When you have an autoimmune disorder, your immune system does not distinguish between healthy tissue and antigens. As a result, the body sets off a reaction that destroys normal tissues. The exact cause of autoimmune disorders is unknown. One theory is that some microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses) or drugs may trigger changes that confuse the immune system. This may happen more often in people who have genes that make them more prone to autoimmune disorders. An autoimmune disorder may result in the destruction of body tissue, abnormal growth of an organ, changes in organ function.
- Track 1-1 Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Track 2-2 Autoimmune Disease in Women
- Track 3-3 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Track 4-4 Hashimotos Disease
- Track 5-5 Addisons Disease