“I have recently been diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease which is an ongoing medical condition that affects my energy level and causes fatigue and joint pain.” ~ Venus Williams
In the United States, we are currently experiencing an autoimmune disease epidemic. Here are a couple of statistics to consider:
(1) Autoimmune disorders have increased by 300 percent over the last 50 years.
(2) Autoimmune disorders affect between 50 and 75 million Americans.
(3) It is the third leading cause of chronic illness (besides heart disease and cancer).
Sometimes, it’s necessary to construct a health article that, on the surface, may seem depressing!
Please understand that we simply wish to inform all of our readers on the risks of certain diseases; and, more importantly, provide some valuable insight on the prevention and (when possible) treatment of health disorders.
Here’s a wonderful phrase applicable to autoimmune diseases that this writer found on Pinterest:
I fight for my health
Every day in ways
Most People Don’t Understand.
I Am Not Lazy.
I Am A WARRIOR.