Autoimmune diseases or autoimmune disorders can be very dangerous because it attacks the body’s own resistance. The immune system should protect the body’s cells and attack bacteria and viruses that enter but instead attack healthy body cells.
In a study conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, from the 80 types of autoimmune diseases, there are 4 types of dangerous and can cause death.
#1. Graves disease.
The disease attacks the thyroid gland and causing excessive activity in the gland. You can recognize the symptoms of hyperthyroidism, eye diseases, and skin problems.
If it does not respond immediately, it could spread to complications of heart disease, thyroid storm is causing abnormal heart rhythms, as well as osteoporosis.
#2. Giant cell myocarditis.
A study in New Jersey in 2000 mentions that the symptoms of this disease are swelling in the area of the foot, chest pain, palpitations, excessive fatigue and shortness of breath.
#3. Addison’s disease.
The immune system attacks the adrenal glands, so many hormones that are produced are not in place. The result is muscle weakness, drop in heart rate and blood pressure, tiredness, and dark skin.
#4. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis.
It is a disease that triggers inflammation in the blood vessels, so that the patient will bleed when coughing, when urinating, easy bruising, fatigue, and fever. Walking also experience numbness due to circulatory problems. May be useful.