What You Need To Know
The Center for Natural HealthCare, PLLC, specializes in safe, comprehensive laboratory and nutritional testing to help our patients identify the underlying causes of their autoimmune conditions.
We use your clinical findings to guide us in providing treatment recommendations that are personalized and best suited to support your body’s natural ability to repair and heal itself.
A normal immune system guards against germs like bacteria and viruses, releasing proteins called antibodies that attack these unwanted foreign invaders. When someone has an autoimmune condition, their immune system cannot tell the difference between a dangerous invading bacteria or virus and the cells and tissues of their own body.
Their own immune system mistakenly becomes overly reactive and begins attacking healthy cells, tissues, and organs throughout the body. This harmful attack weakens bodily functions and if left untreated, can become life-threatening.
The National Institute of Health estimates that roughly 24 million people in America have an autoimmune disease, and scientists have identified more than 100 autoimmune conditions.
- Autoimmune diseases do not limit themselves to one organ; they can migrate and attack other organs and systems of the body.
- Autoimmune diseases are very serious and are the third leading cause of death in the United States.
- Autoimmune disease runs in families. A genetic predisposition increases the risk of the development of autoimmune disease.
- The development of an autoimmune disease is associated with the “Autoimmune Triad” which includes:
- Genetic predisposition that runs in families
- Intestinal permeability, known as “ Leaky Gut Syndrome”
- Triggers-chronic infections, alcohol use, antibiotic overuse, and exposure to environmental toxins
- Medical treatment for autoimmune disease treats only symptoms and does not address the underlying triggers of the disease or intestinal permeability.
- 80% of all autoimmune diseases are found in women.
- Autoimmune Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (Hypothyroidism) is:
- Commonly the initial site of the development of autoimmune disease
- More common in women than men
- The cause of 9 of every 10 cases of hypothyroidism
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, also known as lymphocytic thyroiditis and Hashimoto’s disease, is a form of hypothyroidism that affects 90% of all hypothyroid cases in the United States. It is an autoimmune disease in which the individual’s own immune system attacks, damages, and eventually destroys the thyroid gland.
Common symptoms of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis include:
- Anxiety and Panic Disorders
- Coarse Dry Hair and Skin
- Difficulty Getting Pregnant and Maintaining Pregnancy
- Difficulty Losing Weight Despite Reducing Food Intake
- Feeling Cold (Hands/Feet)
- Hair Loss (Scalp or Outer Third of Eyebrows)
- Heavy Menstrual Flow
- Irregular Periods
- Memory Loss
- Muscle aches and pains
- Slowed Heart Rate
- Weight Gain
- Increased or Enlarged Tongue Size
- Jaundice (Yellowing of Skin and Whites of Eyes)
- Slowed Speech
Autoimmune Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism develops as an individual gradually loses more and more thyroid tissue as a result of the attack of their own immune system against the thyroid gland.
Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism can occur in a person’s teenage years or young adulthood, but it is more likely to affect individuals in middle age. Like all autoimmune diseases, there is a strong genetic tie to the development of Hashimoto’s hypothyroidism.
If you are experiencing difficulty getting pregnant, or maintaining pregnancy, we will check your thyroid function while completing a comprehensive laboratory evaluation to determine any underlying imbalances contributing to infertility. This has been very successful.
At the Center for Natural HealthCare, PLLC, each autoimmune new patient receives:
- Inflammation around the Heart
- Inflammation around the Lungs
- Low Energy/Fatigue
- Shortness of Breath
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Laboratory testing such as blood chemistry testing, food sensitivity testing, stool testing, salivary hormone testing, vitamin testing, and antioxidant testing, may be recommended to identify the root causes of your pain and loss of health. Personalized laboratory testing allows us to identify the underlying chemistry imbalances in your body to formulate and prescribe targeted dietary and nutritional support to accelerate natural healing and recovery.
At the Center for Natural HealthCare, PLLC, we work to treat the underlying cause of the following autoimmune conditions:
- Celiac Disease
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Crohn's Disease
- Graves’ Disease
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adulthood (LADA)
- Migraine Headaches
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica
- Reactive Arthritis
- Restless Leg Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Ulcerative Colitis
Autoimmune Condition Treatment at the Center for Natural HealthCare, PLLC
If you are suffering from an autoimmune condition, schedule a no-charge 15-minute introductory health consultation with us today. You will have the opportunity to meet with our team to discuss your concerns as we educate you on which treatment plan may best fit your lifestyle and help you achieve long-term health and wellness.