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Is Lupus And Thalassemia Reasons For Disability
No: Lupus is not related to Alpha or beta thalassemias. The thalassemias cause "intrinsic" anemia, meaning the anemia is due to a problem inside the red blood cells. Lupus is an autoimmune disease and causes "extrinsic" anemia, meaning lupus is acting on the red blood cells from the outside and causing them to be destroyed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lupus erythematosus is a name given to a collection of autoimmune diseases, in which the human immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues.Symptoms of these diseases can affect many different body systems, including joints, skin, kidneys, blood ...Read more
My skin is lightly red on my cheeks like im breaking out.. I have eczema but scared it may be lupus.. Is this enough reason to suspect lupus?
Reason for full body tremors-woke up this morning I have postural orthostatic tachy syndrome all symptoms good cept shaky all over :/ also have lupus?
High Complex questn: Your diagnoses of dyes autonomia could cause your symptom, but having lupus means you may also be on medications that alter your immune system- this means your symptoms could be due an infection. Talk to you doctor to discuss these and other possibilities, depending on the specifics of your condition. ...Read more
Dr.S says I have pos ANA but can’t find reason why. My mother has lupus & pos ana. Could my ANA result simply be inherited by her (w/out disease)?
Can chronic gastritis (not from hpylori) be from my lupus? Egd multiple times shows gastritis but no known reason... I wish i could drink coffee again
Chronic gastritis: Lupus is a possibility if no other cause found. It's an autoimmune disorder and there are causes of autoimmune gastritis causing acid producing cells to due resulting in gastric cell lining thinning and atrophy. A biopsy during egd may be helpful to determine the cause of gastritis. ...Read more
What is scientific reason 4 lupus fatigue when not in flare & labs are great?I burn out so quickly & have 2 lie down to rest.Never used 2 like this.
Lupus & fatigue: Lupus can cause fatigue & decreased exercise tolerance for many reasons that are poorly understood. Don't overlook other causes such as associated health conditions, lifestyle, depression, stress, medications, sleep disturbances, etc. Antimalarials are often helpful for fatigue & is one of the best medications for anyone with lupus. Talk to your doctor if you aren't on this medication now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Im 25 with avascular necrosis(bilateral) and I don't have lupus, sickle cell disease, never used steroid medication, nor never injury a bone! reason?
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