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Is lupus a fatal disease? 

Is lupus a fatal disease? 

Can be, not usually: In the 1950s, 60% of lupus patients died within five years. Now, more than 90% survive beyond five years. Many lupus patients have non-life threatening disease. Kidney or brain involvement portends a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

Is systemic lupus erythematosus a kind of cancer disease, and is it fatal?

Not a cancer: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can affects multiple organ including kidney, brain, joints, skin, blood, eyes etc. It is not cancer. Yes, it can be very debilitating and lethal if not treated properly. You need to see a rheumatologist and discuss in detail with your md. ...Read more

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Is sle really a genetic disease?

Is sle really a genetic disease?

Somewhat genetic?: Sle (lupus) is an auto-immune disorder in which a person's immune system is reacting strongly against parts of his own body. The inflammation from the immune system reaction leads to symptoms. It is believed to be partly genetic (some people may be genetically more likely to get sle) and partly environmental (something happens in a person's life that sets off the auto-immune reaction). ...Read more

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Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Is it possible for eosinophilic esophagitis be a symptom of lupus or other autoimmune disease?

Learning more : A recent publication in the journal of allergy and clinical immunology described a subset of patients with eosinophilic esophagitis who have connective tissue disease. Musculoskeletal pain and hypermobility of the joints were described in these patients. We hope to learn more and more is further research gives us more answers. ...Read more

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Is scoliosis a autoimmune disease?

Is scoliosis a autoimmune disease?

No: Scoliosis, or an abnormal curvature of the spine, is often congenital (you are born with it) but never autoimmune. ...Read more

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Is arthritis a communicable disease?

Is arthritis a communicable disease?

Life: Nope. Not in general. There is a very rare form of arthritis, however, caused by disseminated gonorrhea. ...Read more

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Is the fibromyalgia a fatal disease?

Is the fibromyalgia a fatal disease?

No: Fibromyalgia is accompanied by a certain degree of misery and discomfort, it will not cause loss of life. The only risk is profound depression which could make you seriously ill. ...Read more

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Since psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, would it be a risk factor for lymphoma?

Since psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, would it be a risk factor for lymphoma?

Yes, but: Probably not much of one. I cannot say I have seen much lymphoma it patients with bad psoriasis, and also don't note any increase in t cell disease which has a tendency to involve skin. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease serious?

Is celiac disease serious?

Can be: Think of the digestive tract as an assembly line where food comes in, is reduced to its parts, then moved into the body where the parts can be re-assembled into usable material.In celiac, the protein allergy injures the gut, reducing the ability to move any parts into the body.If the injury is bad enough you waste away and remain sickly. By avoiding the gluten, the body can heal & the system work ...Read more

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Is fibromylgia a real disease?

Is fibromylgia a real disease?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia is a real diagnosis, which is made due to meeting certain various criteria. Just because it is a real diagnosis doesn't mean it has to be a lifelong disease process. I always take on fibromyalgia patients fully expecting to find the root causes of the fibro and work to address the many root causes, and with good results. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lupus arthritis but not systemic lupus disease?

Is it possible to have lupus arthritis but not systemic lupus disease?

Yes: Lupus erythematosus does not always involve internal organs (systemic). It sometimes only affects the skin and joints. Forms that do so are scle, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, and sometimes dle, discoid lupus erythematosus. ...Read more

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There is controversy over if Interstitial Cystitis considered an autoimmune disease, or could it be part of a Lupus flare? Lupus causes inflamation.

IC and Lupus: IC (Interstitial Cystitis) is inflammation of the Bladder Wall that can occur by itself or in conjunction with other autoimmune diseases, including Lupus, fibromyalgia, scleroderma, and Sjogren's Syndrome. Research has shown that IC patients are 30 Times more likely to have SLE (systemic lupus erthematosus). If you have IC, tests for Autoimmune conditions should be performed by your Doctor. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?

Can lupus cause pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?

Lupus pancreatitis : Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients . Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced . Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?

Can lupus cause pancreatitis since lupus is an autoimmune disease?

Lupus pancreatitis : Lupus induced pancreatitis happens in a small percentage of lupus patients . Lupus vasculitis can cause pancreatitis. Other causes of pancreatitis in lupus include virus induced, perforated peptic ulcer disease, common duct stone from biliary tract, alcohol and or drug induced . Pancreatitis in lupus occurs as part of multi system disease. Pancreatitis as initial manifestation lupus is rare. ...Read more

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Is rsd considered a catastrophic disease?

Is rsd considered a catastrophic disease?

Intense nerve pain: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy is renamed to complex regional pain syndrome to acurately reflect the localized nature of this illness. It is often result of trauma to the area injurying the nerve which healed abnormally and thus becomes hypersenstive. It can be severe and disabling for some, but i don't believe it is generally regarded as catastrophic. Consult doc if u r having trouble. Good luck. ...Read more

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What makes hypothyroidism a serious disease?

What makes hypothyroidism a serious disease?

Hypothyroidism: Impaired mental activity, including problems with concentration & memory. Depression. Chronic fatigue. Difficulty concentrating.Sensitivity to cold headache.Muscle&joint aches. Weight gain, despite diminished appetite.Constipation. Early puberty. Menstrual irregularities. Hearing loss. Husky voice.Skin & hair changes (pale, rough, dry skin, less sweat, hair coarsens, brittle nails). Serious enough. ...Read more

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Is viral meningitis a serious disease?

Is viral meningitis a serious disease?

Hardly: Viral meningitis is usually a self-limiting condition and long-term neurologic sequelae is rare. ...Read more

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Is osteoarthritis a curable disease now?

Is osteoarthritis a curable disease now?

No: All treatments such as weight loss, exercise, supplements, medications, injections, and surgery are designed to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis. There is no cure for the condition but the progression may be slowed down. ...Read more