Is There Any Natural Remedies For Autoimmune Diseases?

Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system confuses normal body tissue, "self", with a foreign intruder, and mistakenly attacks its own healthy tissues and organs.

Many parts of the body such as the red blood cells, blood vessels, connective tissues, digestive system, endocrine system, muscles, joints, nerves and skin may be affected. Autoimmune disorders predominantly affect women, frequently during their childbearing years. These diseases often tend to be hereditary, and certain environmental factors may also contribute to a weakened immune system.

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Symptoms for autoimmune diseases vary from individual to individual, with each disease being different. Ranging from mild symptoms to more debilitating conditions, a malfunction of the immune system occurs in all of them.

If you suffer from any autoimmune disorder, in some way or another, part of your immune system is worn out. There are two general immune system issues in an autoimmune disease. One, poor cellular communication because there is a lack of cell markers on the cell walls. Two, an over-activated, out of balance immune system that attacks those cells.

Poor Cellular Communication
Proper communicating with the cells within your body is critical. Cell that are part of the body normally has “markers” that indicate they belong “self”. When cells have these markers, they won’t be attacked. Any cell that doesn’t have these cell markers is treated as “non-self” by the immune system and can be attacked.

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Immune System Out of Balance.
Your immune system has two different modes or sides. Th-1 or T helper-1 cells fight pathogens like viruses, mycoplasma and bacteria that are inside the cells. Th-2 or T helper-2 cells fight pathogens outside the cells. When the immune system is healthy, these two modes function together, supporting each other in keeping the body healthy. But if they get out of balance, if the Th-1 side becomes weak and the Th-2 side over-activated, or the reverse, serious problems develop.

Probable Causes of Autoimmune Diseases
Scientists believe multiple factors such as exposure to various toxins, heredity, stress, poor diet, lack of exercise, lack of sleep, abuse of alcohol or tobacco, and certain drugs may play a role in causing an autoimmune disease.

Some studies have shown that a enzyme deficiency can cause cell markers not to produce, therefore explaining why some “self” cells can’t communicate that they are part of the body.

By developing healthy lifestyle habits like exercising, eating nutritiously, reducing toxins in and outside your body, can help in preventing or treating various autoimmune diseases.

Here is a Sampling of Some Autoimmune Diseases and Their Natural Remedies

Lupus is a chronic, debilitating auto-immune disease in which auto antibodies actually attack the body's own healthy, connective tissues.

Lupus attacks tissues such as the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as the kidneys, heart, lungs, brain, and nervous system.

"Butterfly" rash, inflammation, fatigue, fever, anemia, muscle aches, headaches, recurrent miscarriages are distinctive symptoms.

Learn more about some causes and remedies for Lupus.

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the synovial membranes around the lubricating membranes of the joints. Rheumatiod arthritis is a chronic disease that causes stiffness in the joints, pain, loss of mobility, inflammation, and erosion (deterioration) in the joints. It usually affects multiple joints symmetrically, the hand and wrists most commonly, but also elbows, neck, shoulders, hips, knees, and feet.

Learn more about some causes and remedies for rheumatoid arthritis

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic (lifelong) disease that occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to properly control blood sugar levels. In Type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys insulin producing islet cells, making the person insulin dependent.

Learn about a guarantee natural Diabetes Remedy to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

In Multiple sclerosis, the body mistakenly directs antibodies and white blood cells against proteins in the myelin sheath, a fatty substance that insulates nerve fibers in your brain and spinal cord. This results in inflammation and injury to the sheath and ultimately to the nerves that it surrounds. The result may be multiple areas of scarring (sclerosis). Eventually, this damage can slow or block the nerve signals that control muscle coordination, strength, sensation and vision. In multiple sclerosis, nerve covering in the brain is destroyed.

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an emerging illness characterized by debilitating fatigue (experienced as exhaustion and extremely poor stamina), muscle pain and severe tiredness lasting for long periods (even after bed rest), reduced mental clarity; disturbed sleep; digestive issues; headaches; swollen glands; tinnitus; depression; fever or chills, and a variety of flu-like symptoms. One of the frustrations with CFS is that there are few visible signs so friends, family and doctors do not easily believe that you are truly ill.

Learn more about causes and remedies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Candida Albicans

Candida albicans is a yeast that normally lives harmlessly in small numbers in the body, controlled by beneficial bacteria in the body and the immune system. If the beneficial bacteria are killed by antibiotics, or if a person's immune system becomes weakened, Candida can grow unchecked and cause symptoms. When an overgrowth of this yeast like fungus occurs, candidiasis, a common yeast infection is developed, which can cause serious damage to the body.

Learn about cause and remedies for Candida

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