A 43-year-old member asked:
Any way for a good life with this lupus disease?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Yes: Coping with a chronic disease is always important. There may be limitations but the majority of my patients lead a great life. The treatment needs to be tailored to the involvement and needs of the person with lupus. The person with lupus needs to take charge. People with lupus are normal people who happen to have lupus. This should be the guideline but personal responsibility is tops.
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Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2020
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