October is... A very busy month when it comes to an "awareness month". I want to focus on the days that relate to autoimmune disorders.
We all know that when we live with an autoimmune disorder that one of the symptoms is exhaustion or fatigue. Over the years I have been able to combat it by having a set routine. My days and weekends are pretty much all the same. If something new gets thrown into the pot, then I become very tired.
Autoimmunity is thought to be one of the most frequent causes of chronic urticaria. In about half of patients with chronic idiopathic hives, the explanation is that body's immune system is, in a sense, overactive. The urticaria is "autoimmune". The immune system is attacking the normal tissues of the body and causing hives as a result.