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Autoimmune Disease Specialist

Integrative Therapies of Las Vegas & Med Spa, LLC

General Surgery located in Las Vegas, NV

Autoimmune disease describes more than 80 different medical conditions that occur when the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells by mistake. People with an autoimmune disease face overwhelming challenges when it comes to obtaining effective treatment and relief from their symptoms. At Integrative Therapies of Las Vegas & Med Spa LLC, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, general surgeon Lambert Abeyatunge, MD, FACS, FRCS, FRCSC, FICS, provides some of the most revolutionary treatments for autoimmune conditions currently available with a holistic, integrative approach. Call the office to learn how you can benefit or book a consultation online.

Autoimmune Disorders Q & A

What is autoimmune disease?

Your immune system is critical when it comes to protecting you from infection and disease. But, when you have an autoimmune disease, this system malfunctions and attacks healthy cells in your body as if they were foreign invaders.

Autoimmune diseases cause problematic symptoms, including:

  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive distress

Most autoimmune diseases cause body-wide inflammation, too. The inflammation may lead to the destruction of body tissue and changes in organ function as well as negative effects on your blood vessels and connective tissue.

What are some common autoimmune diseases?

Some of the most well-known and common autoimmune diseases are:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Fibromyalgia

Autoimmune diseases may cause symptoms that are always present, or you may experience flare-ups followed by periods during which the symptoms seem to almost disappear.

What causes autoimmune disease?

The exact origin of autoimmune disease isn’t clearly understood. Something in the environment, such as a drug, virus, bacteria, or another chemical, might trigger changes that confuse your immune system and cause it to malfunction. Certain people carry genes that seem to make them more susceptible to acquiring an autoimmune disease.

Specific factors that seem to play a role in the development of an autoimmune disease.

These include:

  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Food sensitivities
  • Increased intestinal permeability
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Heavy metal toxicity

Dr. Abeyatunge approaches your immune condition with an integrative response. He doesn’t just consider your specific symptoms but looks at how your lifestyle, community, living environment, and stress levels may affect your condition.

How is an autoimmune disease treated?

Dr. Abeyatunge seeks to reduce inflammation, strengthen your immune system, and help you find symptom relief. He’ll thoroughly review your medical and family history and provide a thorough evaluation, which may include screening tests such as a full blood panel and auto-antibody tests.

In addition to lifestyle recommendations such as specific dietary guidelines, supplements, and proper exercise, Dr. Abeyatunge offers revolutionary stem cell therapy to help you resolve autoimmune conditions. 

To learn how you can benefit from advanced autoimmune disease treatments, call Integrative Therapies of Las Vegas & Med Spa LLC, or book a consultation using the online booking tool.