Naturopathic Causes and Treatment of Autoimmune Disease
Eczema is also called Atopic dermatitis (AD). Eczema affects 10 percent of adults in the United States and about 25 percent of children worldwide.. AD is an inflammatory disorder in which the skin becomes covered in itchy, scaly lesions. These lesions cause cracks in the skin’s outer barrier, exposing patients to infection. Eczema is always accompanied by activation of the immune system. Eczema has an auto-immune component. Certainly eczema is a concurrent symptom of food allergy. Previous studies have shown that drugs that suppress the entire immune system have improved eczema patients’ symptoms. However, scientists were not sure exactly how these drugs work in patients with eczema. From a naturopathic perspective we aim to modulate (not suppress) immune response and address the causes of autoimmune diseases by boosting natural immunity and prescribing herbal medicine, diet, lifestyle and nutritional supplement advice.Please read also Naturopathic Causes and Treatement of Eczema.