Autoimmune disorders generally fall into two categories: organ-specific means that one organ is affected, while non-specific disorders can affect multiple organs or body systems. There are more than 100 different autoimmune diseases, the severity of which ranges from mild, moderate to severe, and some can lead to disability, depending on which body system is being attacked and to what extent.
It has been seen that women are more susceptible than men. This can occur more frequently in people whose genes make them more susceptible to autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune disease occurs when a person’s immune system mistakenly attacks the tissues of their own body.
Autoimmune disorders are caused by dysfunctional immune responses directed against body tissues, resulting in chronic and multisystem. They are sometimes called rheumatic diseases, connective tissue disorders, or vascular collagen disorders. Common ones include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, vasculitis, and many more.
The chronic nature of these diseases imposes a significant burden on the use of health resources, resulting in high economic costs and a poor quality of life compared to the general population.
Autoimmune disease is used to describe a condition in which the body’s immune system which should protect the body from viruses, bacteria, and other invaders is considered to be related to the occurrence or continuation of the disease.
One must not wait for getting confirmation of autoimmune disease with themselves and must visit their doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.
He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).