We Have Treatment Options for Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune disorders are estimated to affect 23.5 million Americans. So many people are unaware they have underlying autoimmune disorders affecting their health. Autoimmune disease treatment is needed by many patients. They know they do not feel well without a clear understanding of the cause. Proper diagnosis and treatment can be critical in managing these chronic diseases.
Autoimmune disorders are illnesses that occur when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. There are more than 80 different Autoimmune Disorders, and they can affect any part of the body. Symptoms vary depending on the disease and may include fatigue, pain, joint inflammation, and skin rashes.
Sunridge Medical offers alternative treatment for autoimmune diseases with medical protocols that address both the symptoms and the underlying cause of the disease. Through specialized testing, Sunridge doctors will identify chronic infections and environmental toxins that are known to cause and promote autoimmune disorders.
Patients with autoimmune disorders that follow Sunridge autoimmune disease treatments experience less pain and inflammation increasing their mobility, sleep, and mood. The immune system is a complex network of cells, messenger systems, and components that normally work to defend the body and eliminate infections caused by bacteria, viruses, and other invaders. Normally, the immune system can differentiate tissue that belongs to the body from tissue coming from a different source. However, if an individual has an autoimmune disorder, the immune system mistakenly attacks itself on a large scale, targeting the cells, tissues, and organs of the individual’s own body.
More Than One Autoimmune Disease
Did you know that autoimmune disorders are one of the most common health conditions in the United States? While people often think of AD as a one-dimensional condition, the truth is that many people have more than one autoimmune disorder. This can make diagnosing and treating these diseases, particularly challenging for both patients and doctors. According to a study published in the Journal on Lupus, almost two-thirds of people with one autoimmune disorder also have another Autoimmune disease. Developing rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune thyroiditis are the most common autoimmune diseases found as double autoimmune disorder issues.
Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome
Multiple autoimmune syndrome is the combined occurrence of three or more autoimmune diseases. This syndrome affects around twenty-five percent (25%) of patients with autoimmune disorders. Although this impact is not immediate and takes place over time, left improperly treated patients have a likelihood of developing other autoimmune diseases.
There are three classifications for Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome predicated on the prevalence of certain conditions occurring together.
Type 1 Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome: myasthenia gravis, thymoma, polymyositis, and giant cell myocarditis.
Type 2 Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome: Sjögren’s syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, primary biliary cirrhosis, scleroderma, and autoimmune thyroid disease.
Type 3 Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome: autoimmune thyroid disease, myasthenia gravis and/or thymoma, Sjögren’s syndrome, pernicious anemia, idiopathic thrombopenic purpura, Addison’s disease, type 1 diabetes mellitus, vitiligo, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatitis herpetiformis.
Genetics and Autoimmune Disorders
Genetics can predispose a person to certain autoimmune disorders, something in the environment modifies those genes to cause or potentiate the problem.
Genes associated with autoimmune diseases pass on the opportunity for autoimmunity, not the disease itself. For example, one family member with familial autoimmunity may have lupus and another may suffer from rheumatoid arthritis expressing their familiar autoimmunity in two separate diseases but with the same genetic origin. This can add to the confusion of autoimmune disorders and slow down a patient seeking treatment.
There is still much research to be done on autoimmune disorders, but at Sunridge, we know there is no single solution to each autoimmune disorder nor do we have the ability to cure autoimmune disease in 30 days. We treat the individual separately and individually – a specialty of Sunridge Medical.
Autoimmune Diseases Treatment
Autoimmune disorders include diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus. While the cause of autoimmune disease is not fully understood, there are many things that can be done to reduce the risk of developing the disease. Some of these include supporting the immune system, eating a well-balanced anti-inflammation diet rich in fruits and vegetables, high-fiber foods, fish, and omega-3 oils. Movement including regular exercise, avoiding smoking, abstaining or limiting alcohol, and consumption of supplements to calm an overactive immune system all reduce risk.
By taking steps to prevent autoimmune disorders, you can improve your overall health and quality of life. There are also several treatments available for those who already have an autoimmune condition. Managing chronic infections along with limiting environmental toxins, like heavy metals, may also decrease your risk of developing autoimmune disorders.
Common Autoimmune Disorders
References on Alternative Treatments for Autoimmune Disorders
L. Skovgaard, P. H. Nicolajsen, E. Pedersen, M. Kant, S. Fredrikson, M. Verhoef, D. W. Meyrowitsch, “Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine among People with Multiple Sclerosis in the Nordic Countries”, Autoimmune Diseases, vol. 2012, Article ID 841085, 13 pages, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1155/2012/841085
Kidd, P., 2003. Th1/Th2 balance: the hypothesis, its limitations, and implications for health and disease. Alternative medicine review, 8(3), pp.223-246.
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