Is This Disease Really That Uncommon?!?
Posted 17 August 2007 - 11:57 PM
Best Wishes to All
Posted 18 August 2007 - 05:33 AM
Conditions such as diabetes are much more common and are better recognised by the doctors when they see it , largely because the symptoms are much more specific and diagnosis easily confirmed by blood/urine test. Even so there is as yet no cure for diabetes, despite lots of research into it. Treatment though is better than it used to be, which is I think is definitely the case with SSc, as can be seen by much better survival rates than previously. Hoepfully in the near future there will be a cure. It seems to me that the search for a cure for any of autoimmune or indeed other diseases is of benefit to all - e.g stem cell research.
Posted 18 August 2007 - 07:56 AM
Even though the doctors are the experts, I have always felt that a patient can do as much towards helping figure out the issues and work on the cures/treatments as well.
We are our only advocates, and it is our bodies!
Posted 18 August 2007 - 08:39 AM
Take care )
Posted 18 August 2007 - 10:28 AM
I wish each and everyone of you the best of luck in life and medicine!!
Posted 18 August 2007 - 09:04 PM
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