The dry eyes & dry mouth, along with the joint pain, fatigue, eventually take their toll on you and eventually you say to yourself, “there has to be something else that I can do to help to turn this around?” Despite what you may have been told by your doctor, there is a great deal that can be done, other than medications, when it comes to helping those with Sjogren’s disease and other autoimmune disorders.
My extensive postgraduate studies in functional endocrinology and chiropractic neurology, along with my 23 years of experience allows me to take on difficult cases where other doctors have offered little to no results. My experience and postgraduate training allows me a better understanding of what can be done to improve immune system function.
Most people don’t realize the difficulties and complications of involved with chronic dry eyes and dry mouth. They don’t get the importance of eye drops, or in some cases the eye surgery. When your mouth is constantly dry they don’t think about how hard it can be to swallow or the concerns with dental hygiene. The fatigue, dry skin, and with females, vaginal dryness, are all things that most people know very little about when it comes to dealing with Sjogren’s disease. In the back of your mind you are always thinking about the chance of developing problems in different organs of the body, as well as developing neuropathy or lymphoma. Most of the medications can lead to unpleasant side effects, but again, you don’t know of other options available, so what are you supposed to do?
There are certain tests that will identify what nutrients are lacking in the body that will help to balance out your immune system and decrease the frequency of autoimmune flare ups. Proper nutritional supplements, along with the necessary dietary changes can make a difference. Unlike medications, this type of care does not lower your overall immunity! We are not going to “cure” your Sjogren’s disease. That is not the intent. Success will be achieved if we can get the frequency of attacks to diminish, which will then limit the damage done to your body.
For further information, or to schedule a free consultation to discuss what can be done in your particular case, please call the office at (586) 726-9860.