Types of Autoimmune Diseases and Their Definitions

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and affects all the major organs of the body. Being a systemic inflammatory disorder, lupus commonly presents a multitude of symptoms.

Interested in knowing what the symptoms of lupus are? Read more about it here.

But lupus is not the only autoimmune disease that can affect your body. There are several types of autoimmune diseases you should be aware of. In this video, shared by HQ MEDICAL BLOG in 2014, you can learn more about these types of diseases. In fact, autoimmune diseases can actually be compared to a case of mistaken identity; as your body tends to attack itself. Normally your immune system is there to protect you but, somehow, with an autoimmune disease, your own system attacks inwards and harms the “victim”.

Watch this amazing and very well explained video about autoimmune diseases, what types of autoimmune diseases exist, what they’re called and what the body does to itself when these diseases develop.

Read more about five lupus treatments you should know about.

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