Overview Multiple Sclerosis or M.S., is a chronic autoimmune disease. MS is known to affect the nervous system, which results in problems with vision, balance and muscle control. Since the nervous system affects the whole body, we also see symptoms of fatigue, digestive changes and more. Epidemiology (Statistics) Top disabling condition of young adults (U.S.)…

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What Is Secretory IgA IgA stands for Immunoglobulin A. Our bodies contain 5 different types of immunoglobins; IgG, IgA, IgM, IgE, IgD. We have many different types of immune cells, and these are a few of them. They each have unique roles to play. IgA is the most abundant immunoglobulin in the human body. In…

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In 2011 the American Urological Association (AUA) provided guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of Interstitial Cystitis and Bladder Pain Syndrome. The guidelines provide great insight into pharmaceutical interventions but missed out on a lot of the contributing factors. Treating any chronic disease requires discussion regarding social, environmental, dietary factors which contribute to both prevention…

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To Summarize: Vitiligo is a depigmentation disorder, where white patches appear on the skin Vitiligo is a multifactorial condition – with multiple theories, all of which are likely to contribute to varying amounts The theories of vitiligo include autoimmune, neural driven, biochemical (inflammatory and oxidative) Treatment must be comprehensive and involve all of the above…

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There are a lot of similarities between Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Together, these two conditions are group in as Inflammatory Bowel Disease. To a degree, they look quite similar [1]: Crohn’s Disease Ulcerative Colitis Age Any Any Gender Male = Female Male = Female Population Distribution 75 / 100 000 150 /100 000 Ethnic Group…

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To Summarize: GERD may be known as acid reflux, but it’s not due to too much acid In fact, treatment for GERD should not involve acid blockers long term (its dangerous) There are numerous factors which can cause GERD, and hiatal hernias are one of them Hiatal Hernias can contribute to GERD directly and should…

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Quick Notes Goitrogens are substances which interfere with thyroid function They can work on the thyroid gland or the hormones themselves Certain otherwise healthy foods can act as goitrogens, so anyone with low functioning thyroid function may want to be weary Thyroid Function Proper thyroid gland function and hormone metabolism is key for optimal health.…

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