Autoimmune Diseases: Causes & Treatment Options in Bangalore

What are autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases are a group of disorders in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. This leads to chronic inflammation and a wide range of other symptoms like fatigue, skin problems, and digestive issues.

In this blog, we will explain how they occur, what are some common autoimmune diseases, and how they can be treated.

How do they occur?

The body’s immune system is built to protect against foreign invaders like bacteria and viruses. However, when we are suffering from an autoimmune disease, our body fails to recognize the difference between a healthy cell and a harmful toxin. As such, the immune system produces antibodies that attack the body’s own tissues, causing inflammation and damage. While there is still a lot of mystery surrounding the exact causes that result in our bodies behaving in this irregular way, years of research has revealed that genetic and environmental factors, like exposure to heavy metals for example play a significant role in the development of such diseases.

While any disease that is caused by the immune functioning in the above manner is called an autoimmune disease, there are several common autoimmune diseases like:

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis: This disease largely affects the thyroid gland, resulting in an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism).
  • Graves’ Disease: Also affecting the thyroid gland, this results in an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism).
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): This also includes Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. It is distinguished by chronic inflammation in the digestive tract.
  • Psoriasis: A skin condition that is characterized by the rapid buildup of skin cells. It results in scaly and itchy patches of skin.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: This disease causes inflammation in the joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and swelling.
  • Lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can affect various parts of the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, and brain.
  • Type I diabetes: The immune system attacks the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, leading to high blood sugar levels.

Can autoimmune diseases be cured?

Currently, there is no complete cure for autoimmune diseases. However, with proper management, almost all symptoms can disappear. That’s because reversing the way the immune system functions requires long-term management which include lifestyle and dietary changes. Our clinics in Bangalore will treat you with our unique 4R approach – Relief, Root-cause Reversal, Rebalance, & Regeneration – that offers lasting relief by addressing the root cause of your condition. We combine conventional medicine with proven complementary therapies to create a personalized plan. With this approach, individuals with autoimmune diseases can successfully manage their conditions without relying solely on medication. All that is required is a skilled interdisciplinary team, lifestyle and dietary changes, and support from your physician.

To know more about how we treat autoimmune disease treatment in Recoup Health, Bangalore, please visit this page.

If you would like to book a consultation with Recoup Health and experience our game-changing 4R approach, call 080-7117 5110 or contact connect@recoup.health.

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