Autoimmune diseases occur when there is an abnormal immune response to a normal body part. When there is over activity, the body attacks and damages its own tissues. There are at least 80 types of autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Graves' disease, among others. These diseases are characterized by inflammation, which can cause redness, heat, pain, and swelling throughout the body.
Different autoimmune diseases affect different parts of the body including the heart, brain, nerves, muscles, skin, eyes, joints, lungs, kidneys, glands, digestive tract, and blood vessels. For example, if you have rheumatoid arthritis, the disease affects your joints, and you may experience joint pain, stiffness, and loss of function. If the disease affects your skin, as it does in lupus, it can cause rashes, blisters, and color changes. Many autoimmune diseases affect multiple parts of the body.
The goal in treating all autoimmune diseases is to reduce symptoms, control the autoimmune process, and maintain the body's ability to fight disease. Depending on your disease and symptoms, treatments could include supplements, physical therapy, prescription medication, and blood transfusions, if your blood is affected.
When flare-ups occur, Milkweed Balm can help soothe sore muscles. Milkweed Balm is a natural remedy that is made with oil from the milkweed plant. It also contains omega-7 fatty acids, anti-inflammatory agents, antioxidants, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, and zinc to help soothe topically.
Autoimmune disease symptoms may come and go, but if you can help to manage them, you will feel more in control. Talk to your doctor about treatment options, and apply Milkweed Balm to the site of pain so you can get back to enjoying life.