Treatment of Autoimmune Diseases

There are about 100 different autoimmune diseases and they could be affecting 20% of the world's population. According to the Autoimmune Registry, the most common ones are:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (hypothyroidism)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Graves' disease (hyperthyroidism)
  • Diabetes Mellitus 1
  • Vitiligo
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Pernicious Anemia / Atrophic Gastritis
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH)
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Overall remarks:

The goal of this treatment is to stop the progression and reduce the rate of appearance and the magnitude of the symptoms. Optimally through the combination of non-pharmacological treatment and subtle but high-impact lifestyle changes, since the approach of the comprehensive medical interventions of United By Life is a cornerstone in the treatment of these pathologies.

  • Fill out the Medical History and complement it with a physical examination.
  • Request pre-existing laboratory tests and clinical studies (3 months old)
  • Request laboratory tests:
    • Rheumatoid Factor (FR)
    • Anti-Cyclic Citrullinated Peptides IgG (Anti-CCP)
    • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) Westergreen
    • Ultra-Sensitive C-Reactive Protein (US-CRP)
    • Anti-Nuclear Antibodies (ANA) HEp-2
    • Complete Blood Count with Platelets (CBC)
    • Tissue Transglutaminase IgA (tTG-IgA)
  • Adequate diet, try to avoid eating only processed foods; balanced intake of protein, healthy fats and compound carbohydrates.
  • Include physical activity.

The goals of the therapy are:

In diseases of the musculoskeletal system, the goal is to control joint pain, increase the range of movement, decrease joint crepitus and blockage, stop the degenerative process of the cartilage and encourage the nutrition of the synovial membrane. In the rest of the pathologies with an autoimmune disease, strengthening and immunomodulation of the immune system, avoid oxidative stress, avoid and reduce inflammation, promote physical activity and rehabilitation, weight control and nutrition.