A disease flare up means a period in which symptoms reappear or worsen. Remission means your disease symptoms are reduced (partial remission) or disappear (complete remission).
Your disease may go into remission spontaneously or be induced by treatment. And if you are in jeopardy of suffering future symptoms, your disease is not considered cured. But in remission.
Many forms of cancer can be induced into remission by treatment. Yet, it has the potential to flare up at some point because all your cancer cells weren’t annihilated.
Ofttimes, health care professionals refer to your future with cancer in terms of remission and survival rate, rather than cure.
Some diseases to which flare ups or remissions may be part of your future include:
- Lyme disease
- juvenile arthritis
- aplastic anemia
- ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- psoriatic arthritis
- multiple sclerosis
- interstitial cystitis
- myasthenia gravis
- rheumatoid arthritis
- seborrheic dermatitis
- autoimmune hepatitis
- various forms of cancer
- Wegener’s granulomatosis
To achieve remission it may require medication or just some healthy lifestyle changes.
And flare ups can be induced by lifestyle behaviors as well. So, do your research to discover any known triggers of the disease by which your health suffers.
With some diseases, consuming a healthy diet, routine movement and avoiding certain environments may help send your health out of a flare up and into remission. For your autoimmune and inflammatory bowel disorder might be inactivated with this care.