Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis can be miserable- the aches, the burn, the feeling of stiffness that lasts throughout the day. But there was a time when these problems didn’t exist. Is there a better way than “learning to live with it?”
We understand. It feels like there are no options left. Drugs are expensive and don’t solve the problem. It’s time to try something safe and natural that may provide full relief by addressing the root problem. Here is where functional medicine and a holistic perspective can make all the difference.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder, which happens when the body attacks its own tissue. With functional medicine being a whole body approach that focuses on analyzing the entire body (structural, metabolic and neurologic) we can understand a patient’s complete health situation and discover underlying problems that may be the actual culprit behind your Rheumatoid Arthritis.
For example, about 40% of people who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis have a bacteria overgrowth in their gut. That is not a coincidence. It can cause inflammation in other parts of the body. Beyond the gut it appears that urinary tract and periodontal dysbiosis are common areas driving the autoimmunity. Is your doctor looking into these areas and treating them appropriately?
Another commonly overlooked trigger is Epstein Barr Virus, also known as infectious mononucleosis. This is a herpes virus that buries itself into nervous tissue and can reactivate after stressful conditions arise (pro tip – there are 4 markers that need to be run for accurate diagnosis). Did your symptoms begin shortly after a pregnancy, car accident or divorce? Maybe after a particularly tough quarter at work or round of finals at school? This tricky virus can wax and wane and is highly correlated to Rheumatoid arthritis.
It will amaze you to realize that simple changes to diet and hormonal adjustments can have a dramatic effect on overall health. The Dr. Autoimmune team is here to help you take the functional medicine approach to Rheumatoid Arthritis and begin to feel the relief you deserve (even if you are taking disease modifying drugs).
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