An Autoimmune disease is very serious condition that affects millions of people around the world. Lupus is one of those Autoimmune diseases. In this paper, I will be talking about Lupus and its definition. I will also be talking about its’ effects on patients with this disease. The way it is acquired. The way it is treated and, some other remedies that may be used to help deal with the day to day problems that come with having Lupus. I hope that by the end of this paper, the reader will have a lot better knowledge over this disease. It is in my opinion that everyone who would like to go into the medical field, study the different types of diseases and illnesses as it will make us more empathetic to our patients and the way they may be …show more content…
The inflammation that occurs can cause wear and tear. Thus, the inflammation causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and, limited range of motion. This then leads to wear down of the bone and destroys cartilage. It also affects the body’s biggest organ: Skin. Rashes occur in in various places of the body. Some, even develop Raynaud’s phenomenon, which is a condition of the skin on the ears, nose, fingers, and toes. They turn numb and pale or purple when exposed to cold.
Lupus has many symptoms. Intense fatigue is one of those symptoms that occur due to your body harder than it normal does or should. A combination of small movements throughout the day along with Lupus, cause fatigue.
Skin rashes and sun sensitivity is another one of the symptoms. Patients (as mentioned earlier) will have rashes throughout their body and even on the face. And, because of the rashes, this causes patients to have an extreme sensitivity to sun and they may even burn easily.
Chest pain when breathing in deep is also seen in Lupus patients. Since there is inflammation throughout the body, there is also inflammation of the lungs. There is also inflammation of the linings of the chest cavity. All this inflammation causes them to have chest pains.
There is still no exact answer as to how Lupus is acquired. Genetics has been believed to be linked is it can be hereditary. Still researchers have no concrete evidence to prove this a fact. They do know however, that there is a higher
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Lupus is a potentially life threatening disease that effects about 1.5 million Americans. Lupus can effect many different parts of the body. Lupus is a type of autoimmune system disorder in which the body cannot distinguish the difference between foreign antibodies and its own organs. So basically what happens is that the body ends up attacking its own organs thinking they are foreign substances. (The Lupus Foundation of America)
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause that can affect virtually any part of the body. The medical term for Lupus is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or better known as SLE. With Lupus there is a malfunction in some of the cells of the immune system. "In Lupus, the body overreacts to an unknown stimulus and makes to many antibodies, or proteins directed against body tissue. Thus, Lupus is called an autoimmune disease. ”#
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that attacks women between the ages of 15 and 40. It occurs less often in men than in women. The people affected by lupus vary depending on the country or region. In the US alone, the prevalence rate is highest among Asians of Hawaii, blacks of Caribbean origin, and Native Americans of the Sioux, Arapahoe, and Crow tribes. Lupus is a disease that affects the immune system. We can think of the immune system as an army within the body with hundreds of defenders (known as antibodies). They defend the body from attack by germs and viruses. In lupus, however, the immune system becomes overactive and creates antibodies that attack healthy tissues in the body, such as: the skin, kidneys, lungs, heart and brain.
Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease or immune system malfunction. A person's immune system normally protects the person from viruses, bacteria and other foreign materials. When a person has an autoimmune diseases like lupus, the immune system turns against itself and attacks itself.
Juvenile lupus is a “disease in which the immune system is overactive and does not function properly” (College of Rheumatology). As with many autoimmune conditions, the immune system attacks healthy tissues. In the case of juvenile lupus the immune system attacks different organs in the body, which results in painful inflammation in the child (College of Rheumatology). There are multiple possible factors included in the cause of juvenile lupus, like hormones and the environment, but because the cause of lupus is still unknown, no one really knows how to prevent it from happening in children (College of Rheumatology). There is no cure for lupus, but there are many successful treatments to help children and teens with juvenile lupus (College of Rheumatology).
