Healing the autoimmune system

by Nathan Wei, MD, FACP, FACR

Nathan Wei is a nationally known board-certified rheumatologist and author of the Second Opinion Arthritis Treatment Kit. It's available exclusively at this website... not available in stores.

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There is no cure for autoimmune disorders.

Medications may be taken to relieve symptoms, depending on the specific disease. Each person's immune system is unique and treatment varies from patient to patient. Symptoms can often be controlled by drugs, an example of which are corticosteroids. However, side effects such as osteoporosis (thinning of the bones), bruising easily, susceptibility to infections, diabetes and increased blood pressure are common.

Some forms of rheumatic autoimmune diseases are often treated with non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, to reduce symptoms.

In more severe cases, drugs that suppress or slow down the immune system and thus slow down progression of the disease, such as cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), methotrexate, mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept), or azathioprine (Imuran) may also be used.

In other types of autoimmune disease, biologic agents including interferons, interleukins, anti-tumor necrosis factors and other cytokines and anti-cytokines may modify the course of the disease. In many conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, for example, remission is possible.

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