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What is lupues?

What is lupues?

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 more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

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

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

Autoimmune disease: Lupus (or sle or systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that can cause many symptoms including joint pains, kidney disease, rashes, blood count disturbances and more. Your doctor can evaluate if you need to be tested. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

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

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What is lupus?

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Inflammatory disease: Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease [instead of your body fighting germs or bacteria, it starts to attack healthy cells] with unknown cause. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

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

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What is lupus?

What is lupus?

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

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What is lupus?

It is: It is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your body. There are 4 forms: systemic, drug-induced, discoid, and subacute cutanenous. The lupus foundation's website has great educational material. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

See details: Lupus is the name given to a group of autoimmune diseases in which the immune system become overactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues. These tissues include skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, heart and nerves. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Lupus: Lupus is an autoimmune collagen vascular disease. Can be cutaneous or systemic and is in the family of rheumatological disorders. ...Read more

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What is Lupus?

Lupus: It is a multi-system, chronic, inflammatory disorder that can primarily present as skin rash, shortness of breath, neuropathy or kidney disease. ...Read more

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What exactly is lupus?

What exactly is lupus?

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

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What is luppus?

What is luppus?

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 more

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What is alupecia?

What is alupecia?

Hair loss: Medical term that means hair loss of any kind. Androgenic alopecia is also known as male pattern baldness. Alopecia areata is a common patchy loss of hair and alopecia totalis is complete loss of body hair. Many other types exist. ...Read more

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What is lupus? Is it hereditary?

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

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What is burtsitis?

What is burtsitis?

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 more

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What is dle?

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

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What is scleroderma?

What is scleroderma?

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 more

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What is rheumatism?

What is rheumatism?

Outdated term: We no longer use the term rheumatism as it previously referred to multiple conditions that affected joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and even nerves. In some cases, it meant rheumatoid arthritis. ...Read more

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What exactly is rheumatology?

What exactly is rheumatology?

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 more

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Why am i vomiting with lupas?

Why am i vomiting with lupas?

Gastroparesis: Nausea and vomiting are common in lupus. It probably occurs in up to 15-20% of lupus patients. It is because of gastroparesis or severe incomplete emptying of the stomach. This is not alarming. Consutl your rheumotologist. ...Read more

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Is there anything else recommended for Lupas aerimatosis and Polymorphic Light Eruption as I suffer both.

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

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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?

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?

Avoid Sunlight !!: SLE and PMLE are both exacerbated by sunlight . As such , you must be very vigilant about getting too much sun. Use Sunscreens of at least #30 SPF daily ; stay out of the sun between 10-3 PM. ...Read more

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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??????

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

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What is lupis can you die from this?

What is lupis can you die from this?

Yes but: 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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What are the primary concerns with LABAs?

What are the primary concerns with LABAs?

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 more

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What are the symptoms or early stages of lupos?

What are the symptoms or early stages of lupos?

Photosensitivity: Sensitivity to light (in form of rashes) can be the first symptoms. ...Read more

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We are tryin baby but no luck so far. What do you recommend?

We are tryin baby but no luck so far. What do you recommend?

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

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How might you make the disease lupis not as severe or make problems in your life?

How might you make the disease lupis not as severe or make problems in your life?

Control the disease: The best way to minimize symptoms is to suppress disease activity with proper meds. Discuss this with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I am taking siphene100mg since 2 months and no luck till now.. What could be the cause?

I am taking siphene100mg since 2 months and no luck till now.. What could be the cause?

Try longer: Clomiphene citrate ("siphene") is not a guaranteed pregnancy. Worldwide 50-60% of women who try to conceive on cc will be succesful. Of those who do get pregnant 85% happen in 3 cycles and 95% take up to 6 cycles. ...Read more

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Are some bracelets good for your health, like a health bracelet or a good luck bracelet?

Are some bracelets good for your health, like a health bracelet or a good luck bracelet?

Placebo effect: Many magnetic brackets are touted to improve health, although there is no solid research supporting these claims. Yet belief is a powerful healer. ...Read more

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Im 29 and have been trying for a baby for 6 months yet no luck. Any advice on what can help?

Im 29 and have been trying for a baby for 6 months yet no luck. Any advice on what can help?

Infertility: By definition ' infertility' is defined as couples who are not able to conceive, after trying for two yrs. You need to consult with an OB gyn. ...Read more

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39 years old and trying for 9 months to have a 2nd baby with no luck.... Want to know what to do next?

39 years old and trying for 9 months to have a 2nd baby with no luck.... Want to know what to do next?

Infertility: This is a complicated question and answer. You need to go see your doctor so they can start working you up for infertility. Their are many causes and treatments. You may be referred to an infertility specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Trying for kids for a few years no luck we didn't have much sex tho back then now we are actually trying more is there any tips on what to do?

Trying for kids for a few years no luck we didn't have much sex tho back then now we are actually trying more is there any tips on what to do?

Time for consult: The cited average is 6 mo of trying before pregnancy and that include earlier and later successes. Balanced nutrition, rest and healthy exercise will maintain your best chances.If you try for a year or more without luck, it may be time for you and partner to be evaluated at a fertility center.It takes 2 and a problem with either can stand in the way. ...Read more