Autoimmune Diseases


  • Addison’s Disease
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Chronic Lyme Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Discoid Lupus
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Grave’s Disease
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Juvenile Diabetes (Type 1 Diabetes)
  • Lichen Planus
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Syndrome
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis

  • See separate article for Inflammatory & Rheumatic Diseases.

    The immune system is intended to protect the body from disease and infection. However, if one has an autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s healthy cells.  These conditions can affect many parts of the body. No one is sure what causes them, but they tend to run in families.

    To date, there are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases. Some present with similar symptoms, which makes them especially difficult for healthcare professionals to diagnose. Often, the first symptoms are fatigue, muscle aches and a low fever. This is generally accompanied by inflammation, which can cause redness, pain and swelling.

    Patients with these conditions often suffer from “flare-ups”, where symptoms worsen, with symptoms easing or disappearing during times of remission. Specific treatment usually depends on the individual autoimmune disease, but in most cases, an important general goal is to reduce inflammation.

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