What is an Autoimmune Disease?
An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system, which is supposed to defend you from various diseases begins to attack healthy tissue in your body thinking that it is a pathogen (foreign). As a consequence of this, your immune system attacks the healthy tissue and cells in your body. Depending on what kind of autoimmune disease you have, it may attack one or more parts of your body. There are around 80 types of autoimmune diseases, some of the most famous of them include ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and Crohn’s disease. CIDP – a form of neuropathy – is also an autoimmune disease.