Autoimmune Disease Nutritionist London, Harley Street
What is an autoimmune disease?
Your immune system is designed to protect your body’s healthy cell tissues by attacking any viruses, pathogens, bacteria, or diseases that enter your body. Autoimmune disease is a condition in which your immune system get confused and produces antibodies that attack your normal body tissues. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune disease that affect a wide range of body parts. This attack can be related to many organs, for example in Hashimoto’s immune system attacks the thyroid.
Researchers aren’t sure yet what causes autoimmunity. Genetic factors play an important role but whether or not autoimmune disease manifests itself also depends on environmental factors, active or past infection, both viral and bacterial, parasitic as well as fungal. It can also be caused by diet or severe stress.