Lupus Treatment and Symptoms
Lupus is an autoimmune (AW-toe-ih-MYOON) disease. Your body’s immune system is like an army with hundreds of soldiers. The immune system’s job is to fight foreign substances in the body, like germs and viruses. But in autoimmune diseases, the immune system is out of control. It attacks healthy tissues, not germs.
Lupus is Latin for "wolf". It may refer in English to: several diseases: L ...
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1-2 of 5 more...Signs and symptoms
... No two cases of lupus are exactly alike. Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe, and may be temporary or permanent. Even the distinctive rash that gives the d...
... Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that instead of just attacking foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses, the immune system also turns against healthy tissue. This leads to inflamma...
1-2 of 3 more...Complications
... With treatment, most people with lupus can live active, healthy lives. Without treatment, complications from lupus can be life-threatening. These complications include: Kidneys. Lupus can cause seriou...
... The treatments for lupus can be as varied and individual as the disease itself and may change over time. But common-sense measures, such as rest, protection from sunlight, exercise, not smoking and a ...
1 of 1Coping skills
... Staying healthy with lupus takes extra effort, and coping with symptoms of the disease can be stressful. If you have lupus, you may find it helpful to practice relaxation techniques like meditation an...
1-2 of 30 more...What You Need to Know About Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
... What is lupus? Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is a disease of the immune system. Normally, the immune system protects the body from infection. However, in lupus, the immune system inappropriatel...
Source: Cleveland Clinic
Skin Disease Organizations
... The American Academy of Dermatology P.O. Box 4014 Schaumburg, IL 60168-4014 Phone: (847) 330-0230 Fax: (847) 330-0050 http://www.aad.org The American Academy of Dermatology is a professional organizat...
Source: Cleveland Clinic
- Arteries Clog Earlier in People With Lupus, Says New Study
... People with the autoimmune disease lupus may develop carotid atherosclerosis (the buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries) at an accelerated rate and independently of many risk factors normally asso...
- Autoantibodies Precede Disease in Lupus Patients
... A new study funded largely by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) reveals that people diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) an autoim...
- Do I have Lupus?
... Table of Contents Publications Order Form Top If you have lupus, you probably have many questions. Lupus isn’t a simple disease with an easy answer. You can’t take a pill and make it go away. The peop...
- Genetic "Signature" Linked to Severe Lupus Symptoms
... A team of scientists supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and other parts of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the private sector, h...
- Handout on Health: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
... Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Defining Lupus Understanding What Causes Lupus Symptoms of Lupus Diagnosing Lupus Treating Lupus Lupus and Quality of Life Pregnancy For Women With Lupus Current Research ...
... Lupus, also called systemic lupus erythematosus (sis-teh-mik lew-pus er-eh-thee-muh-toh-sis) or SLE, is a disease that affects your immune system. Normally, your immune system fights infections caused...
- Lupus Nephritis
... Lupus nephritis is an inflammation of the kidney caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a disease of the immune system. SLE causes harm to the skin, joints, kidneys, and brain. The causes of SL...
- Lupus: A Patient Care Guide for Nurses and Other Health Professionals
... and Other Health Professionals Credits Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Lupus Erythematosus Definition and Description Symptoms of SLE Diagnosis of SLE Treatment of SLE Medications for SLE Psychosocial...
- Lupus: A Patient Care Guide for Nurses and Other Health Professionals Patient Information Patient Information Sheet #1, Living With Lupus
... and Other Health Professionals Patient Information Sheet #1, Living With Lupus You have recently been diagnosed with a disease known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It has probably taken time t...
- Lupus: A Patient Care Guide for Nurses and Other Health Professionals Patient Information Patient Information Sheet #10, Sexuality and Lupus
... and Other Health Professionals Patient Information Sheet #10, Sexuality and Lupus The constant pain and fatigue associated with lupus may make it difficult to cope with the physical and emotional aspe...
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- 2004 Drug Guide (Arthritis Foundation)