autoimmune disease

Lupus: Facts and How to Manage Symptoms

Lupus is a lifelong autoimmune disease. With autoimmune diseases, the body’s immune system cannot tell the difference between viruses, bacteria, and other germs and the body’s healthy cells, tissues, or organs. Because of this, the immune system attacks and destroys...

Graves’ Disease: Causes, Symptoms, Risks, & Treatments

Graves' disease is an autoimmune disease that damages the thyroid gland. It’s the most common cause of hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) affecting more women than men. Symptoms of the disease may include: bulging eyes reddened skin and weight loss....