Synergy Integrative Medical Clinic
Functional Medicine Specialists & Anti-Aging located in Midland, TX
If your quality of life is affected by the symptoms of an autoimmune disorder, Dr. Anjana Rastogi offers safe and effective solutions to help. At Synergy Integrative Medical Clinic in Midland, Texas, Dr. Rastogi can provide a treatment known as low-dose immunotherapy, which can drastically reduce your symptoms with long-lasting results. To learn more about how low-dose immunotherapy can work for you, schedule a consultation online or by phone.
Immunotherapy Q & A
What are autoimmune diseases?
In many cases, an infection triggers an autoimmune disease. When your immune system fights off the infection, it may target the body’s healthy proteins in the same way it targets foreign pathogens, including viruses and bacteria.
Even when your immune system destroys the pathogens and your body naturally eliminates them, your immune system can remain on guard and have a reaction that causes you a variety of symptoms.
There are over 80 different types of autoimmune diseases that can affect different areas of your body, but some common autoimmune diseases include:
- Thyroid diseases
- Rheumatoid arthritis
What are the symptoms of an autoimmune disease?
Common symptoms of autoimmune diseases include:
- Skin problems
- Frequent fever
- Swollen glands
- Persistent fatigue
- Joint pain and swelling
- Digestive system issues
Symptoms of an autoimmune condition can range from mild to severe. Depending on the specific condition you have, symptoms may interfere with your quality of life.
What are the risk factors for an autoimmune disease?
There is no definitive answer for what causes autoimmune disease, but there are known factors that can influence your risk of having one. These risk factors include:
- Being overweight
- Certain medications
Dr. Rastogi can determine your risk for developing autoimmune diseases based on your family history, your medical history, and your lifestyle.
What is low-dose immunotherapy?
Low-dose immunotherapy (LDI) is a treatment that helps restore proper balance to your immune system by reducing inflammation due to pathogens in your body, including viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
LDI uses specific antigens and is placed under your tongue. LDI calms your immune system when it’s abnormally activated by pathogens to reduce the severity of your symptoms.
Dr. Rastogi customizes your dosages based on your symptoms and your current health. In many cases, you can expect immediate symptom relief within a few days, with long-lasting results.
What are the benefits of low-dose immunotherapy?
Low-dose immunotherapy can be most beneficial if you suffer from a chronic illness that previously had no other treatment options. It’s also a great alternative if you wish to avoid potentially harmful medications, but still want relief of your symptoms.
LDI offers a variety of other benefits include:
- Painless treatment
- Customized dosages
- Less risk of side effects
- Safe and effective treatment
To find out if low-dose immunotherapy is right for you, schedule a consultation online or by calling Dr. Rastogi’s office.