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Virginia Glass, Donor Recruiter for Plasma Services Group, is in need of patients with autoimmune diseases, including Graves' disease, to participate in a new study in which they would donate a sample of blood. The goal of this research is to help isolate and identify new disease-associated autoantibodies and to isolate proteins that might be used as diagnostic disease markers.
In a Dec 10, 2015 Medscape article, Oral Allergy Syndrome: When an Apple a Day is Not Advised, Gary Stadtmauer, MD, describes the association between various pollen and food allergies.
In an article, "The epidemic of low thyroid disease, in the 25th Anniversary Edition of AntiAgingMatters, (Dec 2015) Doctor Rick Wilkinson explains how every cell in the body depends on adequate thyroid hormone to carry out its intended functions. For instance, muscle cells without adequate thyroid hormone might feel tired or weak and painful. Many of the common symptoms of hypothyroidism occur in so many other conditions that they're overlooked and typically include elevated lipid levels, depression, weight gain, high levels of homocyseine, high blood pressure, ad anxiety. In contrast, Wilkinson discusses the debate surrounding Mona Lisa's presumed hyperthyroidism based on her brilliant stare based on comments made by the cardiologist Dr. Levine who found hyperthyroid patients to be bright and quick.
German researchers have developed a new therapy that reduces myelin destruction in patients with MS. It's encouraging to see how this simple application works. Treatment addressing the causes of autoimmune disease is the true goal and this study shows that researchers are now moving in the right direction. Read about the study at http://www.healthline.com/health-news/ms-breakthrough-treatment-resets-immune-system-stops-myelin-attacks-060513
Mercury may trigger autoimmune disease in women
Dry eye syndrome can occur in Graves' disease patients as a separate condition from Graves' ophthalmopathy.
While researching my upcoming book on cannabidiol (CBD), a phytochemical found in the cannabis plant, I came across this: At the turn of the century (1890-1900) cannabis had attained a prominent position in Europe and the United States as a treatment for...
LDN is known to reduce symptoms of pain.
Furanocoumarin compounds in grapefruit deactive major liver enzyme that metabolizes drugs, making 85 drugs dangerously high.
To help Graves' disease readers of this website understand the process of applying for Social Security Disability Benefits, Ram Meyyappam, a writer for the Social Security Help Blog, has written the following article. Hearty thanks to Ram.
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