The immune system is comprised of innate and adaptive responses. The innate response is the first line of defense that immediately goes into action when the immune system detects a problem. The adaptive, or acquired, response produces specific antibodies that act like snipers to accurately target and obliterate the “enemy” (e.g. bacteria, virus, infected cells, cancer cells, etc). Once the immune system has experienced an attack, it remembers what combination of antibodies was most effective, so that the next time the body is invaded with the same pathogen, it produces the combination of antibodies needed to effectively eradicate the disease. The adaptive immune system mainly employs T-cells and B-cells, which work collaboratively to protect the body from recurring diseases and infections.
Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Graves disease, lupus, Celiac disease, Hashimoto, and 91 more types, are a result of a person’s immune system mistaking and attacking their healthy cells and tissues as enemy. This immune malfunction is known medically as autoimmunity, and it results in over 100 different types of health disorders.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 50 million American’s are living with one of these debilitating and chronic diseases. Women make up 75 percent of Americans with an autoimmune disease, and these disorders are one of this group’s leading causes of death.
While genetics plays some role in developing autoimmune disorders, several scientific studies published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) have revealed that diet, lifestyle and other environmental exposures can weaken the immune system – resulting in it malfunctioning.
Not all autoimmune diseases present with the same symptoms. Because of their complex nature, most autoimmune disease cannot be diagnosed with a single test. The Seraph Medical team works together to precisely diagnose the chronic medical condition(s) by first carefully listening to and examining our patient. Seraph’s medical and scientific team then conducts a deep analysis of the patient’s medical history, genetic predispositions, diet and lifestyle habits. A battery of tests are then conducted in Seraph Medical’s state-of-the-art lab. Once the results of these tests are determined, the team reviews and discusses all the findings – in order to determine the underlying mechanisms of the disease.
Once the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms of the specific autoimmune disease are identified, the entire team collaborates to develop a customized treatment and therapy plan that aims not only to change the course of the disease, but also to regulate the patient’s own immune system and stop or reduce the autoimmunity.
As result of decades of experience treating people living with HIV, our medical and scientific teams are exceptionally experienced in effectively studying and regulating a patient’s immune system – in order to stop the HIV from developing into AIDS. Our team is now applying their experience in the field of immunology to treating chronic illnesses, which all benefit from a balanced functioning immune system.
The Seraph Medical team creates immune regulating treatments that strike the ideal balance between manipulating natural immune regulation and blocking the immune response – known as immunosuppression – to ensure that the autoimmunity responds well to treatment and the immune system does not become suppressed to the point where it can no longer fight other diseases.
Like cancer, autoimmunity can also be put into and stay in remission with the appropriate treatment of the immune system. If the immune system is not helped to remain balanced, the patient will experience a relapse, so our medical and scientific team work very closely with our patients to keep their immune system functioning optimally.
We are a team of highly qualified physicians and scientists who treat patients with chronic medical conditions by combining traditional medicine with various integrative, science-based treatments that delay or reverse the advancement of life-threatening, chronic medical conditions.