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What is Autoimmune Diseases?

An autoimmune disease is a condition that mistakenly attacks your immune system.

In the immune system, germs like bacteria and viruses are usually prevented. It sends an army of fighter cells to attack these foreign invaders.

The immune system usually can distinguish between your foreign cells and your own cells.

In autoimmune diseases, your body, such as your joints, or skin, errs as foreign in the immune system. It releases proteins that are known to attack healthy cells as autoantibodies.

Certain autoimmune conditions only target one organ. The pancreas is damaged by type 1 diabetes. Other conditions, such as systemic lupus erythematosus ( SLE), affect the body as a whole.

Symptoms Of Autoimmune Diseases

i) Exhaustion
ii) Achy protoplasms
iii) Inflammation and redness
iv) Low-grade illness
v) Difficulty assembling
vi) Anesthesia and tingling in the hands and feet
vii) Hair damage
viii) Skin redness

How To Check Autoimmune Disease

There can be no single test for most autoimmune diseases. A combination of tests and a symptom review and physical examination will also be used by your doctor to diagnose you.

One of the first testing that doctors use if symptoms suggest autoimmune disease is usually the antinuclear antibody test (ANA). A positive test means that you may have one, but it will not confirm exactly what disease you have, or if you surely have one.

Specific self-antibodies in certain autoimmune diseases are also looked for in other tests. Your doctor may also do unspecific tests to check that these diseases cause inflammation in your body.

Treatment For Autoimmune Diseases

Therapies can not cure autoimmune diseases, but can control overactive immune responses and reduce inflammation or minimize pain or inflammation. These conditions include drugs used for treatment:

Non steroidal medicines such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxene (Naprosyn)

Drugs that suppress the immune system

Treatments are also offered to alleviate symptoms such as pain, swelling, tiredness and skin rash.

It can also help you to feel better by eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise.