Auto Immune Disease Specialist

Magnolia Health Care

Functional Medicine Specialists & Internal Medicine located in Florence, SC

If you have an autoimmune disease — like lupus, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or celiac disease — you might think your days of optimal health are behind you. But thanks to his extensive expertise and application of functional medicine, Emmanuel Quaye, MD, offers effective treatment to get your quality of life back. Autoimmune disease can be treated. Don’t hesitate to contact Magnolia Health Care in Florence, South Carolina, or schedule your appointment online.

Auto Immune Disease Q & A

What is an autoimmune disease?

Normally, your body’s immune response is a good thing. It’s what keeps illnesses at bay helping your body defend against foreign intruders. When your body senses bad bacteria or viruses, it sends out antibodies to attack them.

Unfortunately, sometimes your body gets it wrong. When you have an autoimmune disease, your body sends antibodies to attack something you actually need. For example, in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, your own body attacks your thyroid by mistake. In type 1 diabetes, it attacks your pancreas, which you need to convert blood sugar to energy.

Autoimmune diseases are on the rise. Fortunately, so is an effective treatment for them. Dr. Quaye can help you effectively treat the root cause of your autoimmune disease. Contact Magnolia Health to schedule an appointment.

How are autoimmune diseases treated?

Conventional medicine usually treats autoimmune disease by prescribing medication that suppresses the immune system. While this protects the part of your body that your immune system is mistakenly attacking, it also exposes you to illness.

Dr. Quaye offers a different approach. He focuses on the root cause of your autoimmune disease, treating it there instead of just stunting the resulting immune response. By figuring out what’s causing that improper immune response in your body, he offers a more effective treatment that doesn’t leave you with a higher likelihood of getting sick.

What does autoimmune disease treatment include?

Instead of prescribing medication, Dr. Quaye takes a holistic functional medicine approach. Once he understands the root problem causing your autoimmune disease, he customizes a treatment plan for you. That might include:

  • Diet changes for increased nutrition
  • Testing for food sensitivities, infections, and heavy metal toxicity
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Tools to improve sleep quality and duration
  • An exercise regimen that’s right for your body
  • Supplements that calm your body’s immune response
  • Tools to improve your gut health

Your gut health may not seem directly related to your autoimmune disease, but gut health is key in overall health. Ensuring you have the healthy bacteria your gut needs to perform optimally can make a dramatic difference in your overall health.

If you have any questions about your autoimmune disease or how functional medicine could help you effectively treat it, don’t hesitate to call Magnolia Health Care. Alternately, you can book your appointment online.