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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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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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Will smoking worsen my lupis?

Yes: Smoking affects many body systems, including the immune system. It decreases the body's responses to various situations and reduces blood flow and thereby decreases nutrient and oxygenation to tissues. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone with lupis?

What is the life expectancy for someone with lupis?

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

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What are the symptoms for lupus and can u have just the lupis trate?

What are the symptoms for lupus and can u have just the lupis trate?

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 more

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Can arthritis turn into lupis?

Can arthritis turn into lupis?

No!: Theres different form of arthritis. Most commonly osteoarthritis. Lupus is an autoimmune disease! can a patient have both lupus and osteoarthritis and or rheumatoid arthritis? Absolutely. But there's no conversion process that we know of! ...Read more

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Can a butterfly rash caused by discoid lupis be removed?

Can a butterfly rash caused by discoid lupis be removed?

Depends: The rash that is seen is part of the immune response to the skin and it is a reflection of the activity of the disease. Sometimes the exposure to light can make it worse. In general, controlling the disease will make it more likely that the rash goes away. ...Read more

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Can food allergies lead to lupis?

Can food allergies lead to lupis?

No: I am not aware of any studies which associate food allergies as a predisposition to lupus. ...Read more

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If I have lupis, and hypothyroidism, how to deal w/inflammation? Everything i try makes me swell up?

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

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What could cause atrophied pancreas? I don't drink, do have severe arthritis and take meds also have lupis

What could cause atrophied pancreas?  I don't drink, do have severe arthritis and take meds also have lupis

Drugs to treat SLE.: Systemic lupus erythematosus typically does not affect the pancreas, but type one diabetes is more common in lupus. Also, many drugs, including Prednisone used to treat sle can adveresly affect pancreatic function or cause pancreatitis. ...Read more

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