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8 Common Causes of Immune Disorders

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Your body’s immune system protects you from disease and infection, but when you suffer from an immune disorder; your immune system becomes dysfunctional and leaves the body prone to attack by invading germs and infection—typically by become over- or under-active.

The most commonly known immune disorders are Lupus (affecting the connective tissues), Type one diabetes (affects insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas), Rheumatoid arthritis (the chronic inflammation of the flexible joints), and Multiple sclerosis (the chronic inflammation of spinal cord and brain tissues).

There are over 80 different types of immune disorders, and even though direct causes are still a medical mystery, doctors consider the following links as increased risk factors…

1. Heredity

Studies link heredity to a higher chance of developing an immune disorder. For instance, if one parent has an immune disease (i.e., type one diabetes) their children’s risk for inheriting that same disorder increases significantly.

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