Imagine Living a Life Free of Chronic Conditions
January 3, 2020
Can you imagine living free of chronic conditions? At MedWell L.L.C. Center for Chronic Solutions, our doctors and staff utilize the latest technologies and treatment protocols to treat your chronic pain, sleep disorders, hormonal imbalances, depression, brain fog, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, restless leg syndrome, sciatica, obesity, fatigue and a host of other conditions without reliance on a lifetime of taking dangerous medications. Chronic conditions exist because of a "CAUSE," which usually involves multiple systems and multiple organs of the body. Our doctors and staff understand the importance of addressing each problem at the same time but individually. The onset of chronic conditions can involve gut function, adrenal gland function, brain function, thyroid function, and more.
Signs and Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease
Because your doctor is looking at your symptoms rather than determining a cause of your discomfort, they may end up prescribing medications for you to take the rest of your life. These are just to mask your symptoms. We use a team of doctors who are specialists in their field to connect the dots and treat the parts of your body that overlap causing pain and dysfunction. Many of the patients we see at the MedWell Center for Chronic Conditions are suffering from autoimmune disorders. When a patient's immune system starts to attack his or her own body, instead of attacking real invaders and toxins, it is classified as an autoimmune disease. While autoimmunity exists in everyone's body to some extent, once a major imbalance occurs, it can cause a host of health issues that collectively are known as autoimmune diseases, such as:
- Hashimoto's Thyroiditis - Thyroid disorders can be difficult to diagnose since their symptoms are non-specific but underactive hormone production can be caused by autoimmunity and may result in weight gain, fatigue, joint pain and more.
- Celiac Disease - Inflammation of the gut lining occurs when the immune system believes gluten (a protein found in barley, rye and wheat) is the enemy. This leads to poor absorption of nutrients and may affect other organs.
- Autoimmune Arthritis - With autoimmune arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, the immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of joints like knees, shoulders, feet and hands. Reiter's syndrome (called reactive arthritis) is believed to be an autoimmune reaction to bacterial infection.
- Fibromyalgia - As the most common cause of generalized musculoskeletal pain in women, fibromyalgia is often accompanied by problems sleeping, memory impairment and extreme fatigue with recurring episodes of widespread chronic pain.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS is an inflammatory response triggered by certain foods, medications, stress or other imbalances where abdominal inflammation causes painful, irregular bowel habits that can switch between diarrhea and constipation.
- Migraine Headaches - These disabling headaches can occur anytime, anywhere and may last for hours to days. The key is to determine the underlying CAUSE by identifying food sensitivities, chemical triggers, mitochondrial and hormonal imbalances.
- Chronic Skin Conditions - Psoriasis is a dermatologic condition caused by autoimmune system imbalances. About 30% of patients with psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis that causes swollen and extreme painful joints.
- and More - Today, researchers believe more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders, characterized by random and unspecific symptoms, overlap to cause inflammatory imbalances throughout the human body.
Researchers estimate that one in 12 individuals suffers from autoimmune diseases and problems with autoimmunity are more common in women. Since signs of autoimmunity often exist for years before a disease develops, it is crucial for healthcare professionals to look for the presence of suspicious antibodies. Unfortunately, conventional medicine most often prescribes immune suppressing drugs that may offer some immediate relief but does not treat the CAUSE of the disease. Moreover, treating the symptoms can lead to the potential for additional health issues if a new autoimmune disorder is triggered by the body's imbalances.
Benefits of Functional Medicine for Autoimmune Disease
Functional medicine examines the way the body functions as a whole and focuses on finding the right balance for supporting the body's immune system instead of constantly suppressing it. This is why you need an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan that maximizes healing by restoring normal function to get and keep your body working optimally. If you have a high level of chronic inflammation or suspect you may suffer from one or more autoimmune disorders, it is time to visit MedWell. Our approach for restoring balance can include:
- Functional Medicine
- Food Sensitivity Testing
- Vitamin Deficiency Testing
- Chiropractic Care
- Physical Therapy
- Spinal Decompression
- Medical Weight Loss
- Hormone Therapy
In the past, there was a belief that there is or could be a pill for everything. Unfortunately, that is not an accurate statement and follows a less productive line of thinking. Our team of healthcare professionals collaborates closely with patients to help them restore balance to their nervous, endocrine, and circulatory systems, so reversal of diseases and symptoms can occur. If you have a family history of autoimmune disorders, have elevated antibodies without signs of disease, or have had a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease, there is a lot the doctors and staff at the MedWell Center for Chronic Solutions can do to improve your health.
SERVICE AREAS: Autoimmune disease is at an all-time high in the United States and the number toxins you are exposed to can have a major impact on inflammation and imbalances throughout your body. The MedWell Center for Chronic Solutions is conveniently located in Midland Park NJ. Our goal is to determine the cause of your imbalances and develop a personalized treatment plan to eliminate chronic conditions for patients in: Fair Lawn NJ, Mahwah NJ, River Edge NJ, Hackensack NJ and all Bergen County communities.