Autoimmune disease is on the rise. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates up to 23.5 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease and that the prevalence is rising.
Autoimmune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. In other words, the body actually attacks its own cells. The immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen and attacks it.
In both autoimmune diseases and inflammatory diseases the conditions arise through aberrant reactions of the human adaptive or innate immune systems. In autoimmunity, the patient's immune system is activated against the body's own proteins. In inflammatory diseases, it is the overreaction of the immune system, and its subsequent downstream signaling (TNF, IFN, etc), which causes problems.
Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease: The symptoms of autoimmune disease vary depending on the disease as well as the person's immune system. Common symptoms include:
Treatment of Autoimmune Disease: The most common treatments utilize immune suppressant drugs. However, the risks associated with long term use can be catastrophic. We offers another option…our complement antigen test identifies destructive reactions. An elimination of these antigens lowers the immune load. Call us to find out how we can help, 1-800-491-9511.
Accepted Autoimmune Diseases:
Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED)
Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS)
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
Cold Agglutinin Disease
Diabetes Mellitus Type 1
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS)
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Ulcerative Colitis (IBD)
Suspected Autoimmune Diseases:
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
According to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association there are critical obstacles in diagnosis and treatment. Medical education provides minimal learning about autoimmune disease and may be unaware of advances in treatment outside their own specialty area. Symptoms cross many specialties and can affect all body organs and initial symptoms are often intermittent and unspecific until the disease becomes acute. Specialists are generally unaware of interrelationships among the different autoimmune diseases.