Health&Fitness Talk

Supporting Healthy Life Styles

by Kimberly Allen, RN Spondyloarthropathis are a group of chronic diseases that primarily affect the spine, but can affect other areas of the body as well.  There are numerous diseases in this group the most common being ankylosing spondylitis.  Others include psoriatic and reactive arthritis as well as links... Read more
Learning about Lupus

Lupus is a disease known as an autoimmune disorder. In Lupus, as with other autoimmune disorders, the immune system malfunctions by becoming hyperactive. Because of the hyperactivity, the immune system is unable to distinguish the difference between invading pathogens and healthy tissue and begins attacking healthy tissue. The result is pain, inflammation and tissue damage…

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What are autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune disorders occur when there is a malfunction in our body’s immune system. At the center of our immune system are cells whose specific job is to recognize the “good guys” or healthy tissue/cells, and the “bad guys” the invaders. When one of these cells malfunctions it is unable to tell the difference between healthy tissue and invaders…

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