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Millions Of Americans Have Autoimmune Diseases—Could You?

What’s Good by V—December 6, 2017

HSS rheumatologist Medha Barbhaiya, MD, MPH discussed autoimmune conditions in an article by What’s Good by V.

Dr. Barbhaiya said "autoimmune diseases arise when the immune system is triggered to produce antibodies [inflammation], which, rather than defending the body, instead begin attacking the body’s tissues".

Although there is no clear cause of autoimmune conditions, Dr. Barbhaiya explained that "extensive research efforts are currently being dedicated to identifying potential underlying mechanisms that trigger such an abnormal response of the immune system".

"There is much work to be done to better understand the underlying biology and risk factors for autoimmune diseases in order to improve prevention strategies and ultimately help find a cure," she noted.

Read the full article at whatsgood.vitaminshoppe.com


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