What doctor treats autoimmune disorders?
What types of doctors treat autoimmune diseases?
- Nephrologist. A doctor who treats kidney problems, such as inflamed kidneys caused by lupus.
- Physical therapist.
What are the most common autoimmune diseases?
According to The Autoimmune Registry, the top 10 most common autoimmune diseases include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroiditis.
- Celiac disease.
- Graves’ disease.
- Diabetes mellitus, type 1.
- Rheumatic fever.
- Pernicious anemia/atrophic gastritis.
Does an endocrinologist treat autoimmune disorders?
Endocrinologist. Because many autoimmune disorders affect the glands, organs that produce important hormones, you may need to consult an endocrinologist, a doctor who specializes in glandular diseases. Gastroenterologist.
How do you test for autoimmune disease?
Tests that may be done to diagnose an autoimmune disorder include:
- Antinuclear antibody tests.
- Autoantibody tests.
- Comprehensive metabolic panel.
- C-reactive protein (CRP)
- Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)