“…one in twelve Americans -and one in nine women -will develop an autoimmune disorder.”
- from The Autoimmune Epidemic by Donna Jackson Nakazawa
There are over 100 Autoimmune Diseases and counting. We also consider Autoimmune-related illnesses when we look at a list like this -meaning diseases that usually overlap or occur along with autoimmune disease. In honor of National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month here is a list of the diseases to give you an idea of the epidemic we face in America right now. They are often hard to diagnose, there are no cures for them, and many times these diseases go undetected until a major health crisis erupts. Very often it can take years of connecting the dots (symptoms) to reach a diagnosis.
LIST OF AUTOIMMUNE AND AUTOIMMUNE-RELATED DISEASES