Common autoimmune diseases
An autoimmune disease is a medical condition in which the body’s immune system attacks and damages its own tissues and organs. This can result in many different types of symptoms, depending on the part of the body affected by the immune response. Yuliya Litvak of Art of Natural Beauty by Khrom Aesthetics is a professional ready and willing to assist individuals in the Brooklyn, New York area with getting a definitive diagnosis of their condition and discuss possible treatment options.
What are the causes of autoimmune diseases?
The cause of most autoimmune diseases is not well understood. However, it is thought that some people may be genetically predisposed to developing these conditions due to a defect in their immune system. Additionally, environmental factors may play a role in whether or not someone develops an autoimmune disease. Stress, infections, and certain medications are all thought to increase the risk of developing an autoimmune condition. It is unclear what initially triggers the immune response that leads to inflammation and tissue damage in some cases.
What are some different autoimmune diseases seen by Yuliya Litvak?
The more common types of autoimmune diseases include:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Type 1 Diabetes
- Celiac Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
How can an integrative medicine specialist help me?
Patients with autoimmune diseases will want to speak to a professional about appropriate treatment. While traditional physicians will often recommend pharmaceutical medications to address the symptoms of these conditions, it is best to think about more natural and holistic approaches whenever possible. Yuliya Litvak can evaluate a patient to determine if they have an autoimmune disease and then provide support and lifestyle coaching to help patients manage their condition effectively to reduce their risk of other complications. An integrative medicine specialist focuses on the more natural, holistic ways of addressing the body while integrating lifestyle coaching.
What are the treatments for autoimmune diseases?
Because there is a wide range of conditions that can be considered autoimmune disorders, it is essential to receive a definitive diagnosis of the type of condition and severity of the issue before making appropriate treatment recommendations.
How do I find out if I have an autoimmune disease?
Working with a medical professional is the best way to get a definitive diagnosis of autoimmune diseases and the most appropriate treatment options. Connect with Yuliya Litvak, our Certified Master Herbalist and wellness coach at Art of Natural Beauty by Khrom Aesthetics in Brooklyn, NY. Her office is located at 239 Court Street, and she can be reached to book a consultation by calling 718-521-2912.