Thursday, March 4, 2021

Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

Celiac Disease is JUST ONE of the (close to) 100 autoimmune diseases out there - here are just a few others:

Addison’s Disease, Amyloidosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Behcet’s Disease, Crohn’s Disease, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Graves Disease, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Juvenile Diabetes, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Scleroderma, Sjogren’s Syndrome , Ulcerative Colitis, Vasculitis and so on...

Unfortunately, autoimmune diseases like COMPANY. It's not uncommon to have MORE THAN ONE autoimmune disease.
And, when it comes to celiac disease, I want to share this from Celiac Disease Foundation: 
(Note: When I started this journey with Jack, 12 years ago, the number was 1 in 133 people worldwide)

It is estimated to affect  ** 1 in 100 people worldwide. ** 

Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications."

2.5 MILLION Americans are walking around with UNDIAGNOSED celiac disease.


Let's spread the word on autoimmune diseases.

For more information on getting tested for celiac disease, please visit: Symptoms and Testing

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