Autoimmune Disease Specialist

BioLounge

Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine located in Portland, OR

If you have an autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, or inflammatory bowel disease, your own immune system essentially attacks your body to cause serious and even debilitating symptoms. At BioLounge in Portland, Oregon, the team of specialists offers cutting-edge scientific and medical solutions to help you take control of your body and turn your health around. Book your appointment online or by phone now.

Autoimmune Disease Q & A

What is autoimmune disease?

Autoimmune disease is a disease in which your immune system attacks your body. The immune system normally defends you from damaging bacteria, viruses, pathogens, and other dangers. But, with autoimmune disease, your immune system is compromised or unbalanced, which leads to its malfunction. 

Many different things can contribute to immune system malfunction, and BioLounge helps you uncover the problems with your immune system using extensive, high-tech, diagnostic testing.

What are the symptoms of an autoimmune disease?

The symptoms of autoimmune disease vary, but may include:

  • Joint pain
  • Sore muscles or muscle pain
  • Insomnia
  • Unexplained weight changes
  • Hair thinning or loss
  • Temperature sensitivity (always feeling hot or cold)
  • Chronic fatigue

All of the above signs are clear indicators that your body isn’t functioning as it should. The underlying reason may be an autoimmune disease, so it’s important to reach out for diagnostics and care at BioLounge as soon as possible.

What are the different types of autoimmune diseases?

There are more than 100 different autoimmune diseases, including:

  • Crohn's disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Graves' disease
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitiligo
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Raynaud's phenomenon

If you're suffering from one of these diseases or from another autoimmune disease, proper management is absolutely essential. Because autoimmune illnesses aren't curable, using the most effective treatment available is the best approach. 

The BioLounge team can help you make a specific blend of lifestyle and health changes that, when combined with natural medicines, can revitalize your immune system and help you recapture good health.

What can I expect from my autoimmune disease treatment?

At BioLounge, your treatment is customized for your autoimmune disease, your symptoms, and your lifestyle. BioLounge uses a functional medicine approach, which means that they look for the underlying reason for your autoimmune disease and treat it where it originates. They help you make changes at the cellular level to encourage better function and rapid healing. 

The BioLounge team can help you make nutritional changes and lifestyle changes, while prescribing pharmaceutical and nutraceutical supplements that encourage repair from within your body. 

For help with all types of autoimmune illnesses, using a natural scientific approach, call BioLounge, or use the online appointment scheduler now.

*Individual results may vary.