Silently, creeping its way around. Trying to make contact with its target. It’s slowly getting harder and harder to determine the objective of the mission. Aimlessly firing away with no sight of the target.
This is the actions that occur in your body when combating an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases, although there are many different varieties of this disease that can affect different organs, they are all similar that they are an immune response elicited by systematic inflammation that leads to your body attacking itself. Basically, autoimmune diseases make it difficult for your body to distinguish between possible threats to the body and critical tissues and organs inside your body. Our bodies work hard to defend against dangerous things that enter the body such as allergens, toxins, and infections. However, autoimmune diseases cause your body to fail to differentiate between intruders and part of your own body. This can cause quite the trouble for your body, and lead to severe health risks.
Things to Know About Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune conditions impact over 50 million Americans, with a large majority of sufferers being women. It is actually considered a top 10 leading cause of death in women under the age of 65 and is the third leading chronic illness in the United States right behind heart disease and cancer.
I know what you may be thinking, “Wow, these diseases are scarier than I thought!”. Well, the truth is, yes, these are scary diseases that we need to become more informed about and understand better. Some of the most common autoimmune diseases people suffer from include, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Graves Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type 1 Diabetes, Lupus, Psoriasis, Multiple Sclerosis, Sjogren’s and more. Learning the signs that can alert you to possible symptoms of these diseases can help to get a quicker diagnosis.
Top Signs to Alert You of an Autoimmune Disease
Autoimmune diseases often go undiagnosed for years and take an average of 5 to 6 doctors and 5 years to receive a diagnosis. In many cases, people are mistakenly diagnosed with other conditions. Other times doctors tell patients that their symptoms, which are vague with autoimmune diseases, are just a result of stress or something in their heads. This is one of the most stressful steps when dealing with autoimmune diseases, especially because it can take so much time to finally get answers. Try to look out for tell tale signs of an autoimmune disease such as:
- Joint pain, muscle pain or weakness, or a tremor
- Multiple miscarriages or blood clots
- Weight loss, insomnia, heat intolerances, or rapid heartbeat
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Recurrent rashes or hives, sun-sensitivity, a butterfly-shaped rash across your nose and cheeks
- Dry eyes, mouth, or skin
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing
- Abdominal pain, blood or mucus in your stool, diarrhea, or mouth ulcers
- Feeling tired or fatigued, weight gain or cold intolerances
- Hair loss or white patches on your skin or inside your mouth
What Causes Autoimmune Diseases?
People believe autoimmune disease to be a disease inherited through genetics, and they are right. Genetics do play a part in acquiring an autoimmune disease, but there are also other factors that play a part in the development of autoimmune disease.
Your gut is essential to your health, it houses 80% of your immune system. Based on research conducted it has become known that if you have an autoimmune disease it is likely caused by having a leaky gut. A leaky gut is when the tight junctions that typically hold your gut lining together have become loose, which means food particles, microbes, toxins, and more to escape your gut and enter your bloodstream. Leaky gut is the main cause for the autoimmune reaction of attacking body tissues and organs.
One of the primary causes of leaky gut is gluten intake. Gluten triggers the release of Zonulin in your intestines, a chemical that communicates to your stomach lining to open. Gluten also has a protein that has a similar built as some of your body’s tissues, which can confuse your immune system. Lastly, gluten triggers inflammation in your immune system which stresses your immune system causing irritation.
Toxins & Infections
Toxic molds also called Mycotoxins, and heavy metals such as mercury are the two main toxins present in autoimmune diseases. Mycotoxins are very unpredictable compounds produced by toxic molds that wreak havoc on the immune system. Also, scientist have found that infections from bacteria, viruses, and other toxins are part to blame for the development of autoimmunity.
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I’m sure you’ve heard that stress is bad for your health, well it’s true! Stress triggers and intensifies autoimmune disorders, by interrupting the immune functions. Chronic stress can lead to long term inflammation that never shuts off, creating autoimmune diseases.
Diseases can be an uncontrollable destiny, some of us are just bound to have based on our genes or lifestyle choices. Learning the causes and factors associated with autoimmune diseases can help us to be more informed and make smarter life decisions in pursuit for better health!
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