Autoimmune Disorders in Louisville, KY

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Fight Your Autoimmune Disorder

If you're experiencing unexplained symptoms such as joint pain, fatigue, fever, unexplained rashes, or generally don't feel well, it could be a sign that you may have an autoimmune disorder. At Jarvis Family Medical Services and J Spa, family nurse practitioner Karla Jarvis provides a wide range of tests to help you establish whether or not you have an autoimmune disorder. From there, she and her team can help you treat and control your symptoms and help your body heal. For more information, contact our Louisville, KY office today.

What Are Autoimmune Disorders?

An autoimmune disorder is when a person's immune system attacks and destroys their healthy body tissue. While there are more than 80 known autoimmune disorders, we know that they are caused when the immune system incorrectly distinguishes healthy tissue as harmful antigens and therefore destroys the healthy tissue. Common organ and tissue types that are impacted by autoimmune disorders include:

  • Joints
  • Muscles
  • Skin
  • Blood vessels
  • Thyroid
  • Pancreas

At Jarvis Family Medical Services and J Spa we can help test for and diagnose autoimmune disorders so you can get the treatment you deserve. If you or a family member in Owensboro, Oldham County, or a surrounding Kentucky community suffer from fatigue, fever, joint pain, or have an unexplained rash or ill feeling, it could be a sign of an autoimmune disorder. Contact family nurse practitioner Karla Jarvis at our Louisville, KY office to schedule a consultation today.

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How Are Autoimmune Disorders Diagnosed?

When you schedule an appointment at our Louisville, KY office, we'll begin by reviewing your systems, health history, medical history, and family health background. We'll review any symptoms you're having and will likely perform a physical exam. From there we can test for autoimmune disorders. Some of the tests we may perform based on your particular symptoms include:

  • Antinuclear antibody tests
  • Autoantibody tests
  • Complete blood count
  • Metabolic panel
  • C-reactive protein
  • Urinalysis

Depending on the findings from testing, we can go on to treat your autoimmune disorder. While most autoimmune disorders don't go away, we can help control them. There may be certain supplements you can take to provide what your body is taking, like B12, insulin, or thyroid hormone). In some cases, physical therapy can help relieve pain in bones, joints, and muscles; and in other cases, blood transfusions can be performed if your blood is impacted. All of these things will be put in place with the goal of controlling the autoimmune process in your body, reducing symptoms, and helping your body fight the disorder.

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