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What to know about Autoimmune Conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis | Psoriasis | Lupus

Your immune system protects you from diseases and infections by attacking foreign elements that get into your body. However, if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks the healthy cells of your organs and tissues by mistake. Get the best treatment from world-renowned stem cell expert Dr Na’eem Sadiq for your autoimmune condition today.

Understanding Autoimmune Conditions

Imagine that your body is a fortress, while your immune system is your army fighting off invaders like bacteria and viruses. Now if your army malfunctions and attacks your own fortress, then it might become a huge problem. Similarly, the immune system can tell the difference between foreign cells and your own cells. In autoimmune conditions, the immune system mistakes part of your body, like your joints or skin, as foreign. It releases proteins called auto-antibodies that attack healthy cells.

Types of Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune diseases of joints and muscles

Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Immune system attacks the joints
  • Symptoms: soreness, stiffness, redness, and warmth in joints


  • Skin cells multiply at a rapid pace leading to extra build-up
  • Symptoms: inflamed, red/purple patches with silver white/brown/gray scales all over the body

30% of psoriasis patients also experience swelling, stiffness, and pain in their joints. This condition is called psoriatic arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis occurs when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the joints, creating inflammation that thickens the tissues lining the insides of joints (synovium). This damages the cartilage covering the bones, causing severe pain, swelling, and joint deformity. The condition symmetrically affects the joints of the hands, feet, wrists, elbows, knees, and ankles on both sides of the body. It also affects cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Dry eyes and mouth may also be indicative of Sjögren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune condition that attacks the glands that secrete lubrication for the eyes.

Joint pain

Joint swelling

Joint deformities

Systemic symptoms (weight loss, fever, dry eyes and mouth)


Morning stiffness

Nodules under the skin, near affected joints

Psoriasis is a common relapsing disease that occurs when the overactive immune system speeds up skin cell growth. Normally, the skin cells completely grow and shed (fall off) in a month. However, in case of individuals with Psoriasis, the skin cells do this in only three or four days. This causes the cells to pile up on the surface of the skin.

The condition is commonly characterized by skin lesions, red scaly patches, papules, and plaques. Although plaques and scales may appear on any part of the body, they are usually found on the elbows, knees, and scalp.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

Joint pain

Joint stiffness

Nail changes (pitting, discolouration, and separation from nail bed)

Red, raised patches covered with silvery-white scales

Itching and discomfort around patches

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), also known as Lupus, is a chronic inflammatory condition. It can damage the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, lungs, blood cells, and multiple organs and systems in the body. Its most common triggers include stress, infections, as well as frequent exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light.

Symptoms of Lupus

Dry eyes and mouth may also be indicative of Sjögren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune condition that attacks the glands that secrete lubrication for the eyes.

Ulcers in nose mouth

Skin rashes

Joint pain





Cognitive dysfunction

Inflammation in kidney (nephritis), heart (pericarditis), or lungs (pleuritis)

Fingers and toes turning blue or white in cold or when stressed, also known as Raynaud’s Phenomenon

Causes of Autoimmune Conditions

Researchers are still unaware of the exact causes of autoimmune conditions and why the immune system turns on individuals. However, the conditions often do tend to run in families. This means that certain genes may make some people more likely to develop these conditions. Additionally, viruses, certain chemicals, and other elements in the environment may trigger autoimmune conditions if an individual has the genes for it.

Treatments for Autoimmune Conditions

Everyone’s immune system, genetics, and environment are different. That means that the treatment must be unique. In most cases, the goal of treatment is to slow down the symptoms of the condition.
Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is emerging as one of the most promising tools for promoting tissue repair and protecting from damage caused by immune attacks in autoimmune conditions. Stem cells mediate immune modulation and suppression of inflammation.

Our treatment program at Plexus

At Plexus, our expert team provides treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis and Lupus.

Our Stem Cell Therapy has yielded promising results for treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis in our patients. Dr Na’eem Sadiq and his experienced team extract and administer stem cells to find and repair damaged tissue throughout the body. The regenerative properties of the stem cells help to repair damaged tissue to reduce pain and increase mobility. This effect can be attributed to the anti-inflammatory properties of mesenchymal stem cells.

At Plexus, we have achieved tremendous success in treating Psoriasis using Stem Cell Therapy. Our experts use Stem Cell Therapy to target the defective stem cells that produce the cells that lead to plaque formation. The regenerative properties of the stem cells help to repair damaged tissue to reduce pain and increase mobility. Additionally, our treatment methods help in the complete remission of lesions, leaving the skin without any marks or traces

If you wish to know about other autoimmune conditions, please click on the link below.

Types of Autoimmune Conditions

What our patients say

FAQs answered

Rheumatoid arthritis, Multiple sclerosis, Psoriasis, Grave’s disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and Myasthenia Gravis are some of the commonly treated conditions at Plexus.
If the symptoms are managed timely, individuals with Autoimmune Conditions can lead a pain-free life. Stem Cell Therapy can improve the quality of life of individuals with these conditions.
Autoimmune Conditions can lead to serious complications if left untreated, like severe damage to tissues and organs, severe pain, and deformity in the joints.

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