Autoimmune Disorders and Medical Advancement
Dr. Mark Holterman is passionate about carrying out a research on various disorders. He has investigated regenerative therapies and stem cell, obesity, autoimmune and autoimmunity disorders.
An autoimmune disorder occurs when the body fights its own cells. The body misinterprets its own cells as foreign. There are numerous disorders of this nature. It is difficult to diagnose them because their symptoms are similar. Examples of these diseases, which Dr. Holterman explores, include Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto’s disease, and Psoriasis.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
It is a chronic inflammatory illness that affects people off all ages. It debilitates and attacks the hands’ joints. Although there is no cure for the disease, pain experienced by patients can be relieved by using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
The autoimmune disease causes changes in the life cycle of skin cells. The illness achieves the objective allowing excess production of the cells, making the skin dry and painful. Topical corticosteroids have been found to be effective in treating mild forms of the disease.
- Hashimoto’s disease.
This is an endocrine disease that affects the thyroid glands. The disease causes hyperthyroidism, noticeable by its many symptoms.
Dr. Mark Holterman is dedicated to the advancement of medical studies (Crunchbase). He works tirelessly to find a cure for chronic illnesses like diabetes. He is a member of American Diabetes Association (ADA). In early September, Children`s hospitals located in ADA and Los Angeles announced a combined initiative. The process aimed at educating people on type 2 diabetes mellitus.
The two hospitals developed an experience known as Camp Power Up (CPU). Its purpose was to educate people on the importance of physical activities and healthy foods. The initiative aimed at lowering the risk that is presented by type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
About Dr. Mark Holterman
Dr. Mark Holterman is a medical professor. He is a practicing pediatric surgeon. Since 2011, Mark has been working at Illinois college of medicine. He also performs surgery at the children`s Hospital at Illinois, ST Francis Medical Center and Advocate Christ Children’s Hospital. He is a member of several organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics and American college of surgeons.
Dr. Mark Holterman graduated from Yale University where he specialized in Biology. He earned his MD and Ph.D. from Virginia University. He studied general surgery at Virginia Health Sciences. A resident of Marywood, Dr. Holterman has 3 decades of experience in medicine and surgery.