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What Is Lupas
Lupus is a mystery: Lupus is a famous master of masquerade--it can mimic many disease states. Lupus symptoms may be present much earlier than when it can be diagnosed, thus lab measurement only provide a guide. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body somehow produces "autoantibodies" which attack its own tissues--virtually all organs/tissues can be involved . Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autoimmune: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune illness. This means people have a immume response against themselves and their own tissues. The hallmark blood test is a positive anti-nuclear antibody or an ana. Depending on what tissue is involved results in the clinical symptoms such as rash, arthritis, kidney disease etc. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: When the body is working normally, the body’s immune system kills germs and “bad” cells that could turn into cancer. Sometimes, instead of killing only bad cells, something goes wrong and the immune system starts to attack healthy cells. That is called an autoimmune response. It is what happens in lupus. In other words, if you have lupus, your body is attacking itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes to some extent.: Lupus is an autoimmune disease with many features, can suggest many other diagnoses. Most patients can be successfully treated, and many patients have mild disease. Certain heriditary factors can potentiate a greater likelood of disease, including complement protein deficiencies (c2 and c4), hla-types, such as b8, but it is not as strongly hereditable as many other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
Bursitis: An inflammatory condition involving an anatomic structure known medically as a "bursa." bursa's are basically the body holding tanks for synovial, or joint fluid. Due to a variety of causes, any bursa or tendon can become inflamed. Most like causes are overuse, trauma to the involved joint, or osteoarthritis. Treatment usually involves a oral course of an nsaia, or injection of a cortisone ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is dle?
Discoid lupus: Discoid lupus erythematosus can be a "skin only" form of lupus or the discoid lesions can be a part of more widespread lupus, systemic lupus erythematosus. The discoid lesions are red plaques most commonly found on the face, neck, or scalp. Later, the plaques can form pale scars. ...Read more
Hard skin: Scleroderma literally means "hard skin." it is a connective tissue disease that primarily involves the skin which becomes fibrotic (hardened). Changes also may occur in the blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. The disease involves autoimmunity whereby the immune system attacks the normal tissues of the body. The cause is unknown. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rheumatic Disease : The study of rheumatic diseases which include arthritis, bursitis, tendonitis, soft tissue diseases, immunologic diseases, osteoporosis, back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, connective tissue diseases to name a few. There are over 100-150 rheumatic diseases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there anything else recommended for Lupas aerimatosis and Polymorphic Light Eruption as I suffer both.
LE & PMLE: That is a tough combination. PMLE is usually treated with pain meds, anti itch creams and believe it or not light therapy. Small increasing doses of light to try and desensitize the skin from reacting to light. The mainstays of trement for LE include anti-inflamatories and immune modulating drugs. Best to coordinate care between derm and rheum specialists so each knows the others care plan ...Read more
Hi! I have suffered from Lupas aerimatosis and Polymorphic light eruption since I was 9yr old. I am wondering if you have any advise. Thanks xx?
My 13th month has recently come out with a butterfly rash on her face it has faded a bit but im quite worried could she have been born with lupas unknown to doctors?
I have RA ITS IN MY ORGANS TOO? I HAVE SWOLLEN AND DISTENDED PANCREAS &GALLB$STOMACH I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS. ISNT THIS LUPAS NOT RA??????
Complex question.: Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis are both diseases of the connective tissues of the same class. There are common symptoms in both & both can be severe and affect multiple organ systems. The treatment for both is often almost the same. Discuss your questions with your doctor. Knowing more about the disease you have, is always smart and helps you help your doc to get the best treatments and results ...Read more
Misuse!: People who have an acute asthma attack start using them expecting immediate relief. They are intended not for instantaneous relief (like albuterol) but as Long Acting Bronchodilitory Agents. People in acute bronchospasm have been known to die with them. As Tom Silva says: "The right tool for the right job." ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Some site 6 months as an average length of trying before achieving a pregnancy. Most would not consider a full evaluation needed for you & your partner until 1-2yrs have passed. Try to simplify life & remove stressful pursuits that might put your system off a bit & followup with your doc if the problem persists. ...Read more
Control the disease: The best way to minimize symptoms is to suppress disease activity with proper meds. Discuss this with a rheumatologist. ...Read more
I've been trying to search for this and haven't had any luck. Can it take just a few hours or does it usually take longer?
What?: What are you referring to> search for what? ...Read more
When is the best time to take a peak flow measurement? B4 or after I take my controller W/LABA? Should I measure morning and night?
Recommendations: You right: better to check twice a day: morning and night. Ant it should be stable. Good luck. ...Read more
I was on the injection for nearly 5 years and come off it around september last year, i have been trying for a baby since, and having no luck. ?
Depo injection: Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) usually resumes spontaneous ovulation within 6 months once it is discontinued. Were your menstrual cycles irregular prior to being placed on the medication? if so, there is a tendency for the menstrual cycle to resume that irregular pattern once the meds have stopped. I would be a good idea to be evaluated by a Fertility MD to determine ovulation frequency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wondering if lava crowns are okay to use or if they have porcelain delamination problems (seen some mention of that but can't find a lot of info)?
Ok to use: Almost all dental prosthetics have some chance of fracture (except solid gold crowns). Porcelain, plastics, and denture metals are subject to biting forces and fatigue. Diamonds and granite can be broken, and they are much harder than porcelain. Ask your dentist what would be best for your specific restorative needs. ...Read more
Rheumatologic issues: The specific diagnosis of lupus wouldn't run in families as much as the tendency towards rheumatologic conditions in general - that tendency runs in families - lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren's syndrome, scleroderma. Can find all of these in family lineages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Choose right surgeon: Liposuction is a very safe operation if performed by a abps-certified plastic surgeon in accredited facility. Doctors who do not have complete plastic surgical training (dermatologists that call themselves cosmetic surgeons, for example) often take a 2-day course or spend time with another non-plastic surgeon to "learn" liposuction, and do this in a non-accredited or under local anesthesia. Bad! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers