This is usually a chronic autoimmune condition causing inflammation. Pain and swelling throughout the body
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body. As well as other immune diseases. Lupus occurs when the immune system malfunctions. It can injure tissues and organs in the body itself. Lupus can cause damage to the skin, joints, lungs, kidneys, blood cells, heart and brain disease was sometimes called the "great imitator" or the great imitator. Because the symptoms of lupus are similar to symptoms of other diseases. So as to mimic the symptoms of other diseases there.
Lupus term relapse
People with lupus may have the disease (Flares) the disease will show symptoms. And there may be remission (remission) is the symptom of the disease is controlled or not expression itself. Term relapse of lupus symptoms will appear below as fatigue , weight loss, fever and anemia -term remission and relapse can occur at any time. Without any warning signs from the body. And without any therapy that cured of the disease lupus have. But there are treatments that can reduce the severity of symptoms, and helps us to live better with it.
This type of lupus
There are several types of lupus, which is different to include.
Disease or autoimmune disease SLE (Systemic lupus erythematosus, SLE) is a type of lupus, the most common.
Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) result in a skin rash. The rash is not lost.
Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus Skin lesions caused by sunlight.
Neonatal lupus birth to baby boy
Drug-induced lupus or lupus drug. This is often caused by the use of some drugs.
Abundance of lupus.
Information from the Lupus Foundation of America, said at least 1.5 million people in the United States and 5 million people worldwide have lupus in the body. Each year there are reports of patients with lupus more than 16,000 new cases in the United States. Some experts believe that the number of patients diagnosed with lupus are detected less than in reality. (Underdiagnose) means that the number of people with lupus are more than we see in the statistics are not very important. However, those patients often do not know themselves.
Causes and Risk Factors
Researchers do not know what actually causes lupus (or autoimmune disease, etc.) What is it that the body's immune system malfunctions and attacks the tissue back into her own body. Most experts believe that genetic factors and environmental factors, it is essential to lupus. Research suggests that lupus is caused by factors such as infections, medications, or sun Lupus is not contagious, you will "catch" Put it to anyone. Women are prone to lupus than men. The disease occurs in women than men up to 10 times ever. Although this disease can happen to people of all races. But the disease is often detected in people of African, Hispanic (Latino Spanish) or Asians. Black women are likely to develop lupus than white women and 2 times most people, lupus is detected between the ages of 15 and 40 years, but even so. Adults and children older than age, such as the right to have this disease as well.
Complications from lupus.
Lupus can affect parts of the body. And may lead to various complications following:.
- kidney failure
- Related problems, such as bleeding, anemia (low red blood cell counts), bleeding or blood clotting.
- High Blood Pressure
- Vascular inflammation (vasculitis) is an inflammation of the blood vessels.
- Memory Problems
- Change behavior or hallucinations
- A stroke
- Heart disease or heart failure
- Issues such as the lungs, pleurisy (pleurisy) is an inflammation of the lining of the chest. Or pneumonia (pneumoniae)
- Hip ischemia (Avascular Necrosis, AVN) the death of bone tissue due to ischemia.
Lupus to cancer
SLE is not cancerous But as lupus, may increase your risk for certain cancers have. But researchers are still unsure about the related subject of this. Sometimes the treatment of lupus and cancer, they are connected together. The treatment of lupus that may be used as chemotherapy to treat the cancer itself.