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, Sjogren’s syndrome. Approximately 50 million Americans, mostly women, suffer from autoimmune diseases, which are characterized by the body’s immune responses being directed against its own tissues causing 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 the disease with powerful pharmaceuticals which paralyze the immune system in a noble attempt to manage symptoms and to improve the quality of the patient’s life, however, they also cause serious side effects. The doctors at Human Reconstruction are also looking to decrease pain and improve the quality of our patient’s lives while searching for possible underlying causative factors.
Most autoimmune diseases have unknown causes yet the diseases are 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. When these factors are identified and addressed the disease can be put into remission, allowing the patient to regain their health, and have a higher quality of life.
Our expert doctors at Human Reconstruction search for an underlying cause of the immune system dysfunction and address it while we also help reduce inflammation, repair damaged tissue, decrease free-radical damage, improve liver function, support gastrointestinal health, reduce stress, and overall lessen the symptoms of the disease.
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.
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- Chrohns Disease
- Graves’ Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis