AUTOIMMUNITY – When Your Body Turns Against Itself

There are over 50 named autoimmune diseases,
Autoimmunity is a process in which your immune cells mistakenly attack healthy tissues.
Well known are the major diseases like multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, celiac disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
Many chronic spinal disc herniation’s have an autoimmune component.

Conventional medical therapy is only partly effective in suppressing symptoms and typically involves harsh and dangerous drugs.

The functional medicine approach is to do the detective work to find the root cause.

Causes of autoimminity

CErmann, Joerg, and C. Garrison Fathman. “Autoimmune diseases: genes, bugs and failed regulation.” Nature immunology 2.9 (2001): 759.

We look into the causes and contributing factors and find natural, non-toxic ways to help bring the immune system back into balance.

Often patients feel that there is no solution other than taking immune suppressing drugs with fairly drastic side effects. In my experience that is not true. Even if you choose to use these drugs, the functional medicine approach offers ways to lessen side effects and use lower dosages.

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