Trying to Understand Autoimmune Diseases

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In his Lifey Health video, a patient with an autoimmune disease explains how difficult it is to get your condition diagnosed and how a person is more likely to suffer from more than one autoimmune disease at a time.

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She talks specifically about how having lupus can mean a patient will experience a variety of health problems in different parts of the body, unlike other illnesses whereby the patient will only be affected in one way. The patient points out that autoimmune conditions are difficult to understand because the immune system isn’t supposed to attack your body, it’s supposed to protect it.

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