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Autoimmunity

AUTOIMMUNE CONDITIONS

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Did you know that autoimmune conditions happens years before symptoms appear?

Symptoms such as digestive issues, fatigue, brain fog, and joint pain are indicators of organ damage but by the time we are diagnosed with autoimmune conditions (such as Lupus, Hashimoto’s, Celiac etc.), organ damage already has occurred.

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PREVENTION

The first step of prevention autoimmune condition “flare up” is to recognize warning signs – those signs are caused by excess inflammation and cellular damage.

 

Take the first step towards better health by taking care of your immune systems in the body – gut and liver!

 

Seventy percent of our entire immune system resides in the gut, and there are between 100 to 150 times more genes found in your microbiome than the genes found in your human DNA.

Gut is the initial part of your arsenal to control offending invaders. Addressing the microbiome is one important way for you to see reversals in many of the diseases related to deterioration.

The perfect summary of how to prevent autoimmune flare ups:

“Throughout your life, the most profound influences on your health, vitality, and function are not the doctors you have visited or the drugs, surgery, or other therapy you’ve undertaken. The most profound influences are the cumulative effects of the decisions you make about your diet and lifestyle, and how those decisions affect the expression of your genes”.

– Genetic Engineering, Jeffrey Bland, PhD

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Most common autoimmune conditions are:

  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Amyloidosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chronic fatigue syndrom
  • CREST syndrome
  • Dermatitis herpetiformis
  • Diabetes
  • Eosinophilic esophagitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Graves disease
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s and colitis)
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease, chronic
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Nephropathies
  • Neuropathies
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Vitiligo
  • The list goes on and on…

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Hashimoto’s

Did you test positive for thyroid antibodies?

Did your doctor say “Well, it looks like you’ve got a little autoimmune thing going on here, so let’s give you some thyroid hormone and monitor you.”?

Are you feeling better? Did your fatigue, extra weight gain, and low mood go away?

Although levothyroxine does help some patients, thyroid hormone has little to do with your immune system attacking your thyroid. A better approach would be to investigate why your immune system is attacking your thyroid. A lot of conditions such as physical and emotional stress, chronic illnesses, and depression will all deplete your tissue thyroid hormone level, while your serum TSH level might be intact.  These conditions can lead to reduced conversion of inactive thyroid hormone to active form, which is what fuels your body. No wonder you might feel bloated and exhausted despite having “normal” labs.

Not sure where to start? Make sure to give us a call and schedule a complimentary consultation with one of the physicians at MedRoyal!

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PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS

MedRoyal Doctors that specializes in Primary Care.

Dr. YiQiu Hu

Naturopathic Medical Doctor

Emphases:
Naturopathic Urgent Care, Autoimmune Conditions, Food Intolerance

Dr. Katharine Schneller

Naturopathic Medical Doctor

Emphases:
Women’s Health, Stress and Pain Management, Botanical medicine

Dr. Erin Fitgerald

Naturopathic Medical Doctor

Emphases:
Naturopathic Urgent Care, Pharmacology, Community Medicine

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