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A condition that is fatal and can damage the immune system.


While there are no reliable figures of how many people suffer from AIs in South Africa, Dr Harold Bloch, a physician and specialist gastroenterologist, says there could be as many as over four million South Africans currently living with one or more AIs. [1]


- Requires a medical diagnosis
- Lab tests or imaging often required
- Can occur in both men and women
- Can be chronic if not treated properly
- Extremely rare and occurs in 2 out of 10 individuals

Autoimmune Diseases is a condition occurring and damaging the immune system that is attacked in the body. The immune system that guards all the factors present inside the body can be affected by the Autoimmune Diseases. When it senses foreign objects in the body, it sends out an army to fight off with the invaders. But in the Autoimmune Diseases, the system fails to reboot and doesn’t fight back.


Ages affected - 20-30 years:often; 30-40 years: more often; 40+ years: most often


Symptoms:


Symptoms may include fatigue and a lack of interest to do certain jobs. The body may also be affected by the smallest of diseases.


People may experience:
Fatigue – fatigue in the muscles is extremely common
Fever – low-grade fever mostly occurs
Pain areas- around the chest, muscles
Skin issues- rashes, infections, and swelling



Treatment


Self-care: For different infections affecting the body, complete bed rest is the only viable option.


Medications: For skin issues and redness, anti-tropical creams are really beneficial for those who are suffering.


Specialists: For other kinds, consult a specialist. At mfine, we offer you a wide range of services and options to make sure you are in the right hands when it comes to taking care of yourself.

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