Autoimmunity in Denver, CO.
How It Starts
Autoimmunity occurs when the immune system begins to attack our own tissues. This occurs from many different mechanisms that include food protein triggers, hormone imbalances, chemical triggers, microbial triggers, excess immune activation, excess barrier permeability and low regulatory cell production. Adding to this list are lifestyle issues such as poor sleep habits, stress, lack of exercise and a diet high in processed foods.
For many people, but not all, there seems to be a trifecta that lends to the slippery slope eventually leading into an autoimmune reactive response and those are:
1. Lifestyle or Genetics that predispose someone to immune dysregulation
2. Gut-Immune Axis regulatory dysfunction
3. A triggering life event
Over the years we have seen a few common characteristics that individuals share with one another who are dealing with a potential autoimmune condition.
Multiple sensitivities or intolerances to foods and/or the environment
Multiple specialty doctors visits with multiple diagnosis
Tried multiple treatments with no long term success
Common Autoimmunity Conditions: The inflammation plays on Autoimmunity
Common autoimmune conditions can drive other diseases. Learn more about how autoimmunity could be causing more damage than you know!
How Genetics Affects Autoimmunity: A Functional Approach to Autoimmune Conditions
Do you or does someone you know have autoimmunity? Is it genetic or is it something else? Dan Kellams DACM, L.Ac reviews how autoimmune conditions and their underlying inflammation can be helped with Functional Medicine.
Marci Steiner Testimonial
Marci had been suffering from 4 different autoimmune diseases and couldn’t get answers or relief from her doctors. She barely had any energy for her children and her quality of life was at an ultimate low. Watch how the team at Peak Vitality were able to help her take control of her health and start enjoying life!
Addressing the Underlying Triggers of Autoimmunity Disorder
Relief and remission are the goal of any effective autoimmune approach. While there is no cure, minimizing the severity of flare ups and increasing the time between relapses is often a very achievable goal, one that should be the focus. Because autoimmunity results in system wide inflammation and damage, getting to the root triggers and supporting immune regulation is critical. Many times, those who have only addressed symptoms or ignored addressing underlying issues will develop secondary diseases and syndromes as a result of inflammation run amok.
We’ve seen many patients who have only had symptom-based treatments and will find that, while those symptoms are being suppressed, other damaging effects have not been and the body continues down a self destructive path. Perhaps the most disturbing issue is that their medications have made it impossible to feel the continued damage leading them to believe they are in some form of remission.
The Peak Approach
Our first step is to discover as many of those underlying inflammatory triggers as well as identifying the missing pieces required for proper immune control. Common autoimmune disorders such as M.S., Lupus, Hashimoto’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis are undoubtedly on the rise, but there is no need to remain hopeless. With targeted integrative modalities that include personalized nutritional support and the latest in peptide therapies, our team can help you meet your health goals and refocus on the life that you were meant to live. We find that with the right combination of therapies, relief is possible for many. Call us at 720-504-8068 or make an appointment online to learn more about our autoimmunity care.
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