Auto-immune Diseases

An autoimmune disease is one in which the body’s own immune system attacks itself. Approximately 5-7% of the population is affected by the eighty known or suspected autoimmune diseases recognized by the medical community. Your immune system is what normally protects you from disease.  It’s an efficient defender against illness, but in autoimmune diseases this powerful and efficient machine begins to attack a body’s own organs and it can have devastating effects.  The symptoms and effects of these diseases are varied and some can be fatal. Share it Hide Sites

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Graves’ Disease

When a body’s immune system turns on itself and begins attacking, it’s called an autoimmune disease.  Your immune system is normally the guard that stands at the gate and protects you from infections and diseases. Sometimes the immune system gets confused for some reason and begins to attack a person’s body.  These illnesses tend to affect females more than males and in fact, nearly 75% of autoimmune diseases affect more women than men and generally during their child bearing years. There are a great many autoimmune diseases  Some of the…

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