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What Is Lupis
Control the disease: The best way to minimize symptoms is to suppress disease activity with proper meds. Discuss this with a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Can be normal: 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
Many Sx:: Lupus is both a clinical and laboratory diagnosis. I have many people with some labs indicating sle, but virtually no symptoms or findings suggestive of actual disease. V the attached figure has the cardinal potential problems clinically associated with active lupus. Even if a patient of mine has serologic lupus with no disease, a place them on generic plaquenyl at the appropriate dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have lupis, and hypothyroidism, how to deal w/inflammation? Everything i try makes me swell up?
Depends: Obviously if your thyroid therapy is not optimal you will have swelling and inflamation. So treating this to optimal levels with good labs is essential. Lupus tends to flair up. So pts are periodically on Prednisone wich can help with inflamation but cause swelling with salt and water retention. Dieuretics may be helpful with this. If it a frequent occurrence then immunosupression may be needed. ...Read more