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How do you get lupus?

How do you get lupus?

Immune regulation: One's immune system requires a control center (regulatory lymphocytes etc) to keep it in balance. When the regulation is impaired, immune disorders such as allergic and autoimmune disorders develop. There is also a strong genetic and hormonal influences. Females or people with family history of autoimmune or allergic disorders are at a higher risk to develop these diseases. ...Read more

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How can a person get lupus?

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How can a person get lupus?

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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How do you get diagnosed with lupus?

How do you get diagnosed with lupus?

On criteria: Diagnosis of SLE is based on multiple criteria and a diagnosis is based on a complete history and physical examination, certain blood tests and radiologic tests. You must fulfill four or more major criteria and some minor to make a diagnosis. There is no one test or procedure that an produce a diagnosis. This I best done by a Rheuymatologist. ...Read more

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How bad is lupus?& how bad does it get?

Everyone is different: Everybody with lupus is different. Some people could have a very mild lupus. Others can have very serious involvement of many organs. The purpose of our therapy is to control it the best we can and help stamp it out. ...Read more

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How do you get lupus and can it be cured?

How do you get lupus and can it be cured?

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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When should someone get tested for lupus?

When it is suspected: It depends on the findings when a person is seen. A physician will evaluate the symptoms that might suggest such a test is rash, joint pain, swelling of the joints, chest pain, urine changes such as protein and or blood. If the antinuclear antibody test is positive you will need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Which tattooo can I get to to symbolize lupus?

Which tattooo can I get to to symbolize lupus?

Red wolf: Lupus erythematosus literally means "the red wolf", though i've been puzzled for a lifetime as to why. I admire your courage in choosing a tattoo to stand for the challenge that you must fight. Stay brave and if this is truly what you want, then wear it with pride. ...Read more

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Is lupus can be back again after you get well?

Is lupus can be back again after you get well?

Yes: There are different types of Lupus! Some predominantly affect the skin, other is Systemic! Condition may go dormant?remission? But may wake up and activate a cascade of bad symptoms. Check with rheumatologist,stress, infections,excessive sun exposure, may flare up the condition. Good Luck ...Read more

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How can I get motivated to exercise with my lupus?

How can I get motivated to exercise with my lupus?

See details: Motivation comes from within. No one can provide it for you. Stop finding excuses not to exercise and start a program. ...Read more

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Can you please define lupus and how does one get lupus?

Autoimmune, systemic: Lupus is an autoimmune disease, in simple terms, your body produces certain antibodies that attack your own organs.It can affect any part of the body. Common symptoms - joint pains, facial rash, photosensitivity, mouth ulcers, hair loss. Organ involvement usually kidney, brain. No one really knows why someone gets it- it is believed that genetic, environmental factors play a major role. ...Read more

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Is there anyway i can get tested for lupus without consent?

Yes: Without your consent? What a weird question. I always explain what lab i order to the patient and what the tests are for. So it is unlikely that you can be tested without your consent but technically it is possible. ...Read more

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How should I get my husband to realize my lupus is an issue and take it seriously?

How should I get my husband to realize my lupus is an issue and take it seriously?

Take him: Take him to a local seminar or talk on lupus. Contact your local arthritis foundation or lupus foundation branch for local talks. Take him to your next rheumatology appointment. Many people do not realize that the disease can attack internal organs cause seizures, psychosis, kidney failure, etc. ...Read more

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I've got a lot of symptoms for lupus but don't "officially" have it. Will i get it?

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I've got a lot of symptoms for lupus but don't "officially" have it. Will i get it?

Possibly: Have your ssa, ssb, sm/rnp, dsdna and histone checked. Plus ANA comes and goes. Your dr. Needs to evaluate you thoroughly. You may still have lupus. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a friend who has lupus. What is it and how does someone get it?

See below: It is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your body. This occurs as a result of genetics and environmental triggers some of which are unknown. Check out the lupus foundation of america's website as they have more detailed information about the disease. ...Read more

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On average how long does it take to get a diagnoses of Lupus? I heard it takes years

It depends: It most often can be made early if the doctor suspects it is present and orders appropriate tests. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have many symptoms of lupus, I now have insurance, how do I get tested and relief from my pain?

I have many symptoms of lupus, I now have insurance, how do I get tested and relief from my pain?

Rhematologist: see your primary m.d who can do basic blood work for lupus, but you insist on seeing a rhematologist they are pros in sle no insurance should not be the reason not to see m.d. ...Read more