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Autoimmune disease

Autoimmune Disease

What are Autoimmune Diseases?

Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which the immune system, designed to protect the body from harmful invaders like bacteria and viruses, mistakenly targets and attacks the body’s own tissues. This can lead to inflammation, tissue damage, and a variety of symptoms depending on the part of the body affected.

Common Autoimmune Diseases

There are over 80 different autoimmune diseases, some of the most common include:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA): Affects the joints, causing pain, swelling, and stiffness.

  • Lupus: Can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs.

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS): Affects the central nervous system, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, difficulty walking, and vision problems.

  • Type 1 Diabetes: The immune system attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

  • Celiac Disease: A reaction to eating gluten that causes damage to the small intestine.

  • Crohn's Disease: Crohn's Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the digestive tract, causing severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, and malnutrition.

  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by red, itchy, and scaly patches, resulting from an overactive immune response.

Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease

Symptoms vary widely depending on the specific disease and the part of the body affected but may include:

- Chronic fatigue

- Joint pain and swelling

- Skin rashes

- Digestive issues

- Muscle weakness

- Unexplained weight changes

- Frequent infections

Autoimmune disease

Autoimmune Disease Treatment in Lancaster, PA

At Apex Chiropractic & Wellness Center, we offer specialized treatment for autoimmune diseases that integrates functional medicine and neurological rehabilitation. Our approach focuses on addressing immune system dysregulation and enhancing neurological function to promote healing and symptom relief. Through personalized care plans tailored to your specific needs, we aim to optimize your health and quality of life.

Get in touch

1725A Oregon Pike, Suite 104, Lancaster, PA 17601

717-945-7807

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