You can’t clearly see them, but invisible illnesses span a broad spectrum of diseases including autoimmune, psychiatric and psychological illnesses and other chronic conditions.
Lupus. Fibromyalgia. Inflammatory bowel disease. Rheumatoid arthritis. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Myositis. Lyme disease. Depression. Bipolar disorder. Post-traumatic stress disorder. HIV. Pulmonary fibrosis. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Congestive heart failure. Chronic pain.
What do these have in common? They can all be invisible illnesses. This is not a complete list – or even a list of the most common. But all of these invisible illnesses share these five honest truths:Keep Reading