How Do You Know If You Are AutoImmune?

Good Morning Everyone,

So how do you know if you are autoimmune?  In other words, how do you know if your immune system is attacking your body?  Well…we yesterday we talked about the fact that we run tests, specifically TPO and TGB antibodies, to see if you have an autoimmune thyroid or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, along with the immune panels.

The reality is…most people already know if they are autoimmune just from the fact that they may already suffer from ma current autoimmune disorder such as psoriasis, rhuematoid arthiritis, ulcerative colitis, Sjogren’s syndrome, scleroderma, and/or lupus.

Another way that people will know if they are autoimmune is that their symptoms may wax and wane.  Symptoms that wax and wane are a sure sign that you are most likely suffering from an autoimmune condition.

The third way to know if a patient is autoimmune is that they will come in the office with a basket of supplements– I mean a truck-load!  I have had people bring in so many bottles of supplements that it wasn’t funny.  In many cases, the supplements that they are taking were actually making them worse!

Number four…their life fell apart after they got sick.  Thats how they know they are autoimmune.  They have been to 12 or 15 or 20 different doctors and they have a stack of medical records sky-high, all because its an undiagnosed autoimmune condition.

They may develop an autoimmune condition following pregnancy.  Usually women are TH2 dominant in the third trimester and TH1 dominant post partum.

And finally, as I have mentioned, there’s positive testing via the immune panes and TPO and TGB antibodies.  You see, your immune system is designed to protect you.  When your immune system runs amuck, it starts attacking different parts of your body.  It is important to know that once you realize you have an autoimmune condition, you need to get checked, and you need to manage that autoimmune condition.

Get checked now, Don’t suffer a minute longer!  Call our office for a free consultation.  862-2224.

Have a great weekend!

Dr. Price


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