Autoimmune disease symptoms don’t always announce their arrival loudly.
As a result, many slowly develop autoimmune conditions without even realizing anything is wrong.
The road to a diagnosis can be long and frustrating.
In fact, it can take five years to receive an official autoimmune diagnosis.
But we want to challenge you to ask yourself:
Some of the most common autoimmune symptoms are:
Body rashes, red bumps on facial skin, and red flaking skin
Thyroid issues that could point to Hashimoto’s (underactive thyroid) or Graves (overactive thyroid)
Fatigue or hyperactivity
Weight gain or loss
General feeling of malaise
- Muscle pain and weakness
- Stiffness and pain (could suggest rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia symptoms)
Feeling “wired and tired”
Digestive tract upset may indicate irritable bowel disease
If you do have any of these symptoms, please don’t ignore them, hoping they’re nothing serious or that they’ll just go away on their own.
It's also important to be aware that each symptom is about your body being out of balance.
There is a deficiency that can be addressed. And there is an emotion that needs to be addressed.
Autoimmune Symptoms Takeaways
The symptoms of an autoimmune disease affect the brain, skin, mouth, lungs, sinus, thyroid, joints, muscles, adrenals, and GI tract functions.
The average number of doctors a person visits before autoimmunity is suspected is six to 10.
It often takes up to five years for an official autoimmune diagnosis.
Almost one in six people in the U.S. — 50 million overall — live with autoimmune disease symptoms.
You can tackle autoimmune disorders by addressing leaky gut, removing foods and factors that damage the gut, replacing them with healing foods, repairing with specific supplements, and rebalancing with probiotics.