Autoimmune Disorders

A broad category of seemingly unconnected ailments.

At surface level, the category comprised of the numerous autoimmune disorders that have been identified over the years is quite broad.  No apparent genetic commonalities exist across all of the disorders in the category.  The majority of what our medical community has learned consists of a single fact: these disorders all have a genetic predisposition to cause the body to wage war against itself.   The disorders are typically riddled with complex irregularities that cause them to lurk within the body and not be diagnosed until later in life.  

The complexity of the numerous disorders initially was a detractor for us at Sonalkiss.  In our original research, we initially discovered certain commonalities between neurological disorders and certain autoimmune disorders.  These common threads first caused us to become incredibly excited over the potential discovery of tangible evidence that cross-linked our studies of neurological disorders with autoimmune disorders .  But as our research eventually proved, these initial discovered commonalities did not thread every disorder within the category.

As time moved on and our research continued with respect to neurological disorders, autoimmune commonalities continued to appear and reappear.  After numerous hypotheses & theorems over potential threads within the disorders, we finally arrived at a tangible crux.  It is within this crux that we have progressed our research and feel extremely confident in the results thus far.  In our current state of research, we are focused primarily on ankylosis spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis & (albeit to a lesser extent) Wegener’s Granulomatosis.  As our research progresses, we plan to extend the therapeutic treatments to other forms of autoimmune disorders.  Unlike our approach to therapeutic treatments for Autism, we believe that our methodologies behind the treatments for these particular autoimmune diseases are self-sustainable without supplemental therapies.   We are excited to continue our progression within this field of study and hope to be able to share our success stories soon!

The following information is taken from Lab Tests Online, a public resource on clinical lab testing from laboratory professionals who perform the testing.

What are autoimmune disorders?

Autoimmune disorders are diseases that occur when the body produces an inappropriate immune response against its own tissues. Sometimes the immune system will cease to recognize one or more of the body’s normal constituents as “self” and will produce autoantibodies – antibodies that attack its own cells, tissues, and/or organs. This causes inflammation and damage and leads to autoimmune disorders.

Autoimmune disorders fall into two general types: those that damage many organs (systemic autoimmune diseases) and those where only a single organ or tissue is directly damaged by the autoimmune process (localized). However, the distinctions become blurred as the effect of localized autoimmune disorders frequently extends beyond the targeted tissues, indirectly affecting other body organs and systems.

In some cases, the antibodies may not be directed at a specific tissue or organ; for example, antiphospholipid antibodies can react with substances (phospholipids) that are the normal constituents of platelets and the outermost layer of cells (cell membranes), which can lead to the formation of blood clots within the blood vessels (thrombosis).

Symptoms of autoimmune disorders vary by the particular disorder but many include fatigue, dizziness, and low grade fever. Symptoms can also vary in severity over time.

What causes autoimmune disorders?

The cause of autoimmune diseases is unknown, but it appears that there is an inherited predisposition in many cases. In a few types of autoimmune disease (such as rheumatic fever), a virus or infection with bacteria triggers an immune response and the antibodies or T-cells attack normal cells because some part of their structure resembles a part of the infecting microorganism.

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