Improve your quality of life while having an autoimmune disease and do you want to reduce your symptoms?
Do you have an autoimmune disease that you would like to be helped with? Then you have come to the right place at BodySwitch, we can help you get rid of your complaints. We have in-house specialists who know everything about autoimmune diseases.
BodySwitch consists of a team of specialists who support each other to help you get rid of your problems. That is the power of BodySwitch.
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Wat is een auto-immuunziekte?
Auto immune diseases are syndromes in which the immune system reacts inappropriately to its own tissue. What you should know is that our immune system is closely related to autoimmune diseases.
The immune system protects our body against infections (such as bacteria, viruses, parasites) and against cancer. It also repairs damaged tissue.
We have already been given certain defense mechanisms at birth, but we build up a large part of our immunity because we come into contact with pathogens.
When your immune system stops working properly, you can become seriously ill. Complaints in autoimmune diseases often present in muscles, joints, skin and internal organs, such as kidneys, heart, lungs and blood vessels.
In most cases of Auto–immune disease , chronic inflammation of the organs or joints plays a big role. Symptoms such as fatigue, depression, pain and a generally miserable feeling are also associated with these types of disorders.
Symptoms and complaints that can arise depend on the type of autoimmune disease and which tissues are affected. Sometimes the effect is local, but more often there is malaise affecting the whole body.
What many autoimmune diseases have in common is that when the immune system is overactive, fatigue and (low-grade) inflammation that can reveal themselves in all kinds of places in the body (think of the lungs, intestines and skin).
The brain, nervous system and mood can also be negatively affected.
Only 25% of autoimmune diseases are due to hereditary factors.
Studies show that only 25% of the syndromes in which autoimmunity plays a role is determined by hereditary factors. Environmental factors determine the development of autoimmunity for more than 75%.
Important environmental factors are nutrition, intestinal flora, stress, toxins and infections. And these are precisely the factors that we can treat at BodySwitch!
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An autoimmune disease is a fault in the immune system (failing immune system). The immune system overreacts and also attacks the body's own cells.
In many autoimmune diseases, the body makes specific antibodies that can sometimes be measured in blood tests. Known antibodies are anti-TPO (for example Hashimoto's disease) and anti-TSI (Graves' disease). There are also autoimmune diseases for which the antibodies are not yet known. It has therefore not yet been 100% proven that it is an autoimmune disease.
When the immune system is heavily burdened and overactive for a long time, the chance that an autoimmune disease will manifest itself is increased. Often chronic stress (adrenal fatigue), illness (viruses) or a birth beforehand. In addition, an unhealthy diet and lifestyle can also make the immune system more active (and therefore more aggressive).
Increased blood sugar, large amounts of organ fat, food sensitivities, allergies, bowel problems (leaky gut syndrome) and an imbalanced gut flora can all contribute to an overactive immune system and thus autoimmune diseases
Soorten auto-immuun ziekten
It is not known exactly how many autoimmune diseases there are. Presumably the number will reach a hundred. Some of these are rare. Also, it has not been established with certainty that an autoimmunity is the cause of all diseases.
Well-known examples of (suspected) autoimmune diseases are:
- Schildklier: Ziekte van Hashimoto en ziekte van Graves
- Scalp: Alopecia areata
- Nerve Tissue: Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Muscle Tissue (Neuromuscular): Myasthenia gravis
- Gut (digestive system): Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, Celiac disease (gluten)
- Skin: Psoriasis, lupus (skin lupus), vitiligo and lichen planus (also mucous membranes)
- Pancreas (beta cells Islets of Langerhans): Diabetes type 1
- Joints: Rheumatoid arthritis
- Tear and salivary glands: Sjogren's syndrome
- Adrenals: Addison's disease
- Connective Tissue: Scleroderma
- Multiple Organs and Tissue: Systemic lupus
Auto-immuunziekte behandeling BodySwitch.
BodySwitch has a network of collaborating specialists who have a lot of expertise and knowledge in-house about the approach to complaints in autoimmune diseases. Many thousands of clients have benefited greatly from treatment in one of our practices in recent years and have managed to significantly improve their quality of life.
At BodySwitch, we look for the cause of the autoimmune disease. To find out the cause, we do an extensive analysis of your complaints. We use an integrated approach and we make use of specialized laboratory tests (blood and faeces).
We draw up a personal treatment plan based on the results of the examination. Because of this we do not combat the symptoms, but the problem is tackled from the core!
BodySwitch is specialist in auto-immuunziekte behandelingen.
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Treatment plan for autoimmune diseases
Step 1: Analysis
We start the treatment with an extensive analysis. In order to find out where your complaints come from, we need to know a lot about you. We collect this information by:
- an extensive online questionnaire
- a food diary
- an extensive intake consult
- additional laboratory tests (blood and stool)
By analyzing all available information, we gain insight into the factors that can play a role in causing the complaints.
Step 2: Personal treatment plan
We make a personal treatment plan for you based on the results of the analysis phase. This is based on the four pillars: nutrition, supplementation, exercise and mindset.
The treatment plan is aimed at tackling the factors that cause the symptoms, such as stress, nutrition, parasites, fungi, and toxins. We also provide extensive exercise advice that is specifically tailored to your conditional situation. The aim of the treatment is that you quickly feel better and fitter and the complaints diminish.
We prefer to work together with the attending physician or specialist, so that the best can be offered for the patient in consultation.
Step 3: Guidance
The results of your treatment partly depend on your motivation and discipline. Our specialists will guide you intensively and pay a lot of attention to coaching and knowledge transfer.
We regularly schedule follow-up consultations to properly monitor progress. We discuss the interim results with you and, if necessary, we have additional laboratory tests performed. If there is reason to do so, we will adjust the treatment plan in the meantime.
Side Effects and Medication:
Our philosophy is that good treatment has no side effects. Many patients who come to us use heavy medication, which they would like to get rid of, because of serious side effects that some drugs have.
An example of this is immunosuppressants, which turn off the immune system, as it were. These drugs can allow bacterial infections to spread further. This can worsen the clinical picture. And sometimes patients have already undergone many operations up to the stage of placing a stoma.
Our treatment is aimed at making you feel better, your complaints decrease and you have more energy. In many patients, medication is no longer necessary after the end of treatment. Unfortunately, the damage caused by operations cannot be repaired. In most cases, however, the health situation can be stabilized and the quality of life can be significantly improved.
Autoimmune Diseases: Background and Insights
At BodySwitch we look at the causes of autoimmune diseases. From our point of view, the disease in itself is not hereditary, but the factors that cause the disease can be hereditary. Think of intolerances too, for example, lactose, dairy and gluten. Bacteria, parasites, fungi, viruses and yeasts are also possible causes. Often patients are not aware of this or it has not yet been (properly) established. A great deal is now known about the causes of our greatly changed environment and lifestyle factors that cause us to become ill. We call this the epi-genetics. The role of our environment in the expression (expression) of certain genes. BodySwitch focuses mainly on the epigenetic factors and thus environmental factors in the treatment of the patient.
Scientific developments within epi-genetics follow each other at a rapid pace. We are gaining insight into the effects of environmental factors that influence our health. This is very important because we can now determine that many of our illnesses are caused by these factors. In epigenetics one studies the reversible hereditary change in gene functions. These changes occur without changes in the DNA and are transferable to subsequent generations. Even normal nutrients, but also toxins and stress can change the expression of genes and make us healthy or sick.
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