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Estimates place the number of people with autoimmune diseases at 1 in 12. In the United States it is 23.5 million according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. www.aarda.org
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What is autoimmune disease?

An autoimmune disease occurs when the body's immune system starts fighting cells that belong in the body instead of fighting off organisms and substances alien to the body.

Can autoimmune disease kill you?

If neglected very rarely you may get killed. Actually death can occur from many autoimmune diseases. A person needs a personal physician to monitor and provide treatment as r

What causes autoimmune diseases?

An Autoimmune Disease is when your immune system fires an attack against your own body.

Is herpes an autoimmune disease?

..................................... No.

How do you get autoimmune diseases?

Since the area surrounding Autoimmune diseases are so uncertain and not very well understood, it is hard to say for certain what triggers autoimmune diseases as a whole or eve

How are autoimmune and rheumatic diseases diagnosed?

Autoimmune and rheumatic diseases can be difficult to diagnose. People with the same disease can have very different symptoms. A helpful strategy in the diagnosis of these dis

How do you overcome autoimmune disease?

There is no cure for autoimmune disease. 23.5 million Americans have one or more autoimmune diseases. Medically, autoimmune diseases are treated with immunosuppressive medicat

What are the most common autoimmune diseases?

Thyroid disease is the most common autoimmune disease encountered. Second on the list is Sjogern's syndrome and the list continues from there. The National Institutes of Heal

What are autoimmune diseases?

An autoimmune disease is caused by the immune system attacking you instead of threats and diseases coming from outside you. In autoimmune diseases, the body makes a mistake an