More than 23 million Americans deal with autoimmune disorders. Recent studies show that autoimmunity problems are becoming more common all the time. At The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness in Bloomingdale, Illinois, the compassionate medical professionals use advanced diagnostic methods to find the underlying causes of your autoimmune disorder. They then create a plan to address your specific needs. Learn how to overcome autoimmunity naturally by calling the office now or clicking the online booking link.

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Autoimmune Disorders Q&A

What are autoimmune disorders?
You’re said to have an autoimmune disorder when your immune system mistakes your normal cells for foreign bodies. Your immune system destroys healthy tissue, causes abnormal organ growth, or disrupts normal organ function.

The most common of the more than 80 autoimmune disorders are rheumatoid arthritis (RA), lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), Type 1 diabetes, and thyroid disorders.

Autoimmune disorders lead to frustrating health issues and can result in disability if not treated.

What are the symptoms of an autoimmune disorder?
The symptoms of every autoimmune disorder differ. But some conditions share symptoms, the most common of which are:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Chronic pain, especially joint pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Recurrent fever
  • Skin issues, including rashes
  • Abdominal pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Insomnia
  • Red skin
  • Hot feeling skin

Autoimmune disorders usually cause sporadic symptoms. It’s common to suffer flare-ups in which your symptoms become pretty intense.

What causes autoimmune disorders?
The causes of autoimmune disorders are unknown. Medical experts believe that genetics, environment, and sex (women are more prone to autoimmune disease) play a role in developing these disorders.

Other things might also contribute to autoimmune disorders. For example, unidentified food intolerances can cause or contribute in some cases. Some experts believe that certain microorganisms and medications can cause the immune system to attack. Hormones might also play a role in autoimmune diseases.

The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness completes extensive diagnostic testing to find the root cause of your autoimmune disorders. This usually includes lab tests, including nutritional analysis and blood tests to check for specific antibodies.

What is the most effective treatment for autoimmune disorders?
Because they focus on genuine healing and health from within, The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness treats every symptom and all aspects of your autoimmune disease.

Although every autoimmune disease is different, many state-of-the-art treatments are available for all autoimmune problems. Your treatment can include:

  • Nutritional counseling
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Intravenous (IV) nutrient therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Acupuncture
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Reiki
  • Psychotherapy
  • Clinical hypnotherapy
  • Stem cell injections or other regenerative medicine treatments
  • Ketamine infusions
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • A combination of treatments can correct the root of your disease while relieving your symptoms.

For help with autoimmune disorders, reach out to The Center for Integrative and Functional Health and Wellness by phone or the online scheduling tool.