Your immune system defends your body against attack from bacteria, viruses, fungi, or toxins that you come in contact with. When functioning properly, your immune system creates positive inflammation which notifies you that something is going wrong in your body. If you fail to heed this warning, this complex system of defense can be compromised and cause chronic, negative inflammation that will progress to disease.
People who suffer from autoimmune disease are on what we describe as a spectrum of progressive disease. At one end, they are healthy and feel good, at the other end, they may be debilitated and feel poorly. As mentioned above, autoimmune disease is caused by a malfunctioning immune system, which attacks and damages its own healthy tissue instead of attacking harmful invaders. If allowed to continue, serious medical issues may occur and even cause end organ damage.
Hundreds of autoimmune illnesses have been described and each have their own unique symptoms. What is common to all is unhealthy inflammation that has been overlooked or accepted as a normal part of life. The truth is, suffering from depression, fluctuations in weight, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, rashes, digestive problems or joint pain is not normal. And it is up to you to recognize this and do something about it!
The medical team at Functional Medicine Center of Montana is aware of the most advanced, natural methods to recognize and treat autoimmune illness, even before you are fully symptomatic. They have developed an in-depth program to restore the normal function of your immune system and get your body back on track. After a detailed discussion of your history and symptoms, blood work will be sent that will yield more information about where you are on the spectrum of autoimmune disease. They will then map out an effective, natural treatment plan individualized for you.
Many different things cause autoimmune illness to progress to disease including but not limited to diet, stress levels, environment, and genetics. Therefore, your treatment plan will incorporate a special diet, lifestyle change and supplements that will help restore and retrain your immune system so that you can experience vibrant health again.
If you are experiencing symptoms that may be connected with or have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and want to learn more about what you can do to prevent worsening of your symptoms, schedule an appointment with Functional Medicine Center of Montana today!
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