The link between trauma and autoimmune disease

                            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[…]

Balancing Microbiome

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.        

Depression associated with a significantly increased risk of autoimmune disease

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[…]

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