Symptoms & Signs of Autoimmune Disease

This is an evolving list of common autoimmune disease symptoms as well as signs of disease. Many of these complex symptoms and signs overlap and are experienced within various conditions. Our understanding is constantly shifting as more information comes to light.

 


Digestive
Abdominal pain
Acid reflux
Bloating
Blood or mucus in stool
Constipation
Diarrhea
Food intolerance (e.g. lactose)
Food sensitivities
Inability to gain weight
Loss of appetite
Malabsorption
Nausea
Pale, pungent stool
Swollen belly (infancy, early childhood)
Vomiting

Joints, Muscles, & Bones
Bone growth slowing or stopping (e.g. jaw, short stature)
Bone pain
Impaired coordination
Inflammation
Joint pain, stiffness, swelling
Muscle aches, pains
Muscle weakness
Osteomalacia (softening of bones)
Neurological
Anxiety
Balance difficulties
Blurry vision
Brain fog/cognitive difficulties (lack of mental clarity, difficulty concentrating)
Compulsions, phobias, hyper-focus (on food, germs, personal safety, etc.)
Depression
Disordered eating
Dizziness
Headaches
Insomnia
Learning disability
Lightheadedness
Memory loss
Migraines
Numbness and tingling
Rapid or irregular heartbeat
Tremors
Seizures
Vision changes
Reproductive/Urinary
Absent menstruation (amenorrhea)
Bladder pain
Delayed onset of puberty
Frequent urination
Infertility
Irregular menstruation
Miscarriage
Sexual difficulties
Urinary difficulties
Skin
Dry eyes
Dry mouth
Dry skin
Hair loss
Inflammation
Itching
Rash
Other
Anemia
Chest pain
Emotional volatility
Failure to thrive
Fatigue
Fever
Inability to form tooth enamel
Mouth ulcers
Pain
Shortness of breath
Swollen glands
Temperature sensitivity
Thin or thinning hair
Weight gain or loss

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