For someone who used to hardly get sick for a day in the entire year to suffering an autoimmune disease, I can relate to a deteriorated health and body. Usually, it is difficult for others to understand the agony faced by the patients suffering from autoimmune diseases, however mild or severe. Only you realize how weak your body becomes and how it is difficult to do even a simple task. It looks as if you are getting sick all the time. However, it is possible to prevent the never-ending illness.
Usually, autoimmune diseases have long term consequences on your health rather than being fatal. After you are cured, or the toughest stage has passed, building a healthy routine and body is necessary and needs discipline. Food is important to provide nutrition to the body to help combat the weakness one starts feeling after doing something as simple as bending to pick up something. Thus, it is important to strengthen your core and body internally. Building immunity is one of the crucial steps to getting better.
Also, it would be helpful to remember that just like other illnesses, there is a chance of relapse of the autoimmune diseases. This is one more reason to be extra cautious and lead a healthy life once you have recovered enough. These conditions not only affect us physically but leave a long-term mental impact on our bodies. In fact, they can weaken us enough that we keep getting sick all the time. In my case, I am highly prone to cold and cough which would not go away for weeks together.