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Chronic Immune Dysfunction Can Have A Significant Effect On Your Quality Of Life
Chronic immune dysfunction affects a growing number of individuals each year – showing up in a variety of ways, such as uncontrolled inflammation, increased susceptibility to colds and flu, allergies, and autoimmunity. If you're looking for a doctor to help with your immune system, Dr. Williams can help!
Although these autoimmune diseases and symptoms can vary dramatically, the major underlying factors of autoimmune disease are surprisingly similar.
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The development of your immune system begins before you're born.
The health of your mother, her diet and lifestyle habits, and infections during pregnancy can have dramatic effects on your immune development. Starting the day you're born, the body's defenses must protect you from the myriad of viruses, bacteria, and harmful substances in our environment. As you grow, the immune system becomes adept at identifying and responding to invasions by microbes or toxins.
There are diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis where your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body. A doctor can diagnose RA, as well as recommend a medical treatment plan to help treat any side effects that patients have from RA.
This is different from immunodeficiency disorders, where your immune system lacks the ability to fight off foreign cells. This makes your body more susceptible to getting sick as your natural defenses are weaker. Medical treatment can help as well.
However, your natural defenses can lose their swift and efficient abilities for a number of reasons. Poor diet, lack of exercise, poor digestion, chronic stress, or impaired ability to detoxify harmful substances can all have significant consequences, such as autoimmune disorders. Chronic immune dysfunction can show in a variety of ways, such as uncontrolled inflammation, increased susceptibility to colds and flu, allergies, and autoimmunity. Although these diseases and symptoms can vary dramatically, the major underlying factors of autoimmune disease are surprisingly similar.
As the immune system adapts and changes over time, it is helpful to evaluate factors of diet, lifestyle, gastrointestinal health, stress, and toxins to uncover the underlying causes of immune dysfunction. By understanding the factors contributing to immune dysfunction, the steps you need to take to recover your immune function and optimal health become clear. if you're needing a functional medicine doctor for your immune system, Dr. Sarah Williams here in Concord, MA, can help. Call us now!
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