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Words Related to Health and Sickness - Autoimmune Diseases

Here you will learn some English words related to autoimmune diseases such as "sarcoidosis", "celiac disease", and "aplastic anemia".

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Words Related to Health and Sickness
Graves' disease
[noun]
an autoimmune disorder that leads to an overactive thyroid, resulting in various symptoms such as weight loss, anxiety, and rapid heartbeat
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lichen planus
[noun]
a skin condition characterized by itchy, flat-topped, and purplish skin lesions that can affect various parts of the body
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Addison's disease
[noun]
a rare disorder where the adrenal glands do not produce enough hormones
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Sjogren's syndrome
[noun]
an autoimmune disorder causing dryness of the eyes, mouth, and other mucous membranes, along with other symptoms like joint pain and fatigue
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aplastic anemia
[noun]
a rare blood disorder where the bone marrow fails to produce enough blood cells
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pernicious anemia
[noun]
a type of anaemia caused by the inability of the stomach to absorb enough vitamin B12
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Lyme disease
[noun]
an infectious illness caused by the bite of a tick infected with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi
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sarcoidosis
[noun]
a health condition where small clumps of cells can form in different parts of the body, causing problems in organs like the lungs and lymph nodes
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multiple sclerosis
[noun]
a chronic progressive disease that primarily affects the central nervous system and is capable of causing problems with vision, balance, and speech
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Meniere's disease
[noun]
a disorder of the inner ear that can cause episodes of vertigo, hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear
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Kawasaki disease
[noun]
an illness that mainly affects children and causes fever, redness and swelling of the hands and feet, rash, and sometimes damage to the heart's blood vessels
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Guillain-Barre syndrome
[noun]
a rare condition where the body's immune system attacks its nerves, leading to weakness and tingling
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Hashimoto's disease
[noun]
an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks the thyroid gland, leading to hypothyroidism
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celiac disease
[noun]
a long-term autoimmune disorder that can damage one's small intestine and is triggered when one eats gluten
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