Autoimmune Diseases

Roughly 50 million Americans are living with an autoimmune disease—which occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body—and 75% of them are women. Each autoimmune disease is different, but many share overlapping symptoms such as fatigue, muscle aches, joint pain, and inflammation.

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The 4 Best Diets to Try If You Have an Autoimmune Disease

If you have an autoimmune disease like celiac disease, Crohn's, or rheumatoid arthritis, eating or avoiding certain foods really can make a difference in your symptoms.

This May Be Why Women Are Far More Likely to Get Autoimmune Diseases

Researchers have discovered hundreds of genes that express themselves differently in women, promoting their risk for psoriasis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

Before She Was Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis, This Dancer and DJ Saw 14 Specialists

It took three years and countless doctors and physical therapists for Diane Palaganas, 36, to find out what was really causing the leg tremors and weakness that made it increasingly difficult to continue her dancing career.

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I'm a 22-Year-Old With Fibromyalgia—and Some Days I Wish I Could Detach Myself From My Body

After years of debilitating pain, Bel Banta was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a disorder that's not well understood by doctors. Here, she shares what it's like to be 22 years old and living with episodes of chronic pain few people are aware of.

14 Things You Need to Know About Celiac Disease

Top celiac experts separate myth from fact about the life-altering autoimmune disease.