Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Can Help With More Than Just Inflammation

Being sick is no fun. Fatigue, aches and pains, fevers, and runny noses are frustrating. But when you have a virus or infection, it’s reassuring to know that your body’s immune system is fighting to help you recover.

Unfortunately, it may feel like your body has betrayed you if instead of fighting invading cells, your immune system fights healthy ones. You may experience symptoms like fatigue, chronic pain, and inflammation throughout your body.

Low dose naltrexone (LDN) can help alleviate these symptoms that are frequently associated with autoimmune diseases, systemic inflammation, and other conditions. Our team at Cross Roads Hormonal Health & Wellness in Cross Roads, Texas, offers LDN as a treatment option so that you can feel more like yourself and live your life to its fullest.

Your body’s immune system

Inflammation is part of your immune system’s response to foreign and unhealthy cells. But sometimes the immune system triggers an inflammatory response that attacks and damages healthy cells in the body.

This reaction is often associated with conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and multiple sclerosis.

If you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system produces antibodies that attack specific tissues in your body, such as your nerve cells, intestines, skin, or joints. The first symptoms mirror signs of the flu, such as fatigue, headache, chills, and fever. These symptoms and the pain, redness, and swelling caused by inflammation may cycle through periods of flare-ups and remission.

Autoimmune diseases and other inflammatory disorders can impact your quality of life. It’s difficult to go about your day when you’re experiencing pain and fatigue associated with these conditions, but LDN can help manage your symptoms.

Effectiveness of LDN for numerous conditions

In high doses, naltrexone blocks the effects of opioids and helps manage alcohol or opioid addictions. However, in lower doses known as LDN, it may alleviate the pain, severity, and inflammation associated with many diseases.

LDN works by increasing the body’s release of endorphins, which helps moderate the immune system. This can decrease the immune system’s inflammatory response to your body’s healthy tissues. However, don’t think of LDN as just a treatment for inflammation.

Studies show that LDN treatment can manage chronic pain associated with conditions such as fibromyalgia and help treat disorders such as Crohn’s disease. Generally, treatment with LDN results in overall symptom improvement and better functioning.

LDN treatments

Our team works with you to determine if LDN is the right treatment for your concerns. We create an effective treatment plan that addresses your specific symptoms.

LDN is customizable to you. There are few side effects, and if you experience any we can adjust your dosage. We start you with a low dose of LDN that the provider will gradually increase based on your specific symptoms and lab values.  Your provider will work with you to find the dose of LDN that works best for you.

It does take time for LDN to make a noticeable difference in your symptoms. You can expect a decrease in inflammation, relief from pain, or overall symptom improvement in 9-12 months with continued benefits if you continue treatment with LDN.

You take LDN for extended periods of time because there’s no risk of addiction. You’re able to experience a more pain-free life without fear of drug dependency.

Don’t let systemic inflammation, chronic pain, or autoimmune disorders control your life. To see if LDN can help you, contact Cross Roads Hormonal Health & Wellness today.

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