Autoimmune Conditions Specialist

Wholesome Health Pharmacy

Pharmacy located in Hoffman Estates, IL

Autoimmune conditions can have vague symptoms and are sometimes hard to diagnose. For patients in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Dr. Kristen LePage uses naturopathic, holistic solutions to address common health problems that are autoimmune. When you heal the body’s immune response, you can experience what life is like to be symptom-free, energized, and healthy. Book an appointment today to get started on the path toward good health.

Autoimmune Conditions Q & A

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What is an autoimmune condition?

An autoimmune condition can develop when the immune system and other body systems aren't operating well or are out of balance.  

The immune system can become hyperactive which leads to a host of health problems and debilitating symptoms. Autoimmune conditions can be related to the health of the gut, diet, toxins, exposures and many more factors.

Left untreated, an autoimmune condition can compromise the health of your skin, joints, intestines and brain. Supporting the immune system and a healthy gut are important aspects of treating autoimmune conditions. 

What are common autoimmune conditions?

Many autoimmune conditions share similar symptoms, but they’re all separate in how they affect the body. Some common autoimmune conditions are:

  • Celiac disease: A disorder that can eventually destroy the functioning of the small intestine, celiac disease and gluten intolerance are associated with each other.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: This is an autoimmune condition affecting the joints, causing inflammation and swelling.
  • Lupus: With lupus, antibodies that can compromise the lungs, nerves, and kidneys develop.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: This condition affects the intestines, and it can cause symptoms like diarrhea, gas, constipation, abdominal pain, and weight loss.
  • Type 1 diabetes: The immune system attacks insulin-producing cells, which creates the lifelong need for insulin injections.

Autoimmune conditions can often co-exist with other infections or chronic health problems. Dr. LePage can help you uncover the cause of your symptoms so you can get on the path to healing.

How are autoimmune conditions treated?

In naturopathic medicine, practitioners treat the body as a whole. Dr. LePage uses several methods to help support your body’s ability to heal itself.

She may implement a detoxification protocol, the use of herbs and supplements, exercise and movement recommendations, acupuncture treatments, and more. A healthy immune system also requires proper sleep and the right dietary modifications.

Dr. LePage may need to conduct a series of tests to determine which healing modalities will best serve you. With regular appointments and your commitment to healing, you’ll experience a newfound sense of well-being and vibrant health.

To schedule an initial consultation with Dr. LePage, use the simple online booking system.