Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases. Some estimates say that 75% of those affected–30 million people–are women.
Autoimmune Sisters provides resources, community and support for women just like you. We’re so glad you’re here.
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE SPOTLIGHT
Psoriasis affects 125 million people around the world! It is caused by an overactive immune system which speeds up the life cycle of the cells and create scales or red patches. "Researchers believe that for a person to develop psoriasis, that person must have a combination of the genes that cause psoriasis and be exposed to specific external factors known as triggers"(Psoriasis.org).
Your patches will look different depending on what type of psoriasis you have. There are several difference types of psoriasis. The five most popular types of psoriasis are plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic. It is important to note that psoriasis is not contagious. A flare can last for a few weeks to month.
FEATURED AUTOIMMUNE SISTER STORIES
Read the stories of women battling autoimmune diseases. They are brave, honest and intimately revealing of their diagnosis, their successes, their hardships and their lives. Sharing their stories allows them to put words to their journey while providing inspiration to others with an autoimmune disease.