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Autoimmune Disease

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Autoimmune Disease services offered in Milford, PA

If you have ongoing joint pain, swelling, or fatigue, you could have an autoimmune disease. At RPG Health in Milford, Pennsylvania, nurse practitioner Kelsie Judd, NP-C, CFMP, and her experienced staff diagnose and treat common autoimmune diseases to reduce your symptoms and the risk of complications. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or use the online booking tab today.

Autoimmune Disease Q & A

What are autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases develop when your body’s natural defense system mistakenly attacks its own cells, causing pain, fatigue, or other unpleasant symptoms. More than 80 different types of autoimmune diseases exist.

Common autoimmune diseases include psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriatic arthritis, and thyroid diseases.

RPG Health providers find the root cause of your disease to not only alleviate symptoms but promote remission. They find alternative ways to treat autoimmune diseases, rather than using harsh medicines.

 

What are the symptoms of autoimmune diseases?

Common symptoms of autoimmune diseases include:

  • Joint pain
  • Joint swelling
  • Fatigue
  • Recurring fevers
  • Abdominal pain
  • Digestive problems
  • Skin issues
  • Swollen glands

Your symptoms could be mild, moderate, or severe and sometimes crippling when left untreated. See the experts at RPG Health at the first sign of a problem. 

 

What are the risk factors for autoimmune diseases?

The risk factors for developing autoimmune diseases include:

  • Family history of autoimmune diseases
  • Smoking
  • Excess body weight
  • Some medications

Adopting healthy habits is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of developing autoimmune diseases or help you better manage your condition.

 

How does my provider diagnose autoimmune diseases?

To find out if you have an autoimmune disease, and which type you have, your RPG Health provider asks about your lifestyle habits, symptoms, and medical history. They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and often order blood tests. 

You might also need joint fluid tests, X-rays, an MRI, a CT scan, or another imaging procedure to check for joint damage or other complications.

 

How are autoimmune diseases treated?

Your RPG Health provider tailors your autoimmune disease treatment based on your condition and its severity. They focus on making you feel comfortable and preventing complications using holistic methods.

The highly regarded practice offers wellness coaching, hormone therapy, physical therapy, medical weight management, dietary supplements, nutrition education, and other natural remedies to ease your discomfort without the need for medications or surgery.

They can help you manage other chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, in addition to autoimmune diseases. An RPG Health provider has your best interest at heart and always gives you a voice in your care.

To achieve functional relief from an autoimmune disease, call the RPG Health office or use the online booking tab today.

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