Autoimmune haemolytic anemia

Autoimmune haemolytic anemia occurs when the immune system incorrectly produces antibodies targeted towards red blood cells. These antibodies recognise and ‘lock-on’ to the red blood cells causing the body’s defense mechanism to be activated. This then destroys the red blood cells by lysing or ‘bursting’ them. The result for the patient is that they become anemic, their body will try and keep up by producing more red blood cells, but inevitably the number of working red cells drops and anemia results

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5 common mistakes people make when choosing a doctor

Avoid the common mistakes that people make when choosing a doctor. Empower yourself and make informed health decisions. XpertDox is a great tool to help you when it comes to finding the right doctor for your disease

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REM SLEEP BEHAVIOR DISORDER

REM sleep behavior disorder or RBD is a condition experienced during the REM phase of sleep in which a person acts out his dreams. Normally, during the REM phase of sleep, our brain is active similar to when we are awake but our muscles are paralyzed to prevent us from acting out our dreams. 

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Acute Intermittent Porphyria

Acute intermittent porphyria is an inherited metabolic disorder in which lack of an enzyme called porphobilinogen deaminase results in a build-up of porphyrins in the body. It is a rare disease affecting 1-5 per million of the American population predominantly women between 18-40 years of age. 

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Lewy Body Dementia

Dementia is a progressive decline in cognitive function that results in memory deficits and impaired social functioning. Lewy body dementia is the second most common neurodegenerative dementia in elderly people after Alzheimer's disease and affects about 1.4 million people in the US. Lewy body dementia includes two related clinical conditions, Dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease dementia.

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Some facts about Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a medical condition where patients have widespread pain and heightened pain response to pressure called as “tender points”.  Fibromyalgia affects 5 million Americans. Of the people affected, women are 4 times more likely to be affected than men.

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Some facts about Pancreatic Cancer

Cancer of the pancreas is the 12th most common cancer in the U.S. but 4th leading cause of cancer related deaths in the US.Unfortunately, 80% of pancreatic cancer patients have terminal disease at the time of diagnosis with an average life expectancy of 4-6 months and has the lowest survival rate of all cancers. Pancreatic cancer mostly affects people between 55 and 84 years of age.

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Some facts about Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune condition where the body’s immune system damages the receptors that conduct the signals from nerves to muscles. Consequently, the muscle’s response to repeated nerve signals declines, leading to weakness and fatigue. The muscle weakness often first appears in the muscles of the face, neck and jaw. The arm and leg muscles are affected at a later stage. Myasthenia gravis affects about 100 per million people. Women under age of 40 and men over 60 are most commonly affected.

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Interesting facts about Hashimotos Disease

  • Hashimotos Disease is an autoimmune condition where body’s own immune system
    starts attacking its thyroid gland, mistaking it as a foreign object. This condition affects 4 in 1000 women per year and is 10-15 times more common in females than males


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