does autoimmune mean?
'Auto' means 'self', so autoimmune
literally means that the immune
system fights the body itself.
Instead of fighting & attacking
the bad tissues, such as viruses,
it turns on itself & attacks
the good tissues.
What is inflammation?
It is a protective process our
body uses when tissues are injured.
Inflammation helps to eliminate
a foreign body or organism (virus,
bacteria) & prevent further
injury. Signs of inflammation
include- swelling, redness,
warmth & pain.
What are antibodies?
Antibodies are proteins produced
by white blood cells (Blymphocytes).