In the memory of Dr. Rose

Dr. Noel Rose died on 30 July, at home in Brookline, Massachusetts, at age of 92. Anyone who is in some way involved with autoimmunity knows Dr. Rose, the father of autoimmunity. He came with the idea that the body can launch an immune response against its own tissues and organs with which established an […]

Coronavirus COVID-19 autoimmune disease

Many patients with autoimmunity disease contacted us with questions about Coronavirus COVID-19 and worrying if they are at higher risk. As far as I am concerned there are no studies looking directly at the relationship between Coronavisrus COVID-19 and autoimmune diseases. Below I am presenting my personal thoughts on this subject based on some available […]

Do you take medication for an autoimmune condition?

In the management of autoimmune diseases, doctors aim to induce patient’s improvement, whether by remission or low disease activity. Although the definitive cure and the restoration of immune tolerance are ideal, most of the existing treatments currently do not achieve these goals, and they bring a range of side effects. Therefore, it is important to […]

Role of diet by autoimmune diseases

Over the last decades, the incidence of autoimmune diseases has been increasing dramatically in Western countries. Among these diseases, we can mention Multiple sclerosis (MS), type 1 diabetes (IDDM), inflammatory bowel diseases (mainly Crohn’s disease) (IBD), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), primary biliary cirrhosis, myasthenia gravis (MS), autoimmune thyroiditis (AT), hepatitis and rheumatic diseases (RA), bullous […]

Bacteria can trigger Hashimoto thyroiditis

The important relation between bacteria and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis Although the complete elucidation about the causes of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis or Autoimmune thyroiditis remains uncertain, studies have suggested that this pathology can be triggered by multiple factors resulting from a person’s genetic predisposition, combined with environmental factors. Among the environmental factors, we can highlight infections caused by […]

The immune system plays an important role in decision making preferences

  Among the variables that impact the risks and costs associated with waiting for later rewards is the internal, physical condition of the body. When healthy, we are less in need of immediate resources to manage a metabolically costly response to infection, injury, or disease. We are more likely to survive into the future to […]

Removing tonsils and an increased risk of autoimmune disease

123                               Tonsils play an important role in our immune system. Tonsils are a pair of lymphoid tissues located at the rear of the throat and function as the first defence against bacteria and virus. The underlying component of B cells […]

Highly sensitive person, sensory processing sensitivity are associated with type 1 diabetes

Highly Sensitive Person is a scientific term. The scientific term is ‘sensory-processing sensitivity’. Sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) is a recently proposed construct that refers to a genetically influenced tendency to more strongly and deeply process a variety of information including the arts, caffeine, other peoples’ moods, hunger, and pain. Highly Sensitive Persons are born that […]

Chronic pain and autoimmunity

                              Typically,  Hashimoto thyroiditis also called autoimmune thyroiditis is viewed as a single organ autoimmune disease. However, we should not forget that it is part of an autoimmune family diseases. Hashimoto thyroiditis is frequently found in association with other autoimmune conditions […]

What does coffee mean for a person with Hashimoto’s?

  What does coffee mean for a person with a chronic condition as Hashimoto’s? We love coffee, need it for its taste and stimulating qualities. It brings us energy and helps us keep going when we are tired. Though, coffee can be bad for Hashimoto’s because it: Influences the absorption of thyroid medication Food can […]