In this Motivation - Dr. Fletcher wraps up our autoimmune disease series with a discussion on testing.
Testing is important because there are over 100 types of autoimmune diseases that affect 50 million Americans today. Learn more in today’s motivational video + don’t forget to download our podcast for an in-depth discussion on autoimmune disease.
Did you know that 50 million Americans have an autoimmune disease?
Did you also know, our diets can often help reduce the effects of our autoimmune disease.
Having one autoimmune disease greatly increases your risk of getting a second one? Learn more in this week’s Monday Motivation with Dr. Amy Fletcher.
Autoimmune disease is the most common medical condition managed in our healthcare system, ahead of heart disease and cancer.
In fact, 1 in 5 Americans suffers from some form of autoimmune condition yet it hardly gets the recognition it deserves. There are over 100 known autoimmune conditions and a significant number of them have increased over the past ten years. For example, Crohn’s Disease, an inflammatory condition of the bowel, has increased as much as 300%.
An NIH study done in April of 2020 showed that an increasing number of people have a positive ANA, signaling autoimmunity. In the study, they took blood samples of 14,211 individuals who were 12 and older and found that in 1988-1991 the incidence of positive ANA was 11%. This number rose...