November 30, 2012

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Pre-Term Delivery

Hashimoto’s disease (chronic autoimmune thyroiditis) is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in iodine-sufficient areas of the world.  Autoantibodies directed against thyroid cells and tissue result […]
November 27, 2012

Fertility and Autoimmune Disease

Is there a connection between fertility difficulties and autoimmune conditions? One of the many frustrations about having an (or multiple) autoimmune disease is the frequency with […]
November 21, 2012
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Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis: What Does It Mean?

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune neurological disease affecting the central nervous system (CNS – brain, spinal cord, optic nerves).  The central pathology (cause of problem) involves […]
November 13, 2012
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Onset of Autoimmune Disease in Children

With some notable exceptions, such as celiac disease, pediatric autoimmune disease is fairly uncommon, but when it occurs, it an present the physician with diagnostic and […]
November 8, 2012

Addison’s Disease: Overview of Antibodies & Genetic Links

Addison’s disease, also known as primary adrenal insufficiency, is an endocrine condition involving destruction of parts of the adrenal gland (which sits atop the kidney), resulting […]
November 5, 2012
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The Evolution of a Solution: Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Two years, three doctors and eight medications ago, I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis.  I had lived a healthy life for all of […]