So what exactly are autoimmune diseases? Our bodies have an immune system that protects us from disease and infection. If you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks itself by mistake and you can get sick. Autoimmune diseases can affect connective tissue in your body (the tissue which binds together body tissues and organs). Autoimmune diseases can affect many different parts of your body, like your nerves, muscles, endocrine system (system that directs your body’s hormones and other chemicals), and digestive system.
Who’s at Risk for Autoimmune Disease?
Most autoimmune diseases occur in women, and most often during their childbearing years. Some of these diseases also affect African American, American Indian, and Latina women more than white women statistically. These diseases tend to run in families, so your genes, along with the way your immune system responds to certain triggers, or things in the environment can greatly affect your chances of getting one of these diseases. If you think you may have an autoimmune disease, ask your family members if they have had symptoms like yours. The good news is that if you do have an autoimmune disease, there ARE things that you can do to feel better!
What are the Most Common Symptoms of Autoimmune Diseases?
There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases. Learning the symptoms of some of the more common autoimmune diseases can help you recognize the signs if you get one. But some autoimmune diseases share similar symptoms. This makes it hard for doctors to find out if you really have one of these diseases and which one it might be., which can make your trip to doctors office rather long and stressful. If you are having symptoms that bother you, you need to persist to ensure you get the relief you need.
Learn more about the risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options of various autoimmune diseases at our blog here.
What is Autoimmune Thyroid?
“Autoimmune” means that your body is attacking itself by accident. This is a full-on attack! Your gut, your nerves, your joints, muscles, organs and worse yet, your brain isn’t functioning as it should be. Your body is being destroyed from the inside! By just taking the medications for your symptoms, you are doing nothing to address the ongoing destruction! Over the long term, this process destroys your health, energy and overall well being.
At our office we won’t stop until the battle is turned in your favor and the autoimmune indicators in your body and in your blood stream are normal. What would your life be like without fatigue, cold hands, and feet, heart palpitations, depression, or low metabolism and energy levels?
This is not just a place to get a pill to suppress your hypothyroid symptoms. With the aid of using the proper approach based on the latest science, the body does have the ability to heal itself. You need your thyroid. You need your health. Your body and your mind need to be healthy. So take the first steps in understanding this epidemic disease by scheduling a consultation with us today.
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