Autoimmune Conditions

Vibrant Health Care

Regenerative Medicine & Aesthetic Medicine Practice located in Downtown Scottdale Area, Scottsdale, AZ

If symptoms associated with autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid diseases or digestive disorders are impacting your wellbeing, you don’t have to live with them. Edgar Suter, MD, and the experienced regenerative medicine specialists at Vibrant Health Care in Scottsdale, Arizona, offer simple solutions to reduce symptoms, ease pain, and enhance your body’s ability to heal naturally. Schedule an appointment with Vibrant Health Care over the phone or online to learn more about your options.

Autoimmune Conditions Q & A

What are autoimmune conditions?

Your immune system protects your body from infection and disease. But if you have an autoimmune condition, your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells within your body instead, which can lead to unpleasant symptoms. Examples of autoimmune conditions include:

  • Thyroid disorders
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lupus 
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Type 1 diabetes 
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

The cause of autoimmune diseases isn’t entirely clear, but they often run in families and are more common in women than men.

What are the symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

The following signs and symptoms may indicate you have an autoimmune condition:

  • Fatigue
  • Low fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Inflammation
  • Joint swelling
  • Redness    
  • Warmth
  • Skin problems
  • Swollen glands
  • Digestive problems

If you experience autoimmune disease symptoms that don’t subside on their own, check in with Vibrant Health Care specialists for an evaluation. Early detection and treatment help reduce or eliminate unpleasant symptoms and disease complications.  

How are autoimmune conditions diagnosed?

To diagnose an autoimmune disorder, your Vibrant Health Care provider reviews your symptoms and medical history and completes an exam. Our providers may use blood tests or a biopsy to diagnose your condition and establish the most appropriate treatment.

What is the treatment for autoimmune diseases?

The autoimmune disease treatment that best suits your needs depends on the type of medical condition you have. Your doctor may suggest one or more of the following:

Lifestyle changes

Making certain lifestyle changes helps reduce inflammation and other symptoms associated with an autoimmune condition. Eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise and plenty of sleep, avoid smoking, and limit or avoid alcohol. Reduce stress whenever possible.

Medications

Taking medications can alleviate pain and inflammation, balance hormone levels, and help prevent future joint damage associated with autoimmune problems. Your doctor will work with you to find the most effective treatment.

Stem cell therapy

Stem cells are special cells that can turn into other types of cells within your body. They promote healing, reduce inflammation, and ease pain naturally without pain medicines, surgery, or downtime. Your Vibrant Health Care specialist injects flowable allograft containing stem cells from donated umbilical cord tissue into the affected areas of the body. At Vibrant Health Care, we see our patients show great improvements in their symptoms after the treatment.

Don’t let the effects of an autoimmune disease negatively affect your life when noninvasive solutions are available at Vibrant Health Care. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.