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I have lupus, can I get a C-section without many complications?

I have lupus, can I get a C-section without many complications?

Yes: A great deal of the risk comes from the general condition of the patient, other diseases present (hypertension, diabetes, etc.), and other factors such as smoking. The lupus does play a role but if the disease is well controlled without serious involvement such as brain or kidney inflammation, patients can do quite well throughout pregnancy and delivery (c-section or vaginal). ...Read more

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How do you have a safe baby with lupus?

How do you have a safe baby with lupus?

Control risk factors: The best way to insure an uneventful pregnancy to to be sure your lupus is under excellent control and you do not have any risk factors such as anticardiolipin antibodies present. Be under the care of a rheumatologist and do not stop any meds during pregnancy without the approval of the rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get pregnant with lupus?

Is it safe to get pregnant with lupus?

See experts early: Ideally a woman with sle would see her rheumatologist and a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist before trying to conceive (ttc). Then lab tests could be ordered, records reviewed and risks discussed. Those include preeclampsia and poor fetal growth. She should ask her OB to refer her to the mfm doctor early in the pregnancy and on ongoing basis to help evaluate mom + baby and plan for delivery. ...Read more

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Is Bikram yoga safe for lupus patients?

Is Bikram yoga safe for lupus patients?

Bikram yoga: If any should help with joint pains, fatigue , better mobility , feeling of well being. Lupus nephritis patients and renal failure patients should consult with their doctors prior to undertaking bikram ypga due to fluid loss and dehydrates toon as a result if heat associated with bikram yoga. ...Read more

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Is it safe for lupus patients to do a full body detox?

For the most part..: If done properly, it should not harm. But does it do good. No. If someone is trying to sell you this bill of goods, run away! ...Read more

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I have lupus. Is it safe for me to become pregnant?

High risk: Patients with lupus should be followed by an obstetrician who cares for high risk pregnant patients. It is possible to deliver a normal, healthy baby. Make sure you get good prenatal care and testing. Your blood pressure and urine should be checked periodically. ...Read more

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I have lupus so is it safe for me to become pregnant?

Yes: However, your pregnancy would be considered high risk. Depending on your ob's comfort level with managing pregnant patients with lupus, you might also see a maternal-fetal specialist. They are specifically trained to manage pregnant patients with co-existing medical problems. ...Read more

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I have APS, lupus and adrenal deficiency, would I have a safe pregnancy?

I have APS, lupus and adrenal deficiency, would I have a safe pregnancy?

Depends: Are your conditions under control? remission? What maintenance medications are you on? Are these safe for pregnancy? How long have you been flare free? What are your titers? Do you have any end organ such as kidney damage?? Best is to discuss first with your rheumatologist, endocrinologist and seek a perinatal specialist opinion. Best Wishes ...Read more

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Is it safe for people with lupus to take gabipentin?

See below: Unless you are on meds that would counteract with it, it is relatively safe drug to use in lupus patients to help treat neuropathy and other conditions. ...Read more

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Is opc3 safe for someone with lupus and low kidney function?

Is opc3 safe for someone with lupus and low kidney function?

Waste of money: Safe or not there is nothing in this product you need to be taking. If you are eating a diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetable and lean meats you are getting all the antioxidants you need. As well this product contains a high amount of potassium, which could be dangerous for someone with kidney disease. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with lupus 1/17/10, is it safe to get a tatto?

There's a risk: Colorful tattoos have been linked with bad flare-ups. Whether this is a coincidence or cause, getting such a tattoo is playing russian roulette with your chaotic immune system. Lupus is among the cruelest of diseases, and i admire your proactive approach to your health. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for discoid lupus?

Are there safe alternative therapies for discoid lupus?

Avoid sun exposure: The most important therapy is to avoid sun exposure by using hats and or sun screen. ...Read more

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Lupus patients and h1n1 flu shot- is it safe?

Absolutely: Due to your autoimmune disease, you are an absolute perfect patient to receive the vaccination. Make sure you get the flu shot not the nasal mist. ...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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Is grape seed extract safe for patients with lupus?

Is grape seed extract safe for patients with lupus?

Probably: There is no absolute reason that you can not take it. A recent article showed that it had a preventive effect in squamous cell carcinoma cancer prevention. ...Read more

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