Signs and Symptoms of Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune conditions are often described as “the body attacking itself”. This can manifest as symptoms in nearly any organ or tissue. Common examples include Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’ disease, lupus, sarcoidosis, scleroderma, and Sjogren’s syndrome.
Targeted Diagnostic Testing
Although autoimmune symptoms often lodge in one organ or tissue, such as thyroid or joints, the underlying causes occur throughout the body because the immune system is present in all areas. We do extensive targeted testing for the symptomatic organs, such as thyroid antibodies and specialty hormones created by the thyroid. We may also recommend testing to determine root causes, such as leaky gut syndrome, or to see if other organs are also being affected, such as the Cyrex Array 5. See our information on specialized laboratory testing.
Recommended Treatment Plan Options
Whole Health Solutions always focuses on natural methods to support your body to begin healing without harsh medications. While certain autoimmune disorders may need their own treatment, such as thyroid replacement hormones with Armour or NatureThroid, or electrical stimulation for multiple sclerosis, most autoimmune conditions can also benefit from rebalancing of the entire immune system. This usually involves determine whether there is imbalance of gut flora (dysbiosis), food sensitivities, or other gut disorders. We also use many powerful herbs and nutrients to reduce inflammation, such as curcumin, resveratol and omega-3 fatty acids. Also see information on the 5R’s of healing the gut.