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How long can a person live for with lupus?

How long can a person live for with lupus?

Decades: Depending on severity and extent of disease, and how responsive you are to medication the disease can often go into remission. There are people with severe cases as with any other disease, bit treatment is helpful in a very high percent of cases. ...Read more

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Definition)

Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more


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How can a person get lupus?

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Autoimmune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), or lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues of the body. This can occur from a number of different factors some of which is unknown. Certain medications are known to trigger sle in an otherwise healthy person. ...Read more

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Why does a person get lupus?

Lupus causes: Normally, during the early development of the immune system, blood cells the could potentially harm the body, by making antibodies that bind to "self" antigens are destroyed. Other times these cells are prevented from harming us because "suppressor" cells keep them under control and inactive. The loss of this immune control can cause an auto-immune disease, why this occurs is unknown. ...Read more

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Can a major illness trigger lupus to develop in a person?

Short answer is yes: It is a very complication question, but it has been proven that one of the environmental factors that link with lupus is infection whether is virus or bacteria. More commonly is with strong family history with lupus or other autoimmune conditions and put your genetic pool in a more vulnerable position. ...Read more

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Is alcohol safe for a person w/ lupus?

Is alcohol safe for a person w/ lupus?

Moderation: In moderation, alcohol can be safe in patients with lupus but certain medications used for lupus may make it unsafe. The caveat is that alcohol has many problems if taken in excess, if taken before driving, if taken while pregnant, etc. The list goes on. However, having lupus is not an absolute contraindication to alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the things that make doctors think a person could have lupus?

What are the things that make doctors think a person could have lupus?

Multiorgan SLE: Typically, persons with systemic lupus erythematosis (sle) report joint swelling and pain. Others have a characteristic facial rash on both sides of their nose called a malar or "butterfly" rash. Some persons develop sharp chest pains that worsen with breathing call pleuritic pains. Sle can efffect kidneys, liver, brain and many other organs. ...Read more

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Someone that has rheumatism is because that person has lupus?

Not really: Rheumatism is a general term for aches and pains. People with lupus can have joint pain but there are many other conditions that have aches and pains as well. ...Read more

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Does lupus always make a person tired?

Lupus: It is a systemic, autoimmune disease. Fatigue is unfortunately seen in a majority of patients, specially those who are steroids or immuno-modulator drugs. ...Read more

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Could a person have lupus in their blood on a test and it never becomes active?

Yes: A positive ANA alone does not increase the risk of developing lupus in the future. The ANA is very nonspecific as well as is frequently positive in normals. ...Read more