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What can not be seen, may harm us: Invisible illnesses

Have you ever heard of invisible illnesses? Have you had certain physical discomforts and not understand why, even when you believe to be healthy?

Millions of people with chronic illnesses must carry the emotional burden from family, friends, co-workers, and even health professionals who don't believe these patients can be sick, because they may not “look sick”, according to their experience.

Nonetheless, an invisible illness has no obvious external symptoms. People with invisible illnesses and disabilities may have symptoms including pain, fatigue, dizziness, weakness, or mental health disorders. Numerous of these conditions severely affect those who endure such diseases yet are unable to show visible signs to a health professional.

Invisible illnesses affect mainly women and, in many cases, cannot be diagnosed by doctors or detected by the general public. This lack of knowledge, inevitably, contributes to isolation and hopelessness for those who suffer from such conditions.

A few examples of invisible illnesses are:

  • Food allergies and intolerances

  • Arthritis, especially Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Cancer

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Depression and other mental illnesses

  • Diabetes

  • Digestive disorders, such as celiac disease, colitis, and Crohn’s disease.

  • Heart disease

  • Lupus

  • Lyme’s disease

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Sterility

  • Sjogren’s syndrome

It is important to study and research these types of conditions, which will allow us to understand the illnesses that are occasionally ignored by specialized professionals, highlighting the wellbeing and health of the people who suffer these problems.

At Alpha Research, we want to help you care and control your health problems. With your support participating in our clinical trials dedicated to these illnesses, we can seek treatments or therapeutic alternatives to improve the wellbeing of people in these situations.

Go to and apply to our available studies. If you have been diagnosed with any of the illnesses mentioned on our page, it is important for you to know that your fight is not invisible and we will be helping you during this complex process.

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