Our immune systems are naturally and elegantly designed to protect our bodies from invasion and infection. Through a complex symphony of immune cells, signaling molecules and antibodies, we become increasingly resilient to these external challenges to our health. However, through mechanisms not fully understood by modern science (many theories exist), autoimmune conditions develop when our immune systems misrecognize healthy tissues in our bodies, targeting them as foreign or non-self and mobilizing antibodies and immune cells to attack them.
While there is no cure to date, our doctors are trained to employ the most current research and treatments to promote best management of these conditions. These treatments may include dietary modification, testing, medicinal supplementation, and intravenous or injection therapies.
Types of Autoimmune Diseases
Some of the most common examples of autoimmune conditions include:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- Graves’ Disease
- Systemic Lupus Erythromatosus
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis)
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