Physical and psychological distress play a role in the development of autoimmune disease as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Many studies confirm the effect of different stressors on the function of the immune system. In addition, many retrospective studies have shown that up to 80% of patients reported uncommon emotional stress before disease onset. The immune system plays a role in sensing threats. But[…]
The human body contains a community of microbial cells and genetic material, called microbiome. There is a growing knowledge that the microbiome plays a vital role in the development and function of important physiological processes as digestion, growth, immune-defense, and brain development. Microbiome is very sensitive to diet, stress, infection, pharmacological intervention.
The etiology of autoimmune disease is still a debate and unclear. A population-based study including approximately 1.1 million people was conducted using linked Danish registries to investigate the association between depression and the risk of autoimmune disease. The findings show that depression to be associated with a significantly increased risk of autoimmune disease, compared to those without a history of depression. Results suggest a general increased risk of autoimmune diseases following the onset of depression during[…]