An Expert Explains Autoimmune Diseases
Do you know what an auto-immune disease is? Maybe you’ve heard the term but don’t fully understand what it means. This video from Barbara Grubbs describes auto-immune diseases, what they are and how they can affect the body. Auto-immune diseases all have one thing in common: the body’s immune system starts to attack healthy cells.
Barbara, a nurse practitioner, explains that “autoimmune diseases” is an umbrella term for many different conditions which affect the immune system. You’ve probably heard of some of the diseases included under this umbrella, like diabetes, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and lupus, but there are many others that you may have heard of but not realized what they were. She also talks about some of the diseases people think are autoimmune diseases but are actually viruses, such as HIV and Epstein-Barr.
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