Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune Disease & Immune Dysfunction

Autoimmune disease is a global epidemic, even though autoimmunity isn’t communicable. There are 80+ autoimmune diseases.

Countless root causes result in immune system dysfunction, including chronic stress, poor diet, environmental toxins, and genetics.

An autoimmune disease (AKA autoimmune disorder) is when your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body with antibodies and inflammation due to several underlying factors.

You can have multiple autoimmune disorders at once.

At PrimeHealth in Denver, we help patients improve and even reverse their autoimmune conditions by addressing the underlying cause (or causes) with integrative, research-backed, cutting-edge treatments.

Our healthcare team has helped hundreds of patients significantly improve or completely resolve their immune system-related diseases. We are at the front lines of offering multiple treatment options unavailable in the conventional medical world.

Schedule an appointment with PrimeHealth in Denver, Colorado. We work with you to formulate a treatment plan for your unique situation!

How Conventional Doctors Treat Autoimmune Disease

Most doctors incorrectly refer to autoimmune diseases as “idiopathic,” meaning their cause is unknown. They treat each disease using only immune system-suppressing drugs, with the idea that if we block or suppress the immune system, symptoms will resolve.

When a body’s normal function is blocked, there will always be adverse downstream effects elsewhere. For many, these drugs don’t sustain improvement and may cause debilitating side effects.

 According to conventional medicine, there is no cure for autoimmune disease. However, what this really means is there are multiple causes that a single pill cannot resolve. Many patients have fully reversed their autoimmune diseases by identifying and treating the root cause of their immune dysfunction.

A rheumatologist is a doctor who addresses autoimmune diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system. An immunologist addresses any immune system disorder, typically using immune-suppressing drugs. However, functional medicine  treats the root cause of autoimmunity instead of just masking the symptoms.

Rheumatologists or immunologists are the best conventional doctors to see for autoimmune disorders. However, if you’re looking for cutting-edge, individualized treatments, find an functional medicine clinic with experience in reversing autoimmunity.

How PrimeHealth Treats Immune Dysfunction

At PrimeHealth, we know each condition has a cause. We aim to find that cause and address it accordingly — whether by treating it or eliminating it. Gut health is the driving factor behind your immune function because 80% of your immune system lives in your gut. An imbalanced gut microbiome or leaky gut can lead to toxins entering the bloodstream through the digestive system, leading to immune dysfunction. We work to optimize every patient’s gut to maximize immune system strength. Research shows that specific diets support gut healing and that proper nutrient supplementation significantly improves autoimmune disease, such as chronic inflammation. There are novel therapies, like low-dose naltrexone (LDN) and cannabidiol (CBD), which have minimal risks and show promising results in research and our experience. Other immune-supporting treatments may include:
  • Stress reduction
  • Identifying allergies or sensitivities
  • Correcting hormone imbalances
  • Identifying hidden injury or infection
  • Detox of home or workplace
  • Supplements to support the immune system and gut
  • Dietary changes
  • Lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise or meditation
At our clinic in Lakewood (west Denver), we look forward to finding the therapies that work best for you as an individual to improve your quality of life holistically.

Common Autoimmune Diseases We Treat

Below are the most common autoimmune diseases & immune dysfunction conditions we address:
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Celiac disease
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Sjögren syndrome
  • Pernicious anemia
  • Mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS)

Book a free consultation today, and take control of your whole-body health. We work with each individual to craft a treatment plan that works for you — instead of a cookie-cutter treatment plan you’ll find at most conventional doctors.

PrimeHealth is in Denver, Colorado. Unfortunately, we cannot do telehealth visits for patients outside of Colorado. We hope to see you soon!

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