Conventional medicine does not recognize a “cause” for most autoimmune diseases. Yet autoimmunity is associated with numerous factors including genetics, diet, toxins, infections, nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, and even stress levels. All of these factors play a role in the proper function of our immune system. The disease can be stopped and put into remission when these factors are identified and addressed. Allowing you to regain your health, and have a higher quality of life.
Autoimmune diseases include, yet are not limited to: Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, multiple sclerosis, Grave’s disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, polymyalgia rheumatica, Psoriasis, Raynaud’s disease, sarcoidosis, scleroderma, and Sjogren’s syndrome. Autoimmune diseases affect approximately 50 million Americans, mostly of whom are women. The body’s immune responses are confused, and attack its own tissues, resulting in chronic inflammation and subsequent tissue destruction and pain. In short, the body attacks itself, whether it be the lining of joints in rheumatoid arthritis, the insulin producing cells in the pancreas in insulin dependent Diabetes type 1, or the thyroid in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
When the immune system is working correctly it recognizes, identifies, targets, remembers, attacks, and destroys bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites, cancer cells or most other non-self agents that become present in the body. Typically, conventional medicine addresses autoimmune disease with powerful pharmaceuticals. These medications paralyze the immune system in an attempt to manage symptoms. Medications are sometimes necessary to improve the quality of the patient’s life. Many drugs also cause serious side effects. Immunomodulators used for autoimmune diseases have “cancer” as a common side effect.
At Naturopathic MD, we are looking to decrease pain and improve the quality of our patients’ lives. We searching for possible underlying causative factors and address them directly. If you suffer from:
We can help. Our expert doctors at Naturopathic MD search for the underlying causes of the immune system dysfunction and address them.
Is your current treatment plan addressing the disease on all of these levels? If you have an autoimmune disease, you CAN feel better and you DO have many different options available for you in regards to treatment and getting well again.
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