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I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is there any harm in eating beets?

I have lupus (nephritis-kidney), is there any harm in eating beets?

Depends: Lupus nephritis can lead to chronic kidney disease (an elevated creatinine on your bloodtest). If you have ckd, then beets are bad for you. Beets have a high amount of potassium so people with ckd can not eliminate that excess potassium. High potassium in the body can lead to cardiac issues. Therefore avoid beets if your lupus nephritis caused chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What are the physical manifestations of anorexia, if any, that could be mistaken for lupus symptoms if a patient isn't forthright about eating bxs?

What are the physical manifestations of anorexia, if any, that could be mistaken for lupus symptoms if a patient isn't forthright about eating bxs?

A patient with: Combined lupus and anoerexia nervosa would be challenging. I am not sure, has she had a diagnosis of lupus? Anoerexia refers to no appetite and can be a part of illness, anoerexia nervosa is a body dysmorphic disorder, a psychiatric condition. If she is very thin and eats little while being preoccupied with calories, may be that but needs a psychiatrist. If its appetite loss it's different. ...Read more

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Regular body aches fatigue/weakness even after sleeping, eating and drinking right. Feel ok for a day, then feel it again. Is lupus a possibility?

Regular body aches fatigue/weakness even after sleeping, eating and drinking right. Feel ok for a day, then feel it again. Is lupus a possibility?

Aches and fatigue: These are very common symptoms which can be caused by infection, injury, cancer, autoimmune disease, stress, toxic exposures, depression... that many different things. Start with a good general checkup and screening by your doctor. Some straightforward simple tests can help eliminate things like lupus. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is lupus an inflammatory disease? Does eating anti inflammatory food ( fish, blueberry, olive oil, broccoli) help to control the disease?

See below: It is an autoimmune inflammatory disease. Eating healthy foods like you mentioned can reduce your risk of heart disease which is elevated with lupus, but unfortunately it is not going put your lupus into remission. ...Read more

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I've been having abdominal pain, sometimes severe. Follows eating. Occurs with diarrhea (often) or constipation from imodium (loperamide). Dr. Not sure it's lupus ?

Not lupus: This sounds more like reflux (gerd), ulcer, or gastritis. An allergic reaction to certain foods or a toxic reaction to certain food proteins (food protein enteropathy) is yet another possibility. These symptoms are not typical for lupus. See a gastroenterologist and/or allergist to sort it out. ...Read more

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My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic.. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

Possibly: this is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus..you should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more

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This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... Im 27 i want to feel normal. But i don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?

See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more