Autoimmune Disease: When the Body Starts Fighting Itself


Autoimmune disease is a medical condition that is caused when immune system defects lead the body damage its own organs, tissues and cells. More than 80 autoimmune diseases are known1, chronic and disabling in nature, requiring lifelong care. They often endure crippling and exhausting symptoms, loss of function of the damaged organ or tissue, lessened productivity, high medical expenses, and heavy burden on the society. Usually the ball sets rolling in early years of life, or before birth, but the symptoms may present during different years.

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The ADHD roller coaster


Attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) both limit a person's ability to concentrate and stay focused on daily, mundane tasks like schoolwork, interactions with friends and family, brushing teeth and doing the laundry. Person is easily distracted by inconsequential noise, sight, activity, or any event that others do not feel worth noticing, and quickly switches from one activity to another, like a machine on move.

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Obsession with healthy eating can be pathological


Do you belong to the army of food faddists who confirm ingredients, calories and macro and micro nutrient contents of menu items in advance of stepping in a restaurant? You are not alone! Until recently, being terribly selective in making the food choices was a healthy trend to follow. Those who unfailingly kept accurate track of every calorie they consumed, and obsessively scanning latest published reports of food science resonated with the educated and the elite. The statute of salad executed the easy-going food lovers. Preoccupation with eating healthy food and selected nutrients gradually spread across cultures and continents.

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Rituximab therapy for autoimmune blood disorders


Autoimmune hematological diseases are conditions where the body’s immune system produces antibodies that attack and damage specific proteins and blood cells in the bloodstream.

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Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that occurs as a result of an autoimmune process caused by the immune system. Antibodies are produced which attack the normal tissue covering the joints, called the synovium, and this results in persistent inflammation which results in swelling and leads to damage of the involved joints. The most commonly involved joints are those of the wrists, hands and fingers. Not only are joints involved, but so are other areas of the body such as the eyes, heart, lungs, blood vessels and the skin.

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Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a blood disorder where the body’s immune system produces proteins called antibodies that attack the surfaces of red blood cells causing them to rupture open.

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative neurological condition, whose incidence seems to be rising. A 2015 study from Norway found that the incidence had increased 10-fold over a 40-year time period, and currently affects around 200 in every 100,000 people [1]. Multiple sclerosis affects the myelin sheath surrounding nerve fibres. Myelin acts as in insulator, with neural signals ‘jumping’ insulated areas, thus allowing the signal to pass more rapidly along nerve fibres. When myelin is destroyed by Multiple sclerosis, signals pass much more slowly.

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Viral infections and Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia


Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a blood disorder that is characterized by the production of antibodies by the immune system of the body which attack and destroy red blood cells in the bloodstream.1

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Autoimmune hemolytic anemia is a blood disorder where red blood cells in the bloodstream are damaged by antibodies (proteins) produced by the immune system of the body.

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Best doctors and hospitals for managing pancreatic cancer


Pancreatic cancer occurs when malignant cells start to develop in the tissue of the pancreas. The pancreas is an organ in the body which is responsible for the production of insulin, used to control glucose levels in the blood stream, and digestive enzymes which are released into the small intestine. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth highest cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States.

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