Lupus is when your tissues and organs are attacked by your immune system without recognizing that they are doing it, and it will continuously do so.Lupus means wolf in latin and it was chosen to because of the red skin inflammation that affects you when you have this chronic disease. It was during the 19th century that this name was chosen. Lupus is a genetic disease, and people who have it genetically may get it activated by the environment. There is no clear cause, but there might be a few things that will give you Lupus symptoms. Being in sunlight may give you skin damage similar to the lupus ones. Sunlight can also give your body an internal response. Infections may start Lupus or bring it back to those who already have it. Anti-seizure medicines may also give you Lupus
Most experts can agree that there are a number of factors that cause it; the causes of Lupus are from a combination of genetics and the environment. Sometimes people inherit what is called a “genetic predisposition” which means that they inherit the chance to eventually develop it. It is very hard to pinpoint one single source of cause that triggers Lupus like I mentioned before. Things in the environment like UV rays from the sun, or unrelated things like an infection or a pregnancy can trigger it. The symptoms of Lupus range from Extreme fatigue, headaches, photosensitivity, pain/swollen joints, and one clear indicator being a butterfly-shaped rash across the cheek or nose.
Studies have stated that between 1.5 million Americans, and at least five million people worldwide, have a form of lupus. "Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin,
A person’s immune system fights off harmful bacteria that get into your body. An autoimmune disease confuses your immune system, causing it to fight against your body. There are many different autoimmune diseases that a person’s body can develop. One of the diseases that stood out to me is systemic lupus erythematosus, also known as SLE. According to What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic, multisystem autoimmune disorder that can affect nearly every major organ system, causing inflammation, tissue injury, organ damage, and ultimately, organ dysfunction. No one knows what causes a person to have SLE. Many doctors believe that a person is born with certain genes in their body causing them to have SLE.
There are several types of lupus, but the most common and severe type is called Systematic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE. This form of lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes a chronic inflammation that can affect many major organs in the body. Common areas of the body that are affected are the skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, heart, and the nervous system. The immune system is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs, and other foreign substances. The immune system produces proteins called antibodies. Antibodies specifically protect the body from the invaders because the immune system alone cannot tell the difference between foreign invaders and the body’s healthy tissues. When an antibody attacks healthy tissue, it then called an autoantibody. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body that can ultimately lead to organ failure. The cause for lupus erythematosus is currently unknown. It is most likely a combination of genetics and environmental factors. This autoimmune disease can be triggered by some environmental factors, such as sunlight, stress hormones, or viruses.
Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease marked by its effect on various parts of the body, including the joints, skin, blood, and kidneys. It is a condition in which the body's immune system attacks its own cells and tissues, resulting in pain, inflammation, and often damage to organs. Lupus involves the immune system. The immune system makes antibodies that work to protect the body against foreign substances like viruses and bacteria. Such foreign bodies are called antigens. When a person has lupus, his or her body is unable to determine the difference between antigens and the individual's cells and body tissues. As such, the immune system creates antibodies against the individual's own tissues. These antibodies are called autoantibodies. Depending on the type of lupus, a wide range of symptoms may be experienced, from rashes, hair loss, and achy, swollen joints to fever, anemia, and abnormal blood clotting. Though the disease can affect many parts of the body, individuals usually experience symptoms in only a few organs. There is no known cure for lupus. However,
With autoimmune diseases, the underlying issue is similar. The body's immune system becomes unable to recognize healthy cells from diseased cells. Consequently, the immune’s own defense mechanism produces antibodies that attack the normal tissues and cells. Autoimmune diseases
For most people, Lupus is a mild disease affecting only a few organs. For others, it may cause serious and even life-threatening problems. People with Lupus are recommended to have regular medical appointments and take medications as prescribed. One of the most frustrating things for a Lupus patient is being sick. A person can look nice and healthy although they feel very bad inside. Another challenge is that there are no treatments for the most common complaint of Lupus patients: fatigue and memory loss.
As no lupus patients have similar symptoms, they don’t have an identical set of triggers. However, the common triggers include Stress, infection, sun exposure, or even seasonal flue. When you identify trigger within time, you can put in best efforts