Do I have an Autoimmune Illness?

Are you tired of feeling tired, achy, swollen, weak and irritable?

It may be that you are suffering with an illness that is caused by your own immune system attacking you, also known as autoimmune illness. This is a large group of illnesses that can occur anywhere in your body. A few of the many named autoimmune illnesses are Eczema or Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Asthma, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, Hashimoto’s, and Multiple Sclerosis. In the beginning, the symptoms can be vague and can mimic many other illnesses. It may take years for conventional medicine testing to confirm a diagnosis. The harm is that by time the lab testing begins to show high levels of inflammation or antibodies, the damage has been building for months or years. Often, during this time when symptoms are present, but lab testing is normal, you are often told that your symptoms are related to stress, depression, lack of exercise or poor sleep.

The good news is that YOU CAN FEEL BETTER and you do not need to wait until the lab tests become abnormal. Even if you are in the stage where the lab tests are showing abnormalities, through Functional Medicine, we are often able to reverse your symptoms. We retrain your immune system to understand that you are not to be treated as the enemy. We seek the underlying causes that lead your immune system to view your own body as the threat. This information is uncovered with a detailed look at when your symptoms first began. We also consider possible food triggers, environmental exposures, infections and disturbances to your optimal nutrition or microbiome balance. With this information we develop a plan to empower you back to vibrant health.

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