Autoimmune Diseases

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    Your body's immune system protects you from disease and infection. But if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. Autoimmune diseases can affect many parts of the body. These diseases tend to run in families. Women - particularly African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American women - have a higher risk for some autoimmune diseases.

    There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, and some have similar symptoms. This makes it hard for your health care provider to know if you really have one of these diseases, and if so, which one. Getting diagnosed can be frustrating and stressful. In many people, the first symptoms are being tired, muscle aches and low fever.

    The diseases may also have flare-ups, when they get worse, and remissions, when they all but disappear. The diseases do not usually go away, but symptoms can be treated.



    I am just reading an article on The Big Myth: Crohn’s is an Autoimmune Disease I don't its that really The Big Myth any one have experience for reading about Crohn's on blog.
     
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    Does anybody really know what time it is...
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    Body clock 'alters' immune system
    16 February 2012 - Will the time affect medicine?
     
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    Immune system response breakthrough...
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    Scientists Discover Off-Switch to Regulate Immune System
    February 28, 2012 : Scientists have discovered a cellular "off-switch" that could allow doctors to control the body’s immune response in a host of diseases, and could boost the efficiency of vaccines against diseases like HIV and malaria.
     
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    Keepin' the immune system healthy...
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    Species-Specific Microbes May Be Key to Healthy Immune System
    June 25`12 : Mice have a jungle of bacteria, viruses and fungi in their stomachs--and so do we. These microorganisms help both mice and us break down dinner. As we are finding, these bugs also help to regulate the immune system. But we are just starting to learn how these tiny organisms influence us and how changing their composition changes us.
     
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    Yeah ! Heard of this kind of disease, It arises from inappropriate immune response of the body. They attack on their own body too. As per doctors reports, they can cure symptoms of disease but cannot cure the disease itself.
     
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    Genetic research into autoimmune diseases...

    Scientists Pinpoint Genetic Origins of More Than 20 Autoimmune Diseases
    October 29, 2014 ~ Scientists have discovered genetic links that could put them closer to finding better treatments for a range of diseases, including multiple sclerosis, juvenile diabetes, lupus and arthritis.
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    Global Infection Outbreaks Rise over Past 30 Years
    October 29, 2014 ~ Global disease outbreaks are on the rise, according to a new study, but fewer people are becoming infected. The communicable illnesses range from the exotic, including the current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, to more common strains of influenza, hepatitis and tuberculosis.
     

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