Autoimmunity, a condition in which your immune system starts to attack your own healthy body cells. Some of the most prevalent diseases caused by autoimmunity include Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Thyroid diseases Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Hashimoto’s disease, Celiac disease, Grave’s disease, Lupus, IBS, etc. The possible causing factors are genetic predisposition, changes in gut permeability, or poor diet, changes in the microbiota in the body, antibiotics, illness or infection, or exposure to toxins.
Symptoms of autoimmune disorders include Fatigue, Joint pain, Unexplained weight gain, Hair thinning, Pale skin, Depression, Abdominal pain, Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea, Brain fog, Eczema, etc.
The functional medicine approach to treat autoimmune disorders is to find and remove triggers such as hidden microbes, toxins, or allergens, and restoring the body’s normal immune function with supplements, probiotics, and diet management.