What Are Autoimmune Diseases, And What Is It Like To Live With Them?
May 3, 2018 17:58
The immune system is designed to protect the body from bacteria, viruses, and other harmful agents. But in some people, the immune system goes haywire and attacks the body's own tissues and organs. Having such a fault in the immune system means having an autoimmune disease.
Autoimmune diseases are very common. According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, approximately 50 million Americans are living with autoimmune diseases. About 3 in 4 of those affected by autoimmune diseases are women.