Finding support and solutions for your autoimmune disease
It is no secret that autoimmune disorders are challenging to diagnose. Some patients bounce from doctor to doctor, being told they are perfectly healthy while dealing with a wide range of symptoms. At the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine in Stamford, Connecticut, Drs Robert Kachko, Paul Epstein, and Veena Verma-Dzik are dedicated to helping patients get a thorough evaluation to determine the cause of their condition and get a definitive diagnosis.
What is an autoimmune disease?
An autoimmune disease or disorder is any medical condition in which your immune system treats a part of the body as an invader. When this happens, the body creates antibodies to attack it. What causes most of these conditions to develop is unclear, making it difficult to diagnose and treat effectively.
Some of the more common autoimmune diseases and disorders include:
- Crohn’s disease/colitis
- Type 1 diabetes
- Rheumatoid arthritis
What are the signs of autoimmune disease?
Some of the more common symptoms seen in individuals with an autoimmune disorder include:
- Hair loss
- Swelling and redness
- Numbness and tingling
- Difficulty concentrating
- Aches and pains
- Low-grade fever
Our team will perform specific diagnostic tests and screenings that check for:
- Unhealthy gut bacteria levels
- Hormonal imbalances
- Signs of inflammation
- Other clues that can point to the root cause of immune dysfunction
Managing your autoimmune condition
Learning more about your unique biological makeup can help you see the complete picture of your immune system and conditions to form an effective treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of your autoimmune disease. Everyone has a unique and personalized treatment that may include solutions such as lifestyle changes, acupuncture, mind-body medicine, IV therapy, and even botanical medicine.
If you are interested in learning more about managing your autoimmune condition and are ready to talk to a professional about your needs, call our office today to request an appointment at the Connecticut Center for Integrative Medicine, serving patients in and around the areas of Westchester County, NY and Fairfield County, CT. Call (866) 320-6402 to request a visit at our facility, located in Stamford, CT, at 1200 High Ridge Road, Floor 2.