Auto Immune Disorder



What is AUTO IMMUNE DISORDER

Autoimmune disorder is a condition in which the immune system, which generally defends the body against the disease, starts healthy cells also as a intruder in the body, as a result immune system attacks the healthy cells. Autoimmune disorder affects the different organs and tissues in the body. There are many types of autoimmune disorder. This disorder may have no signs or worsening symptoms. There is no curative therapy, treatment for the autoimmune disorder. This disorder affects the different parts of the body depending on the type of the disorder. There are around 80 or more autoimmune disorders.

causes of Autoimmune Disorders

Normally, the immune system produces antibodies against the antigens that enable to destroy the harmful substances like bacteria, virus, etc. When having autoimmune disorder, the immune system is not able to distinguish between the healthy tissue and the antigen. As a result, the body destroys the healthy tissue as well.

Causes of Auto Immune Disorder are unknown but some prominent triggers are enumerated as under:

1 Bacteria
2. Virus
3. Toxins
4. Germs and parasites
5. Fungi
6. Drugs
7. Chemical irritants
8. Environmental irritants
9. Hereditary

Autoimmune Disorder – According To Ayurveda

Ayurveda is a holistic medicine, which treats the main root cause of the disease. According to this, the autoimmune disorders occurs due to ama (the toxic waste material); whereas ama is caused by the low agni (digestive fire) and low ojas (immunity). So the root cause of the autoimmune disorder is low agni and weak ojas.

GULVALEX capsule

2 capsules twice or thrice a day with warm water after meals.

HEMOCLIN tablets

2 tablets twice or thrice a day for 30 to 40 days with warm water to contain skin diseases caused by Autoimmune Disorders.

DYNOGESIC Liniment

For local application on painful, inflammed rheumatoid affections.

EPIDERMOIL

For local application on psoriatic lesions caused by Auto Immune Disorders.

Common types of Auto Immune Disorder are described as under:

1. Rheumatoid arthritis: It is the disorder in which there is an inflammation of the joints and surrounding tissues.
2. Pernicious anemia: It is a type of anemia, which is caused when there is an inability of the body to absorb vitamin B12 which ultimately decreases in red blood counts.
3. Celiac sprue disease: In this disease there is a reaction to gluten (wheat, rye and barley) that causes damage to the lining of the small intestine
4. Vitiligo: There is a formation of the white patches and loss of pigment on skin.
5. Scleroderma: This is a connective tissue disease that causes change in skin, blood vessels, muscles and internal organs.
6. Psoriasis: It is a skin disease which causes redness and silvery patches on the skin.
7. Inflammatory bowel disease: It is a group of inflammatory disease of the colon and small intestine.
8. Addison’s disease: It is caused due to deficiency of adrenal gland.
9. Hashimoto’s disease: It is the inflammation of the thyroid gland.
10. Type 1 diabetes: Destruction of insulin producing cells in the pancreas.

Body parts which are often affected by Autoimmune Disorder

• Blood vessels
• Connective tissues
• Thyroid or pancreas (Endocrine glands)
• Joints
• Muscles
• Skin
• Red blood cells

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Prognosis of Autoimmune Disorder

Most autoimmune diseases are chronic and they may be controlled by treatment. When symptoms get worse, it is called flare-up. The outcome depends on the gravity of disease.

Complications of Autoimmune Disorders

Complications depend on the disease. Medicines used to suppress the immune system can cause severe side effects, such as higher risk of infection.

Symptoms of the Autoimmune Disorder

• Fever
• Fatigue
• Dry skin
• Rapid heartbeat
• Muscle pain
• Joint pain
• MalaiseCBC Antinuclear antibody test
• Autoantibody tests
• CRP
• ESR (Erythrocyte sedimentation rate)
• Comprehensive metabolic panel

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