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Which Member Of Sister Sledge Die From Lupus
Heredity is present: Heredity is present in some but not all. We look at the genetics but also environmental exposure and infections like viruses. In most people with lupus we can not find a specific reason. In some we find a medication that can cause another type of lupus drug induced lupus. A rheumatologist evaluation is important but we can not always find an answer ...Read more
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 more
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
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
My sister has a LUPUS (Dec2016) and congenital heart anomaly (Jul2017)... She has over 5000 level of protein. Is there a connection?
????????????????: The information you have provided are not detailed enough to comment. You are welcome to start over with a detailed background information including type of lupus, type of heart defect & units of measure for any test cited. ...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 sister went to the ER with a pink color in eye. Meds for it makes it worse. She has lupus. What else could it be?
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
My sister, aged 48 was diagnosed lupus nephritis, ANA ve in nov 2009, as on date no significant sle related symptoms, is it mis-diagnosis? Sug tests?
Kidney biopsy.: Abnormal blood or protein in urine and other blood tests can suggest lupus nephritis even if there are no other "extra-renal" symptoms of lupus. Only a kidney biopsy can definitively diagnose or rule out lupus nephritis. Your sister should discuss these questions with her nephrologist. ...Read more
My sister needs a kidney due to lupus and my father has had a kidney transplant due to his type 2 diabetes. What are my risks if I donate?
Kidney transplant: There are two things to consider. Your risk of surgical complications which is relatively low, and your risk of needing a transplant yourself (due to diabetes or lupus) which worth discussion. You are 20x more likely to develop lupus since you have a sibling with lupus. You are also at a slightly higher risk of diabetes as well. You should go see dr. Louis cohen at cedars-sinai. 30yrs of experienc. ...Read more
Daughter has lo %lymphs hi %gran. Rheum q6mo. Due to high ANA and other symptoms of lupus. No medication. Mom diagnosis w sle, sister sac lupus. What can cause this
Autoimmune disorder: It is an autoimmune problem and is familial since others have it too. There are numerous causes: genetic, diet, viruses, even vaccines may contribute. I suggest that you see an acupuncturist and chinese medicine practitioner as that can help with inflammation and recovery. Homeopathy can also help a great deal. ...Read more
My sister was diagnosed with lupus recently. Can it hause swollen red and bruised feet? And peeling of the skin?
Yes: Lupus can affect many organs particularly the joints and skin. ...Read more
My 16 year old gets severe knee pain with swelling. It is completely random and not due to any injury or activity. Mother and sister have both been diagnosed with lupus. What should I do?
Not lupus!: Many people are diagnosed with lupus with positive anas and joint pain. Your son's presentation is quite atypical for sle. My instincts say he does not have sle, he is male and young, which in and of itself, quite rare. I suspect your son has not been seen by a doctor with rheumatology expertise. This is clearly not systemic lupus erythematosis. ...Read more
Kidney, etc: 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. Infection, kidney, and brain disease are the typical causes of death. ...Read more
See below: With newer treatments, lupus patients are living much longer than previous. Talk to your rheumatologist and see the lupus foundation of america's website for support groups and information. ...Read more
Lupus: With good followup by endocrinologist & pcp, and with good control of symptoms, you are ok. ...Read more
Less likely: When I was in medical school, 25% of lupus patients died within 5 years of diagnosis and 75% eventually died from it. It is far less likely to kill nowadays. Lupus is a particularly cruel disease, especially because you do not appear as sick to other people as you feel yourself. Be brave, and walk this hard road with your physician and friends as guide. Good luck. ...Read more
If someone has a severe case of lupus what would they be experiencing and what are the chances of death?
Death usually is the result of kidney disease, cerebral vasculitis, thrombocytopenia, and infection. The regimens available have changed this landscape tremendously. I have had only one sle death in 28 years. It was not the lupus, but systemic infection from a feeding line. All with severe sle should be managed by a specialist in rheumatology!
all data on sle related deaths don't reflect new rxs! ...Read more
What is the life expectancy for lupus patients? I was recently diagnosed with lupus. Does this mean I will die much earlier, or are there ways to live longer?
Everyone differs: Just because you have lupus does note mean a death sentence. Each person is different. It depends on your lupus and your treatment and how you respond. We will not live forever but how you do will help decide if you die from lupus or just die with lupus. Lupus alone is not a killer, but like any health problems some do better than others. ...Read more
Difficult to say:
Life expectancy has improved over the years for lupus patients. Used to, patients with lupus were more apt to die from complications of their disease and infections as a result of the therapies.
Now with better recognition and therapy for lupus, we are beginning to see more death as a result of cardiovascular disease. Thus; it all the more important to have follow with your primary and your rheu. ...Read more
Less now: 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
I have autonomic dysfunction - and I have lupus does this mean I will have a poor prognosis and die early from lupus? Autonomic dys. Is under control
Depends: Depends on how lupus is affecting you. Two people with lupus may not share a single problem. Some lupus problems require no treatment; others are life threatening. Within 2 years of onset, you will know the risks. ...Read more
I have autonomicneuropathy from lupus, I get vertigo/headach too I was told those who have CNS involvement have a poor prognosis & die early, true?
I have lupus. My sibling was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. Are the two related in any way?
A proven skin punch biopsy diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy, and you possess one of the many causes of such an entity. Could be pre-diabetes, but with the ANA issues, might look further into collagen vascular categories. Other considerations, include Celiac disease, Sjogren's, HIV, paraproteinemias, B-12, etc.
Would check anti-GM-1 with IgG, IgM, as you might have an autoimmune sensory neuropathy, and might respond to a course of IVIG. Can you visit a neuromuscular specialist? ...Read more
My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?
Possibly: This is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus. You should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more
This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... I'm 27 I want to feel normal. But I don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?
See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more
Not likely: Why worry about 3 disorders, as you likely possess one unifying diagnosis to explain your problems. A good place to start is with an endocrinologist to deal with diabetes and the complications secondary to this. Focus on these issues, and later, if things seem peculiar look into co-morbities. Lastly, if you possess diabetes and lupus, doubt you have ms in addition. ...Read more
Is it ok for s.l.e lupus patients to take suppliments for gym workouts such as, Karbolyn xr3, stance bcaa, gluamatic
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
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
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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