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How Your Immune System Plays Into Arthritis

Posted on Jul 6, 2011 in Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

You probably know that the immune system helps protect against diseases and germs that attack the body. But you may not be aware that it can also play a role in the development of certain types of arthritis. Think of your immune system as your own little army, protecting you against all the bad bacteria, viruses, aches, pains, sniffles, and sneezes that want to invade your body and make you ill. With an autoimmune disease, like rheumatoid arthritis, your body’s white blood cells release chemicals to fend off what it thinks is an impending illness — but unfortunately this can happen...

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