SLE is an autoimmune condition that affects 20 to 150 cases per 100,000 people in the United States1. The condition affects mostly women of childbearing age. Lupus / SLE symptoms can vary from mild to more severe symptoms, depending on the patient. SLE is a chronic inflammatory condition that can affect most organ systems1. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with lupus, are suspicious of a possible diagnosis, or have had SLE for several years, our Naturopathic Doctor staff at our Gilbert, AZ office can provide you with effective Naturopathic alternative options to help you reach your health goals.
What are the causes of SLE?1
The exact cause is unknown and is multifactorial, the factors involved may be:
Genetic polymorphisms account for the genetic component of lupus, however it is influenced by environmental and epigenetic factors. Hormones are known to have an effect on the immune system itself; dysregulation of hormones may cause changes to how your immune system responds to itself and foreign, pathogenic organisms. Environmental factors can include infections, toxic environmental exposure and allergies to medications. The factors involving each patient’s case is specific to each individual but our Naturopathic Physician at our Gilbert, AZ office is trained to recognize the particular causative factors involved in your case.
What symptoms should you look out for?1
- Weight changes
- Frequent fevers
- Joint pain
- light sensitivity
- Facial Rash /Circular rashes
How are autoimmune conditions diagnosed & evaluated at Atlas Health Medical Group in Gilbert, AZ?
Our Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician has developed a comprehensive approach to effectively manage and treat SLE. At your initial visits you can expect:
- Comprehensive case history
- Family medical history review
- Physical Exam
- Detailed lab review can include:
- Basic Blood work
- SLE Autoimmune specific lab tests
- Testing for intestinal permeability
- Food sensitivity panel
- Environmental exposure testing
Naturopathic Options to Lupus Autoimmune Disease
Our Doctors will specifically tailor the treatments to your individual case to get better results. Treatments can include:
- Comprehensive evaluation and diagnostic testing
- Medical Nutrition
- SLE specific, medical-grade vitamins & mineral supplementation
- Herbal Medicine
- Lymphatic Therapy
- Collaborative care team approach with Rheumatologist
Be free from the constraints of mismanaged autoimmune SLE and live the life you intended. Call our Autoimmune Specialist at our Gilbert, AZ office for a comprehensive approach to your health. Or learn more about how a Functional Medicine Doctor approaches Autoimmune Conditions by calling 480-648-1534.
Uptodate Literature Review Apr 2017