10 Ways Your Body’s Immune System Can Attack Itself

Written by Becca Blond

Imagine if your body was attacking itself for no apparent reason. Pretty scary huh? Well, sadly this can happen to people suffering from autoimmune diseases — chronic illnesses that arise from a body’s abnormal response to destroy substances normally present in its tissues. Once you have an autoimmune disorder, unfortunately, you’re stuck with it for life, but most can be managed with diet and medication. Here are 10 different ways your body’s immune system can attack itself.