Reversing Auto-Immune Disease – Is It Possible?

The immune system of the body protects the body from disease but what if it starts killing its cells, will the body be able to reverse it?
When the immune cells of the body cannot differentiate between the germ and body cells and attack its cells irrespective of viruses and bacteria. (Representational Image: Unsplash)
When the immune cells of the body cannot differentiate between the germ and body cells and attack its cells irrespective of viruses and bacteria. (Representational Image: Unsplash)

Have you ever heard of a body destroying its cells and killing them? Yes! That is an autoimmune disease.

The immune system protects you from diseases and infection by attacking germs that get into your body, such as viruses and bacteria. But when your immune cells cannot differentiate between and start attacking your body cells, this condition is called autoimmune disease.

There are more than 100 known autoimmune diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s syndrome, Celiac disease, Ulcerative Colitis, and Sjögren's syndrome.

Dr Josh Axe, DC, DNM, CNS took to Instagram and shared his opinion through a video on the reversibility of autoimmune disease Dr Josh shared one video from his Instagram handle, @drjoshaxe. He has discussed on possibility of reversing autoimmune disease. And how to approach that? He explained there is a very close connection between autoimmunity and inflammation when your body is having a strong autoimmune reaction it reacts with inflammation. The inflammation then causes inflammaging. Inflammaging is a term that combines "inflammation" and "aging." It refers to the chronic, low-grade inflammation that usually develops as people age. This persistent state of inflammation is considered a significant contributor to the aging process and the development of age-related diseases. So, be aware and listen to your body, and when your joints hurt, does your nose run, does it do anything to your skin? Do you have any sort of reaction to any food? If so, stop eating that food.

Dr Josh has suggested that if you have an autoimmune disease, it's important to remove food that may be causing inflammation. Listen to your body and pay attention to foods that negatively affect you.

Look after what you eat and how it is impacting your body. (Representational Image: Unsplash)
Look after what you eat and how it is impacting your body. (Representational Image: Unsplash)

Autoimmune diseases are not contagious, some autoimmune diseases run in families. According to Cleveland Clinic, it is more common in women than men. 1 in 15 people in the US has an autoimmune disease.

Life with an autoimmune disease can be quite challenging, especially if your symptoms are severe. working closely with your healthcare provider will help you understand the disease to figure out and manage the symptoms so that you can continue to actively participate in your daily activities.

Maintaining regular communication with your doctor is important to know comprehensively about the disease, its severity, how you are going to deal with it, and any advances.

If you suspect yourself, of the disease, seek your doctor for early diagnosis and treatment. management of disease will be easy if the conditions are diagnosed and treated properly.

References:

https://medlineplus.gov/autoimmunediseases.html [ Cited on 27th June 2024]

 • https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/21624-autoimmune-diseases [ Cited on 27th June 2024]

(Input from various sources)

(Original/Simran Sethi/MSM)

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