The Risk of developing 7 autoimmune diseases is largely inherited.
Twin study from Sweden found the link between all 7 that were inherited.
Autoimmune diseases tend to run in families.
The likelihood of both twins in a pair having the same disease.
Or the likelihood of both twins in a pair having different autoimmune diseases.
The diseases are Addison’s disease, a type of adrenal insufficiency; celiac disease, or gluten intolerance; and type 1 diabetes, are strongly influenced by genes.
Environmental factors contribute to disease for Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism, a form of underactive thyroid; the skin disease vitiligo; Graves’ disease, an overactive thyroid; and atrophic gastritis, a chronic inflammation of the stomach.
Addison’s disease and vitiligo often overlap with other disorders, whereas celiac disease more rarely associates with the other diseases.