Autoimmune diseases can include Rheumatoid Arthritis, MS, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Lupus, Type I Diabetes, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, and more. They can occur when your immune system goes rogue and tries to protect you from something you don’t need protection from, like your own joints, thyroid, or muscles. Autoimmune diseases tend to run in families and affect women more often than men, but they can not be pigeon-holed into one sole cause.
How Does Dr. Purdy Treat Autoimmune Disease?
Traditional treatments for autoimmune disease involve using medications that dull the immune system globally. While these may be necessary to help control some of the very painful symptoms that come from autoimmune disorders, they do damage the body’s ability to fight off other infections and carry serious side effects. Dr. Purdy uses individual combinations of herbs and some mineral supplementation to reduce overall inflammation and therefore, effectively reduce the amount of traditional medication needed to control your symptoms. Most importantly, we will work to reduce your body’s reactivity to non-pathogens without suppressing it’s ability to fight infections by using nutrition and homeopathic medicines.
When Should I Come In?
- If you’re worried you may have an auto-immune disease, but no one has been able to diagnose you
- If you have recently been diagnosed, are feeling overwhelmed, and don’t know where to start
- If you are feeling like your symptoms are not being well-managed by your current medications
- If you feel like you would like to get to a place where you can successfully reduce your medication load