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We found 2 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Unicare near Aurora, IL.

Mr. Bernard G Wolf II DO
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
1315 N Highland Avenue; Suite 100
Aurora, IL
(630) 896-6565

Dr. Bernard Wolf is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Wolf's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient ratings for Dr. Wolf average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Plans, and Aetna. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Alzheimer's Disease, Back/Neck/Spine, Balance, Carpal Tunnel, Dementia, Electrophysiology, Migraine ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Y Siddiq MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
4075 Fox Valley Center Drive; Unit #3
Aurora, IL
(630) 553-2545; (630) 978-1111

Dr. Muhammad Siddiq is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. His clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS), fibromyalgia, and neck pain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Siddiq graduated from Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Siddiq (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: EEG, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Headache Treatment/Management, Low back pain, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)



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What is an Autoimmune Disorder?

An autoimmune disorder happens when the immune system mistakenly attacks the tissues of its own body, causing symptoms of illness. There are more than 80 different types of autoimmune disorders. While some are very rare, others are fairly common. Combined, autoimmune disorders are one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, affecting approximately 24 million people.

A properly working immune system identifies foreign substances in the body that might cause illness, such as bacteria and viruses. The immune system then creates antibodies which attack the foreign substances, neutralizing them and keeping the body safe. In people with autoimmune disorders, something goes wrong with this process. For reasons we don’t understand very well, the immune system creates antibodies to attack the patient’s own tissues.

Symptoms of an autoimmune disorder depend on which tissue is being attacked by the immune system, but common symptoms of autoimmune disease include fever, fatigue, and a general feeling of just not being well. Autoimmune disorders are more common in women than in men, and they may run in families. Autoimmune disorders can affect various parts of the body such as blood vessels, connective tissue, endocrine glands, joints, muscles, red blood cells, skin, and many others.

It is common to have more than one autoimmune disorder at a time. Most are chronic, or life-long illnesses, although they may come and go in flares. Treatment for autoimmune disorders depends on which part of the body is being attacked. For example:
  • A type 1 diabetic whose pancreas has been damaged will need insulin.
  • A person with Hashimoto’s whose thyroid has been damaged will need replacement thyroid hormones.
  • Someone with Sjogren’s syndrome will need eye drops and mouth rinses to replace tears and saliva.
Many autoimmune disorders of all kinds are treated with immune-suppressing medications, such as corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone) to reduce the effect of the immune system.