Autoimmune Disease Prevalence Study in Canada

By: 600011 On: Apr 10, 2024, 4:41 PM


Some autoimmune diseases are reported to be on the rise in Canada. Autoimmune diseases are conditions caused by the body's immune system reacting against its own body. At least 80 types of autoimmune diseases have been identified. Almost all parts of the body can be affected by the disease. Common symptoms can be varied and transient. Symptoms range from mild to severe. Some diseases include type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, Crohn's disease, and psoriasis scleroderma. It is estimated that more than 90,000 people in Canada are affected by MS. Studies show that by 2031, the number of Canadians affected by MS will rise to 130,000.

Other autoimmune diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), are also reported to be on the rise. By 2035, people with IBD will account for 1.1 percent of the nation's population, according to the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.

An estimated 300,000 Canadians have type 1 diabetes. About one percent of people in the country are affected by rheumatoid arthritis. According to Lupus Canada, more than 1,000 people have been diagnosed with lupus. Other autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and scleroderma are also reported to be spreading rapidly among people.

Autoimmune diseases are hard to fight. Lifestyle diseases such as diabetes can have lifelong effects. Controlling these is the only solution. These diseases will also cause financial crisis. You will have to pay a lot of money for medicines and treatment. Not only this, experts say that these disea