Overview of Immune Disorders
The immune system may become overwhelmed by a host of substances and conditions such as an incorrect diet, free radical damage, smoking, environmental and household toxins, and other stresses on the body. This overwhelming of the immune system may lead to the development of an autoimmune condition.
Immune Disorder Conditions/Symptoms
There are numerous conditions that are labeled autoimmune, with a list of more than 100 diseases, both with signs and symptoms determined by which organ/organs are involved, such as:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Pernicious Anemia with blood changes
- Primary Biliary Cirrhosis with features of liver dysfunction
- Hashimoto's Thyroiditis with initial hyperfunction, subsequent hypofunction
- Scleroderma with skin and lung changes
A common principle applies where the body's immune mechanism turns on the body. The causes and management principles resulting in positive outcomes will be discussed below.
The doctor will start by systematically going through history and various blood tests to exclude possible stresses creating suppression of the immune system. In addition to identification of offending agents or circumstances, the doctor will explore methods of avoidance of these. Our approach is to support the patient's immune system with appropriate supplemental therapy, reduce any underlying inflammation, lessen exposure to free radical damage, and administer aids to boost your immune system in a safe and effective way. Discussion about reducing and avoiding stress in the patient's life is also of paramount importance in managing immune disorders. Overall, the clinic is dedicated to finding the source of the issue and fixing it, not just correcting the symptoms, so that each patient can achieve optimal health. Back to Top
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