Autoimmune disease

Autoimmune diseases have many manifestations, and typically cross different specialties, such as rheumatology, endocrinology, hematology, neurology, cardiology, gastroenterology and dermatology. In common speak, we are describing potential effects on joints, blood, glands, nerves, the heart, the digestive system and bowels, as well as the skin.  Many autoimmune diseases are not well known – compared to many other problems – and autoimmunity has yet to be fully embraced by the medical community (and in some cases the public) as a category of disease.  Despite that, autoimmune diseases have been cited in the top 10 leading causes of all deaths among United States women age 65 and younger. These diseases represent the fourth largest cause of disability among women in the United States. Since autoimmune diseases strike women three times more than men, they are more susceptible, but men are also subject to autoimmune diseases. Some examples of autoimmune diseases are Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, systemic lupus everythematosis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Graves Disease, Scleroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, autoimmune thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP), Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, and Crohn’s disease. Chiropractors are physicians that can work with patients with autoimmune diseases, and simultaneously it is most effective to find a provider that specializes in treating the particular aspect desired. Autoimmune diseases are typically considered in a team approach, by Integrative Providers.