Are you Suffering from an Autoimmune Disease?
According to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, approximately 50 million Americans suffer from an Autoimmune Disease. Autoimmune diseases can affect almost any part of the body and can be debilitating if left undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, untreated and/or wrongly treated.
These debilitating diseases are caused when your body starts to identify healthy, native cells to your body as invasive or threatening cells causing your body to think that it needs to defend you from your own natural healthy cells. It is likely that if you are suffering from an autoimmune disease, there are a number of factors at play.
So how do you know if you are one of the 20 million American suffering from an autoimmune disease?
Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Joint and/or muscle pain
- Chronic muscle weakness
- Unexplained weight loss
- Chronic insomnia
- Recurring rashes and hives
- Hard time focusing
- White patches on skin or mouth
- Numbness or tingling in hands or feet
- Abdominal pain
At Young Naturopathic Center For Wellness, one of our specialties is the identification and treatment of autoimmune diseases. When our patients are suffering from an autoimmune condition, we train their bodies to stop attacking. If you have an inappropriate bossy immune system that has been attacking your thyroid you may have graves disease or Hashimoto’s; if your body is beating up your joints you could have Rheumatoid arthritis. In other words, where your body chooses to attack your healthy cells plays a very involved role defining the disease that you suffer from. Either way, your body is responding inappropriately and you are having to suffer for it. We correct that response using diet, nutrition, IV’s and hormone replacement therapy to bring the body back to a state of optimal wellness – essentially allowing it to make better choices and not attack you – like a crazy person
An autoimmune disease refers to a condition where the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body and produces antibodies that attack its own tissues, leading to the deterioration and in some cases to the destruction of such tissue. There are more than 100 types of autoimmune conditions, including musculoskeletal pain disorders.
These are some of the autoimmune diseases that we treat:
- Hashimoto’s Disease
- Graves Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Raynauds Disease