Autoimmune Doctor in Fargo, North Dakota

Are you tired of battling autoimmune disease without relief? 

If so, Dr. Sauer is here to show you an alternate solution. Instead of more medications and invasive surgeries, he’s here to present a whole-body approach to health that targets the root cause of autoimmune conditions. 

At Twin Oaks Health, we use functional medicine to provide clients with proven and lasting relief from autoimmune diseases. Our clinic in Fargo, North Dakota, is making strides with personalized medicine. Yes, discover how a treatment plan tailored to your needs can make all the difference.

Common Autoimmune Diseases We Address

Autoimmune diseases can affect various organs and systems in the body, causing a wide range of symptoms. Even if Twin Oaks Health cannot completely reverse conditions, our functional medicine approach can often greatly improve symptoms. Here are six common autoimmune diseases and their associated symptoms:

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that primarily affects the joints. It causes inflammation in the lining of the joints, leading to symptoms such as joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased mobility. The pain and stiffness are usually more pronounced in the morning or after periods of inactivity. Over time, the inflammation can damage the cartilage and bone within the joints. Fatigue is also a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis, which can significantly impact a person’s overall energy levels and quality of life.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly known as lupus, is a systemic autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs and systems in the body. Joint pain and stiffness are common symptoms of lupus, often resembling rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to joint symptoms, individuals with lupus may experience skin rashes and fatigue.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system, particularly the brain and spinal cord. The primary symptoms of MS result from the destruction of the protective covering of nerve fibers (myelin) in these areas. Muscle weakness is a common symptom, which can affect coordination and lead to difficulties with walking and balance. Changes in sensation and energy levels are often present, too.

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune condition that attacks the thyroid gland. Thyroid tissue becomes damaged and inflamed, leading to an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism). Fatigue is a prominent symptom of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis as well as weight gain, hair loss, dry skin, sensitivity to cold temperatures, constipation, depression, and cognitive difficulties.

Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the consumption of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. When individuals with celiac disease consume gluten, their immune system reacts by damaging the lining of the small intestine. Digestive issues such as abdominal pain, bloating, and diarrhea are typical symptoms. Malabsorption of nutrients can occur due to the damaged intestinal lining, leading to weight loss and nutritional deficiencies. Fatigue is a common complaint, along with skin rashes (dermatitis herpetiformis) and a general sense of unwellness.

Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Inflammatory bowel syndrome is a term used to describe chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, and cramping, often in the lower abdomen. Weight loss may occur due to reduced nutrient absorption and poor appetite. While IBS can have various causes, autoimmune conditions are common triggers.

Functional Medicine: A New Way to Reverse and Manage Autoimmune Conditions

Are you ready for a common-sense approach to health? In short, functional medicine aims to uncover the root causes of health issues, including autoimmune diseases. 

Instead of just managing symptoms with anti-inflammatories and painkillers, functional medicine practitioners delve into a patient’s unique medical history, genetics, lifestyle factors, and environmental exposures to develop personalized treatment plans. By addressing the underlying imbalances in the body, functional medicine can help you achieve sustainable relief from autoimmune conditions right here in Fargo and virtually from across the country.

Your Body is Trying to Tell You Something

Autoimmune diseases occur when the body attacks healthy cells. But the body typically doesn’t do that, so what’s going on? In most cases, the body is dealing with an imbalance, or its signallers are being disrupted. If we can calm the immune system and address the underlying issues, then there’s a good chance of achieving positive outcomes.

While inflammation management is important, it’s not the solution to autoimmune conditions. Inflammation is a response to a deeper issue. What issue is that? This is where personalized care comes into play. Everyone is different, so you need to work with a doctor like Dr. Sauer, who will listen to you and take your unique situation into consideration.

There’s Hope for Relief Through Functional Medicine

Dr. Forrest Sauer D.C. — Owner, Founder

While living with an autoimmune disease can be challenging, there is hope for relief. Our functional medicine approach to autoimmune conditions in Fargo is based on the belief that the body has an innate capacity to heal when given the right support. 

By identifying and addressing the root causes of inflammation, immune dysregulation, and other underlying factors, functional medicine empowers individuals to take control of their health and experience long-lasting relief.

No more unhelpful doctors or cookie-cutter treatment plans. Twin Oaks Health promises a one-on-one health experience where you receive the help you deserve. By addressing diet, gut health, hormonal imbalances, environmental toxins, stress levels, and other lifestyle factors, practitioners aim to restore balance to the body’s systems. We will take a holistic approach that targets the root causes of autoimmune diseases rather than simply suppressing symptoms.

Next Steps: Watch Dr. Sauer's Eye-Opening Video and Schedule a Discovery Call

To learn more about Twin Oaks Health’s approach to autoimmune care and the potential for lasting relief, we encourage you to watch Dr. Sauer’s eye-opening video on autoimmune diseases. Dr. Sauer is a respected functional medicine practitioner based in Fargo, North Dakota, who specializes in autoimmune conditions. 

After watching the video, you can schedule a discovery call with Dr. Sauer to discuss your specific concerns, explore care options, and begin your journey toward optimal health.

If you’re tired of simply managing the symptoms of autoimmune diseases and seeking a whole-body approach to address the root causes, functional medicine offers hope. In Fargo, North Dakota, individuals with autoimmune conditions can explore the principles of functional medicine to regain control over their health. By partnering with a skilled practitioner and taking an active role in their healing journey, individuals can discover lasting relief and embrace a vibrant, well-balanced life.

See What Our Clients Are Saying

Dr. Sauer and his team are amazing!! It is so nice to have someone actually listen to you and try to find out what the issue really is, rather than just covering up the symptoms with another medication.
Jill Holmstrom
Practice Member
Thanks to Twin Oaks, I feel better… so much better! His program makes so much sense. When your body is working as it was designed to, and being fed as we were meant to eat, you too will feel younger and healthier. Try it, you will be glad you did.
Sue Spingler
Practice Member

4166 31st AVE S.
Fargo, ND 58104
(701) 356-3255