There is no known cure for autoimmune disorders, but there are various ways to manage and ultimately beat the disorder. The traditional approach to autoimmune disorders may include prescribing a corticosteroid or immunosuppressive drug to manage inflammation. Many immunosuppressive drugs make the patient even more susceptible to disease and infection and may cause more harm in the long run.
The goal of any treatment for autoimmune disorders should be to reduce symptoms, control the autoimmune process, and maintain the body’s ability to fight disease. With a naturopathic approach, we will focus on the individual patient and their body’s reaction to exposed triggers, food sensitivities, lifestyle habits, and environmental toxicants.
The cause of autoimmune disorders is unknown, but evaluating the triggers of the disease helps keep the disorder under control. How an autoimmune disorder affects you depends on what part of the body is targeted.