This is just a small sample of the over 80 known auto-immune diseases. These diseases really have no known cause or cure. Researchers and scientist know that people who are suffering from one or more of these diseases have an over-active immune system.
This over-active immune system attacks various systems in the body. For example, with rheumatoid arthritis, this over-active immune system creates antibodies that attack your joints, causing painful and debilitating inflammation
. With Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis, the over-active immune system produces too many white blood cells that attack your intestines causing painful rectal bleeding, vomiting, diarrhea, and more. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is caused when over-active immune system antibodies destroy the insulin-producing cells in your pancreas.
People who suffer from one or more of these auto-immune diseases live a life ruled by pain, side effects, and disease symptoms. The trick and confusing aspect of these auto-immune diseases is that yes, many of them can be controlled with medication but they cannot be “cured.” Once diagnosed, a person must live with this auto-immune disease and its side effects for life.