The immune system defends your body against foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxins chemicals generated by microorganisms. It is made up of a variety of organs, cells, and proteins that work together to protect your body against infection. The immune system of your body is a complicated combination of diverse organ systems, cells, and proteins.
The most essential components of the immune system
- Bone marrow
- Complement system
- Lymphatic system
- White blood cells
COMMON DISORDERS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM
Most individuals frequently exhibit either an overactive or underactive immune system.
Immune system inactivity is commonly known as immunodeficiency.
However, immune system hyperactivity can manifest itself in a variety of ways, including:
Occur when the immune system overreacts to allergens. Allergic disorders are extremely prevalent. They include food, drug, and stinging insect allergies, anaphylaxis (a life-threatening reaction to an allergen), hay fever (allergic rhinitis), sinus disease, asthma, hives (urticaria), dermatitis, and eczema.
AUTOIMMUNE DISORDER FACTS
- Autoimmune diseases affect over 23.5 million Americans.
- There are over 80 autoimmune disorders known to doctors
- Three-quarters of autoimmune disease patients are female
- 8 million people have auto-antibodies, blood markers that indicate autoimmune disease risk
- Early diagnosis and therapy can save organs and tissues and aid patients in remission
Autoimmune disorder can be classified into various categories and conditions and symptoms include:
Skin & Connective tissue
- Hemolytic anemia
- Cardiovascular problems, including heart failure
- Cold hands or feet
- Shortness of breath
- Yellow skin or whites of the eyes
- Celiac disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Type 1 diabetes
- Graves' disease
- Hashimoto's thyroiditis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Eye inflammation
- Lumps of tissue under the skin, often near the elbows (rheumatoid nodules)
- Lung disease
- Pain or aching in the joints
- Stiffness in multiple joints, especially in the morning
- Tenderness and swelling
- Weight loss
Numerous factors are believed to contribute to the development of autoimmune illnesses, Possible causes of autoimmune disease and/or flare-ups include:
Autoimmunity is hypothesized to develop when a virus or bacteria's component resembles proteins in the body, or when the infection "boosts" the immune system.
Sunlight insufficiency, vitamin D deficiency, chemical exposure, and other environmental factors have all been associated with various forms of autoimmune illnesses. Numerous studies have also established a link between autoimmune illnesses and an excessively sterile environment.
The "hygiene hypothesis" postulates that those exposed to fewer antigens are more likely to have an abnormally hyperactive immune response.
Lifestyle: Smoking can possibly triple one's risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and has also been connected to other autoimmune diseases such as Graves' disease and multiple sclerosis (MS).
Obesity is considered pro-inflammatory and it may impair the immune system's function, contributing significantly to the development of autoimmune diseases.
Additionally, it is believed that the Western diet (which is high in fat, sugar, protein, and sodium) may contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases.
Gut bacteria: Because the gut lining contains 80% of your immune system, any imbalances in your microbiome can lead to the development of an autoimmune disease, Dr. Safdieh explains.
Genetics: Numerous autoimmune illnesses appear to run in families to varying degrees.
Risk factors vary depending on the particular condition, but include:
Age: Numerous autoimmune diseases can manifest themselves throughout the childbearing years.
Ethnicity: Type 1 diabetes is more prevalent in white people, whereas severe autoimmune diseases are more prevalent in Black, Hispanic, and Native-American women.
Gender: Numerous autoimmune diseases are more prevalent in women. Additionally, hormonal variables may contribute to flare-ups of a number of these disorders.
Geography: Certain autoimmune disorders, such as multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and type 1 diabetes, are more prevalent in northern latitudes, where a lack of sunlight can contribute to vitamin D insufficiency.
Medications: Some medications may increase the risk of certain conditions, such as is the case with procainamide and lupus.
Smoking: Tobacco use has been linked to an increased risk of developing a number of these illnesses.
Weight: Certain autoimmune diseases are more prevalent in obese individuals, while others are more prevalent in individuals with a history of eating disorders.
HOW CAN RMG’s AUTOIMMUNE PROGRAM HELP YOU?
The fact that autoimmunity is invisible complicates matters. Most cancer patients appear unwell (especially under treatment). Contrarily, most autoimmune patients appear healthy despite severe morbidity, decreased productivity, and crippling financial hardship.
While no autoimmune ailment has a cure, medicines can help to alleviate or reduce symptoms or halt the progression of the disease and improve the overall quality of life.
This program helps to:
- Prevent flares
- Limits inflammatory changes
- Allows a period of remission
The goal is to halt or slow the progression of Autoimmune disorder
Autoimmune Program at RMG includes:
It helps to provide nutrients to the body, which has been implicated as playing a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of autoimmune disorders.
Proteins that may regulate inflammatory responses and balance the Immune system
PRP(Platelet-rich-plasma) helps reduce or control pain, minimize inflammation, and slow the progression of joint damage caused by Autoimmune disease
Autoimmune has a moderate-to-severe impact on the brain therefore, it is crucial to protect the brain from the negative after-effects of the disease
The goal is to help you restart your life and regain the ability to perform daily activities once again through rehab exercises
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THE PROGRAM?
Autoimmune Disorder is a long-term condition that necessitates at least a 12-16 week program to begin with
Through the Autoimmune Program, RMG wants to assist you and your loved ones overcome the life-altering impacts of Autoimmune disorders.