Autoimmune

Our immune systems are one of the most complex systems of the body, and scientists still have a lot to learn about how it works and what happens when it goes haywire. We do know, however that many painful disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and Celiac’s can occur when the immune system betrays us and ends up attacking healthy cells. 

We know that the immune system can be triggered by allergies, infections, drugs and even stress. MedShadow helps you sift through the research on how to minimize flare ups of autoimmune diseases and manage the side effects of medicines used to tone down your body’s defense mechanisms.

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A Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs

The goal of RA treatment is to relieve pain and reduce or stop inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints and organs. Here's a comprehensive guide to rheumatoid arthritis drugs.

What You Need to Know About Treating Eczema

Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a condition that causes red, inflamed, itchy rashes, and blistered, cracked patches of skin. People with eczema have very dry skin, which prevents...

Treating Crohn’s Disease: A Balancing Act

Crohn’s disease is a notoriously difficult autoimmune condition to treat. For that reason, the search is always on for fresh possibilities and new combinations of treatments. 

Turmeric as a Supplement: Not for Everyone

The natural plant turmeric has many curative powers but must be used carefully to avoid unintended, even dangerous, side effects. Even though it’s been called a “miracle root,” the...

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Crohn’s Treatment Chart

Read our full Crohn’s disease article, Treating Crohn’s Disease: A Balancing Act, for more information.

Treating Crohn’s Disease: A Balancing Act

Crohn’s disease is a notoriously difficult autoimmune condition to treat. For that reason, the search is always on for fresh possibilities and new combinations of treatments. 

Food as Medicine: Celiac Disease

Sufferers of celiac disease know all too well the common symptoms of severe nausea, diarrhea, gas, bloating and fatigue that accompany the illness. They also know that adopting —...

The Best “Diet” for Long-Term Success

Whether you want to lose, gain, or maintain weight, what you eat and drink provides the necessary fuel that your body needs—not only to survive, but to stay healthy,...