Lupus – Overview and Treatment Options

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, it is not infectious. Unlike HIV, malaria, typhoid, TB and so on, this is not caused because of bacteria or virus and hence not infectious. Autoimmune diseases occur because of an overactive immune system. The immune system which is out body’s natural defense, will start to attack healthy tissues. Lupus is characterized by severe chronic inflammation of different tissues in the body. Human immune system is highly complex and to fight infections caused by agents like bacteria, virus and fungi the immune system will produce antibodies. These antibodies will bind themselves to the microbes and eventually will destroy them. People with autoimmune diseases will produce abnormal antibodies that will target regular body tissue instead of the foreign microbes. Such abnormal antibodies are sometimes termed as autoantibodies.

Most autoimmune diseases causes inflammation, that is because the antibodies(abnormal) and the cells of inflammation can target any tissue in the body. Thus people with lupus can develop diseases related to skin, joints, nervous system, heart, lungs and even kidneys. The most common and quickly diagnosed variety of lupus is the skin disease, called as cutaneous lupus erythematosus (simply termed as lupus dermatitis). For some people only the skin will be affected and it is possible that such a condition can be isolated just to the skin without any harm to the internal tissues. Such a condition called as discoid lupus. When the lupus is just in the face, it is commonly termed as butterfly rash. It is only when the internal organs affected a person is considered to have acquired SLE or systemic lupus erythematosus.

Who can get Lupus?

Both these varieties are more common among women than men. Around 80% of affected people are women and among women the most common age group that is affected is 20-45. A recent study among several individuals, it is demonstrated that lupus occurs more frequently among African Americans and Asians (especially Chinese and Japanese descent).

What causes Lupus?

The causes of this disease is still unknown however some of the factors that might trigger this disease are continued exposure to ultraviolet light, viruses, certain drugs and heredity.

Conventional Treatment Options

Simply put there is no permanent cure for SLE (Lupus). The conventional treatment involves relieving of the symptoms and to protect organs by controlling the inflammation and autoimmune activity of the body. The treatments differs from individuals to individuals, people with mild cases are just advised to use anti-inflammatory medications and those with severe conditions are advised heavy dosage of corticosteroids along with medicine to control the autoimmune activity.

However no treatment is directed at curing this disease. It is however important to manage lupus, people with mild cases can lead a normal life, however to avoid flares one should be careful. They should avoid uv radiation, so should stay away from prolonged exposure to sunlight. One should never stop the medication abruptly, it should be phased out. Since medication can bring down the immunity of the body, the person under medication is more prone to infections and even fever should be treated with care and should not be ignored.

Lupus Cure Through Natural Treatment:

With sincere efforts this disease can be cured completely.

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