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Autoimmune Disease Overview

Simply put, an autoimmune disease is when a person's overactive immune system accidentally attacks healthy body tissues.

One of the functions of the immune system is to protect the body from invading germs, like viruses or bacteria. In the case of autoimmunity, immune cells make a mistake and attack the very cells they are meant to protect. This leads to uncontrolled inflammation in the areas affected by the attack. 

There are more than 80 different autoimmune diseases and many more that are undefined or considered rare. The most common autoimmune diseases include ​​rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, lupus, and Chron's disease. Over 1 in 15 people in the United States have an autoimmune disease, with the number expected to grow rapidly. Nearly 80% of those with autoimmune diseases are women.

Autoimmune Disease Causes

Although the exact causes of autoimmunity remain uncertain, autoimmune diseases are largely thought to be caused by either genetic or environmental factors.

While genetics determine how susceptible an individual is to developing autoimmunity, external factors in a person's diet, lifestyle, and environment play a significant role. These factors or "triggers" can also lead to unpredictable spikes in autoimmune disease symptoms, significantly impacting quality of life. 

In Mymee's work with its members, Mymee has matched more than 90 potential unique triggers with more than 150 unique autoimmune disease symptoms.


Autoimmune Disease Symptoms Checklist

Autoimmunity is experienced differently in each person. While it's challenging to compile a complete list, these are among the most common symptoms of autoimmune diseases:

  • Fatigue
  • Joint swelling and redness
  • Achy joints or muscles
  • Fever
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet
  • Hair loss
  • Skin irritations or rashes
  • Digestive problems

Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis & Treatment

Receiving a diagnosis for an autoimmune disease is generally more complicated than with other health conditions. On average, it takes 4.5 years for a person to be diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, and in that time, an average of four different doctors will be sought for help. Typically, an autoimmunity diagnosis is based upon reported symptoms and blood markers found through testing.

As mentioned, autoimmunity symptoms and triggers are unique to the individual. This calls for individualized treatment. Autoimmune disease treatment with a physician may include medication such as painkillers or anti inflammatories, creams, supplements or other therapies. 

With Mymee, autoimmune disease symptoms are reduced or eliminated by identifying the individual's environmental and lifestyle factors that cause flare ups. A combination of in-app tracking, thoughtful data analysis, and one-on-one health coaching leaves members with an actionable plan for taking control of their health.


List of Autoimmune Diseases Treated by Mymee

Mymee Core has shown to be successful for more than 63 autoimmune diseases, and COVID long haul. Together we devise a personalized plan specific to your autoimmunity symptoms so you can start feeling like yourself again.

Autoimmune Diseases

  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid antibody synndrome
  • Asthma
  • Behcet's disease
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myencephalomyelitis (CSF/ME)
  • Chronic restrictive lung disease
  • COVID long haul (PASC - Post Acute Sequale of COVID)
  • Crohn's disease (a type of IBD)
  • Delayed pressure urticaria (dermatographia)
  • Diabetes type 1
  • Dysautonomia (other)
  • Eczema
  • Endometriosis
  • Erosive arthritis
  • Erythema nodosum
  • Familial hemiplegic migraine
  • Fibromyalgia
  • General anxiety disorder
  • GERD (Gastro-esophageal reflux disease, heartburn)
  • Grave's disease
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Hashimoto's thyroidits
  • Hereditary hemochromatosis
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Infertility (various causes)
  • Interstitial cystitis (IC)
  • Lichen sclerosis
  • Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Lyme disease
  • Major depression
  • Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) 
  • Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Panic disorder
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Pericarditis
  • Pre-menstral dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
  • Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Raynaud's phenomenon
  • Relapsing polychondritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rosacea
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma/systemic sclerosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Small airway disease
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Susac's syndrome
  • Takayasu's arteritis
  • Thyroid eye disease
  • Ulcerative colitis (a type of IBD)
  • Undifferentiated connective tissue disorder
  • Vasculitis
Of Mymee Clients See Improvement in the
First 8 Sessions

Why It Works

We understand that autoimmunity is personal; no two people are faced with the same environmental factors, triggers or symptoms. Mymee's individualized approach to assessing the data coupled with hands-on coaching brings relief to our members - and quickly.

How It Works

As a Mymee Core Member, within weeks, you will:


Feel Seen and Supported

You’ll be paired with one of our certified Health Coaches, who will work with you one-on-one to help you better understand your journey with autoimmunity and get it under control.


Get Your Roadmap to Feeling Better

The Mymee app makes it easy for you to share potential autoimmune disease triggers with your coach and receive personalized recommendations for small lifestyle changes that can have a big impact on your health.


Start Feeling Like Yourself Again

Our treatment program replaces years of frustration with the knowledge you need to manage your autoimmunity symptoms so you can do more of what you’ve been missing out on.


See Improvement
in Fatigue


See Improvement
in Pain


See Improvement
in Stiffness and Mobility