Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mesotherapy Has Many Applications for Immune Disorders

Autoimmune disorders are conditions that are caused by an immune response against the body's own tissues. The body over-reacts by attacking itself instead of the disease in a scenario that can best be described as autoimmune overkill.  These types of diseases are more to be managed rather than cured and that is where mesotherapy can be of some assistance to your patient.


When someone is suffering from an autoimmune disorder, the various symptoms can be overwhelming.  Autoimmune disorders result in destruction of one or more types of body tissues, abnormal growth of an organ, or changes in organ function. The disorder may affect only one organ or tissue type or may affect many organs and many different types of body tissues at once.

Organs and tissues commonly affected by autoimmune disorders include blood red blood cells, blood vessels, connective tissues, endocrine glands such as the thyroid or pancreas, muscles, joints, and skin.

There are many different types of autoimmune disorders but the most common are Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, pernicious anemia, Addison’s disease. Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Type II, Diabetes, HIV, Rheumatism, Grave’s disease and Celiac disease.

Symptoms of Auto-Immune Disorders

The symptoms experienced by an individual might depend on what particular type of autoimmune disorder has been contracted.  For instance those who have Grave’s disease may experience swelling of the thyroid tissues and those who develop Lupus might experience thickening of the skin and joint pain.

However despite the need for a distinction between the different disorders, there are some general indications that a person may be suffering from one type of autoimmune system disorder or another and they include fatigue, dizziness, malaise and constant low-grade fever.

The Causes of Auto-Immune Disorders

The cause of an immune disorder is the failure of the body’s own defense mechanism to recognize its own tissues.

Usually the immune system protects the body from potentially harmful substances (antigens) such as microorganisms, toxins, cancer cells, and foreign blood or tissues from another person or species. These antigens are destroyed by a healthy immune response, which includes production of the antibodies and white that destroy any invaders.

When the body is experiencing an autoimmune disorder the immune response is inappropriate, overly enthusiastic or lacking all together. The immune system becomes over sensitive and over reactive. It fails to distinguish from tissues that are part of the self and invaders such as viruses and bacteria.

The mechanisms that cause this are not known. One theory holds that various microorganisms and drugs may trigger some of these changes, particularly in people with a genetic predisposition to an autoimmune disorder.

Care and Treatment

In this case, mesotherapy may be a support treatment for other treatments depending on the severity of the symptoms or even the patient's preference. Many of these disorders involve severe joint and muscle  pain and mesotherapy can help lessen the need for those medications Inectsions of hyaluronic Acid, Gycolic Acid and vitamins can help with that sort of pain. Substances such as Biotine, L-Crnitine and Artichoke extract can also be used to help reduce comfort and support the function of the liver, pancreas and kidneyes.

Hormones or other substances normally produced by the affected organ or body tissues may be subscribed to the sufferer. For instance if the thyroid is the swollen it may need to be removed and the person may take supplemental hormones.

Treatment for autoimmune disorders includes thyroid supplements, vitamins, insulin injections, or other supplements. Disorders that affect the blood components may also require blood transfusions.

Medications that suppress the immune system may also be prescribed to prevent it from destroying tissues.

Prognosis


The prognosis depends on the individual and also the type of autoimmune disorder the individual has contracted.  It should be noted that usually the side effects of the medications prescribed for these disorders are quite severe.

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