Why Autoimmune Diseases Occur
A properly functioning immune system does not attack other parts of the body in which it exists, but rather attacks objects that are foreign to the body. Sometimes, the immune system mistakenly recognizes our own body’s cells as foreign or dangerous. It then creates antibodies that attack normal cells.
Researchers are still unsure of the true root of immune system dysfunction. However, genetic predisposition, environmental factors, long-term chronic inflammation and gut dysbiosis (bacterial imbalances) play major roles in the development of autoimmune diseases.