Because there are a variety of autoimmune diseases that differ depending on which tissues are being attacked, there is no one symptom that unifies all autoimmune diseases. In fact, because autoimmune diseases involve the immune system, symptoms are often multisystem, which can be very confusing.
Untreated autoimmune disease can become more difficult to treat down the road. If you’ve already been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, you should seek out a functional medicine doctor who has expertise and experience with your particular disorder. At Jellison Integrative MD we have experience in treating autoimmune disease.
There is good news when it comes to autoimmune disease – in many cases, it is possible to completely reverse autoimmune conditions. Sometimes there are ways to live with an autoimmune disease so that it causes minimal interference in your life.
Autoimmune disease treatment looks different for everyone, but one place we always start is with your gut health. Because the gut is largely responsible for your immune system regulation, we must start the healing process there first.
First, we check for any underlying gut conditions and work to heal things like leaky gut syndrome. Leaky gut happens when the junctions of your gastrointestinal lining become loose and allow particles to flow into your bloodstream. This causes widespread inflammation and immune system dysregulation. As you can imagine, for us to restore balance to your immune system we must restore balance here first.
We also take a full history and find areas where we can reduce stress on the body, while maximizing healing processes. Again, this process looks a little different for everyone, which is why functional medicine is a great approach for battling autoimmune disease. Next, we work to rebuild gut health. This usually includes a specialized diet, supplements, treatments, and therapy.
Together we will make sure you completely understand what’s going on every step of the way so you feel supported and never lost.
When it comes to autoimmune disease, we recommend you find a functional medicine doctor who specializes in autoimmune disease treatment. Because autoimmune disease completely depends upon a person’s individual biochemistry, it’s important you find a doctor who’s willing to take the necessary time to personalize your treatment approach.
If you are looking for a functional medicine doctor in Kansas City who specializes in autoimmune disease, Dr. Jellison, MD and Dr. Reicherter, MD of Jellison Integrative MD have years of experience in treating autoimmune disease. Not only have they successfully reversed autoimmune disease in many of their patients, they take pride in ensuring you have support every step of the way so you can successfully implement necessary lifestyle changes, which help you live a healthy and fulfilling life.