Autoimmune diseases are caused in the body when our immunity system treats certain parts of our own body as foreign and attacks them. The disease has over 80 manifestations and is one of the top reasons for worldwide deaths. The symptoms for all autoimmune diseases are mostly the same. The difficulty is that the symptoms could very well be associated with another illness which is not autoimmune.
However, one must always be alert. Here are 10 signs to help you identify and be aware of your body better, so that you can fight against autoimmune diseases:
1. Reduced attention span, headaches, and foggy memory
All of the above three can be attributed to sleeplessness, anxiety, stress, and so on, as well, but these can be caused by autoimmune diseases like anemia or lupus too.
2. Persistent skin problems
Butterfly rashes, acne, eczema, dermatitis, etc., are all skin problems which make it impossible for the skin to breathe, feel clean, or look great. While the causes of these problems could also lie elsewhere, persistent issues should be looked into by a doctor in order to be checked for hemolytic anemia, scleroderma, psoriasis, and other disorders.