Autoimmune Disorders

Type 1 diabetes, HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease are all examples of autoimmune disorders. Essentially, an autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune system attacks healthy cells instead of foreign substances. A healthy immune system will fight off bacterial and viral infections, but problems can arise when the immune system starts targeting the body itself. Autoimmune disorders are typically treated and managed with prescription medications. Learn more about the symptoms and different types of autoimmune disorders here. Type 1 diabetes, HIV, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease are all examples of autoimmune disorders. Essentially, an autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune system attacks healthy cells instead of foreign substances. A healthy immune system will fight off bacterial and viral infections, but problems can arise when the immune system starts targeting the body itself. Autoimmune disorders are typically treated and managed with prescription medications. Learn more about the symptoms and different types of autoimmune disorders here.

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