Top Five Autoimmune Online Communities: Treato Ranks Top Forums to Help Patients Navigate Complex Diseases

Thursday, April 21, 2016 — Today Treato, the single largest source of online consumer insights on healthcare, announced its first annual list of top online communities for autoimmune diseases.  This list debuts alongside the company’s new online health community ranking section on its website, which is a patient resource for which conditions are being discussed the most frequently within each community.  Online healthcare communities have become a trusted go-to source of information for patients affected by a disease.  To date Treato has identified and indexed more than 3,000 of these online healthcare communities.

According to the National Library of Medicine, there are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, which occur when the body’s immune system starts attacking its healthy cells.  Out of all autoimmune online communities, HealthUnlocked.com took the number one spot based on total volume of all autoimmune related conversations happening over the past year.  Within each top autoimmune online community, Treato has identified the most frequently discussed autoimmune diseases by patients within each community.  Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most popularly discussed autoimmune disease as it is among a top discussed condition in every online community.

Treato Top Online Autoimmune Communities:

HealthUnlocked

Most Frequently Discussed Diseases:

1) Lupus

2) RA

3) Hashimoto’s

4) Celiac

5) Graves

Healing Well

Most Frequently Discussed Diseases:

1) Ulcerative Colitis

2) Crohn’s

3) IBD

4) Lupus

5) RA

Patient.info

Most Frequently Discussed Diseases:

1) RA

2) Crohn’s

3) Ulcerative Colitis

4) Lupus

5) Celiac

Daily Strength

Most Frequently Discussed Diseases:

1) RA

2) Lupus

3) Fibromyalgia

4) Hashimoto’s

5) Sjögren’s

MyFitnessPal

Most Frequently Discussed Diseases:

1) Celiac

2) Hashimoto's

3) Crohn's

4) Type 1 Diabetes 

5) RA

“Autoimmune diseases can be especially frustrating for patients as they are hard to diagnosis and are often misdiagnosed,” says Ido Hadari, CEO of Treato. “We hope this ranking helps guide patients to find the online community that’s best for them.”

Find out more about Treato’s autoimmune community ranking

Methodology:

TreatoVoice is a unique data asset that continuously collects and analyzes more than two and a half billion patient and caregiver conversations happening across the Internet in real-time to understand what patients are saying about their experiences with their conditions and treatments. For this analysis Treato collected and analyzed more than 370,000 online discussions about autoimmune diseases across 3,000 communities over the past year.