Systemic inflammation can be painful and can prevent you from living your life. Innovative anti-inflammatory treatment is available with low dose naltrexone at Cross Roads Hormonal Health & Wellness in Cross Roads, Texas. With over 15 years of experience, the medical team provides expert patient-centered care for women and men dealing with systemic inflammation and related health conditions. If you’re frustrated with inflammation, call Cross Roads Hormonal Health & Wellness or schedule a consultation online now to learn about low dose naltrexone.
Inflammation & Low Dose Naltrexone Q & A
What is inflammation?
Inflammation is a function of your immune system and shows up as redness, swelling, and pain when an area of your body is in trouble. This immune response is the body’s way of protecting itself from infections, diseases, or traumas.
While inflammation is meant to be protective, sometimes it can get out of control and attack healthy tissues as well. This leads to chronic and systemic inflammatory conditions like arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and autoimmune diseases.
How does low-dose naltrexone (LDN) help with inflammation?
If you are experiencing chronic and systemic inflammation, low-dose naltrexone (LDN) may be able to help. According to ten years of research, LDN therapy has shown to be beneficial in the treatment of certain autoimmune diseases.
Your physician at Cross Roads will begin your treatment with a very low dose of the medication, usually between .05mg and 1.5mg. Over the course of several weeks, you will build up to a dose of about 4.5mg or slightly higher.
The therapy works by increasing the release of endorphins in your body. This modulates your immune response, bringing your immune system back into balance.
As the medication takes effect, you will experience a reduction in inflammation. Once excess inflammation has subsided, your body can begin to heal, and you can live life with less discomfort.
What conditions can low dose naltrexone help?
New research shows that LDN can be extremely beneficial as an anti-inflammatory medication. Some conditions that can benefit from low dose naltrexone include:
- Chronic pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Autoimmune diseases
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Multiple sclerosis
Every person has unique needs, so your doctors at Cross Roads Hormonal Health & Wellness create customized treatment plans for everyone.
What is involved in low-dose naltrexone treatment?
With a health condition that causes excess inflammation, low-dose naltrexone can increase immune function and make you feel better.
Your doctor will assess your medical history, your symptoms, and conduct lab work to diagnose your condition. Based on your diagnosis, your physician will develop a comprehensive treatment plan to help you.
In some cases, you may require a lower dose of LDN to avoid side effects. The doctors at Cross Roads are experts with LDN and will determine the right dose for you.
Inflammation doesn’t have to trouble you any more. Call Cross Roads Hormonal Health & Wellness or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.