Study shows psychological health important to controlling Wegener's granulomatosis
In patients with a devastating form of vasculitis who are in
remission, stress can be associated with a greater likelihood of the
disease flaring, according to a new study by investigators at Hospital
for Special Surgery (HSS). Find the rest of this public release here.
What I have to say: Amongst the WG community, the patients know that stress is a real problem for them. Patients with higher stress around school, work, or home life, are more likely to flare (a flare is when the disease becomes active again). Those with less stress have less flares. Before this study the knowledge was considered anecdotal, although true.