What signs can indicate that you have an autoimmune disease?

What signs can indicate that you have an autoimmune disease?

The autoimmune disease occurs when the body’s natural defense system cannot tell the difference between its own cells and foreign cells. Which causes the body to mistakenly attack normal cells. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases that affect a wide range of parts of the body.

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There are some signs that can indicate that our body is being affected by an autoimmune disease

They are especially incident in the female population, and can appear at any time in life. Of course, there is a strong genetic component. So if a relative has already suffered from an autoimmune disorder, we are more likely to suffer from it.

There are some signs that can indicate that our body is being affected by an autoimmune disease. Although it should be the doctor who guides us about the possibility of suffering from these diseases.

The most common autoimmune diseases in women are:

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis, a form of arthritis that attacks the joints
  2. Psoriasis, a condition characterized by thick, scaly patches of skin
  3. Psoriatic arthritis, a type of arthritis that affects some people with psoriasis
  4. Lupus, a disease that damages areas of the body including joints, skin, and organs.
  5. Thyroid diseases, including Graves’ disease, in which the body makes too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism), and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, in which it doesn’t make enough (hypothyroidism) of the hormone
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Symptoms of autoimmune disease can be severe in some people and mild in others. There are different degrees of autoimmune disease. The symptoms a person has are likely related to multiple factors including genetics, environment, and personal health.

Common symptoms of autoimmune diseases

Despite the various types of autoimmune diseases, many of them share similar symptoms. Common symptoms of autoimmune disease include:

  1. Fatigue
  2. Joint pain and swelling
  3. skin problems
  4. Abdominal pain or digestive problems
  5. relapsing fever
  6. Inflamed glands

Why does the immune system attack the body?

Doctors don’t know exactly what causes the immune system to behave this way. However, some people are more likely to develop an autoimmune disease than others.

According to a 2014 study, women are twice as likely to get autoimmune diseases compared to men: 6.4 percent of women compared to 2.7 percent of men. The disease begins during a woman’s childbearing age (between 15 and 44 years).

Some autoimmune diseases are more common in certain ethnic groups. For example, lupus affects more African-American and Hispanic people than Caucasians.

Certain autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and lupus, run in families. Not all family members will necessarily have the same disease, but they will inherit a predisposition to an autoimmune disease.

They suspect that environmental factors such as infections and chemical exposure could also be involved.

Because the incidence of autoimmune diseases is increasing, the researchers suspect that environmental factors such as infections and exposure to chemicals or solvents may also be involved.

The “Western diet” is suspected to be another risk factor for developing an autoimmune disease. Eating high-fat, high-sugar, and highly processed foods is thought to be linked to inflammation, which may trigger an immune response. However, this has not been verified.

A 2015 study focused on another theory called the hygiene hypothesis. Due to vaccines and antiseptics, children today are not exposed to as many germs as in the past. Lack of exposure could make the immune system prone to overreacting to harmless substances.

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