Autoimmune disease is an area of medicine where conventional therapies come with many unwanted side-effects. Autoimmune disease is when the body's immune system turns against itself, instead of doing its primary function of protecting us from outside invaders, such as pathogens and toxins.
At Oasis Integrative Medicine, we successfully treat patients dealing with autoimmune disorders, by looking at triggers, root causes, inflammatory agent exposure, metabolic processes, toxins, allergies and hormonal pathway imbalances that all exacerbate or cause further progression of the disease process. Diet and lifestyle issues are addressed, looking at food and environmental allergens that trigger the immune system, further exacerbating the autoimmune, hyper-responsiveness in the body. Nutraceuticals and other lifestyle protocols are used, in the overall treatment paradigm of autoimmune disorders.
A dysfunctional immune system can affect the body, creating such conditions as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Lupus, Type 1 Diabetes and others. It is important to quiet down the immune system by removing triggers, balancing the immune function, and reducing symptoms. Many of today's medications work by suppressing the immune system. These new biological agents diminish overall immune function, creating a risk for other infections and diseases to take hold, while being treated with these medications.