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5 Autoimmune Diseases Every Woman Needs to Know About

Posted by Yasodara Udayamurthy, M.D. on Jan 16, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Autoimmune diseases account for a large portion of the conditions that affect women more than men. In fact, 75 percent of Americans with autoimmune diseases are women. If you have an autoimmune condition, it means that your immune system isn’t working correctly. Usually, that indicates either there is low activity of your immune system or it’s attacking and damaging your body’s own tissues. Here are some of the most common autoimmune disorders that affect women and the symptoms associated with each of them. 

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Topics: autoimmune diseases, common autoimmune diseases for women, common autoimmune disorders that affect women, lupus, graves' disease, hashimoto's thyroiditis

You Might Have Lupus and Not Even Know it

Posted by Benafsha Irani, D.O. on Oct 21, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Lupus is an auto-immune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million people, mostly women. It often takes years to be correctly diagnosed with lupus. This is because the symptoms of the disease manifest uniquely in each patient and are often similar to other illnesses. In fact, it is highly likely to have lupus and not even know it.
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Topics: butterfly shaped rash, lupus

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