Autoimmune Diseases: Causes and Types

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Autoimmune disease occur when the immune system turns against the body’s own tissues. If you have just been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease such as lupus, it means that your own body is turning against itself, destroying cells that shouldn’t be destroyed.

Wondering about the causes and symptoms of autoimmune diseases? Read more about it here.

There is still a lot to figure out about these types of diseases. In this video shared by Healthpoint, watch an illustrated animation that will help you learn more about autoimmune diseases, including interesting facts, possible causes, signs and types.

How does lupus attack your immune system? Find out more about it here.

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