The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association’s (AARDA) has launched whats known as the Auto Immune Walk nationwide to raise funds for a cure and raise awareness of the magnitude that these immune related diseases have on so many Americans. Immune diseases affect 1 in 5, that’s 20% or approximately 50 million Americans. AARDA encourages us all to get involved, because together WE CAN make a difference!
Autoimmune diseases are more common among women, becoming more prevalent for reasons unknown. Some are rare and difficult to diagnose, others are commonly known, e.g., type 1 diabetes, lupus, multiplesclerosis, rheumatoidarthritis, celiacdisease to name a few.