As an autoimmune disease, lupus occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues and organs in the body. Some of the symptoms include mouth ulcers, hair loss, rashes, joint pain, fatigue, high blood pressure, and neurological problems such as seizures.
More advanced or acute cases can also involve the kidneys, lungs, and blood vessels, and can cause life-threatening complication... ››› more
Lupus is an autoimmune that, according to the Lupus Foundation of America, affects an estimated five million people worldwide. The numbers are likely much higher due to the difficulty in diagnosing the disease.
One of the top 10 most common autoimmune diseases along with celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis, lupus is an inflammatory disease caused when the immune system a... ››› more
Lupus, a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs, has no cure. So does this mean it's impossible to control your symptoms with a treatment plan created with your doctor? Of course not.
That being said, no two cases of lupus are the same, so while one treatment plan may work brilliantly for one person, it may do nothing for anoth... ››› more
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterised by unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, fever and butterfly rash. If you're diagnosed with this inflammatory disease, you're familiar with how these symptoms constantly flare-up and improve.
The question is: What can you do to keep known triggers of lupus at bay to stop flare-ups?
According to a new Michigan State University study... ››› more
Question: Beyond their fame, what do singer Bret Michaels, pop songstress Selena Gomez, and TV anchor Cynthia McFadden have in common?
Answer: All these celebrities are living with autoimmune diseases, which occur when the body's immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys its own healthy body tissue.
Michaels, lead singer of Poison, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was only six ... ››› more
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes the body's own immune system to attack and destroy healthy tissue in the body. It results in swelling, pain and organ damage.
Now, scientists may have finally discovered a new vaccine that could put an end to lupus patients' suffering. Let's take a look…
Doctors Call it the Lazarus Effect because it Brings Peop... ››› more
Lupus is a strange disease in which your immune system, which is supposed to protect the body, turns against. It attacks its own body cells and tissues.
It's a form of arthritis and, in more serious cases, it can affect the whole body, including the heart, lungs, kidneys and joints.
And although there's no cure for lupus, there's evidence that shows some foods could give you an edge in figh... ››› more
95% of people with lupus experience joint pain. And more significantly, joint pain is usually the first symptom of lupus. So chances are, you won't know you're suffering from lupus when you experience joint swelling and pain. Here's how to tell if you have lupus…
Six symptoms of lupus
Lupus is an auto-immune disease. That means the immune system turns against and fights its own cells and ... ››› more
Having lupus, you know what it is like to have your own immune system fighting your body. Your every organ is under attack. To help with the symptoms of lupus, here are foods that are better for you, and there are some that you should avoid completely.
With your body under attack, the major symptoms are inflammation, pain and swelling. All of your major organs are affected, and there is damage ... ››› more
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues and organs in the body. Some of the symptoms include mouth ulcers, hair loss, rashes, joint pain, fatigue, high blood pressure and neurological problems such as seizures. If you have lupus, here's a natural option you can try that could help you avoid steroids and minimise flare-ups…
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