Autoimmune diseases develop when the body’s natural defense mechanisms can’t differentiate normal, healthy cells from foreign invaders. As a result, the immune system attacks healthy tissue. The Global Autoimmune Institute names more than 90 known autoimmune diseases, which together affect up to 23.5 million people in the U.S. Some are rare, affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans, while others, such as psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, are more common.
With so many different diseases, the symptoms of autoimmune diseases span far and wide. With that being said, many do bear similarities. Some of the most common symptoms include joint pain and swelling, fatigue, skin problems, persistent fever, and swollen glands. In some cases, people may have more than one autoimmune disease.
Whether you think you could have an autoimmune disease, you’ve already been diagnosed with one and suspect you might have another, or you know someone with one, this comprehensive list of autoimmune diseases may be a useful starting point for your research. It includes known autoimmune diseases, along with autoimmune-related or suspected autoimmune disorders.
If you are seeking alternative options to help manage symptoms for an autoimmune condition, many have researched regenerative medicine, also known as stem cell therapy. In addition, there are comprehensive tests you can do at home to find the root causes to symptoms. Please contact a Care Coordinator for more information.
This post was written by a medical professional at Stemedix Inc. You can find more information on multiple airborne diseases here.