Autoimmune disease affects up to 50 million Americans, according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA). Autoimmune diseases are considered a top 10 leading cause of death in women under the age of 65. They come in many different varieties, including rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, thyroid disease, lupus, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, and more, and can cause many different types of symptoms all over the body that range from mild to severe in nature.
Autoimmune diseases affect many parts of the body. The most common organs and tissue affected are:
red blood cells
12 Symptoms Of Autoimmune Disease
Low Blood Sugar
A sign of adrenal fatigue, common in many autoimmune disorders.
Blood Pressure Changes
Most people have low blood pressure, though some have high blood pressure. Feelings or dizziness or vertigo, fainting, palpitations and fluctuations in heart rate.
Muscle and Joint Pain
Whether it be general pain, burning, aching and soreness in the muscles or joint pain or aches, this symptom can also be found in almost every autoimmune disease.
These can be all over the body, but especially in the throat area, under the arms, and at the top of the legs in the groin area.
Susceptibility to Infections
Autoimmune disease symptoms include frequent colds, bladder infections, ear infections, sore throat, sinus problems and yeast infections are common, with a slower recovery time, for people with autoimmunity.
The kind of fatigue that is not alleviated by rest. This is experienced almost universally by autoimmune disease sufferers.
Often known as “brain fog”, is a common autoimmune disease symptom that appears in most conditions.
Inflammation is a part of every autoimmune disorder. The warning sign of pain, especially when chronic, is a sign that something needs immediate attention.
Many people with autoimmune disorders have numerous extreme food, chemical and environmental allergies and sensitivities.
Abdominal pain, bloating, tenderness, heartburn, cramps, constipation, diarrhea and excessive gas (looks like you’re three months pregnant) reflect a condition known as “leaky gut syndrome”, common with many autoimmune diseases.
Many people have hypothyroidism, though some are hyperthyroid. Often this does not show up on a typical thyroid test. Can manifest as low body temperature and excessive hair loss.
Autoimmune disease symptoms often increase around the menstrual cycle. Extreme bloating, painful cramps, heavy bleeding and irregular cycle are common.
Home Remedies For Autoimmune Disease
Spirulina, a blue-green alga, is an excellent natural remedy for the treatment of auto immune disorders. It is rich in vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidants.
It is known to increase the number of infection fighting immune factors in the body, which is helpful in the treatment of several auto immune disorders.
Peony glucosides are extracted from the root of the peony flower. Unlike the dangerous drugs used to treat autoimmune disorders, peony glucosides work to simultaneously suppress excessive harmful immune functions while also boosting calming immune components.
The multiple mechanisms of action include immuno-modulatory properties and the reduction of inflammation-promoting molecules that are typically eleveated in autoimmune diseases.
Eat More Fish
Fishes are a good source of omega 3 fatty acids which stimulate the immune system of the body, make it stronger and reduce the severity of many degenerative illnesses. Make sure you have atleast 2-3 servings of fish every week.
Glutathione is a peptide that is extremely beneficial for the treatment of autoimmune disease. It is an excellent detoxifier that helps the elimination of major toxins from the body including toxic metals and chemicals. A deficiency of this peptide can affect the body’s ability to remove toxins, whether environmental or internal.