Autoimmune Diseases

What are autoimmune diseases?

Although there are many different types of autoimmune diseases and they can affect many different organs, they are all similar in that they are an immune response caused by systemic reaction that leads your body to attack itself. Your immune system has a very sophisticated system for keeping you safe that leads it to identify all of the foreign substances that enter your body or that you come into contact with. If your immune system views anything as dangerous, it will produce antibodies to fend off the harmful intruders.

Autoimmune diseases arise when your body is working hard to defend itself against something potentially dangerous, such as an allergen, a toxin, an infection, or even a food, and it fails to differentiate between the intruder and parts of your own body. Mistaking certain types of tissues for harmful substances, your body turns these antibodies against itself, causing all sorts of problems to your organs.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or a combination of several of them, we can help your body restore its balance.

  1. Joint pain, muscle pain or weakness or a tremor.
  2. Weight loss, insomnia, heat intolerance or rapid heartbeat.
  3. Recurrent rashes or hives, a butterfly-shaped rash across your nose and cheeks.
  4. Difficulty focusing.
  5. Feeling tired or fatigued, weight gain or cold intolerance.
  6. Hair loss or white patches on your skin or inside your mouth.
  7. Abdominal pain, blood or mucus in your stool, diarrhea or mouth ulcers.
  8. Dry eyes, mouth or skin.
  9. Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet.
  10. Miscarriages or blood clots