Autoimmune diseases are varied and complex and in conventional medicine, they often result in having to see more than one autoimmune disease doctor. Practitioners who specialize in autoimmune disease are usually titled by the type of autoimmune disease they treat, such as a Rheumatologist or an Endocrinologist.
It is estimated that there are approximately 80 different autoimmune diseases, with women being the most susceptible to them than men. Many millions of Americans will suffer from an autoimmune disease during their lifetime and will have to seek the guidance of an autoimmune disease specialist.
What are Autoimmune Diseases
Some of the most common autoimmune diseases include Crohn’s disease, endometriosis, psoriasis, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. These and many other autoimmune diseases are caused when the body's immune system mistakes healthy tissues as being a danger to the body. Instead of attacking real invaders, the immune system goes after healthy tissue, attacking and destroying it.
When the tissues are under attack in this way, they become inflamed and this can result in redness, heat, pain, and swelling in whichever part of the body is affected.
Different Autoimmune Disease Specialists
There is no one title for an autoimmune disease specialist but more often than not they take their title from the condition they treat. If you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, your practitioner can refer you to a specialist who deals with the condition. Some autoimmune disease specialists include:
- Chiropractor – can offer relief when autoimmune disease can affect the musculoskeletal system.
- Dermatologist – can help manage autoimmune skin conditions.
- Endocrinologist – specializes in autoimmune disease of the glands.
- Gastroenterologist – can treat autoimmune gut issues.
- Hematologist –treats autoimmune diseases which affect the blood.
- Nephrologist – is a kidney specialist.
- Neurologist – can treat autoimmune diseases of the nervous system.
- Rheumatologist – is trained to deal with arthritis and related diseases.
How Doctors Treat Autoimmune Disease
Many autoimmune disease doctors offer medications to treat the condition. These may offer relief from symptoms, replace substances which the body can no longer make (such as hormones) and may suppress the immune system.
However, many people do not relish a potentially life-long reliance on medication. At LifeWorks Wellness Center, the first step in treating autoimmune diseases is to immunize the patient to their own blood. In this a simple, effective procedure where a small amount of a patient’s blood is taken and mixed with a homeopathic remedy. This combination is then delivered back into the patient. This has the effect of re-programming the patient’s immune system and in many cases, begins the process of improving their symptoms toward recovery.
Florida’s Top Autoimmune Disease Clinic
LifeWorks Wellness Center is considered by many to be Florida’s top autoimmune disease clinic and patients travel from all over the country to seek treatment. That is because the autoimmune disease treatment at this Tampa Bay clinic exceeds anything available to them where they live.
We have offered autoimmune disease treatment to many patients to help them regain their health and we would love to help you, too. To become a patient, or for more information, feel free to call our New Patient Coordinator at (727) 466-6789 or simply submit an online web form with your request.
*Disclaimer: Individual patient results may vary based on a patient's medical history and other factors.