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Benefits of low dose naltrexone with assisting in Rheumatoid Arthritis

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease; this is where the immune system attacks healthy cells (specifically, the lining membranes that surround joints.) in error leading to painful swelling in various body joints.
Effects of the attacks on the joints simultaneously resulting in tissue damage which can cause chronic pain, unsteadiness, and deformities in someone’s physique those are also the common symptoms. Rheumatoid arthritis also affects non-joint areas such as skin, eyes, heart, kidneys, salivary glands, nerve tissue among others.
There is a misconception that only the older population gets arthritis, but it can occur at any age.

How it works

Low-dose Naltrexone works by boosting levels of endorphins. Endorphins are widely known as the happy, feel-good hormone. Endorphins not only make you feel good but also play a huge role when it comes to your autoimmune system. Scientists have recently discovered low levels of endorphins prompt most autoimmune disorders.
Autoimmune disorders can occur when unusually low concentrations of these endorphins are found. The particular endorphin that has been found to influence cell growth, as well as immunity, is known as Opioid Growth Factor (OGF) or Met-Enkephalin. LDN works by attaching itself to the brain and in all immune cells, blocking your opioid receptors (This may sound contradictory) and also by blocking the production of endorphins. The blockage signals the body to produce even more endorphins.
New endorphins orchestrate the activity of stem cells, macrophages, natural killer cells, and other immune cells leading to a boost in the autoimmune system and reducing the effects of arthritis. Such as a reduction in the pain, disunity of the nervous system and lastly a decrease in the areas affected by inflammation.

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  • Prevents immune system over activity -When the immune system is overactive, it leads to autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. LDN doesn’t treat the symptoms of arthritis but regulates the immune system to a point where it can use its natural defense mechanisms and therefore stop attacking its system. Patients who have used the drug report reduced pain and inflammation around the areas affected. Also, they claim to have increased energy and an increase in happiness.
  • LDN is low costing, and efficient LDN is not expensive at all compared to its benefit. Insurance companies might not cover it, but they don’t have to. For a prescription for three months, you will spend roughly 100 dollars that translates to about a dollar a day. Quite affordable.
  • Requires evaluation and prescription from the physician- LDN is not an over the counter drug you have to have a prescription from a qualified doctor before your allowed to purchase the drug.
  • No long-term use data, – as I had earlier mentioned it’s a relatively new area of study and therefore the studies are currently continuous, though the improvements in patients who tried LDN show a remarkable improvement in their conditions.
  • We would advise to start off with a small dose and work your way up to a maintenance dose. Some physicians working closely with the drug have found that it can cause temporary sleep disturbances, vivid dreams, and a slight headache. But you need not worry. The symptoms described seem to be temporary which can also be avoided by the starting treatment with a low dosage and working up to a maintenance dose. Do not overwhelm your immune system with endorphins it had not expected all at once.

Have conversations with doctors who are well trained to prescribe LDN.

Many doctors may or may not know LDN very well. The reason is major drug companies have not yet behind it. The reason why the large pharmaceutical companies are not backing it is due to nothing personal or sinister but because of the underwhelming profits acquired from its selling compared to other autoimmune drugs. As stated earlier it is quite inexpensive.

Inspire Med Spa

At Inspire Med Spa, we offer LDN therapy and are always looking for new ways to help our patients on the path to wellness. Visit us and consult with one of our physicians to see if this is the right treatment for you. For more information, please visit:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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