Autoimmune Disease Treatment
An autoimmune disease is any disease where the natural immune system that is meant to fight off infection attacks the body instead. There are about 80 different autoimmune diseases, and they can present with symptoms ranging from mild to debilitating. Autoimmune conditions have no cure, but they can be managed with effective treatments from Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta.
Autoimmune diseases are difficult to diagnose in many cases, but most of them share similar symptoms. Some of these include:
- Persistent fatigue
- Joint pain and swelling
- Skin problems
- Abdominal pain or digestive issues
- Recurring fever
- Swollen glands
Some of the most frequently diagnosed autoimmune diseases include Graves’ disease, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, lupus, and psoriatic arthritis.
Many autoimmune diseases affect the hair, skin and nails, and treatments focus primarily on alleviating symptoms to help patients live with their particular disorder. Dr. Murad and Dr. Spitzler of Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta frequently work with patients who are referred to us by other physicians with autoimmune symptoms that affect the skin.
Our team can craft a custom treatment plan to help you manage your autoimmune disease and live your best life. Many treatment plans for autoimmune diseases that affect the skin include corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory medications, light therapy, laser therapy, and many aesthetic skin care therapies.
Dr. Murad or Dr. Spitzler can be a valuable member of your care team if you are diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, especially those directly affecting the skin. Call or message us through our website if you develop troubling skin conditions or symptoms of an autoimmune disease. Spectrum Dermatology of Atlanta can provide effective and compassionate treatment at our clinic in Alpharetta.