Adult (18+)Graves' disease is a disorder of the immune system that causes the thyroid gland to become overactive. It is an autoimmune disorder, which means the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own cells instead of protecting them from outside invaders. In Graves' disease, the body's immune system makes abnormal chemicals called immunoglobulins that stimulate the thyroid gland to make too much thyroid hormone. This overactive thyroid state is called hyperthyroidism.Doctors don't know what causes Graves' disease, but the fact that it tends to run in families indicates that the disease may have a genetic (inherited) component. It is possible that the abnormal production of immunoglobulins is triggered by some unknown factor in the environment, and the immune system fails to stop this overproduction because of an inherited defect. Graves' disease affects women more than men. It most frequently strikes between the ages of 20 and 40 but can occur at any age. SymptomsGraves' … [Read more...] about Graves’ Disease
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(Natural News) Judy A. Mikovits, Ph.D., is a research scientist, as well as the co-author of the recently released ground-breaking book, Plague. Mikovits has spent a lifetime studying autoimmune and neuroimmune diseases, cancer, and other conditions caused by chronic inflammation. Specifically, she’s been studying retroviruses and how they contribute to the onset of these life-altering conditions. And in a recent article, Mikovits sheds some light one of the most concerning aspects of retroviruses: their unsuspecting place in vaccines.As Mikovits explains, one of the primary sources of debilitating retroviruses is (you guessed it) vaccines. In fact, she posits that virtually all vaccines are contaminated with some sort of retrovirus, stemming from an animal family — most likely because of all those lovely animal by-products used to create vaccines. For example, at least six percent of Americans have picked up mouse-related retroviruses, most likely because … [Read more...] about Vaccines are covertly injecting everyone with disease-causing viruses, warns scientist author of “Plague”
Autoimmune diseases are some of the most complex and hard-to-treat immune system-related diseases. They occur when the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body. The immune system is a network of tissues, organs, and cells. Its role is to defend the body from invaders, protecting against infections and disease. An autoimmune disease results from a mistake made by the immune system. The body's immune system accidentally recognizes healthy cells as foreign invaders and begins to attack them. Research shows that autoimmune diseases tend to have underlying genetic, racial, and gender components. Autoimmune disorders are difficult to diagnose and often share symptoms. In this article we outline some of the more common autoimmune diseases and how they are treated. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), around 24 million Americans have at least one autoimmune disease. The NIH only include 24 diseases in this statistic, so this number may be a … [Read more...] about Autoimmune diseases: All you need to know
A two-year study of nearly 190,000 girls and women, finds that Gardasil, the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine made by Merck & Co, does not trigger autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis. The results are published in the Journal of Internal Medicine.cancers, and 2 other types that cause 90% of cases of genital warts.sexually transmitted infection in the US, where it infects about 6.2 million people every year. It can also lead to cervical cancer in women.anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto's disease, Graves' disease, multiple sclerosis, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, other demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, vaccine-associated demyelination, Guillain-Barré syndrome, neuromyelitis optica, optic neuritis and uveitis." Overall, there were 1,014 new-onset cases of an autoimmune disorder, of which 719 were … [Read more...] about HPV Vaccine Not Linked To Autoimmune Disorders, Study
According to a report published Online First by The Lancet, individuals admitted to hospital for an autoimmune disorder have a significantly higher risk of experiencing a pulmonary embolism during the next 12 months. Therefore prophylaxis may be permitted in these individuals. The article was written by Dr Bengt Zöller, Center for Primary Health Care Research, Lund University and Clinical Research Centre, Malmo University Hospital, Sweden, and colleagues. heart attack). Inflammation is associated with venous thromboembolism, with inflammation powering venous thrombosis (deep vein thrombosis). Rheumatoid arthritis Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease Other autoimmune disorders include Crohn's disease, psoriasis, and chronic rheumatic heart disease. The researchers report that the overall risk of pulmonary embolism during the first year following hospital admission for an autoimmune disorder was six times higher than individuals without an autoimmune … [Read more...] about Patients With Autoimmune Disorders Have Higher Risk Of Pulmonary Embolism
