LDN Treatment Low-Dose Naltrexone

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What is Low-Dose Naltrexone?

LDN treatment involves using the medication naltrexone in very small doses to regulate the immune system and reduce inflammation.

In order to understand low-dose naltrexone (LDN), it’s important to look at the traditional use of naltrexone. Naltrexone is a medication that has great success as part of a complete treatment program for drug and alcohol addictions. It works by blocking the “high” created by
opiates or alcohol, which curbs the urge to use again. It does this without any narcotic effect.

Because naltrexone blocks the receptors for opioids, your body increases production of endorphins to compensate. Endorphins have anti-inflammatory properties, so naltrexone also reduces inflammation.

Treatment with low-dose naltrexone leverages those benefits through a low dose, typically about 1/10 of a traditional dose. A surprisingly wide range of conditions can benefit from LDN.

Which Conditions Does a LDN Treatment Help?

Healthcare practitioners continue to find more uses for LDN therapy. It’s particularly effective for autoimmune conditions or conditions characterized by pain. Some of the primary uses for LDN are:

  • Autoimmune diseases. The anti-inflammatory properties of LDN help regulate the immune system and reduce the immunity “overdrive” that characterizes autoimmune disorders. For example, many people with Multiple Sclerosis find LDN helps reduce the number of flare ups, and people with Crohn’s Disease report an improvement in their overall quality of life. LDN is also used to treat conditions like psoriasis, lupus, thyroid problems, and rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Long Covid with Low Dose Naltrexone. Researchers are only just starting to understand the complexities of long Covid, but initial studies point to LDN’s ability to reduce the pain, fatigue, “brain fog,” and chronic coughing associated with long Covid.

  • Depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Because LDN increases production of endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin, it can play an important role in a holistic treatment plan for mood disorders.

  • Fibromyalgia. LDN reduces inflammatory responses in your nerves, which in turn can ease the symptoms of fibromyalgia. In fact, one study concluded that LDN was the most effective treatment for fibromyalgia.

  • Chronic pain. LDN lowers your body’s production of cytokines, which are inflammatory chemicals that can make your tissues more sensitive to pain.

  • Cancer. LDN can be used as a safe treatment for many types of cancer, including breast, bladder, colon, liver, and rectum cancers.

Are There Any Side Effects to LDN?

At higher doses, naltrexone is associated with several side effects, particularly damage to the liver. However, the dosages for LDN treatment are so low that most patients don’t experience any adverse effects at all. A small number have reported difficulty sleeping, more vivid dreams, nausea, and diarrhea, but when necessary, the dose of naltrexone can be reduced further to alleviate side effects.

How Can I Get Started With LDN Treatment?

Just reach out and jump on a free strategy call with Cherise to find out how LDN can be a
part of your holistic treatment plan!


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