Autoimmune Conditions

Southwest functional medicine uses a unique blend of functional medicine*, nutritional wellness, and diagnostic testing to provide a personalized plan designed to relieve patients of autoimmune symptoms and disorders to improve their overall quality of life. 

The word autoimmune is an umbrella term used to describe multiple conditions that are caused by the body attacking its own tissue. There are multiple autoimmune disorders, conditions, and diseases that lead to uncomfortable symptoms. One thing that has been linked to autoimmune diseases is inflammation. 

Inflammation is natural but when inflammation overpowers the body or the body has inflammation for too long, the signaling pathways between the body’s multi-organ system becomes interrupted. This results in symptoms and imbalances within the body. Autoimmune conditions and diseases can be life-threatening and frustrating. 

Many autoimmune conditions are treated with prescription medications that help one or more symptoms, but tend to bring along further symptoms as side effects. A common trend seen with prescription medications is that they mask the condition but are not fixing the root of the problem. Those suffering from an autoimmune disease suffer from:

  • Headaches
  • Body aches and pain
  • Joint pain 
  • Overall discomfort
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog 
  • Sleeplessness
  • And more

How Southwest Functional Medicine Can Help You

At southwest functional medicine we focus on discussing what the underlying condition is and why it is being caused. We treat the root problem which ultimately leads in symptom reduction rather than treating a symptom and covering the cause. 

This is done by one on one appointments with a practitioner, a detailed history, looking at emotional, physical, and environmental factors, working with a health coach centered around nutritional and overall wellness, and diagnostic laboratory testing. 

These steps help us to create a personalized treatment plan unique to you that will help even out the imbalances in your system leading to your autoimmune condition. 

 

Functional Medicine* and Integrative Wellness requires doctors to engage in further education outside of their core training and within their scope of practice. 

*Additional Education: M.S.A.C.P – Licensed in Texas & New Mexico. Scope of Practice Governed and Determined by State License & State Board Rules & Regulations. 

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