Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Therapy Can Help Treat Patients With Sjogren’s Syndrome

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Therapy Can Help Treat Patients With Sjogren’s Syndrome

Sjogren’s Syndrome Treatment with LDN

Sjogren’s Syndrome involves the inflammation of the salivary and lacrimal glands. This chronic autoimmune disorder results in the dryness of the mouth and eyes. With that said, the condition has common symptoms in the form of musculoskeletal pain and fatigue. There is very limited treatment directed towards reducing pain and fatigue in Sjogren’s syndrome.

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.

Address Symptoms with LDN

Low dose naltrexone has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties. It is a unique compound that has shown significant improvements in patients with fibromyalgia. It also improves disease activity in multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and other autoimmune conditions. It’s reasonable to think that the medication may be beneficial in Sjogren’s Syndrome.

Symptoms of Sjogren’s Syndrome

The body attacks the saliva and tear producing glands in the body by mistake in Sjogren’s Syndrome. The syndrome has two major symptoms – dry mouth and dry eyes. The first symptoms noticed by people are also dry mouth and eyes. In some cases, other body parts may start to feel dry because of a lack of moisture. This includes skin, nasal membranes, and the lips. Your body’s nerves and joints may get affected by the disease as well.

Dry Eyes

Burning and dryness may be caused by decreased tear production. This may result in a possible sandy feeling in the eye as well. Traditional treatments often don’t work in this uncomfortable condition.

Dry Mouth

Dry mouth can be painful and uncomfortable if not addressed. Infection may occur because of a lack of moisture. Thrush or oral yeast infection is common in people with Sjogren’s Syndrome.

Low Dose Naltrexone and Sjogren’s Syndrome

A lot of research has been carried out on the functioning of LDN in the past two decades. Chemical structure of naltrexone is almost similar to the body’s Opioid Growth Factor (OGF), called Met-Enkephalin and endorphin. Naltrexone blocks the OGF receptor found in a lot of places, such as the spinal cord, brain, small intestines, stomach and the immune system.

There is an increase in endorphin and enkephalin production when OGF receptors are blocked. This increases opioid receptor production and opioid receptor sensitivity. In fact, healthy volunteers taking LDN see an increase in beta-endorphins levels. The net result of the increased activity and levels of enkephalins and endorphins is regulated cell growth, including production of immune cells.

Low dose naltrexone shifts the body away from cytotoxic T cells. When the cytotoxic T cells are in dysregulation, they can result in tissue destruction, unfettered inflammation, and chronic pain. Low dose naltrexone has been found to protect the nervous system from degeneration, damage, and dysfunction as well.

This is done by helping the glial cells block toll like receptors (TLR-4). Glial cells can be found in the brain and spinal cord gray matter. 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.

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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.

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