Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune Disorders services offered in Matawan, NJ and Midtown East, New York, NY

More than 24 million Americans have autoimmune disorders like psoriasis, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. At The Well-Nest offices in Matawan, New Jersey, and on East 41st Street in New York City, New York, experienced functional medicine provider Avani Patel, BSN, offers comprehensive care for autoimmune disorders. By finding the underlying factors in your autoimmune disorder, you can better treat and prevent symptoms, so don’t wait to start your recovery journey. Call the office nearest to you or book your appointment online now.

Autoimmune Disorders Q&A

What are autoimmune disorders?

Autoimmune disorders develop when your immune system malfunctions. A healthy immune system protects you from disease by destroying foreign invaders, such as germs.

With autoimmune disease, however, your immune system can’t differentiate your own healthy tissue from dangerous invaders, so it destroys healthy tissue. Autoimmune disorders can weaken you and potentially even grow into a life-threatening danger if untreated.

What are some common autoimmune disorders?

Some of the most common types of autoimmune disorders include:

Thyroid disorders

Thyroid disorders occur when your thyroid gland doesn’t make the optimal amount of hormones. This can happen for both autoimmune reasons and non-autoimmune reasons.

In Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder, your immune system destroys healthy thyroid tissue. It causes symptoms like fatigue, weight gain, and feeling cold.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis develops when the immune system attacks healthy joints. Destruction of the joint lining can lead to misshapen and painful joints. Rheumatoid arthritis most often affects the smaller joints and usually happens on both sides of the body.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

There are two main types of inflammatory bowel disease: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Many medical experts believe that these diseases stem from immune system malfunction. IBD can cause a number of persistent gastrointestinal (GI) issues, like abdominal pain, diarrhea, and chronic fatigue.

Celiac disease

For a person with celiac disease, eating gluten (the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye) triggers an immune system reaction, leading to damage in the small intestine. Ultimately, this leads to difficulty absorbing nutrients and symptoms like fatigue, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis happens when your immune system responds to a perceived threat by making new skin cells too quickly. This leads to plaques, thickened areas of skin cell buildup that often have silvery scales. Psoriasis can also affect the nails and the joints.

The Well-Nest welcomes patients with all types of autoimmune disorders. They also offer customized treatments for autoimmune-linked disorders like Lyme disease.

How does autoimmune disorder treatment work?

The Well-Nest conducts comprehensive lab testing and functional medicine testing to uncover the root causes of your autoimmune disorder. This paves the way to a highly specific treatment plan for your unique needs.

Treatments may include nutrition counseling, supplement therapy, IV therapy, and many other innovative means of easing your symptoms and controlling your disorder effectively.

For autoimmune help, call The Well-Nest or click on the online scheduling link now.

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