If you are battling with asthma or allergic reactions, it’s likely that your immune system is not responding as it should to stimuli. Your immune system is overactive and is overreacting when it is presented with a stimulus. A properly functioning immune system is a wonderful thing. However, when your immune system is not functioning properly, it can lead to some frustrating symptoms. You may be suffering from autoimmune diseases.
The Columbia Asthma and Allergy Clinic focuses on helping patients who have an overactive or underactive immune system to improve their health. This is done with a mixture of therapies, procedures, and evaluations. Once these tests are performed, treatments can be offered designed to help an individual manage their immune system imbalances and still live a life that is enjoyable, and that can be full of fulfilling activities.
The thing about the immune system is that it’s something that it’s easy to take for granted when it is functioning properly. On a daily basis, everyone comes into contact with more germs than they can count. From time to time, this frequent interaction with germs leads to the inevitable infection. This is why from time to time everyone gets sick.
Unfortunately, individuals with a weaker immune system find themselves getting sicker more often. And when they are sick, it seems like they stay sick longer when compared to individuals who have a stronger immune system. Individuals with a weaker immune system may find themselves taking antibiotics multiple times throughout the year to help them in battle with infections.
When medical professionals assist individuals who have a weak immune system, they focus on the types of infections are getting, how frequently they’re getting the infections and the way their immune system is reacting. Based on this comprehensive treatment strategies can be created to help minimize or prevent future infections.
Autoimmune diseases affect around 50 million people in the United States. Autoimmune diseases are where your immune system mistakes your healthy cells for diseased ones or invaders. So your immune system starts attacking your body.
The symptoms that an individual with autoimmune diseases experiences vary from person-to-person because the symptoms are based on how your immune system is attacking particular cells. However, it is common for individuals with autoimmune diseases to feel tired, to have fevers, and to have problems with their joints.
Individuals with autoimmune system disease experience damaged blood cells, infections, and rashes on their skin, damage to their endocrine glands, as well as damage to their connective tissues.
The Columbia Asthma and Allergy Clinic works to provide you with the complete diagnosis and treatment you need. Immune systems disorders do not need to define who you are or your quality of life. There is help available, contact us today to schedule your consultation.