Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune Disease Treatment in Wilmington

What is Autoimmune Disease?

There are more than 80 autoimmune diseases that are currently known to the medical research. While all autoimmune diseases are different (and lead to different symptoms, pains, and frustrations), they all have something in common.

Autoimmune Disease is when your immune system believes that part of your body is a foreign entity and attacks itself. Your immune system’s job is to keep away foreign invaders that can negatively impact your health. That’s its job.

But, sometimes your immune system can be too diligent in warding off invaders. There are instances where your immune system will believe that your colon is a foreign entity and attack it – leading to inflammation, pain, and serious symptoms (this is the case with an autoimmune disease called Ulcerative Colitis). Or, it might believe that your joints are foreign and attack those (this is the case with an autoimmune disease called Rheumatoid Arthritis).

Reduce Symptoms

Work with our doctors to minimize and manage symptoms caused by your autoimmune disease.

Custom Care Plan

We’ll help build you a plan of action to get your symptoms under control and get you and your body feeling great again.

Increase Energy Levels

Regain energy levels faster and let your body heal quicker from symptoms caused by your disease.

Do You Suffer From Autoimmune Disease Symptoms?

Joint pain & lower mobility

Reduction in muscle strength

Brain fog & trouble concentrating

Decrease in energy levels

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Autoimmune Disease Management in Wilmington

Autoimmune diseases can be hard to live with, and that’s why our doctors are dedicated in helping you deal with and manage your Autoimmune disease and the many symptoms that can come from these conditions. Treatment of autoimmune disease focuses on controlling the autoimmune reaction so you can better manage the symptoms you’re experiencing.

Can you cure Autoimmune Disease?

Autoimmune diseases are known to be lifelong conditions that can be managed and treated. According to modern scientific literature, autoimmune diseases are NOT curable – instead, they usually have periods of flare-ups (where symptoms worsen) and periods of remission (where symptoms are less intense or not noticeable at all). While this is the case, there is recent literature that is discussing the use of alternative treatments (such as stem cell therapy) that has been shown to completely reverse autoimmune diseases (not just put them into remission).

Recent research of stem cells for autoimmune diseases states that: “Stem cell-based therapies offer many exciting possibilities for the development of novel treatments, and perhaps even cures, for autoimmune diseases.” Other research has concluded that factors that trigger, perpetuate and exacerbate autoimmune disease are: modern Western diet, chronic stress, changes in gut microbiota, environmental toxins, sleep deprivation, vitamin D deficiency, reduced sun exposure, and other unidentified aspects of the modern lifestyle.

Common Autoimmune Diseases

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Addison’s disease
  • Graves’ disease
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Autoimmune vasculitis
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Celiac disease

Benefits to managing Autoimmune Disease in Wilmington

Depending on your type of autoimmune disease, the benefits can include:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Healing digestive issues
  • More mental clarity
  • Reduced feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Less joint pain and more mobility
  • Skin clearing up
  • Increased muscle strength
  • More regular bowel movements
  • Better concentration
  • Stronger hair and nails
  • And much more

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