Symptoms and Statistics of Auto-Immune Diseases
Did you know?
· Auto-immune diseases impact 2 women to 1 man between the ages of 14-44.
· Lupus affects more African-American and Hispanic people than Caucasians.
· Certain autoimmune diseases, like multiple sclerosis and lupus, can run in families.
· Eating high-fat, high-sugar, and highly processed foods is linked to inflammation.
The early symptoms of many autoimmune diseases involve swelling in the joints and fatigue. Here are a few others:
· achy muscles
· low-grade fever
· trouble concentrating
· numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
· hair loss
· skin rashes
There are more than 100 different autoimmune diseases in existence today. Though there are not specific tests that doctors perform to make their diagnosis, your symptoms are cumulatively assessed.
· More common Auto-Immune Diseases:
· Rheumatoid Arthritis
· Celiac Disease
· Polymyalgia Rheumatica
· Multiple Sclerosis
· Ankylosing Spondylitis
· Type 1 Diabetes
· Alopecia Areata
· Temporal Arteritis