Autoimmune Disease Conditions
When I see patients with autoimmune diseases, it’s important I do a comprehensive intake to understand the presenting autoimmune condition and the various symptoms experienced. Here are some autoimmune disease symptoms I can help with:
– Many autoimmune diseases cause persistent fatigue that can significantly impact a person’s quality of life.
Joint Pain and Swelling
– Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus often lead to joint pain, stiffness, and swelling.
– Autoimmune diseases like psoriasis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can cause skin rashes, redness, and itching.
– Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, can result in symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea, and weight loss.
– Autoimmune diseases can affect the nervous system, leading to symptoms like tingling, numbness, and nerve pain.
– Conditions like multiple sclerosis can lead to cognitive issues, including memory problems and difficulty concentrating.
Mood and Mental Health Changes
– Autoimmune diseases can affect mood and mental health, leading to symptoms like depression and anxiety.
A wide range of possible manifestations may present in various autoimmune diseases. It’s important to emphasize that autoimmune diseases can affect different parts of the body and have varying degrees of severity. With the help of acupuncture and functional medicine, lifestyle changes, and a more positive mental outlook, many symptoms can be alleviated to improve quality of life.