The first thing most people do when confronted with illness is RESEARCH.
As soon as I was diagnosed, I went on a hunt to find out anything and everything I could related with autoimmune illnesses, and not just my own.
In the past 2-3 years, I have known 5 people (including myself) to be diagnosed with an autoimmune illness of some description. That’s a pretty big number for one person alone, maybe there is a common denominator here? (I joke).
Below are some key facts about autoimmune illnesses that I found on the AutoImmuneMess Blog that I think are extremely relevant (and scary) and definitely need shouting about.
1. Autoimmune disease has grown to be a bigger problem than cancer and heart disease. Collectively, autoimmune diseases are the most prevalent disease in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health or NIH, 23.5 million Americans have an autoimmune disease. In comparison, cancer affects up to 9 million and heart disease up […]