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TOPIC: The Top 64 Autoimmune Diseases

The Top 64 Autoimmune Diseases 19 Jun 2008 11:17 #675

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Here's a list of the top 64 Autoimmune Diseases,

Each has it's own list of symptoms but any of these can worsen the symptoms of PMS/PMDD. Some of these have have links to descriptions and to more details here, if we know any of our members with one of these disorders we will add more research details. You may also want to copy and paste any of the following into a Google search from more information and websites devoted to the disorder. Many times you'll find more than one autoimmune condition within the same individual. It's not uncommon to see Celiac and Type 1 diabetes in the same person, or IBS/IBD and gluten intolerance. Many people with gluten intolerance/Celiacs also have autoimmune Hypo-Thyroidism. If you would like more discussion on any particular AI problem, please post a new thread.

Alopecia Areata

Anklosing Spondylitis

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Addison's Disease

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

Autoimmune Hepatitis

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease

Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative  Syndrome (ALPS)

Autoimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ATP)

Behcet’s Disease

Bullous Pemphigoid

Cardiomyopathy

Celiac Sprue -Dermatitis

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Immune Deficiency Syndrome (CFIDS)

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

Cicatricial Pemphigoid

Cold Agglutinin Disease

CREST Syndrome

Crohn’s Disease

Dego’s Disease

Dermatomyositis

Dermatomyositis - Juvenile

Discoid Lupus

Essential Mixed Cryoglobulinemia

Fibromyalgia – Fibromyositis

Grave’s Disease

Guillain-Barre

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)

IgA Nephropathy

IgA Selective Deficiency

Insulin Dependent Diabetes (Type I)

Juvenile Arthritis

Lupus

Meniere’s Disease

Mixed connective Tissue Disease

Multiple Sclerosis

Myasthenia Gravis

Pemphigus Vulgaris

Pernicious Anemia

Polyarteritis Nodosa

Polychondritis

Polyglancular Syndromes

Polymyalgia Rheumatica

Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

Primary Agammaglobulinemia

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Psoriasis

Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Reiter’s Syndrome

Rheumatic Fever

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sarcoidosis

Scleroderma

Sjogren’s Syndrome

Stiff-Man Syndrome

Takayasu Arteritis

Temporal Arteritis/Giant Cell Arteritis

Ulcerative Colitis

Uveitis

Vasculitis

Vitiligo

Wegener’s Granulomatosis


[Reference: American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association

Where Do Autoimmune Diseases Come From?

According to Drs. Isenberg and Morrow the onset of an autoimmune disease would require a combination of several factors going wrong at the same time.

Cited as possibilities are: genetic predisposition, hormonal influences, enzyme abnormalities, stress, diet, ultraviolet light and micro-organisms like bacteria and viruses.

These types of factors influence immune system health and status. They also state, “Autoimmune diseases can result from several different defects, combinations of defects, in the immune system…” 

[font="Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif"]It might be worthy to note that in spite of the fact that there are over 60 autoimmune related diseases recognized with over 60 different symptoms, the reason they all exist is due to immune system malfunction. That is the deep, core issue.

 
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