Immune & Autoimmune

The Immune System

The body’s immune system is composed of dozens of different components, each of which recognizes foreign materials and defends against them. This complex network of cells, tissues, and organs help the body fight infections and other diseases.

Components of Immune System

  • The skin
  • Mucous membranes
  • White blood cells
  • Organs and tissues of the lymph system

The foreign materials are called antigens. They may be germs such as bacteria and viruses or chemicals and toxins. They can also be cells that are damaged from things like cancer or sunburn. Sensing danger, the immune system creates an immune response of antibodies to fight germs, viruses, and other antigens attacking the body.

Your Immune System May Be Compromised if You Experience:

  • Recurrent infections
  • Unusual, complicated infections
  • Serious infections

It is possible for any number of disorders and diseases to affect the immune system and cause immune system diseases. These disorders are characterized as either primary immune deficiencies or secondary immunodeficiencies. If you have an immunodeficiency disease, you get sick more often than other people. When the immune system is not functioning properly, it may lead to an autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune Disease

Autoimmune disease occurs because the body’s natural defenses – the immune system – attack the body’s own healthy cells by mistake.

When the body senses danger from a virus or infection, the immune system attacks it. Sometimes, healthy cells and tissues get caught up in this response, resulting in autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune Disease Can impact Various Organs and Result in the Following Diseases

  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Fatigue
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • And more…

Veros Health and Your Immune System

Veros Health’s focus is the role of the immune system in development of neurological diseases, allergies and asthma, dermatological diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, and psychiatric diseases / conditions. Our goal is to shorten the time for diagnosis of immune deficiency to prevent possible chronic lung disease and potential organ failure. Veros Health believes in the importance of discovering the underlying triggers that may be the actual culprit behind your autoimmune disease.

  • Repeat Infections
  • Unusual, complicated infections
  • Life-threatening infections
  • Family history of immune deficiency
  • Neurological conditions
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Mast cell activation syndrome
  • Joint pain

Veros Health as Preventative Care

At Veros Health, our dedicated providers are expert in the safe administration of immunotherapy. We offer several options, including intravenous immunoglobulin therapy, subcutaneous therapy, and biologics.

Our Immunotherapy Program Features:

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