- In these ailments, the body mistakenly attacks its own tissues.
- Key autoimmune disease include[, but are not limited to] rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Type 1 diabetes, thyroiditis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, and celiac disease.
- Twenty-four million Americans have an autoimmune disease, more than double the number with cancer.
- Diseases strike women more often; four of five patients in this country are women.
Know the facts! The most interesting thing about autoimmune disorders is that once they are able to fully grasp one of them, and create a cure, the rest will follow suit. So keep your fingers crossed! Or if you'd like to be more proactive, get out there and make some noise about the state of medicine and its lack of attention to curing autoimmune disorders.