- Lupus or SLE – A disease when the body’s immune system, which normally functions to protect against foreign invaders, forms antibodies that attack normal tissues and organs, including the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, and blood.
- Diabetes – A disease in which your body does not produce enough insulin, or is not as responsive to insulin as it was previously. Too high blood sugar can damage the heart, eyes, kidneys, nerves, and gums and teeth.
- Crohn’s Disease – Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a disease that causes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are the most common forms of IBD.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis – A disease in which the immune system attacks the lining of the joints throughout the body.
- Hashimoto’s disease (underactive thyroid) – A disease that causes the thyroid to not make enough thyroid hormone.
- Psoriasis – A disease that causes new skin cells that grow deep in your skin to rise too fast and pile up on the skin surface.
Currently, autoimmune conditions are treated with powerful medications including steroids, methotrexate, cyclosporine, gold, and others. Despite inducing temporary improvement, these approaches possess the possibility of long-term adverse effects, as well as need for life-long treatment. Stem Cell Therapy may help patients who don’t respond to typical drug treatment. The most common autoimmune diseases are: