Cholesterol – the super-stealthy invisible illness

As far as invisible illnesses go, they don’t come much stealthier than high cholesterol. It’s easily ignored because it builds up gradually, often showing no symptoms whatsoever. A person with high or increasing cholesterol levels will most likely feel perfectly…

Multiple Sclerosis – Why a hug might be the last thing you need

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disease, and another prime example of an invisible illness. Physically, an MS patient may look well for most of the time, and might be able to go about normal daily activities like work and family…

The curse of tinsel-blindness : chronic illness at Christmas

Christmas is a time to cast aside the everyday and embrace the magic of it all. But what if your everyday routines are essential to controlling your health? Rarely does the whole of the UK move with such unified purposefulness…

Eczema; Are You Itching for a Cure?

Covance is currently appealing for patients with mild, moderate and severe eczema to take part in studying a new, non-steroidal cream. There’s more information about eczema trials here, https://uk.testwiththebest.com/eczema-sufferers-clinical-trial.php , but if you’d like to know more about how this…

Living with Sjogren’s – When your grin shows, but your illness hides…

An autoimmune disorder is any illness in which the body turns on itself – white blood cells which are designed to protect your body’s intricate systems malfunction and attack. Types of autoimmune disorder are many and varied, but the majority…

Invisible Illness: It’s not easy to combat what you can’t see!

There is a surprising common factor which is shared by a vast range of physical and mental health conditions. Fibromyalgia, anxiety, endometriosis, lupus, endometriosis, pelvic pain and depression may vary in causes and symptoms, but all of them have a…