When you live with a chronic illness, there is a sense of estrangement. Every step is a struggle. Everyone else seems to go about their lives effortlessly, while you have a keen awareness that your body isn’t working the way it should.
As someone with health concerns, you’re likely frustrated with our healthcare system. Your appointments last just 10 minutes, even when your symptoms have worsened. You might be told your problems are age-related or are “all in your head.” You’re referred to yet another specialist for every new symptom.
The job of an MD is to ask (and answer) the questions, "What diagnosis does this person have?" and "What is the appropriate treatment?" These are important questions and have guided medical care for a long time.
Your immune system is smart. It learns from each challenge it encounters...Until it doesn’t…Autoimmunity occurs when your immune system gets confused and starts reacting to healthy tissue in your body.