Treating Your Autoimmune Disease
If you’ve been diagnosed or are suffering from an autoimmune disease, you may be feeling hopeless and lost. Know that there is hope!
There are plenty of steps you can take to improve your health.
Autoimmune disease results when your immune system attacks your own healthy cells. This results in inflammation and tissue destruction, resulting in variety of different symptoms that can leave you feeling miserable.
While there is a place for embracing what is happening in your life, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a place for exploring possible causes. Current research suggests that there is not one single cause of autoimmunity but a host of factors involved. While genetics does play a part, your lifestyle is also a huge contributor as well as certain triggers.
Suspected triggers for autoimmune disease include:
- Infections (viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic)
- Dysbiosis and leaky gut (increased intestinal permeability)
- Heavy metal and other chemical toxicity
- Diet, including food allergies
Together we can explore all of these contributors to your autoimmune condition.
There are over 80 illnesses that are related to autoimmunity
Some of the most common of them are:
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Celiac disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Systemic lupus erythmatosus (SLE)
- Ulcerative colitis
Many patients are given a medical diagnosis, but they are not told that it is an autoimmune disease. In addition, since autoimmunity can be difficult to diagnose, if you are suffering from mysterious symptoms that your doctor can’t diagnose, it’s possible that autoimmunity is at the root cause of your symptoms.
Whether you have been diagnosed with a specific autoimmune condition or you are suffering from symptoms that your doctor cannot put a name to, I am dedicated to helping you uncover the triggers to your illness. I am as invested in finding answers to your health problems as you are.