What type of doctor should I see for autoimmune disease?
See a doctor if you have symptoms of an autoimmune disease. You might need to visit a specialist, depending on the type of disease you have. Rheumatologists treat joint diseases, like rheumatoid arthritis as well as other autoimmune diseases like Sjögren’s syndrome and SLE.
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.
What is the most deadly autoimmune disease?
Giant cell myocarditis: most fatal of autoimmune diseases.
Do neurologists treat autoimmune diseases?
Neurologist. People who have autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis that affect the nervous system may work with a neurologist. Dermatologist. If your autoimmune disorder is associated with skin symptoms, your doctor may refer you to a dermatologist, who has been trained to manage diseases of the skin.
What triggers autoimmune disease?
The exact cause of autoimmune disorders is unknown. One theory is that some microorganisms (such as bacteria or viruses) or drugs may trigger changes that confuse the immune system. This may happen more often in people who have genes that make them more prone to autoimmune disorders.
What supplements are good for autoimmune disease?
In that spirit, these are the top nutrients and corresponding food medicines I recommend for people struggling with autoimmune conditions:
- Vitamin A for immune system calming.
- Vitamin D for better immunological function and lower inflammation.
- Vitamin K2 for brain and spinal cord healing.
- Iron to replenish deficits.