2nd October 2019

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What are the most common autoimmune diseases?

Examples of autoimmune diseases include:
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus).
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome.
  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.
  • Psoriasis.

Thereof, how do you find out if you have an autoimmune disease?

Blood tests to diagnose an autoimmune disorder may include: Auto-antibody tests. For some autoimmune disorders, there are blood tests that can look for auto-antibodies in the blood. Auto-antibodies are antibodies made by your immune system that cause it to attack your own cells, tissues, and organs.

Can autoimmune disease go away?

For many autoimmune diseases, symptoms come and go, or can be mild sometimes and severe at others. When symptoms go away for a while, it's called remission. Flares are the sudden and severe onset of symptoms. The immune system attacks hair follicles (the structures from which hair grows).

Which autoimmune disorder attacks the digestive system?

Ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis (which causes ulcers in the lining of the rectum and colon) and Crohn's disease (which causes inflammation of the digestive system) are two forms of inflammatory bowel disease that affect the colon.
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