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What Things Can Make Lupus Worse
Ultraviolet!: It is not sunlight per se, but the ultraviolet rays in sunlight. They penetrate the skin and alter dna in white cells in small blood vessels causing a flare, usually cutaneous. Patients should always wear suntan lotion, uv-30 or better and never use tanning beds! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some are worse: The most severe case of lupus is systemic lupus which can affect many organs and usually requires agressive or some form of treatment. There is discoid lupus which can occur by itself and is manifested by skin lesions. Drug induced lupus is lupus symptoms caused by certain prescription drugs. There is another form called subacute lupus which has skin and some systemic problems but is less severe. ...Read more
Diagnosed with Lupus 4yrs ago I've seen a specialist &the medication has not been working getting worse. What other disease or disorder could it be?
Many. : Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease. There are several different types of Lupus and they usually cause many symptoms that other diseases have (nonspecific). When a patient is suspected of having Lupus or an autoimmune condition, they get special labs and they usually see a rheumatologist. medications can stop working and there are other medications that could improve your symptoms. ...Read more
Neither: Both lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are serious autoimmune illnesses that can range from mild to severe. They can effect other organs in the body, not just the joints. The long term complications of these illnesses can be minimized by seeking care from an experienced rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Many times Lupus activity, would be gauged by patient complaints, physical exam findings, and labs. I would need to know what area of the body you are getting the MRI of? MRI has certain roles in lupus such as those with possible brain, abdomen, or lung involvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They: Sjogren's is in some ways a milder disease but it can have significant organ involvement. Sjogrens's typically affects the moisture glands in your body causing dryness, whereas lupus does not. Sometimes they can coexist together. Lupus can have significant organ involement compared to sjogren's and often is worse than sjogrens in terms of organ involvement. ...Read more
They are similar: Both are autoimmune diseases and to varying degree, they have overlapping symptoms. Patients with lupus can have symptoms of sjogrens and vice versa. Both can lead to very serious, life threatening disease. More often, however, they are relatively well managed. In summary, severe lupus is probably worse than severe sjogrens, but there are exceptions. ...Read more
What to do if I have MS and I notice lupus has a lot of similarities. I was just curious which disease is worse to have?
I have classic lupus symptoms, worse over time. I had a + ANA test last year. It's normal this year. Could I still have lupus? What else mimics lupus?
After I have an intense workout, my face is very red, worse than others'. It stays for 1-2 hrs. My nasalabial folds are spared. Could be lupus related?
Lupus: Lupus can be associated with internal problems including problems with the kidneys, sores in the mouth, hair loss and other issues. Pmle involves the skin only and resolves relatively easily with topical steroid use and can be controlled with sunscreen use. Lupus can progress over time and should be monitored closely by a physician for signs of progression. ...Read more
S l e lupus i'm getting the worst throbbing pain that gets worse when moving around. The pain is in the left joint of my shoulder?
I have lupus &recently recent worsening of watery diarrhea daily. Normal colonoscopy. What causes this with lupus? Another flare possibly?
Honest opinion - I have lupus and pots. I just got pregnant both are under control - after pregnancy is over will those conditions become worse?
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