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. It’s what prevents you from getting sick, and what helps you get better when you do come down with illness.
Autoimmune diseases occur when your immune system gets confused and attacks your own healthy cells, instead of the diseased ones. This complicates the medical issue at hand even further because your body’s defense systems are working against you. If left untreated, many different and serious medical issues can occur.
When the body fights itself like this, the immune system creates chronic inflammation, as it is an attack that does not resolve. There are hundreds of autoimmune illnesses, each which their own unique symptoms.
Symptoms of Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases can include depression, fluctuations in weight, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety.
Celiac Disease manifests itself through digestive problems, but can also cause neurological issues, rashes, or even a sudden loss of control of your body’s movements. Those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis will often get symmetric joint problems in their wrists and hands.
At Golden Road, we employ the most advanced natural methods to diagnose and treat many autoimmune illnesses.
Following a blood test, and a detailed discussion of your symptoms and history, we can help diagnose your autoimmune disease and then map out an effective treatment plan.
Utilizing changes to your diet to fight inflammation, stress management techniques, and incorporating natural medicines and lifestyle adjustments, our team will do everything we can to make you feel like yourself again.
If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with an autoimmune disease and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Golden Road Medicine today.
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