Autoimmune disease-Charlie Shum

The common and scientific name of the disease.
Autoimmune disease is the scientific name of it. Autoimmune disease is when your body'd immune response starts to disorder and attacks it's on cells and tissues. At some point the immune system may mistaken some of your organs as pathogens. Sometimes the body will self create "Autoantibodies" these will attack your organs, tissues and cells. in other words this disease will make your immune system kill the body.

What causes it? How is it transmitted?
The causes of this disease is unknown yet. This disease cannot be transmitted, in most cases its inherited from families. So it means that this disease cannot be caught.


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What are the symptoms? How long do they last? Is it deadly?
It really depends on your own personal immune system, but commonly the symptoms would be:

Inflammation, fatigue, dizziness, malaise, elevated fever and high body temperature, extreme sensitivity to cold in the hands and feet, weakness and stiffness in muscles and joints, weight changes, digestive or gastrointestinal problems, low or high blood pressure, irritability, anxiety, or depression, infertility or reduced sex drive (low libido), blood sugar changes. It really depends on your body to see if it last long or short. Yes the disease is deadly but sometimes it just leaves you with disabilities.


Can it be cured? If so, how? If not, is there any way that we can at least treat it?
There are currently no cure for this disease, scientist are starting to work on it. There's a treatment were you take Immunosupression which decreases your immune response.

Bibliography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoimmune_disease

http://womenshealth.gov/faq/autoimmune-diseases.cfm

http://www.labtestsonline.org/understanding/conditions/autoimmune.html