Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects men and women. Lupus is known to cause uncomfortable symptoms, including fatigue, joint pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, and more. Cynthia Preston, ND, of Beachside Naturopathic Clinic, offers effective alternative treatment options for patients struggling with the many symptoms of lupus. This service is available to patients throughout Sunset Beach, California, and the surrounding area.
Lupus is a chronic condition that develops when the body’s immune system begins attacking its own organs and tissues. This disease can affect almost any organ system or structure, including the lungs, heart, brain, blood, kidneys, skin, and joints.
Researchers don’t know exactly what causes the body to begin attacking its own tissues. However, professionals in the medical field believe that the disease occurs because of a combination of genetic issues and environmental exposures. Although an individual’s genetics can’t be changed, the right treatment may be able to compensate for environmental factors contributing to the disease.
The symptoms of lupus can vary considerably. However, some of the most common symptoms of this condition include:
Lupus can be difficult to diagnose. If Dr. Preston suspects that a patient has lupus, she may order a variety of tests to rule out other conditions in order to confirm the presence of this disease.
Lupus may be caused or worsened by various issues in the body, including:
If left untreated, the chronic inflammation from lupus can lead to many complications for the patient, including cardiovascular disease, kidney problems, and more. Patients with this condition may also be at a higher risk of developing cancer, infection, and complications in pregnancy. Because of these risks, prompt treatment is essential.
Dr. Preston also has had success with taking autoimmune patients off their unneccesary medications for:
Often there is a triad of genetics, infections or toxins, and stress that can affect disease progression. With most autoimmune conditions, Dr.Preston often takes people off some or all of their unnecessary medications when she address and finds the underlying causes.
Dr. Preston uses these 7 tests as hidden causes of autoimmune conditions:
1. Adrenal/Stress Testing
2. Viral, Bacterial or Fungal Infection Panel
3. Food Intolerance Testing
4. Heavy metal/Pesticides Load Testing
5. Genetic Testing
6. Nutrient/Antioxidant Testing
7. Leaky gut/Inflammatory Testing