Autoimmune conditions can affect almost any part of the body and come in many different forms. The shared characteristic between autoimmune conditions is that the body recognizes its own tissue as an invader and attacks. Common autoimmune conditions include type I diabetes, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (hypothyroidism), Graves’ disease, lupus and Crohn’s disease among many others.
Depending on the autoimmune condition you have been diagnosed with and the way you experience it, targeted naturopathic treatments can help regulate your immune system to get it back on track. This may include reducing inflammation and pain, managing stress, improving your mood and fatigue and whatever else you may need to balance your immune system. In some cases, your body may be cross reacting with an environmental trigger that needs to be identified and removed. In other cases, the mind-body connection plays a key role in how you experience your illness, and balancing your mood, stress and fatigue may be most important in helping you recover.
Whatever the autoimmune condition or its cause, as a naturopathic doctor, I can help you find answers and solutions to help you feel better, sooner.