Lupus : An Autoimmune Disease

1143 WordsFeb 20, 20175 Pages
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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