Autoimmune Diseases Specialist

Complete Health & Wellness

Family Practice located in Missouri City, TX

Dr. Frederick A. Brown is a Family Care practitioner who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of many types of autoimmune diseases. His practice, Complete Health & Wellness serves the residents of Missouri City, TX and accepts people of all ages.

Autoimmune Diseases Q & A

What is an Autoimmune Disorder?

An Autoimmune Disorder is a condition in which the body recognizes its own tissues, bones or cells as foreign objects and attacks them, much like it would an invading virus. Autoimmune Disorders are considered to be chronic conditions and can become quite severe over time. While they cannot be cured, they can be effectively treated and, in many cases, the progression of the disorder can be dramatically slowed. Creating a treatment plan to address the symptoms of the disorder can include both short and long-term treatment options.

Are Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis Considered to be Autoimmune Disorders?

Conditions like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis are two common Autoimmune Disorders that can have a devastating effect on patients. Without proper treatment, the conditions can progress to the point of having severe health consequences. Lupus can have an effect on almost any part of the body, including the skin, organs, and joints. Rheumatoid arthritis acts in much the same way, only much of the damage caused by this disorder is primarily focused on the joints. Inflammation and pain are the two most common signs of both disorders. Lupus is often diagnosed by the identification of the butterfly-shaped rash that often appears on the face. Otherwise, the symptoms can mimic many other disorders, including rheumatoid arthritis.

How are Autoimmune Disorders Treated?

Treating autoimmune disorders involve using many different treatment methods. Diet extremely important, especially when dealing with the nutritional needs of a person with an autoimmune disorder. It is important to keep the immune system strong while supporting the rest of the body with all of the nutrients it needs on a daily basis. Exercise, sufficient amounts of rest, and even a person's emotional state, must all be taken into consideration to create a working treatment plan that addresses the symptoms of the disorder as well as work to slow down the progression of the disorder. While the progression of the disorder cannot be completely stopped, it can be managed and the symptoms controlled so the patient can live a more fulfilling life.

Accepted Insurance Providers

We accept many other insurance providers. Please give our office a call to see if your insurance is accepted

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