Auto Immunological diseases
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What are autoimmune diseases? First let’s clarify what we are talking about here. There are about a dozen terms that fall under the same category.
So let’s list some of them here, so that you know when I use these terms, I am referring to basically the same thing. The synonyms for this term I will use on this page include:
- auto immune diseases
- auto immune disease
- auto immune disorders
- auto immune disorder
- autoimmune disorder
- autoimmune disorders
- autoimmune disease
So what is an auto immune disorder? It is a disease or disorder that is caused by an inappropriate immune response to one’s own tissue. This response is considered to be a dysfunctional immune response to healthy processes.
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Well, that sounds complicated. What that means is that your which should normally attack foreign invaders, or the bad guys, is out of whack. As a result, your immune system is overactive, attacking the good guys, or attacking itself. Click on the above link for a quick refresher on the immune system.
With an autoimmune disorder, your body mistakes healthy tissue for a foreign invader and attacks it, leading to the destruction of healthy tissue.
What are common or typical auto immune disorders?
Some common autoimmune diseases are listed below:
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Lou Gehrig’s Disease or ALS
- Grave’s Disease
An example of an autoimmune response that is not classified as an autoimmune disease are allergies. In this case, a harmless substance like dust or pollen is mistaken for a potentially dangerous one, and as a result, the immune system can react with an aggressive response.
The human immune system is highly complex. Our white blood cells or lymphocytes are primarily responsible for fighting infection. Within this class of white blood cells are several types of T-Cells.
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