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Doctor insights on: Length Of Lupus Flare Up

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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

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What are lupus flares?

What are lupus flares?

Worsening: Flares are worsening of lupus signs and symptoms. Stress reduction, a healthy diet, routine exercise, and avoidance of excess sun exposure all help to reduce lupus flares. If you smoke, you must stop as it is deadly especially in lupus. Speak to your doctor about which medications to avoid. Also ask if you should be on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) which has very few risks but offers significant protection. ...Read more

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How do you deal with a lupus flare up?

Depends on flare: The answer to this depends on the nature of the flare, what areas are involved and how serious the flare is. Skin disease would be treated much differently than a significant flare of kidney disease you must be followed by your rheumatologist to be evaluated as to the nature of the flare, the severity of it and the appropriatectherapy. ...Read more

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What causes lupus to flare other then sunlight?

See details: Infection, stress and tobacco use. Often it flares without an obvious cause. ...Read more

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Do you have to be in a flare to test positive for Lupus?

Lupus : There are different tests for lupus. Diagnostic tests which can be positive even if you don't have a flare. Then there are test to determine disease activity which can be abnormal during flares. Mind you that a diagnosis of lupus depends on history, clinical exam in addition to lab. Best wishes ...Read more

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Hello, my wife has her first lupus flare up and i need to know how to help her deal with it until it goes away, please.?

Rheumatologist: The pattern and severity of organ involvement determines specific drug therapy, but a number of general issues apply to every patient with sle. Adherence to medication regimens, good sleep hygiene, and compliance with recommended testing are important. Protection from sunlight, a well-balanced diet, exercise, immunizations, mgt of comorbidities are important, too. See your rheumatologist for more. ...Read more