Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus (SLE), Psoriasis, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis are just a few of the 80 types of autoimmune diseases that affect the Australian population. When we talk about an “autoimmune disease,” it means you have a condition related to an over-reactive immune system. In other words, your immune function is out of balance and attacking your own body tissues resulting in pain, swelling and many other symptoms depending on which areas of the body are affected.
In this article, I’ll share with you some facts about your immune system, why it may attack your body and five tips to calm this system down when it’s over-reacting. Read more