Inflammation Treatment with LDN
Inflammation is a protective function of the immune system, which usually shows up as swelling, redness, and pain in the troubled body part. This is the body’s way of protecting against trauma, disease, and infections.
However, in some cases inflammation gets out of control and begins attacking healthy tissues. This results in systemic and chronic inflammatory conditions, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, autoimmune diseases, and chronic pain.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides safe and proven compounding medications to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
Los Dose Naltrexone and Inflammation
Low dose naltrexone can help if you are suffering from systemic and chronic inflammation. According to a decade’s worth of research, LDN therapy has shown usefulness in treating several autoimmune conditions.
Your physician would begin the therapy with low dose of naltrexone, usually in the range of 0.05mg and 1.5mg. They will increase the dose to 4.5mg or slightly higher over the course of several weeks. The therapy increases the release of endorphins the body, which modulates the immune response and brings the system back into balance.
You will experience a significant reduction in inflammation as the drug begins taking effect. Your body will begin healing once excess inflammation subsides. You would be able to live with significantly less discomfort.
Conditions LDN Can Help With
New research has shown that LDN is beneficial as an anti-inflammatory medication. The following conditions can be benefited from this drug:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Autoimmune diseases
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Multiple sclerosis
What Does the Treatment Involve?
Low dose naltrexone can make you feel better in health conditions which cause excess inflammation by increasing immune function. Your medical history, symptoms, and lab work will be assessed by your doctor for diagnosing your condition. The physician will develop a comprehensive treatment plan based on your diagnosis to help you manage symptoms in a better way.
You may be given a low dose of naltrexone in some cases to avoid side effects. Your physician will determine the right dose amount for you.
Why is LDN a Compounded Medication?
Naltrexone is available commercially as a 50 mg tablet. However, LDN therapy is usually prescribed in doses of 0.25 mg to 6 mg per day. Guidance can be provided by experienced pharmacists for dosing condition-specific protocols. Where LDN is concerned, every patient needs to find their sweet spot.
American Integrative Pharmacy compounds LDN using naltrexone USP powder (pure ingredient). This is purchased from an FDA inspected or registered facility for formulating customized doses based on the prescription order.
How is LDN Dosed?
Traditionally LDN dose starts from 1.5mg at bedtime for 1 week. It is then increased to 3mg at bedtime for 1 week. Finally, the dose is increased to 4.5mg at bedtime. Many patients find that taking LDN twice a day provides beneficial results. Dosing is highly patient specific with many patients seeing significant response at lower doses as well.
AIP provides advanced compounding pharmacy solutions, including online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and online nationwide.
Pharmacy’s Online Compound Prescriptions
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Torrance, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Lomita and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.