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Information about autoimmune disease can be obtained from your doctor. Womenshealth and Childrenshospital websites offer a lot of useful information on this topic.

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Where can one find a list of autoimmune disorders?

Autoimmune diseases are ranked number one cause of heart disease, cancer and all diseases. One can find the list of autoimmune diseases in online website "Cidpusa" and "Aarda".


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Is lupus an autoimmune disease?

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Who mostly gets autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune diseases can affect any one of any age. Statistics say that the majority of those affected are woman of childbearing age, between the ages of 20-40. Children can get autoimmune diseases as well as the elderly. Certain diseases like Polymylgia Rheumatica are seen mainly after menopause in women. There is no real clear cut answer to this question as there are exceptions to every rule. It is aso common to get more than one autoimmune disease. Barbara Yodice, Founder of the Autoimmune Information Network and Multiple Autoimmune Disease Patient aininc.org


Is Systemic Lupus related to Crohn's disease?

Both systemic lupus and Crohn's disease are autoimmune. Autoimmune diseases frequently occur together. There are some one hundred autoimmune diseases. Learn more at www.aarda.org.


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On the webpage "netdoctor", one can find information about diseases and conditions, symptoms of the diseases, as well as treatments and medications, etc.


Why autoimmune diseases occur more in women?

Although most things in autoimmune diseases are very poorly understood now and there is very little known about how they work, hormones in general have a connection to autoimmune diseases. Pregnancy also has quite a bit to do with autoimmune diseases usually by increasing your risk of getting an autoimmune disease if you've had one in the past year. On the other hand some women have the opposite effect by protecting a woman with an autoimmune disease. So essentially it is unsure what the reason is pregnancy and hormones play a part. (sources: Living well with Autoimmune Disease)


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There isn't one for rare or orphan diseases per se. When it comes to autoimmune diseases, there are various ribbons for a variety of autoimmune illness/disorders. There is not an "umbrella" ribbon but individual ribbon for, for ex., autoimmune hepatitis, crohns disease, MS, etc. There are "catch all"-ribbons available, however none of these are specifically for orphan disease or the umbrella diagnosis of autoimmune disorder.


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 medications. In addition, a healthy diet that is high in fiber and low in fat, low in hormones and pesticides, and stress reduction techniques help in keeping these conditions under control.


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