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Sharecare Ghana (Sharecare4u) is an association of people in Ghana with autoimmune and neurological diseases, their families, care-givers and friends.
The association was founded in 2006 and launched in 2008. It is registered with the Registrar General’s Department and the Department of Social Welfare as a non-profit organization.

A society that factors in every person’s condition of health and/or disability, and guarantees their human rights.

To create awareness of, advocate for and support people with autoimmune and neurological diseases, and promote research into these diseases.

What are autoimmune diseases?
Autoimmune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words, the body attacks its own cells.

There are about 80 human diseases classified as either definite or probable autoimmune conditions and almost all of them appear without warning or apparent cause. About 75 percent of autoimmune diseases occur in women, most frequently during the childbearing years.

Autoimmune diseases often don’t show a clear pattern of symptoms and are therefore difficult to diagnose. The symptoms may include some or all of the following: numbness, vomiting, loss of body co-ordination, muscular spasms, vision impairment or loss, fatigue, tingling sensation, weight changes, depression, constipation, diarrhea and others. Various body organs can be affected like the spinal cord, the brain, the optic nerves, the kidneys, the skin etc. and persons with these disorders may suffer partial or total disability.

There is as yet no cure for autoimmune diseases, but the symptoms are largely manageable with drugs. >> NEXT <<BACK

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