Autoimmune Diseases

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Autoimmune Diseases services offered in Cypress, Houston, TX

Millions of Americans have an autoimmune disease, which can cause bothersome symptoms and severe complications when not addressed. At Evolve MD Wellness & Aesthetics MedSpa, serving the communities of Cypress and Houston, Texas, the team treats autoimmune diseases to restore your health and quality of life. Schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today. 

Autoimmune Diseases Q&A

What are autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases are conditions that weaken your immune system, the part of your body that protects you from getting sick and developing diseases. Your immune system destroys germs, preventing them from negatively affecting your body.

However, if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells within the body by mistake. There are more than 80 forms of autoimmune disorders that can affect nearly any part of your body when not addressed.

What are examples of autoimmune diseases?

Examples of autoimmune diseases include:

  • Alopecia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Celiac disease
  • Addison disease 
  • Lupus
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pernicious anemia 

The cause of autoimmune diseases isn’t entirely clear, but they aren’t contagious. Such diseases tend to run in families. Common triggers include chemicals and some things present in the environment. 

Women are more likely than men to develop autoimmune disorders, as are people who have been diagnosed with autoimmune conditions in the past. 

What are the symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

The hallmark symptoms of autoimmune diseases include:

  • Swelling
  • Joint pain
  • Redness
  • Heat
  • Aching
  • Fatigue
  • Ongoing discomfort
  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Feeling unwell 

Your symptoms might disappear for a while and flare up every now and then. They may be mild, moderate, severe, and even crippling in some cases. 

How are autoimmune diseases treated?

Your Evolve MD Wellness & Aesthetics MedSpa provider discusses your symptoms and medical history. They also review the results of your most recent blood tests. The team may recommend one or more of the following treatments for an autoimmune disease:

  • IV vitamin therapy
  • Dietary supplements
  • Healthy lifestyle changes
  • Hormone replacement

If your autoimmune disease affects your appearance, such as causing dry skin, acne, or hair loss, treatments like PRF or facials at Evolve MD Wellness & Aesthetics MedSpa may help. 

It’s also important to eat nutritious foods, get regular exercise and plenty of sleep, and minimize stress.

A provider follows up to ensure your treatment reduces worrisome symptoms and can alter your treatment plan as needed. 

Schedule an evaluation at Evolve MD Wellness & Aesthetics MedSpa by phone or request one online today for help with an autoimmune disease.