Symptoms of autoimmune disease may be severe in some people and mild in others. There are different degrees of autoimmune disease. The symptoms a person gets likely relate to multiple factors that include genetics, environment and personal health. Despite the varying types of autoimmune disease, many of them share similar symptoms. Common symptoms of autoimmune disease include:
Many women say it's hard to get diagnosed. There's usually no single test diagnose autoimmune disease. You have to have certain symptoms combined with specific blood markers and in some cases, even a tissue biopsy. Diagnosis can also be difficult because these symptoms can come from other common conditions. People should seek treatment when they notice new symptoms. If you've been healthy and suddenly you feel fatigue or joint stiffness, don't downplay that. Telling your doctor helps him or her to look closer at your symptoms and run tests to either identify or rule out autoimmune disease.