6 Signs You Have An Autoimmune Disease

A doctor examining a patient in a hospital gownLupus. Multiple sclerosis. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Sjogren’s syndrome. Rheumatoid arthritis. Autoimmune hepatitis. Celiac disease. Crohn’s disease. Juvenile-onset diabetes. Most people are surprised to learn that these are all examples of autoimmune diseases.

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Although these diseases are common and relevant, it is usually not until celebrities announce that they have been stricken with an autoimmune disease.

For example, Venus Williams recently told the world that she was sidelined by a diagnosis of Sjogren’s syndrome; last week, Nick Cannon revealed that he has been diagnosed with a “lupus-like” disease. Click here to see what Queen Latifah revealed about her mom’s battle with an autoimmune disease.