said, “Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and interferon (IFN), which normally protect the body, attack healthy cells. Patients have painful and inflamed joints. here to read more

Vagus nerve stimulation eases arthritis: Study

According to a small study of 17 adults suffering with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new technique may improve the stubborn symptoms. The new technique is actually not so new, as it has been used for a long time now to treat and control seizures in patients with epilepsy. The technique called vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) here to read more

Lyme disease 2016 update: Canadian city spike, celebrity diagnosed with Lyme disease, summer risk of tick-borne threat

Lyme disease 2016 update: The capital of Canada – Ottawa – has seen Lyme disease cases triple, a former Real Housewives of New Jersey star has come out about her diagnosis, and global warming may increase the risk of Lyme disease. Cases of Lyme disease in Ottawa, Canada, have tripled since last year. Researchers suggest here to read more

Can gluten-free diet cure vitiligo?

Can a gluten-free diet cure vitiligo? Well, we know that a gluten-free diet is recommended for those who suffer from celiac disease as they have intolerance to gluten. Both celiac disease and vitiligo are autoimmune diseases, and in vitiligo, the skin pigment is lost causing lighter patches. In cases where the two conditions occur together, here to read more

Fibromyalgia associated with coronary heart disease and stroke risk: Study

Fibromyalgia is associated with the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, according to research. The researchers arrived at this conclusion by comparing fibromyalgia patients to individuals without the condition. In fibromyalgia – a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain – patients may also experience heart palpitations, chest pains, and heartburn. Unfortunately, these symptoms here to read more

Multiple sclerosis-related brain inflammation may be causing depression: Study

Multiple sclerosis-related brain inflammation may be causing depression, according to research. Higher rates of depression have been seen among multiple sclerosis patients – compared to the general population. Abnormal immune response, one of the characteristic symptoms of multiple sclerosis, has been linked to depression, too. Researchers believe this could be a shared pathological mechanism, which here to read more

Rheumatoid arthritis symptom severity reduced with vagus nerve stimulation: Study

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptom severity can be reduced with vagus nerve stimulation, according to research. Lead author professor Paul-Peter Tak said, “This is the first study to evaluate whether stimulating the inflammatory reflex directly with an implanted electronic device can treat RA in humans. We have previously shown that targeting the inflammatory reflex may reduce inflammation here to read more

Multiple sclerosis, other autoimmune diseases may be prevented with new plant-derived drug: Study

An international team of researchers has recently come up a new plant-derived drug that can stop the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS), which is the most common autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. “This is a really exciting discovery because it may offer a whole new quality of life for people with this here to read more

Celiac disease increases thyroid disease risk in type 1 diabetes patients

Celiac disease increases the risk of thyroid disease in type 1 diabetics. The findings come from a population-based cohort study analyzing data from Swedish National Patient Register between 1964 and 2009. Researchers identified patients diagnosed with type 1 diabetes prior to the age of 31 and checked them for celiac disease with small intestine biopsy. here to read more

Fibromyalgia may cause pregnancy complications and infertility

Fibromyalgia may cause pregnancy complications and infertility, studies found. A condition characterized by widespread pain, fibromyalgia can make daily tasks difficult to perform. Fibromyalgia is highly associated with stress, which can be worsened when pregnancy is thrown into the mix – not to mention changing hormone levels typical for this period in a woman’s life here to read more

Is rheumatoid arthritis considered a disability?

Is rheumatoid arthritis considered a disability? Well, if you ask someone with this condition, they would probably reply with “yes.” Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder and not a result of just normal wear and tear like in osteoarthritis. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis experience swelling, pain, stiffness, redness, and warmth in the affected areas, contributing here to read more

In fibromyalgia patients, going gluten-free may be a potential dietary intervention: Study

In fibromyalgia patients, going gluten-free may be a potential dietary intervention. Fibromyalgia currently does not have a cure, but treatments are available to ease symptoms for improving the quality of life. The researchers conducted a review of studies based on fibromyalgia and nutrition. Current treatment guidelines consist of a multidisciplinary approach of pharmacological and nonpharmacological here to read more