ADDICTION: WHAT IS IT REALLY?
Addiction is a disease involving the circuitry of the brain responsible for reward, memory, motivation, and more. When these circuits become dysfunctional, it opens the door for characteristic biological, psychological, social, and spiritual expressions.
People with this disease often pathologically pursue reward and/or relief, often through the abuse of alcohol and/or drugs. Individuals suffering from addiction are frequently described by their incapacity to abstain, destructive behavioral problems, cravings, and an inability to recognize the negative impact their addictions are having on various interpersonal relationships.
Addiction is also regularly characterized by periods of relapse and remission. If left unchecked and untreated, addiction can lead to disability or premature death.
Alcoholism is one of the costliest epidemics in our country, and in more ways than one. The disease takes a stunning emotional, psychological, physical, and economic toll on individuals, families, and even entire communities throughout society. Though many so-called treatments for this chronic disease of the brain exist, few have proven to be effective for the majority of suffers. To make matters worse, treatment for alcoholism has gone virtually untouched since 1935!
The past decade has seen a staggering rise in opiate abuse in communities across the nation, making it without a doubt, one of the deadliest and most devastating disease epidemics in America today. This human catastrophe has reached such heights because of a myriad of reasons, including: reckless regulatory oversight, questionable prescription practices by the medical community, and the overproduction of tremendously addictive drugs by the nation’s major profit-driven pharmaceutical companies.
This autoimmune disorder causes the body to create antibodies that attack the nervous system. When this occurs, the nervous system cannot properly communicate with your muscles. Stem cell therapy can help with a variety of symptoms, including muscle weakness. There are many studies, including those at our facility, on stem cell research and Myasthenia Gravis.
Systemic lupus erythematosus is the most common form of Lupus. Lupus attacks the healthy tissues in the body, including the joints, skin, kidneys, brain, heart and vascular system. The therapy involves harvesting your own stem cells. We then process them and reintroduce them in areas where inflammation and damage have occurred.
Autoimmune hepatitis causes the immune system to attack the cells in the liver which can lead to cirrhosis, scarring and even liver failure. Getting a proper diagnosis early can help prevent serious organ damage from occurring. We will harvest your stem cells and process them and then reintroduce them into the liver to help reverse the damage caused by autoimmune hepatitis.
Hashimoto’s disease causes the immune system to attack the thyroid gland and tissues. When this occurs, the thyroid’s ability to produce thyroid hormones will be reduced. This can cause hypothyroidism, which requires thyroid medication. We have numerous available functional medicine treatment options for Hashimoto’s Disease.
This is a rare autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack the cartilage in the body. There will be times of remission and then the patient will relapse. Our team will attempt to ease your system by collecting and reintroducing your stem cells into damaged areas of the body.
When a patient suffers from Graves’ disease, their thyroid becomes hyperactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced. Stem cell treatment may be an effective treatment option for this autoimmune disease.
Are You Suffering With Any Of These Symptoms?
– Fatigue / Sluggishness
– Hear Loss
– Brain Fog
– Loss of Focus
– Heart palpitations
– Weight gain despite diet & exercise
– Increased sensitivity to cold
– Pale, dry skin
– A puffy face
– Brittle nails
– Hair loss
– Enlargement of the tongue
– Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness
– Joint pain and stiffness
– Muscle weakness
At Superior Healthcare Group, we specialize in comprehensive testing and evaluation for Hashimoto’s Disease as well as the many other variations of thyroid and autoimmune diseases, including specialized testing of antibodies and the known markers that signal a possible autoimmune disorder, along with a state-of-the-art computer analysis of your thyroid tissue levels and your basal metabolic rate (your metabolism). These tests can help us determine if you are suffering from Hashimoto’s Disease or any related autoimmune disorder, and can help us get you off the thyroid rollercoaster and back on the road to good health.
By proactively detecting and treating Hashimoto’s disease early in patients who show any level of antibodies, it is now possible to stop the progression of the disease, save the thyroid from further damage, and save the patient from development of hypothyroidism (and a life-long requirement of potentially dangerous medications!).
thyroid testing Atlanta GA
thyroid testing Atlanta GA
In addition to treating our Hashimoto’s disease patients with a safe and effective thyroid hormone replacement therapy, there are a number of other medical and nutritional protocols that have also been proven to have a positive impact on the disease. Our integrated functional medicine team has had great success treating Hashimoto’s with dietary modifications, “gut” repair, nutrition, and stress reduction.
After complete and thorough testing across multiple areas of related autoimmune diseases and disorders, our medical team will work hand in hand with you to develop a completely customized treatment plan that will:
(1) calm down the immune attack,
(2) lower antibodies, and
(3) get you feeling better for the long run.
As these treatments are able to return the thyroid back to normal operation, you’ll begin to experience positive physical and biochemical improvements in your energy, a boost in your metabolism (leading to weight loss), cognitive/brain function & clarity, and a return to normal sexual and reproductive functions.