Autoimmune Disease


Are you struggling with managing your autoimmune condition?

 Have you read about autoimmune diets and how they might help you?

 

Do you feel that it is time to get a broader holistic support?

 
Are you trying to reduce your symptoms naturally?

Autoimmune Functional Medicine


The Cura clinic has a special interest in supporting patients with these autoimmune conditions and more with a holistic approach –

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroid
  • Grave’s Disease
  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (AS)

If you suffer from any autoimmune condition listed above or know if family or friends who do, then we can help. Contact the clinic for more information on integrative nutritional and herbal medicine care. Clinical naturopaths use a combined approach, including lifestyle, dietary modifications, herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and other holistic approaches to the care of patients with auto immune diseases.

Hashimoto's and Graves' Disease

The most common root of an underactive thyroid condition is usually due to nutritional deficiencies and/or a high level of heavy metal toxicity. One of the most significant thyroid problems, Autoimmune Hashimoto’s, is caused by autoimmune thyroiditis, a disease typically triggered by the glandular fever virus, stress and/or a poor diet.

The body’s immune system creates antibodies to naturally attack and defend against pathogens. However, in those who suffer from Hashimoto’s disease and other thyroid conditions, the immune system has developed autoantibodies against the thyroid tissue.

The thyroid gland is therefore unable to make sufficient T4 and T3 thyroid hormones, which leads to hypothyroidism conditions developing over time.


Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis (UC) both begin with crypt inflammation and abscesses, which progress to tiny ulcers. These mucosal lesions may develop into deep longitudinal and transverse ulcers. The main objective is to assist with the reduction of inflammation in the bowel and promote healing with nutritional medicine. Both specific ulcerative colitis natural treatment and Crohn’s disease natural treatment focus on the whole digestive system.

The most common initial presentation is chronic diarrhea with abdominal pain, fever, anorexia, and weight loss. The abdomen is tender, and a mass or fullness may be palpable. Significant rectal bleeding is unusual except in isolated colonic disease, which may manifest similarly to UC. Some patients present with an acute abdomen that simulates acute appendicitis or intestinal obstruction.

Pain is most common and occurs with both simple recurrence and abscess formation. Patients with severe flare-up or abscess are likely to have marked tenderness and guarding of the abdominal region.


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