Are you having symptoms that you know aren’t normal? More than 50 million suffer from some kind of autoimmune challenge in their lifetime according to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA). Fortunately, emerging treatments are surfacing in the functional medicine field to combat this alarming statistic.
An autoimmune disease is when your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body. While there are more than 100 currently recognized autoimmune diseases today, the most commonly observed autoimmune diseases include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Celiac Disease, Hashimoto’s, Lupus, Type 1 Diabetes, MS, Fibromyalgia, Crohn’s, and Ulcerative Colitis.
How Can Functional Health Help?
Depending on disease type, the most common treatment method used in conventional medicine is steroids, which suppress the immune system entirely. Not only can this medication be extremely damaging when taken over long periods of time, but it also fails to address the root of the problem altogether.
Focusing on the symptoms, rather than the cause, is a common theme in the conventional medical model. On the other hand, functional health is constantly trying to change their flawed system. Dr. Hauser asks: “Why treat the symptoms and allow the disease to persist if I can help prevent the onset entirely?”
Functional medicine focuses on treating the root causes of autoimmunity, such as the inflammation. This includes eating an anti-inflammatory diet, testing for hidden allergies, and removing any stressors or environmental toxins from the equation. Each patient has different treatment needs. Hauser Health is personal, we use advanced testing and actually listen to your personal stressors, your health history, and your particular needs to fight against your autoimmune challenges. We become ‘literate’ in your particular case and manifestation of autoimmune disorder, to enable you to correctly treat it.
Our hope is to enable all patients to become ‘literate’ and confident in functional health, so as to maximize their chances of prevention and reversal of autoimmune complications.
Ensuring your diet is rich in anti-inflammatory properties and minimizing allergen exposure are two great ways to take action today against autoimmunity:
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