Autoimmune Disease

Learn more about the causes of autoimmune disease, and what treatments are available.

Why Is My Body Attacking Itself?

Over 23 million Americans have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. These are conditions in which the immune system mistakes the body as “foreign” and attacks it. Examples are celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Hashimoto’s and Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, lupus, and Sjogren’s. There is no clear answer as to how the immune system becomes…