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Doctor insights on: Does Lupus Shorten Your Life

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Will lupus shorten my life span ?

Will lupus shorten my life span ?

Not usually: Not unless there is major internal organ involvement or severe infection. ...Read more

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Any way for a good life with this lupus disease?

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. ...Read more

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How will having lupus mess up my health later in life?

Depends: Two possible types of problems could be effects of lupus, including risks if recurrent infection, organ damage or heart disease; or side effects of medicines like Prednisone or nsaids. Close follow-up with a rheumatologist is important to avoid these problems. ...Read more

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Can i live a full life with lupus? Im 27. All I am reading on google is bad things

Can i live a full life with lupus? Im 27. All I am reading on google is bad things

Yes: Lupus is often mild and controlled with fairly non-toxic meds. In the absence of severe kidney, neurologic or other internal organ involvement, lupus patients can have a normal life expectancy. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i had come up positive. I share some of the symptoms of lupus. How hard will my life be if I have lupus?

Not enough info: What came up positive? What symptoms do you have? Have you seen a rheumatologist? It is impossible to answer a question such as this when no specifics are given. ...Read more

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If someone doesn't have Lupus in his past life.Why is it suddenly comes on at age 36?Is it a switch in the body turn on coincidently?Is it environment

If someone doesn't have Lupus in his past life.Why is it suddenly comes on at age 36?Is it a switch in the body turn on coincidently?Is it environment

Perhaps: Autoimmune diseases such as lupus are considered conditions from impairment in immune regulation (which tends to worsen as we age). Sun exposure has been known to trigger a lupus exacerbation but is not a cause. Perhaps environmental factors may have something to do with it but we have little knowledge of that. Increased abdominal fat many add to the inflammation. Female hormone may play a role. ...Read more

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Is lupus less life threatening at the age of 60?

Depends: SLE (systemic lupus Erythematosis) starting at age 60 is usually milder than starting at age 25. This is based on an average disease severity. There have always been younger patients with mild disease and older patients with severe disease. Most of the time even severe life threatening parts of SLE can be controlled. Talk with your rheumatologist about your symptoms and your risk. Good luck ...Read more

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What is the expected length of life for someone with neurological lupus?

What is the expected length of life for someone with neurological lupus?

It depends: Neurological lupus is a broad category. Criteria include: neuropathies, depression, cognitive dysfunction, seizures and other central nervous system involvement.(cns) in general the prognosis depends on what type of neurological involvement the patient has. CNS lupus has a poorer prognosis than depression and cgnitive dysfunction. ...Read more