Connective Tissue Diseases
A set of illnesses affecting the protein-rich tissue that supports organs and other body parts are referred to as connective tissue diseases. Fat, bone, and cartilage are examples of connective tissue. These conditions frequently affect the joints, muscles, and skin, but they can also affect the eyes, heart, lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, blood vessels, and other organs and organ systems. The connective tissue is impacted by more than 200 diseases. The different categories each have different causes and symptoms.