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Immune System

When the immune system mistakenly turns on itself by creating antibodies that will attack various functions in the body, this leads to individual autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis. In this section, we will look at autoimmune antibodies, immune system cell types, and treatments to help calm the immune system.

Autoimmune Antibodies Overview

According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, in recent years, the NIH has identified autoimmune conditions as a major women’s health issue, affecting females in a 3:1 ratio versus males.  As anyone who has experience with them will tell you, these disorders can be both dangerous and debilitating, and they are all caused by similar mechanisms involving autoimmune antibodies,

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Autoimmunity and TH1, TH2 Cells

The immune system is comprised of many different parts, all of which play one or more roles in normal and abnormal immune responses.  Some of these parts are cells, while others are proteins, messengers or even protein fragments.  Today we will look specifically at two of the many cell types involved in immunity and autoimmunity. What are TH1 and TH2

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