Does This Sound Like You?

Dealing with chronic fatigue or brain fog?

Have you gained weight – even though you haven’t made any diet changes?

Perhaps you have more aches and pains than usual, including muscle weakness, and stiffness?

Maybe you’ve also been feeling down lately, dealing with blue moods that you’ve never had in the past?

Whether you suffer from all these symptoms or just 2 to 3, you could be suffering from an autoimmune condition.

Adrenal Dysfunction

The sad truth is that millions of people are suffering from chronic autoimmune disorders (without even knowing it!) and many aren’t receiving the right care or worse, have been misdiagnosed. Often autoimmune conditions can “sneak up on you” as your gut health, energy and general health starts to decline over many years. When you complain to your doctor that you “aren’t feeling like yourself” they don’t necessarily think you may be suffering from an autoimmune condition. So often, they will prescribe medications that treat symptoms and simply say “it’s part of getting older” then send you on your way.

Autoimmune conditions occur when the body 's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells. This can cause a wide range of symptoms, from mild to severe. Common autoimmune conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, Hashimoto’s, and celiac disease. Although the exact cause of autoimmune conditions may not have one specific cause, they are believed to be the result of a combination of genetic, gut dysbiosis, and environmental factors.

Conventional treatment for autoimmune conditions, once you are diagnosed, typically focuses on medicating symptoms with very expensive injectable biologics. In some cases, medication may also be used to suppress the immune system without looking at the root cause of this condition.

However, working to heal the root causes of autoimmune while supporting the body and giving it the best chance to heal which is our approach.

Lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body as the immune system produces antibodies that attack healthy tissue, causing inflammation and damage. Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms mimic those of other conditions. Common symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, rash, and fever. There is no cure for lupus, but treatment can help to manage symptoms and prevent flares. Treatment often includes medication, lifestyle changes, and, in some cases, surgery. With proper care, people with lupus can lead full and active lives.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the joints and affects an estimated 1.3 million Americans, primarily women. Unlike arthritis, RA impacts both sides of the body in a symmetric way. It can also affect other organs in the body, including the skin, eyes, and lungs and even result in heart disease and stroke. Like other autoimmune conditions, gut health is a crucial area to examine and the impact of certain foods for flare-ups or potential sensitivities that can hamper healing.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes the skin cells to grow too quickly, leading to thick, scaly patches of skin. The exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, but it is thought to be related to an overactive immune system but now we also know that gut health plays a large role. Psoriasis can occur at any age, but it most often begins in adulthood. There are several different types of psoriasis, each with its own set of symptoms. The most common type is plaque psoriasis, which causes raised, red patches of skin covered with white or silver scale when T-cells activated by your immune system become overactive creating a formation of plague. Psoriasis can also cause joint pain and swelling (psoriatic arthritis), nail changes, and itching and burning sensations. As with any autoimmune condition, following a functional medicine autoimmune protocol can put psoriasis into remission and help you to avoid future flare-ups.

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About Infinite Wellness

Known for her successful approach towards chronic wellness issues, Dr. Francine Woods and her team at Infinite Wellness combine an integrative, functional medicine approach informed by advanced lab testing.

Our unique approach to diagnosing and resolving chronic health issues recognizes that lasting health depends on resolving the underlying root causes of your symptoms . Click here to learn more »

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Areas Served

Infinite Wellness is located in Boston, Massachusetts, and serves patients throughout the Greater Boston Area and Eastern Massachusetts. These areas include but are not limited to Suffolk County, MA, Norfolk County, MA and Revere, MA, Chelsea, MA, Somerville, MA, Cambridge, MA, Brookline, MA, Watertown, MA, Arlington, MA, and Medford, MA.

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