Auto-Immune Disorders

Bridgeway Wellness

Recovery & Revitalization Center located in Somerset, KY

Approximately 20% of Americans suffer from autoimmune disorders, chronic conditions that develop when your immune system mistakenly attacks your body. At Bridgeway Wellness Group, LLC, the team of compassionate, clinical wellness experts uses nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) infusion therapy to improve your cellular function and reduce the symptoms of autoimmune diseases. Call the Somerset, Kentucky, clinic located in Somerset, Kentucky, a regional center supporting West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about NAD therapy and how it can improve your health and wellness.

Auto-Immune Disorders Q & A

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What is an autoimmune disorder?

An autoimmune disorder is a condition that arises from an abnormal response from your immune system against part of your body. Your immune system exists to protect your body from external threats like bacteria and viruses. However, in some cases, your immune system misfires and attacks healthy tissue.

There are more than 100 different autoimmune diseases that can affect the human body. Some of the most common autoimmune disorders include:

  • Graves’ disease
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Lupus
  • Psoriasis
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

It’s also believed that inflammatory bowel diseases are due to autoimmune disorders that lead to inflammation in your digestive tract.

What causes autoimmune diseases?

The precise cause of autoimmune disorders isn’t fully understood. Women are more likely than men to have an autoimmune disease. There is also a hereditary link, as some diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis run in families.

It’s also suggested that a high-fat, high-sugar diet triggers inflammation which stimulates an immunologic response. Ultimately, your cells aren’t working correctly and whether your immune system is independently malfunctioning or responding to irregular cellular activity, improving your health and body function is an important part of managing an autoimmune disorder.

How are autoimmune diseases treated?

Treatments for autoimmune disorders depend on your specific condition and its severity. Your doctor may prescribe immunosuppressant drugs or anti-inflammatory medicines to control your symptoms in addition to providing treatment for the disease itself. For example, if you have Graves’ disease, your thyroid is hyperactive, and your doctor can prescribe radioactive iodine treatments to destroy the overactive thyroid cells.

Additionally, at Bridgeway Wellness Group, LLC, the team provides nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) infusion therapy to improve your cellular energy and function. Recent studies show that NAD therapy regulates the differentiation of immune cells called CD4+, which contribute to autoimmune inflammation. When the function and behavior of these cells are regulated, the symptoms of some autoimmune diseases lessen or disappear.

The team at Bridgeway Wellness Group, LLC, is committed to improving your health and wellness and provide customized treatment plans combining specially selected synergistic treatments not only to relieve your autoimmune disorder symptoms but restore your well-being.

To start NAD treatment for an autoimmune disorder, call the practice today or schedule an appointment online.