Lesson 1: What is Autoimmunity?

what is autoimmunity?

Autoimmunity

Autoimmunity is a state of immune confusion that results in the immune system attacking the body. This attack causes severe inflammation and damage. Regardless of what type of autoimmune condition you have, the root cause is the same - a dysregulated immune system.

Autoimmune Disorders

There are over 100 identified autoimmune disorders with the most common being:

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Grave’s Disease (Autoimmunity is the leading cause of ALL thyroid disease, both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. In fact autoimmunity is the leading cause of thyroid disease.)
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis