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Can Being A Vegan Cure Lupus
No cure : There is no cure for lupus currently so the goal of treatment is to put it into remission (quiet with no active symptoms or abnormal labs) and control flares of disease when they happen as quickly as possible. Most important is that your cousin sees a board certified rheumatologist on a regular basis (every few weeks at first, then every few months), and take medications as prescribed by their doc ...Read more
No cure but ...: Lupus cannot be cured but the symptoms can often be controlled. In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Lupus can be mild. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Lupus can be severe. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more
Not likely: If the disease/lupus has not caused problem, it should not cause long-term trouble because removing the offending drug will often be the cure of this type of lupus. If it is has been an on-going for years before diagnosis, it is quite possible permanent damage to organs such as kindey/heart/lungs/brain. If not, likely u are ok after stopping the culprit. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, I hope: As a rheumatologist I leave with the uncertainty of most of our disorders and also with the big issue of most of them being chronic and incurable disease, but I am an optimist and hope for a cure or at least better treatment to achieve remission, as we already have for example much more for rheumatoid arthritis. The last thing you should loose is hope. ...Read more
I am from india , my sister has some swalling in her kidney perhaps it is lupus what are its effect on health. And how it can be cured. She is 25 .
See a doctor ASAP: Lupus presents in many ways, kidney disease being only part of the presentation. A family doctor can run a few tests and examine her and make the diagnosis. There is no cure for lupus, but the treatment options have improved dramatically and can control the disease process. It is also important that she be seen to make sure it is lupus. Many diseases can affect the kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Autoimmune disease: Lupus(systemic lupus erythematosus)is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any organ system of the body.Although we know that changes in some genes may put someone at increased risk for lupus, we can't predict who will develop this since it involves an immune system that was at risk that was then hit with unknown environmental trigger(s).It cannot be cured but it can be put into remission. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown cause: Lupus(systemic lupus erythematosus)is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any organ system of the body.Although we know that changes in some genes may put someone at increased risk for lupus, we can't predict who will develop this since it involves an immune system that was at risk that was then hit with unknown environmental trigger(s).It cannot be cured but it can be put into remission. ...Read more
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