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Hormones

Research has shown that hormones -- estrogen and progesterone -- play a role in autoimmune disease. Hormones are thought to be one reason that 75% of people with autoimmune conditions are women. Trigger points for autoimmune onset are at puberty, pregnancy and menopause, when hormone levels are changing in our lives as women.

Living with Autoimmune in Your Teens

Most diseases and disorders have a somewhat fluid but predictable course over time, as the sufferer ages, and autoimmune conditions are no different.  The information presented here is in no way absolute for all patients, and many factors affect what signs, symptoms and complications appear at different stages of life, besides simply age.  However, there are some commonalities among patients

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