Tri-Cities Functional Medicine announces holistic treatment services for autoimmune disease patients. These treatments focus on uncovering the underlying cause of the problem and identifying triggers that bring on attacks.
More information is available at https://www.tcfxmed.com/can-autoimmune-diseases-be-cured
According to specialists at Tri-Cities Functional Medicine, autoimmune diseases affect as many as 24 million Americans. These diseases cannot be cured, but they can be treated so that the patient can experience a better quality of life.
A person’s immune system normally recognizes the difference between the body’s own cells and foreign cells. When foreign cells invade, the immune system protects the body by sending out fighter cells to attack the invading cells.
When a person’s immune system cannot differentiate between the body’s own cells and the foreign invaders, it may begin to attack the body’s own healthy cells. This is an autoimmune disease.
Tri-Cities Functional Medicine explains that autoimmune diseases can display many different symptoms, including chronic pain, digestive problems, joint pain, chronic fatigue, and more. So many disparate symptoms make diagnosing autoimmune disease difficult, thus the need to consult medical professionals who specialize in autoimmune.
There are 80 different types of autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, and more.
Conventional medicine typically treats the symptoms but does not search for the underlying cause of the disease. Functional medicine, on the other hand, focuses on identifying and treating the root cause or causes of a disease and determining the factors that trigger the immune system to respond in a harmful way.
No single test can diagnose autoimmune disease, so to make a diagnosis, a doctor at Tri-Cities Functional Medicine will conduct an in-depth questionnaire and do comprehensive testing.
Functional medicine doctors then work with the patient to design a customized plan to treat symptoms, but the patient will also be coached about how to avoid triggers that cause the immune system to respond inappropriately.
Just as the symptoms of autoimmune disease vary widely, the treatment can vary widely depending on the condition and the patient’s needs. Symptoms can often be managed, though, through dietary and lifestyle changes, supplements, and medication.
Despite having an autoimmune disease, a person can often improve the quality of life without having invasive surgery or taking strong medications. Dietary and lifestyle changes are alternatives that can help the patient enjoy better health while still living with an autoimmune disease.
Interested parties can get more information at https://www.tcfxmed.com/can-autoimmune-diseases-be-cured
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