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What are the causes of autoimmune diseases?

Asked by F. Lopez, Last updated: Mar 27, 2020

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E.Emily

E.Emily

Answered Jan 26, 2020

There aren’t a lot of details that are available that will actually pinpoint the actual cause of having autoimmune diseases. The only link that people have been able to find so far is that those who have family members who have autoimmune diseases are more likely to acquire it too because of their genes. Other than that, it will be hard to find an actual cause of this.

There are some things that may trigger the onset of autoimmune diseases. For example, there are some people who may become too stressed. They will become more likely to get an autoimmune disease because they are altering their hormonal levels in the body. It can be easier for the immune system to target healthy cells in the process mistakenly.

 

C. Lucan

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Answered Jan 09, 2020

Autoimmune diseases are diseases that affect the body. The immune system, which is our defense system, can begin to misfire and affect targeted parts of the body. The exact cause of the autoimmune disease remains unknown, but it is known that genetic predisposition plays a big role in the autoimmune system. This fact is known because some autoimmune diseases run in families.

Environmental factors can also influence autoimmune diseases. Infections from bacteria and viruses can trigger autoimmune diseases. The use of certain drugs can also trigger a bout of symptoms. Women are also known to experience autoimmune disease. In fact, it is known that two-thirds of people with autoimmune diseases are women. Stress and hormonal changes can trigger autoimmune diseases, as well.

 

W. Ira

W. Ira

Answered Jan 09, 2020

The specific cause of autoimmune disorders is not known. One thought process is that some microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses) or drugs may alter the body's natural chemistry and confuse the immune system. This process may happen in people who possess genes that predispose them to autoimmune disorders.

When you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system is not able to decipher whether it is healthy tissue or possibly damaging antigens. The end product is that the body sets off a reaction that damages healthy tissues. Genetic factors also play a role. Genetics, diet, communicability, and exposure to chemicals may trigger autoimmune disorders.

 

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