A healthy immune system keeps infections and other diseases at bay, but an autoimmune disorder can compromise the system’s regular immune function. Board-certified naturopathic doctor Yoojin Lee-Sedera, ND, OMD, and the team at Las Vegas Integrative Medicine provide exceptional integrative care for the more than 100 different autoimmune diseases that are currently known. Call the office in Las Vegas, Nevada, or schedule your appointment online today.

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What are autoimmune disorders?

Autoimmune disorders are chronic health conditions caused by dysregulated immune function. Your immune system, which normally protects you from external pathogens, defectively attacks otherwise healthy tissues. The exact tissues involved depend on the autoimmune condition you have.

A variety of symptoms can result from autoimmune disorders, including skin rashes, digestive problems, fatigue, and chronic pain. At Las Vegas Integrative Medicine, the team addresses the whole of your health instead of focusing on reducing or masking specific symptoms.

Through complementary and naturopathic medicine, they can help you minimize the need for numerous pharmaceutical medications and clinical treatments or surgeries while reducing the symptoms and discomfort by restoring the balance of your health.

What are some of the most common autoimmune disorders?

There are more than 100 known autoimmune conditions, many of which run in families. Some of the most common are:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Graves’ disease
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis

Dr. Lee-Sedera explores your symptoms and uses various lab tests to assess your health status comprehensively. Because many autoimmune disorders are genetic, she might also ask about your family’s medical history.

How does integrative medicine treat autoimmune conditions?

Integrative medicine combines traditional Naturopathic and Chinese medicine practices with elements from evidence-based Western medicine. Your care plan is unique to you and considers your personal health status, circumstances, and preferences.

Depending on the comprehensive assessment of your condition, your individualized care plan will include these categories:

Traditional Eastern medicine

Components of Eastern medicine within your treatment plan might involve acupuncture, cupping, gua sha therapy, and Chinese herbal formulas, among other options you can get at Las Vegas Integrative Medicine.

Naturopathic medicine

Naturopathic medicine includes functional medicine utilizing high-quality nutritional supplements, botanical medicine, and homeopathic remedies, which are evidence-based. They may be as effective as some prescription medications in managing symptoms while minimizing possible side effects.

Lifestyle medicine

The team at Las Vegas Integrative Medicine emphasizes the importance of adjusting your lifestyle to include healthy practices and consumption so that you can enjoy a long-term improvement of your health.

At Las Vegas Integrative Medicine, patients are not encouraged to discontinue prescription medications without proper guidance from the prescribing physician.

However, it is possible to minimize the need for prescription medications with comprehensive support and care for your health. It’s possible to improve your well-being and quality of life when you address an autoimmune disorder effectively.

Learn more about integrative care for autoimmune conditions by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Las Vegas Integrative Medicine today.