What happens when your body starts to attack itself? This is known as autoimmune disease and occurs when the body starts to attack its own healthy cells. Symptoms of autoimmune diseases are vast and can cause dramatic effects for the sufferer. With symptoms ranging from nervousness, in the case of Graves’ disease, to temporary blindness, a common symptom in multiple sclerosis; autoimmune diseases can take a long time to be diagnosed. Here, Dr Peter Saul discusses the different types of autoimmune diseases and what type of symptoms a person can expect.
When a person’s immune system starts to attack its own healthy cells it is known as autoimmune disease. Dr. Peter Saul, a specialist in autoimmune disease and allergies, explains more.
Coeliac disease affects around 1 in 100 people but most sufferers don’t know they have it. If you often have diarrhoea or problems with digestion and don’t know why, watch this video to see if you could have a gluten intolerance.
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Graves disease is an autoimmune disease which causes the body to produce an excessive amount of thyroid hormone, sending the body into overdrive. Graves disease is a difficult disease to treat, as described in this video by specialist Dr Peter Saul.
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