Autoimmune disease is the medical term for an immune system disorder that attacks its own tissues. The most common autoimmune diseases in women are: Fibromyalgia, a chronic condition marked by pain in the joints. Psoriasis, an inflammation of the skin characterized by scaly, thick patches. Psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory condition affecting people with psoriasis.
Autoimmune disorders are often treated with immunotherapy. This involves taking specific medications to help your body's immune system to fight against the disease causing bacteria and viruses. There are two types of immunotherapy available to treat autoimmunity. They include interferons and monoclonal antibodies. In a recent survey, it was shown that interferons were more effective in the treatment of autoimmune disease.
Unfortunately, interferons may also cause side effects that can hinder a person's recovery from autoimmunity. This is why some doctors are using monoclonal antibodies as an alternative to immunotherapy for autoimmune disease. Monoclonal antibodies (MAs) have no side effects. The only possible downside is that they must be used on a monthly basis. It's important to note that monoclonal antibodies cannot completely cure autoimmunity.
Autoimmunity caused by the autoimmune condition known as systemic Lupus erythematosus is treated with a combination of drugs and supplements. These drugs and supplements are injected into the affected areas. This is sometimes referred to as systemic immunotherapy. This is very effective in the treatment of autoimmunity and has a great success rate, but does come with some serious side effects.
In addition to the complications that can occur from this treatment, this chronic autoimmune disease also causes several problems with organ function. Some of these problems include: