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Lupus Harmful Eat Beets
Possibly: Lupus nephritis can lead to chronic kidney disease (an elevated creatinine on your bloodtest). If you have ckd, then beets are bad for you. Beets have a high amount of potassium so people with CKD can not eliminate that excess potassium. High potassium in the body can lead to cardiac issues. Therefore avoid beets if your lupus nephritis caused chronic kidney disease. ...Read more
Hello, I have lupus and a weekly positive lupus anticaogulant with 1.33. Does it mean harmful to health?
You have a clotting: It means you have a clotting risk. You need to discuss with your rheumatologist how to prevent the clotting ...Read more
I have lupus. I have recently tested with lupus anticaogulant and it came with a weekly positive result. Does it mean anything serious or harmful to me?
Potentially yes: Lupus in itself is a serious disease and warrants being under the care of a doctor. So called "lupus anticoagulant" puts you at risk of developing blood clots. Despite its name, it increases the risk of venous and arterial blood clots. ...Read more
What is the proper diet for lupus patients? What foods are good to eat if you have lupus? Are there any foods that should be avoided?
EAT HEALTHY!: Low starch, little sugar, high fiber, plenty of water, good proteins in adequate amounts. And eat your colored veggies and greens. Good nutritional support might also include 3-omega fatty acids found in fish and flax seed oil. Take a complete vitamin. Avoid saturated fats. Emphasize monosaturated fats! ...Read more
Depends: Lupus nephritis can lead to chronic kidney disease (an elevated creatinine on your bloodtest). If you have ckd, then beets are bad for you. Beets have a high amount of potassium so people with CKD can not eliminate that excess potassium. High potassium in the body can lead to cardiac issues. Therefore avoid beets if your lupus nephritis caused chronic kidney disease. ...Read more
I have sle lupus what medicine is best for me because I take plenty and what kind of food can I eat?
Varied meds: There are many different meds used for lupus depending on what features of the disease you have. They may range from anti inflammatory medication to steroids and many other drugs. You really need to be followed by a rheumatologist to determine the extent of your disease and which drugs are appropriate ...Read more
I have lupus. On Plaquenil. Eat very health & exercise daily. My current labs & cholesterol look great & normal. Is it possible I no longer have lupus?
It's quite unlikely that you are now lupus free. I am not aware of any cases where patients have been able to resolve their lupus unless it started due to medications.
You could have your lupus bloodwork repeated however I am not sure if that would be accurate. ...Read more
I eat, hydrate, & rest properly &am a runner who has lupus. Is it 'normal' for exhaustion/require 4 hr nap after every 60min jog (2-3x/week)? Or lupus?
LUPUS: Lupus can be discoid or systemic. It is a serious disease that requires treatment and frequent follow up by your md. The worse one is when it affects your kidneys. Pls. See your md if you have sx. Thanks. ...Read more
My 15 year old bro. Has lupus his face is red he is lazy. Doesn't want to eat. Lost weight. High temp., becomes weak. What is the best medicine please :?
Needs immediate care: If he is having fevers and losing weight this is extremely serious. He needs to be under close supervision of a rheumatologist. If he is already seeing one, have him call that doctor immediately and explain his issues. If he does not, go to the er. Fevers may be secondary to lupus but they may also be related to a serious infection especially if your brother is on a cortisone med. Do not delay. ...Read more
I have Lupus and take "Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate". I have around 8 kilos extra and I don't eat enough protein. Can I replace this supplement?
No: Hydroxychloroquine is considered a DMARD (disease modifying antirheumatic drug) used in lupus and many other autoimmune diseases to help slow disease progression. It is not considered a supplement. Has many benefits and fairly well tolerated. It has not been shown to cause weight gain and some studies have actually shown people who take hydroxychloroquine have developed diabetes less frequently ...Read more
I have lupus and kidney problems. I have been drinking one rockstar energy drink a day to help with fatigue. Is it harmful?
10mg caffeine/ounce: Watch out for: Increased blood pressure, Heart palpitations, Anxiety and panic attacks, Diarrhea, Increased urination, Dizziness, irritability, nausea, nervousness, jitters per https://www. Caffeineinformer. Com/energy-drink-side-effects. What's your age, pertinent to your question of possible harm? ...Read more
Nausea, upper abd pain x4months. Eat well, not overweight, no NSAIDs. Priloec didn't help. EGD showed inflammation. Waiting biopsies. Have lupus. Biopsy why?
Need more informatio: A biopsy is done to make certain there is no tumor or other side effect. Lupus would be unusual because of your symptoms and findings. We need to know more about your medications and your general medical health. ...Read more
Methotrexate :The most common adverse effects include: hepatotoxicity (liver damage), but could this be seen in low dose for Lupus affecting skin?
Have well controlled lupus& dysautonomia. Exhausted. My rheumMD suggested I could be depressed. I don't agree. I exercise, work, eat healthy. Now what?
Get 2nd opinion: Depression is not a "bright line" disease, where you clearly have it or you don't. It is a continuum of mood, with many people who are physically active and otherwise in good help having milder forms of it (dysthymia) while others are more severe afflicted (major depressive disorder and/or bipolar disorders). If you have a primary care doctor, get their opinion, or ask to see a psychologist. ...Read more
Have lupus & dyautonomia. I exercise & eat healthy. Struggle w/fatigue. Lupus is stable so MD assumed depression. Why? Is depression common with lupus
Depression: Can be a response to any illness, including Lupus. Fatigue can be a symptom of depression. Chicken and egg. Please think holistically. Do what you can to eat well and move to the degree that you and your doc agree is ok. Fill your mind w/uplifting things through podcasts and books and interesting movies. Peace and good health. If depression persists seek support from a mental health pro. ...Read more
Have lupus/sjogrens. Eat high fiber diet w/more than enough water. Take Miralax (polyethylene glycol) 2xdaily & probiotics. Despite this, still get "backed up". Other tips?
Rheumatology consult: See your rheumatologist to ensure that your gastrointestinal symptoms are being managed. What may seem like constipation may be involvement of your gastrointestinal system with Systemic Lupus Erethematosus or drug side effects. And, the differential is quite large, including intestinal pseudo obstruction and IBD. Corticosteroids and propellants are used in functional restoration depending on Dx. ...Read more
Can a vitamin D level of 20 contribute to depression/the blues and fatigue? I exercise daily, eat healthy, don't eat junk food. I also have lupus.
YEs: The level is low. I would suggest you try supplementing with Vitamin D3 ...Read more
How much do genes play part in lipid panel? My total cholesterol 170, LDL 84, HDL 80, Triglycerides 63.I eat healthy & exercise daily & also have lupus
Genetics of lipids: Genetics are a powerful determinant of cholesterol metabolism. Some people eat super healthy and still have very high cholesterol requiring medicine to control. Others eat poorly and still have low cholesterol. By the way, treatment of lupus w/ steroid drugs can also contribute to development of heart disease. For personalized advice on this, talk to your doctor or a consultant here on HealthTap. ...Read more
Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune disease and affects skin, joints, kidneys, heart, lungs, brain, blood and blood vessels. In lupus immune system makes antibodies to healthy cells causing inflammation leading to damage to organ or body system. Lupus is not contagious. It is not a cancer or related to hiv. It is a chronic inflammatory disease with ups and downs. With good care most can lead healthy life. ...Read more
Autoimmunity: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflame the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system, lungs, mucous membranes, and other internal organs. A red rash is often but not always present hence the term lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf.". ...Read more
Auto-immune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosis: a complex disease. It is an "auto-immune" disease (production of antibodies attacking the sufferer's own body). Symptoms can include fevers, aches/pains, fatigue, weight loss, kidney disease, rash, easy clotting, many others. Treatment includes suppressing the immune system to reduce the antibodies. Discoid lupus has a rash, not necessarily other symptoms. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: The immune system causes inflammation in skin (often red cheeks after sun exposure), and/or joints, and sometimes organs like kidney, muscle, liver, blood vessels, brain. Treated with plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) antiinflammatories, other meds, and healthy habits like vaccines to prevent infections and exercise to stay fit. ...Read more