Autoimmune Diseases

Your immune system is designed to protect your body’s healthy cell tissues by attacking any viruses, bacteria, pathogens, or diseases that enter your body. Simply put, it’s what prevents you from getting sick, and also what helps you feel better if you do fall ill.

Autoimmune diseases are different. They cause your immune system to get confused and attack the healthy cells in your body. This often complicates the medical issue at hand even further because your body’s defense systems are working against it. If left untreated, serious medical issues may occur.

There are hundreds of autoimmune illnesses, each of which have their own unique symptoms.

Symptoms of Autoimmune Thyroid Disease (Hashimoto’s or Graves) can include depression, fluctuations in weight, difficulty sleeping, and anxiety.

Celiac Disease generally manifests itself through digestive problems, neurological issues, rashes, and the sudden loss of control of your body’s movements.

Those suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis will often notice painful joint problems with their wrists and hands.

At Healthy Connections, our medical team is aware of the most advanced functional methods to diagnose and treat many autoimmune illnesses.

Following a blood test and a detailed discussion of your symptoms and history, our team can help diagnose your autoimmune disease and then map out an effective treatment plan.

Heather knows well the challenges of living with autoimmune disease; that’s why she hosts a monthly group for Women with Autoimmunity. See Events page for details and to RSVP!

Utilizing specific changes to your diet, providing stress management techniques, and incorporating targeted supplements and lifestyle adjustments, our team will do everything we can to restore your health. We believe you can live a long and healthy life regardless of an autoimmune diagnosis!

If you have been experiencing symptoms that may be connected with autoimmune diseases and are looking for answers, schedule an appointment with Healthy Connections today!

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