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Autoimmune Disorders


What are Autoimmune Disorders?

Autoimmune Disorders occur when your body’s immune system decides that your healthy cells are foreign and destroys them by mistake. These disorders can result in abnormal organ growth and changes in organ function. Overall, there are around 80 types of Autoimmune Disorders. 

What causes Autoimmune Disorders?

The exact cause of the occurrence of Autoimmune Disorders is yet not known. However, it is believed that Autoimmune Disorders are triggered by:

  • Bacteria or virus
  • Drugs
  • Chemical irritants
  • Environmental irritants 
What are some of the most common Autoimmune Disorders?

The most common Autoimmune Disorders are:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Celiac spruce disease
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Vitiligo
  • Scleroderma
  • Psoriasis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Hashimoto’s disease
  • Addison’s disease
  • Grave’s disease
  • Type 1 diabetes 
What are the symptoms of Autoimmune Disorders?

There are so many different types of Autoimmune Disorders that their symptoms vary from each other. However, the most common signs and symptoms of Autoimmune Disorders are:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • General illness
  • Joint pain
  • Rash 
How can Autoimmune Disorders be treated?

The goal of treatment for Autoimmune Disorders is to reduce the symptoms and control the disease from progressing further. It may include:

  • Hormone replacement therapy, if needed
  • Blood transfusions if blood is infected
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines if joint are affected
  • Pain relievers
  • Physical therapy
  • Immunosuppressive medication