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Which Member Of Sister Sledge Die From Lupus
One of my sisters inherited lupus disease from my father. Is it possible that brother could have it too?
Possible: Yes, he should get evaluated.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am from india , my sister has some swalling in her kidney perhaps it is lupus what are its effect on health. And how it can be cured. She is 25 .
See a doctor ASAP: Lupus presents in many ways, kidney disease being only part of the presentation. A family doctor can run a few tests and examine her and make the diagnosis. There is no cure for lupus, but the treatment options have improved dramatically and can control the disease process. It is also important that she be seen to make sure it is lupus. Many diseases can affect the kidney. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not necessarily, unless you have symptoms suggesting lupus. Let your doc know at next well visit. ...Read more
Ana positive1.810 with a homogenous pattern what does this mean? What could i have? Few family members have lupus 1 scleroderma
See below: Your doctor will have to interpret the ANA in context to your symptoms. With you having a family history of autoimmune disease, you are at increased risk for developing one. However; false positive ANA can occur and we also know that a person who has family history of autoimmune disease may test positive for ana, but may never develop an autoimmune disease. It would be best to see a rheum dr. ...Read more
Out of 6 siblings , I have sle, a sister has sjogrens, and a brother has sarcoid. Does that increase the odds my son will have lupus?
Yes: Your son is at increased risk of an autoimmune disorder like lupus (sle) based on the family history. Clearly that is not an absolute indication that he will have problems, but the potential is there. I would make sure that his doctor is aware of the family history. ...Read more
Sure: But you will not get it figured out on the internet if you are concerned enough then consultation with a doctor would be appropriate. ...Read more
Hi. My sister has lupus and experiencing excessive hair loss. Is it ok for her to use anti hair loss products especificaly "novuhair"-phil.-made.
Lupus and hair loss: It depends on te type of hair loss. If it is generalized and from overall illness, it may work (not sure what it is, but rogaine (minoxidil) topical is probably more effective). If the hair loss is focal/spotty and well demarcated, a steroid injection may be better. ...Read more
My mother had lupus for 17 years. And I have a twin sister. Is lupus genetic and is there a chance that I or my sister could get lupus?
Yes: There is a genetic link but the risk is still very low. ...Read more
Hi my sister has been in and out of the hospital due to burning sensation and nerve pain on her feet. Drs recently diagnosed her with lupus. ?
The question?: If you are asking about the treatment option, her rheumatologist would be in the best position to give the answers. Fortunately most LE cases can be controlled. This is a rather unusual presentation for Lupus and thus the diagnosis should be confirmed by a rheumatologist. ...Read more
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