Auto Immune Disease
September 1, 2011 by staff
“I am very disappointed to have to withdraw from U.S. Open this year,” said former world number one said in a statement. “I enjoyed playing my first game here and wish I could go on, but now I can not. I am thankful I have finally diagnosed and now I’m focused on improving and re-appear in court soon.”
Two-time champion at Flushing Meadows was created competition Sabine Lisicki of Germany reached the semifinals at Wimbledon this year.
Williams, 31, is recognized as one of the best players of her generation. The winner of seven Grand Slam singles titles has an enviable record in doubles and also in the Olympics. But she’s concerned about serious injuries during the past year. She retired from the Australia Open, citing a hip problem, and stayed off the court until June. Even after her highly anticipated return, played only a handful of games. After her defeat at Wimbledon, took out of recent tournaments in Toronto and Cincinnati, citing a viral infection as the reason.
In this U.S. Open, Williams had an easy victory in her first game against Vesna Dolonts Monday that silenced her critics. But two days after winning that game and the announcement of “No one else in the way of a party-in-a-time I now in this tournament,” went back on her promise.
Now she is fighting Sj? Experts seriously question Gren syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes joint pain and extreme fatigue, her chances of returning to the court. Carlos Fleming, the agent of the life of Williams, however, believes she will recover soon and come to court with a bang.
Sj? Gren syndrome is a chronic disease that reduces the production of moisture in certain glands. Reports say that more than 1 million Americans who have; over 90 percent of them are women.
The most common symptoms seen SJ syndrome? Gren are dry eyes and dry mouth, extreme fatigue, severe pain in muscles and joints.
Although the exact cause is unknown, some theories suggest that a virus or bacterium attacks the immune system, causing the white blood cells to destroy the exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva. Factors are genetic or inherited syndrome can also cause in some people.
There is no cure, but maintaining eye drops on hand and carry a water bottle to help relieve symptoms.
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