Another member was asking about triggers for autoimmune disorders and it reminded me of something I had heard a few years back about those with Rhesus Neg blood types being more prone to autoimmune diseases and purely out of curiosity, would like to know how many of you are rhesus neg like me (O neg) or rhesus positive?
I never really gave much credit to it to be honest but just found this research paper from 2015 which found that "Rhesus negative subjects reported to have more frequent allergic, digestive, heart, hematological, immunity, mental health, and neurological problems" and that they have "increased the risk of developing of certain heart diseases, respiratory diseases and some immunity and autoimmunity related diseases, for example rheumatoid arthritis. The general pattern suggests that RhD negative subjects could have problems with autoimmunity, could be more resistant to infections of viral origin and could be less resistant to infections of bacterial origin"
Which is actually quite interesting. I'll skip the mental health issues on the basis that I'm sure all of us have been wrongly diagnosed with depression and prescribed ADs whether we are or not lol!!