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We found 3 providers with an interest in autoimmune disorders and who accept Silver Compass Balanced 4500 near Flower Mound, TX.

Dr. Uzma A Syeda, MD
Specializes in Adult Rheumatology
210 N Park Boulevard; Suite 107
Grapevine, TX

Dr. Uzma Syeda is an adult rheumatologist. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include psoriatic arthritis, metabolic bone disease, and lupus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syeda honors. Dr. Syeda is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Syeda's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disorders, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma

All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scleroderma, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Lupus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Enrique Angel Perez, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 100
Flower Mound, TX

Dr. Enrique Perez works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Carrollton, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Lewisville, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Perez include bone marrow aspiration, leukapheresis, and vulvar cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Perez is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Oncology, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , autoimmune disorders

All Interests: Leukapheresis, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Abdominal Cancer, Eyelid Problems, Brain Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Usha Naga Peri, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 210
Flower Mound, TX

Dr. Usha Peri is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. She attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Peri's areas of expertise include renal artery stenosis, polycystic kidney disease, and kidney stones. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Peri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Spanish, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lupus

All Interests: Polycystic Kidney Disease, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic Syndrome, Renal Vascular Disease, Kidney ... (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.