Autoimmunity

Autoimmune conditions are becoming alarmingly common in Australia and most western countries. Once a person is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease they are at an increased risk of developing a further autoimmune condition. Autoimmunity means that the body is failing to recognize some parts of itself and instead is forming confused messages against its own tissue. Increasingly, we are seeing autoimmune like symptoms without a definitive diagnosis of a particular condition.

Autoimmunity is a multifactorial condition and research has convincingly confirmed that pathogens, stress, chronic inflammation of the gut, genetics, allergies and food intolerances can all play a role in the development of autoimmune disease.

At Darling Street Health we regularly treat autoimmune conditions including:

  • Coeliac Disease
  • Recurrent Miscarriage
  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Graves disease
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • SLE or Lupus
  • Scleroderma Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Sjogren’s Disease
  • Vitiligo

Medically, autoimmune diseases are treated with powerful immunosuppressant drugs that can have profound and long lasting side effects. At Darling Street Health, we take an integrated approach to treating your condition by both exploring all contributing factors, thorough functional medical screening and aiming to both reduce inflammatory symptoms whilst also quietening the aberrant immune response.

Experienced naturopaths at Darling Street Health will ensure that potential causative factors are addressed and therapies that will reduce inflammation and aim to quieten the hypersensitive immune responses will be employed.  Treatment recommendations can also be safely prescribed to augment any other therapies or medications. We aim for full transparency and will work respectfully alongside specialists or any practitioners who play a role in your health care team.

Please call Darling Street Health on 9555 8806 if you have any further questions regarding our management of autoimmune conditions.