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Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune Disorder, Fatigue, Painful Joints, Brain fog

Are aching joints making it painful to do the activities you love? Overwhelming fatigue keeping you from playing with your kids?  Has brain fog kept you from performing at work and home? These are common signs of an autoimmune disorder, a medical condition where the immune system mistakes healthy cells in the body as foreign invaders.  Many people with autoimmune disorders are frequently told they are ‘normal’ by the traditional medical system – this even happened to our medical director, Dr. Rebecca Hunton almost 20 years ago! Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid.  Oftentimes traditional labs ‘look’ like a normal thyroid panel while the antibodies can wreak havoc with our metabolism and energy. Dr. Hunton’s physician and colleagues told her that her fatigue was normal and it took 8 years and almost 30 pounds for this to be diagnosed!  This personal journey has made her passionate about helping people who are told that they are normal but their inner voice says otherwise.

Autoimmune diseases of all types are on the rise, and women are the most likely to be affected.  Unfortunately, autoimmune disorders are skyrocketing in the pediatric population too! What is causing the immune system to attack itself? Research is exploding in this area.  We are learning that our genes, lifestyle, nutrition, microbiome, antibiotic use, and more all contribute and many of these factors can be defined and reversed! If you know that autoimmunity runs in your family, you can also be proactive and prevent these disorders!

Here at Radiantly Healthy MD, our mission is to treat the cause, not just the symptoms.  We offer an alternative solution to symptom suppression and harsh medications. Our team, led by our board-certified medical director Rebecca Hunton, MD, promises to work with you to determine your underlying causes, and develop a comprehensive plan to reclaim your radiant health and in some cases reverse your autoimmune disorder!

Located in Indialantic, Radiantly Healthy MD combines traditional medical techniques along with proven natural alternative treatments to best help you live your best life.

Q:  What are some examples of autoimmune disorders and symptoms?

Common autoimmune disorders:

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

  • Grave’s Disease

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Psoriasis

  • Scleroderma

  • Lupus

  • Type 1 diabetes

  • Celiac Disease

  •  Inflammatory Bowel Disease, and more…

While it can be hard to determine if you are experiencing an autoimmune disorder on your own, some common signs and symptoms to look out for include:

  • Fatigue

  • Pain or discomfort in certain muscles and joints

  • Changes in indigestion, abdominal pain

  • Skin changes

  • Tremors

  • Low fever

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Hair loss

  • Swelling

  • Metabolism changes

Contact Us Today!

Take the first step to becoming Radiantly Healthy by contacting us today and scheduling a consultation. We look forward to helping you discover a treatment right for you!

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