Autoimmune Dieases

Understanding Type 1 Diabetes

Probably the most common among all autoimmune conditions, this disease affects the pancreas and as a result it no longer produces insulin or manages to produce very little insulin. There is at present no cure for this condition though it can be treated for a normal healthy life. The condition is often seen to take root in the teenage years with symptoms that can range from fatigue, blurred vision to

Understanding Polymyalgia Rheumatica

An autoimmune condition that results in the stiffness of muscles, usually in the shoulder region. The symptoms of this condition often get worse in the morning though they come about quickly. The common age group for this condition is those above 65 but under 50 the chances are low. While there is no cure for this condition, it is possible to reduce the pain and symptoms through the intake of

Understanding Multiple Sclerosis

A dangerous autoimmune condition that can be fatal eventually. This autoimmune disease affects the nerves, eating away their protective coating. The condition cannot be cured though treatment in some cases helps live a long reasonably healthy life. Nerve damage caused due to MS wreaks havoc between the brain and body communication thus it can cause a myriad range of symptoms. The duration, severity and form of symptoms can drastically vary

Get To Know Sjogren’s Syndrome

This autoimmune disease affects only the eyes and mouth. Another common condition globally, this disease starts when the immune system attacks healthy cells responsible for producing tears and saliva. The condition often accompanies other autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The only known treatments include the use of eye drops and in rare cases eye surgery. Adults above the age of 30 are most likely to develop this

Get To Understand Celiac Disease

This is an autoimmune condition that happens in reaction to eating barley, rye or wheat. It is actually a response to the presence of gluten. While this disease has no cure, the good part is it can be avoided entirely by eliminating any food item with gluten in it. This disease starts mild and often goes undetected until its symptoms become more prominent. Years of eating gluten inflames the small

Get To Understand Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammations. This is a disease has no known cure though treatments are known to alleviate most of the symptoms allowing an individual to live a normal life. The condition mostly affects the skin, blood cells, kidneys, joints, heart, lungs and brain. Symptoms can range anywhere from rash, fever, joint pain to fatigue. At times the conditions will flare up and then suddenly improve

Get To Understand Rheumatoid Arthritis

This chronic condition affects mostly the joints on your hands and feet. It is a chronic inflammatory disorder and occurs rather commonly across the globe. Unfortunately, this condition has no cure but treatments tend to help. The condition can last for a few days to few years and in rare cases for life. This condition occurs because of the immune system attacking its own cells and tissues, mostly in the