Individuals with Graves' disease have an overactive thyroid gland; this causes an overproduction of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism). It is relatively easy to treat, but if left untreated, Graves' disease can have serious consequences. Graves' disease is an autoimmune condition, meaning that the body's immune system mistakes healthy cells for foreign invaders and attacks them. A number of conditions can cause hyperthyroidism, but Graves' disease is the most common, affecting around 1 in 200 people. It most often affects women under the age of 40, but it is also found in men. Graves' disease was originally known as "exophthalmic goiter" but is now named after Sir Robert Graves, an Irish doctor who first described the condition in 1835. The disease affects the thyroid gland, which is a butterfly-shaped organ at the base of the neck, just below the Adam's apple. It is an important part of the endocrine (hormone) system, and regulates metabolism by releasing hormones into the … [Read more...] about Graves’ disease: Symptoms, causes, and treatments
Autoimmune conditions affect over 50 million Americans, a large percentage of whom are women. In fact, I myself had an autoimmune diseases called Graves. Autoimmune diseases are considered a top 10 leading cause of death in women under the age of 65. They come in many different varieties, including rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, thyroid disease, lupus, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and more, and can cause many different types of symptoms all over the body that range from mild to severe in nature. But what are they, what causes them, and how can they be treated? What causes autoimmune diseases? There are many underlying factors that can cause people to develop an autoimmune condition. There certainly is an underlying genetic component. However, whether these genes get expressed or turned on is actually caused by a host of other factors, such as toxins from heavy metals like mercury or my co-toxins from molds, infections like Candida, Epstein-Barr and the herpes simplex … [Read more...] about 12 Symptoms Of Autoimmune Disease! How To Reverse It Naturally?
Autoimmune conditions affect over 50 million Americans, a large percentage of whom are women. In fact, I myself had an autoimmune diseases called Graves. Autoimmune diseases are considered a top 10 leading cause of death in women under the age of 65. They come in many different varieties, including rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, thyroid disease, lupus, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and more, and can cause many different types of symptoms all over the body that range from mild to severe in nature. But what are they, what causes them, and how can they be treated? What causes autoimmune diseases? There are many underlying factors that can cause people to develop an autoimmune condition. There certainly is an underlying genetic component. However, whether these genes get expressed or turned on is actually caused by a host of other factors, such as toxins from heavy metals like mercury or mycotoxins from molds, infections like Candida, Epstein-Barr and the herpes simplex … [Read more...] about 20 Warning Signs of an Autoimmune Disease And How to Reverse It Naturally
FRIENDLY FIRE OR SILENT KILLER? What do you think of when you hear the work” inflammation”? If you are like most people you will recall a time when you sprained an ankle or strained a muscle. You may have experienced swelling and pain and were told by your doctor or therapist to take an anti-inflammatory medication, use ice and elevation. This is a relatively common, and self-limiting reaction that eventually leads to healing. Inflammation is the body’s natural, normal defensive response to a tissue injury. A typical inflammatory response has recognizable hallmark characteristics of redness, heat, swelling and pain. While the mechanisms are a bit complex, It is important to understand the basic processes involved, or the cascade of events that occur when the body is in this state we term “inflammation”. I will simplify the explanation with just some essential facts. The inflammatory response is the body’s elaborate … [Read more...] about Inflammation and Disease: Friendly Fire or Silent Killer? Taking back control.
Having an autoimmune disease is like having a monster inside your body taking over control. There are several kinds that a person can develop each with varied side effects and severity. Some common ones people develop are rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Grave’s disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Recognizing the early signs of developing one of the 80 types of autoimmune diseases out there is important when it comes to treating it and getting it under control as quickly as possible so you have a chance at living a life with less crippling symptoms in the future. Ten Signs of an Autoimmune Disease Weight Loss: Losing weight suddenly is an early indicator that you may in fact have developed an autoimmune disease. This is especially true if you usually keep a constant weight or have not changed your diet. The common autoimmune diseases that can cause rapid weight loss are inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and grave’s disease. Body Aches and … [Read more...] about 10 Signs that You may have an Autoimmune Disease