Autoimmune Diseases

Your immune system is supposed to respond to injury, infection, and other irritation by inflaming and thus protecting the affected area. It does this with the release of antibodies, which combat the problem. The immune systems of people with autoimmune diseases, on the other hand, trigger this response without being prompted by outside stimuli. These antibodies are called auto antibodies, and they attack normal, healthy tissue.

There are many different autoimmune diseases. They are classified according to the single body part they affect or whether they are systemic. Systemic disorders affect the body as a whole, and the attack occurs to many of the body’s organs. When a single organ or tissue is involved, the disease is referred to as localized. Ti is possible for a person to be affected by more than one autoimmune disease. At the same time, some share similar symptoms.

Most autoimmune disease are usually either genetic or caused by a bacteria or virus. Treatment can vary depending on the type of autoimmune disease, but often consists of immunosuppressive drugs, anti-inflammatory medication, or an effort to alleviate symptoms and relieve pain. If you believe you may have an autoimmune disorder, you should see your physician.

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