More people are suffering from autoimmune disorders than ever before, and the medical field cannot identify why it is occurring. You may be suffering from one of these diseases and not even know it because the symptoms vary from person to person, and disease to disease; these disorders are very difficult to diagnose and treat. To date, there are 80 types of autoimmune diseases. Here are seven of the most common autoimmune diseases, do you have any of these symptoms?
- Rheumatoid arthritis or R.A. is identified by extreme and consistent inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues.
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or Lupus affects skin, joints, brain, kidneys, and other major organs.
- Scleroderma affects the connective tissue throughout the entire body.
- Psoriasis is a condition on the skin causing serious irritation with redness and/or flaky, silver-white patches.
- Pernicious Anemia produces a decrease in red blood cells because the body cannot absorb vitamin B-12.
- Celiac Sprue Disease is a reaction to gluten, which is a protein found barley, rye, and wheat. Celiac’s disease causes irritation and damage to the lining of the small intestine.
- Vitiligo occurs as the pigment in the skin decreases and white patches are left.
Autoimmune disorders cause the immune system to function either abnormally high or low. Research has shown that environmental and chemical irritants, drugs, bacteria, viruses, and chemicals in food and cleaning solutions are likely to trigger or activate the disease. Often, fevers, fatigue, and unwell feelings are present until there is a flare-up. During a flare-up, pain is more severe in the part of the body that is affected such as in the connective tissues, muscles, joints, skin, and red blood cells.
Autoimmune disorders are treated in a variety of ways because of their differences. Since the immune system is the common denominator in all of the areas affected, treating the immune system has been successful in reducing symptoms.
Here are seven natural methods that can help to subdue the symptoms:
- Eat a healthy diet eliminating sugar, wheat products, and preservatives.
- Find an exercise that increases the heart rate for 20 minutes every day.
- Make sure to get 8-10 hours sleep daily.
- Use vitamin supplements to enhance the immune system and supply essentials.
- Decrease stress.
- Reduce exposure to the sun to less than 20 minutes a day.
- Avoid triggers that cause flare-ups.
The symptoms in autoimmune diseases can be put into remission with the right treatment; the human body was meant to heal itself with the right ingredients. If you have noticed similar symptoms, please Radiantly Healthy MD so we can determine their origin. We will work together to identify your symptoms and how to keep them in remission. We are conveniently located in Indialantic, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!