Your immune system is designed to protect your body’s healthy cell tissues by attacking any viruses, bacteria, pathogens, or diseases that enter your body. Simply put, it’s what prevents you from getting sick, and also what helps you feel better if you do fall ill.
However, autoimmune diseases are different. They cause your immune system to get confused and attack the healthy cells in your body instead of the diseased ones. This often complicates the medical issue at hand even further because your body’s defense systems are working against it. If left untreated, serious medical issues may occur.
There are hundreds of autoimmune illnesses, each of which have their own unique symptoms. For example, symptoms of Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases such as Hashimoto’s can include depression, fluctuations in weight, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety. Celiac Disease manifests itself through digestive problems, neurological issues, rashes, and the sudden loss of control of your body’s movements. Those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis will often notice joint problems of the wrists and hands.
At Advanced Metabolic & Functional Medicine Center, our medical team is aware of the most advanced methods to diagnose and treat many autoimmune illnesses. The conventional medicine only addresses the symptoms of these conditions, for example, anti-inflammatory medications to relieve joint pain. Following the appropriate tests and a detailed discussion of your symptoms and history, our team can help identify the sources of your autoimmune disease and then map out an effective treatment plan that addresses the underlying causes.
Utilizing a whole body approach and incorporating nutritional and lifestyle adjustments, our team will do everything we can to make you feel functionally healthy again.
If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with autoimmune diseases and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Advanced Metabolic & Functional Medicine Center today!
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