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Most autoimmune diseases can be controlled and some patients can achieve remission from symptoms for a long time, but these diseases cannot in general be truly cured. The treatment goals for most rheumatic and autoimmune diseases are freedom from pain, symptom management, inflammation reduction and slowing progression of the disease. This protects your health and quality of life and helps your body heal from the damage caused by inflammation.
Not necessarily. Research-based nutrition and physical activity recommendations can reduce, eliminate or delay the need for aggressive medications in many people. This is why Dr. Girnita takes a whole-person approach to treatment.