Feeling stuck with an autoimmune illness can leave someone feeling very very misunderstood and the truth of the matter is many healthcare practitioners themselves are often frustrated on how best to manage a patient with an autoimmune condition. In this video I’ll share a little bit about autoimmune disorders and some testing that can be considered when managing an autoimmune condition.
When it comes to autoimmune dysfunction the symptoms vary depending upon the autoimmune dysfunction that one actually experiences.
Common types of autoimmune diseases are: Rheumatoid Arthritis known as RA, Crohn’s Disease, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Scleroderma and Thyroid dysfunctions like Hashimotos.
The symptoms vary from joint pain to gut pain to skin issues to brain fog and more.
Often your doctor will order traditional bloodwork which is great and maybe refer you to another practitioner like an endocrinologist. However, it’s important to go deeper and consider some functional lab testing because functional lab testing will provide additional insight on how best to manage the symptoms with nutritional and supplement protocols.
It’s important to get the right testing for the best management, that’s why I like to evaluate for inflammation markers. I like to look at antibody testing and multiple autoimmune sensitivity tests. Autoimmune conditions can be very very complex and it often takes a team approach for the best success.
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