There are over a hundred different autoimmune conditions, and they can strike any part of the body. Each autoimmune disorder will have its specific symptoms; however, there are some commonalities, particularly at the early stages. These common symptoms include:
- Aches and pains
- Swelling and redness
- Joint stiffness
- Mild fever
- Mild flu-like symptoms
- Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
- Trouble concentrating
- Skin rashes
- Digestive upset
It is also common for many autoimmune disease symptoms to come and go. When symptoms are active, it is called a “flare-up,” and “remission” occurs when the symptoms go away. Even during a flare-up, symptoms often vary in intensity from day to day and even from hour to hour.
Because the early symptoms of many autoimmune diseases are quite similar and are common to many diseases, it can be difficult to diagnose autoimmune problems. If you suspect that you might have an autoimmune condition and are struggling for a diagnosis, try keeping a symptom diary. Note what you are feeling, anything that makes it feel better or worse, and how long symptoms last. It is also helpful to make a quick note about your diet, exercises, and stress levels, impacting your immune system. A symptom diary can help your doctor diagnose the problem.
Why Many Autoimmune Symptoms Are Similar
Even though autoimmune conditions can strike any part of the body, they all start with the same malfunction of the immune system, so they share symptoms.
Usually, the immune system keeps our bodies safe from infection. When an invading virus or bacteria is detected, the immune system sends an army of fighter cells to kill the invader. The immune system’s ultimate weapons are antibodies. Antibodies are special cells designed to destroy a virus. Each antibody is specific to each virus. When we get infected by a new virus, the body develops the perfect antibody to fight the virus, and that takes time. If it is a virus that we have experienced before, our immune system will already have the blueprint for that antibody. Still, locating the correct blueprint and manufacturing the antibodies takes time.
While antibodies are being made, the body fights invaders with generic fighter cells, known as cytokines, which cause inflammation – including fatigue, fever, pain, and swelling. While inflammation makes us feel sick, it is designed to slow down or even kill infections. When the antibodies are ready, they join the fight and wipe out the invading virus.
In autoimmune conditions, the immune system makes mistakes and reads the bodies’ tissues as a dangerous invader. The immune system can target any tissue, but the initial response is the same – inflammation and all the symptoms it causes. The immune system then manufactures autoantibodies (antibodies that attack the body), which cause disease-specific damage, such as skin rashes in psoriasis or joint pain in rheumatoid arthritis.
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