Autoimmune Issues Specialist

Lotus Integrative Medicine Santa Monica

Integrative Medicine Specialists located in Santa Monica, CA

At Santa Monica, California’s Lotus East-West Medical Center, Kristin Rotblatt has helped many patients with autoimmune disorders. Rotblatt focuses on healing the body at a cellular level, which has earned her a reputation as one of the leading autoimmune disorders specialists in Los Angeles.

Autoimmune Issues Q & A

What Are Autoimmune Disorders?

Autoimmune disorders are a result of many factors, including inflammation, toxic exposures and hidden infections.The immune system mistakes a natural part of the body as a foreign invader and begins attacking the body. Examples of autoimmune disorders include Hashimoto’s and Graves disease (affects the thyroid) Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma and many more.   

Some autoimmune disorders cause severe symptoms, while others have only mild symptoms. Even ones that have just mild symptoms, however, require serious attention. They can leave the immune system weakened and make people susceptible to other health challenges.

What Are Autoimmune Disorders Caused By?

Autoimmune conditions present in patients with long-standing health symptoms and gut challenges.  In addition, long-term exposure to chemical and environmental toxins can create wide spread inflammation, confusing the body’s immune system and causing it to attack healthy tissues, organs, glands and joints.  

A breakdown in cellular function, inflammation of the cellular membrane and a reduction in methylation and glutathione (the body’s master antioxidant) can awaken epigenetic triggers, turning on the bad genes and turning off the good genes, thus allowing autoimmune diseases to manifest.  

What Treatment Options Are Available for Autoimmune Disorders?

In certain cases, autoimmune disorders aren’t completely curable. However, most autoimmune disorders, can be supported with success.  

Overall, Rotblatt’s cellular healing protocols can be helpful with autoimmune conditions.  Also, acupuncture and herbal remedies can both help reduce and counteract symptoms caused by an autoimmune disorder.

What Should Patients Look for in a Medical Provider?

When choosing a provider to see about an autoimmune disorder, patients should look for someone who is both highly trained and extremely knowledgeable about the body. Specifically, they should seek out a provider who has a good command of the cellular interactions that take place within the body, because autoimmune disorders need to be treated at the cellular level.