Natural treatment of Autoimmune Disorders

Natural treatment of Autoimmune Disorders

Natural treatment of Autoimmune Disorders without the use of harsh immune suppressors is possible!

An autoimmune disorder occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys healthy body tissue by mistake. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune disorders. Homeopathy offers natural treatment of autoimmune disorders gently & safely by eliminating the root cause.

Causes

The white blood cells in the body’s immune system help protect against harmful substances. Examples include bacteria, viruses, toxins, cancer cells, and blood and tissue from outside the body. These substances contain antigens. The immune system produces antibodies against these antigens that enable it to destroy these harmful substances.

When you have an autoimmune disorder, your immune system does not distinguish between healthy tissue and antigens. As a result, the body sets off a reaction that destroys normal tissues.

The exact cause of autoimmune disorders is unknown. One theory is that some microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses) or drugs may trigger changes that confuse the immune system. This may happen more often in people who have genes that make them more prone to autoimmune disorders.

An autoimmune disorder may result in:

  • The destruction of body tissue
  • Abnormal growth of an organ
  • Changes in organ function

An autoimmune disorder may affect one or more organ or tissue types. Areas often affected by autoimmune disorders include:

  • Blood vessels
  • Connective tissues
  • Endocrine glands such as the thyroid or pancreas
  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Red blood cells
  • Skin

A person may have more than one autoimmune disorder at the same time. Common autoimmune disorders include:

  • Addison’s disease
  • Celiac disease – sprue (gluten-sensitive enteropathy)
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Graves’ disease
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sjogren syndrome
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Type I diabetes

Symptoms

Symptoms will vary based on the type and location of the faulty immune response. Common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • General ill-feeling (malaise)
  • Joint pain
  • Rash

Exams and Tests

The health care provider will do a physical exam. Signs depend on the type of disease.

Tests that may be done to diagnose an autoimmune disorder may include:

  • Antinuclear antibody tests
  • Autoantibody tests
  • CBC
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel
  • C-reactive protein (CRP)
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
  • Urinalysis

Homeopathic Treatment

There are many remedies in homeopathy which can be used to treat this condition. The results start showing within 3-4 weeks.

This problem is best handled by giving a constitutional remedy which is selected based on the totality of all symptoms and the overall personality of the patient.

 

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