Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune disorders occur when the body's own immune system mistakenly attacks its own body tissue. The immune system can malfunction and instead of identifying foreign microbes such as viruses or bacteria the immune cells go 'rogue' and attack a tissue , organ or system.  This happens by the immune system creating antibodies against a certain tissue with damage resulting.

The exact mechanisms of autoimmune disorders are poorly understood but it involves a combination of environment, genetics and immune factors. All disorders that develop always have chronic inflammation and can affect people in multiple ways with over 70 different autoimmune disorders recorded. The type of disorder can be mildly annoying to extremely debilitating depending on what part of the body is under attack and to what degree.

Some common disorders are:

  • Diabetes type 1

  • Grave's disease - Hyperthyroidism

  • Hashimotos thyroiditis - Hypothyroidism

  • Inflammatory bowel disease - Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

  • Scleroderma

 

At NatureSense Health and Wellness our approach to autoimmune disorders is to identify, remove and manage primary causes or triggers of the inflammatory response. Utilising a holistic perspective means we can help you to identify your possible trigger which could be environmental, nutritional or even stress related or trauma. Our treatment protocols always include supporting gastrointestinal health as there is evidence linking gut dysregulation to the development of autoimmunity.  We will work with you to reduce the immune reaction which will reduce the inflammatory response within the body and ease signs and symptoms. 

 

 Our principal naturopath, Jo, has a special interest in autoimmune disease which developed after watching a close friend suffering for many years with Ulcerative colitis (UC), with the conventional treatments adding to his pain and discomfort. After working with him and reducing his signs and symptoms while improving his quality of life Jo established a beneficial protocol for supporting sufferers with UC and this started an interest in all autoimmune disorders.

Having an autoimmune disorder does not mean it will be active forever. You can improve signs and symptoms when you approach treatment holistically and support the body to reduce the overactive immune response.

Identify and treat the cause to reduce your immune response and improve your quality of life.

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