Everything About Autoimmune Disorders

What are autoimmune disorders?

The immune system serves as the body’s defense system against bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other foreign bodies. When it detects these foreign bodies, it sends out an army of antibodies that fights them, thus protecting the body from different illnesses and infections. In some cases, the immune system mistakenly detects your own body cells, tissues, or organs as foreign bodies and attacks them. Called autoimmune diseases, these attacks weaken bodily function and can be life-threatening.

Collectively, autoimmune diseases affect 14.7 to 23.5 million of the American population, where 80% of those are women. For reasons …read more


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