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Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease is on the rise. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates up to 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and that the prevalence is rising.

Autoimmune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words, the body actually attacks its own cells. The immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen and attacks it.

In both autoimmune diseases and inflammatory diseases the conditions arise through aberrant reactions of the human adaptive or innate immune systems. In autoimmunity, the patient's immune system is activated against the body's own proteins. In inflammatory diseases, it is the overreaction of the immune system, and its subsequent downstream signaling (TNF, IFN, etc), which causes problems.

Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease: The symptoms of autoimmune disease vary depending on the disease as well as the person's immune system. Common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Extreme sensitivity to cold in the hands and feet
  • Weakness and stiffness in muscles and joints
  • Weight changes
  • Digestive or gastrointestinal problems
  • Low or high blood pressure
  • Irritability
  • Anxietyor depression
  • Infertility or reduced sex drive (low libido)
  • Blood sugar changes

Treatment of Autoimmune Disease: The most common treatments utilize immune suppressant drugs. However, the risks associated with long term use can be catastrophic. We offers another option…our complement antigen test identifies destructive reactions. An elimination of these antigens lowers the immune load. Call us to find out how we can help, 1-800-491-9511.

Accepted Autoimmune Diseases:

Addison's Disease

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED)

Balo Disease

Behcet's Disease

Bullous Pemphigoid

Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS)

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

Cicatrical Pemphigoid

Cold Agglutinin Disease

CREST Syndrome

Crohns Disease

Degos Disease

Dermatomyositis

Diabetes Mellitus Type 1

Goodpasture's Syndrome

Graves' Disease

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)

Hashimoto's Disease

Juvenile Arthritis

Lichen Planus

Lupus Erythematosus

Meniere's Disease

Myasthenia Gravis

Narcolepsy

PANDAS

Pemphigus Vulgaris

Pernicious Anemia

Psoriatic Arthritis

Polymyositis

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sjogren's Syndrome

Ulcerative Colitis (IBD)

Vasculitis

Wegener's Granulomatosis


Suspected Autoimmune Diseases:

Chagas Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Endometriosis

Hydradenitis Suppurativa

Kawasaki Disease

IgA Nephropathy

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Interstitial Cystitis

Morphea

Neuromyotonia

Sarcoidosis

Scleroderma

Vitiligo


According to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association there are critical obstacles in diagnosis and treatment. Medical education provides minimal learning about autoimmune disease and may be unaware of advances in treatment outside their own specialty area. Symptoms cross many specialties and can affect all body organs and initial symptoms are often intermittent and unspecific until the disease becomes acute. Specialists are generally unaware of interrelationships among the different autoimmune diseases.

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