Neuroimmune Diseases

The term neuroimmune disease refers to a group of illnesses that are the result of acquired dysregulation of both the immune system and the nervous system, often resulting in lifelong disease and disability.

Symptoms may include:

  • abdominal pain
  • disordered sleep
  • muscle fatigability & weakness 
  • mild to severe cognitive impairment
  • nausea
  • orthostatic intolerance (OI)
  • painful nerves, joints and or muscles
  • post exertional neuroimmune exhaustion
  • postural orthostatic tachycardia (POTS)
  • reactivated viruses and opportunistic infections
  • severe headaches/migraines 
  • sore throat
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • unusual fatigue

Complex Immune & Neuro Diseases

  • Addison’s
  • Autism
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Celiac
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - CFS
  • Chronic Lyme Disease - CLD
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain
  • Crohn's
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia - FM
  • Gulf War Illness - GWI
  • IBD
  • Lou Gehrig’s - ALS
  • Lupus
  • Mold/Biotoxin Illness
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity - MCS
  • Multiple Sclerosis - MS
  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis – ME
  • Orthostatic Intolerance - OI
  • Parkinson’s
  • Post-Sepsis
  • postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome - POTS
  • RSD
  • Ulcerative Colitis

This is a only a sample list of complex immune and neuroimmune diseases. There are many other diseases that may fall under this criterion.  

These diseases most often follow an infectious or flu-like illness, that does not fully resolve after standard treatment or over a typical course of time.

Challenges to the immune system, such as new or reactivated infections, major life stresses or exposure to toxins, can trigger a severe relapse or worsening of existing symptoms.

Neuroimmune diseases such as myalgic encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are acquired disorders, that impact the body and the brain. They are on the rise and can last a lifetime.

Similarly to myalgic encephalomyelitis, other neuroimmune conditions have devastating effects on the body and mind. These diseases impact tens of millions of people around the world. Yet, those who suffer have no mainstream medical establishment approved treatments for underlying causes of the diseases or methods to prevent others from becoming ill.

Neuroimmune diseases such as those listed below, deserve significantly higher research priority. More research is needed to identify and develop biomarkers of these diseases, so that more effective treatments can become available for those who suffer.

Disease Prevalence 

World Wide CIND Prevalence 

World Population:  ~7,780,000,000

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder:  48,625,000 (7,780,000,000/160)
  • Fibromyalgia:  466,800,000 (6% of 7,780,000,000)
  • Gulf War Illness:  285,900 Coalition Troops (30% of 935,000)
  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: 17,000,000

Total World CIND Prevalence = 532,710,900*

*Does not include: Chronic & Late Stage Lyme disease, only have 500,000 per year USA diagnosis estimates