Auto-immunity is becoming increasingly common, affecting 1 in 20 Australians, 75% of whom are women. It can be a wrecking ball destroying health, quality of life, and wellbeing!
Symptoms depend on the tissue the auto-immunity is damaging. You may be feeling tired, with low mood, and you may have noticed you are losing your hair or it’s thinning out, your putting on weight, your muscles and joints feel achy and you feel cold.
Often patients go for many years without a diagnosis from their Doctor, and even with a diagnosis, little help is given to understand the root causes of the condition and what you can do about.
Whether you have a diagnosis or suspected auto-immunity, auto-immunity is a symptom of the immune system going awry. The key is to understand why this happening and Functional Medicine provides an excellent framework for this investigation..