About Autoimmune Disease

How do Cold Temperatures Affect Autoimmune Disease?

During the fall and winter months, cold temperatures can exacerbate many disease symptoms. Sensitivity to temperature fluctuations is a problem common to many autoimmune conditions, with the cold activating flare-ups of diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, arthritis, and psoriasis.

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Body Regions Commonly Affected by Autoimmunity

Autoimmune diseases can affect almost any part of your body and can be classified into systemic or organ-specific diseases based on their location. “The key thing is that you can actually test for an autoimmune reaction by looking at serologies in the blood,” said Gabriella Safdieh, an integrative medicine physician.

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Autoimmunity and the Eyes: A Spotlight on Uveitis

Healthy eyes are essential to our well-being. Many with autoimmune conditions are challenged with secondary conditions or co-morbidities that accompany a primary condition. These conditions often contribute to significant health problems. Among the more rare and serious conditions is uveitis, with approximately 30,000 annual new cases.

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