Multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis—these are fairly common diagnoses. But what you may not realize is that they all have one thing in common: they are autoimmune diseases.
An autoimmune disease occurs when there is a dysfunction in the immune system that causes it to turn against its host. This causes cell damage that can result in a multitude of symptoms. Here is a list of some of these symptoms; remember, if you have any health concerns, be sure to contact a healthcare professional.