According to The Autoimmune Paleo Breakthrough by Anne Angelone, “ the AARDA (American Autoimmune Related Disease Association) calculates one out of every 12 women, and 1 of every 25 men, have an autoimmune condition in the US. More americans suffer from autoimmune disease than cancer and heart disease combined.”
“1 in at least 50 americans have an autoimmune disease,” according to AARDA.
You can learn more about autoimmune conditions here: https://www.aarda.org/diseaselist/
For anyone suffering Interstitial Cystitis or other Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions, here’s a list of resources I found helpful for starting my journey, researching how to survive this experience and heal myself naturally. I’m still on my journey towards healing but I’m optimistic that I can live fully and thrive in life again. If you’re suffering and you’re feeling utterly lonely, know there’s resources and tools to help. Know you aren’t alone. Know that you have yourself, you’re strong and you’re the best advocate for healing you’ll find. Trust yourself.