Autoimmune (AI) disorders are a family disease. Not just because there’s a genetic component to AI, where families may be predisposed to a certain form of autoimmune expression, but because it can be such a debilitating illness that not just the sufferer suffers, but the whole family is affected.
In addition to patients who are diagnosed, The Autoimmune Families Community is for family members and friends who want to help someone you love regain a quality of life. People with AI can sometimes be too sick to orchestrate their own detective work, especially when brain fog and depression enter the equation— whether from nutrient depletion, persistent exhaustion from battling inflammation, or pharmaceutical drug side effects. This can be especially true with children, as well as the uninitiated in navigating the complex world of medicine and patient advocacy.