All You Want to Know About Systemic Lupus Erythematosus What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus? It is the disease of inflammatory type. The research is still going on for finding proper medicine for SLE treatment. However there is no success yet. There are four type of Lupus: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus, Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus, and Neonatal Lupus. However the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is very common and mostly people suffer from this. Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus, Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus, and Neonatal are found very rare and often have serious affects on body. Lupus Erythematosus is actually happen due to autoimmune problems in body. There is no particular reason that why it happens. However, in this article we will learn few facts about systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE treatment.
Causes of Lupus Erythematosus The immune system of our body protects us by attacking germs, bacteria, viruses, etc. and keeps us healthy by producing antibodies. However, when a person suffer from systemic lupus, our immune system gets confused between our own cells and outside bacteria and starts attacking our own cells. This autoimmune system is known as Lupus. This is major reason for systemic lupus erythematosus. The other form of Lupus i.e. Drug-induced lupus is caused by certain drugs. And it doesnâ€™t affect major organ and cure within six months. Neonatal lupus is seen mostly in babies but can be treated immediately after birth. The one more form of lupus i.e. Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus affects only your skin and can be treated easily.
Symptoms of Lupus Erythematosus Lupus can attack any part from the body. For some it is just mild and cures easily but for few patients, it is serious, and they get affected badly. When it attacks minor organ patient doesnâ€™t gets sever problems. However, when it attacks major organs like lungs, heart, nervous system, kidney, etc. patient gets affected severely. Women are likely to get affected more by this disease than men. The research has shown that nearly 90% patients are women. Mostly, they get affected in between the age of 15-44. It is also studied that people of particular race get affected by this. For example, African Americans, Pacific Islanders, Native Americans, Native
Hawaiians, Asian Americans and Hispanics likely to get affected more by lupus than other races. Though it doesnâ€™t spread by touching or conteganious in nature but there are chances of passing systemic lupus erythematosus heredity. Diagnosis of Lupus is extremely difficult as it has same symptoms as many other diseases have.
Treatment of Lupus Erythematosus As said above there is no particular medicines available for SLE treatment. However, some drugs like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroids are used by doctors to reduce or control the pain and inflammation. To prevent flares and control symptoms at early stages many doctors prefer Hydroxychloroquine. If patientsâ€™ kidney has affected severely doctors often prefer cyclophosphamide to control infection. However, these medicines must be prescribed only by doctors otherwise it might worsen the conditions. There are few tips for SLE patients: 1. Avoid exposer to sun by using sunscreen. 2. Workout regularly 3. No smoking or alcohol 4. Avoid sulphonamide-containing antibiotics. 5. If you face acute symptoms or fever or angina pains or shortness of breath, immediately call your doctor.
Published on Jun 27, 2013
Published on Jun 27, 2013
It is the disease of inflammatory type. The research is still going on for finding proper medicine for SLE treatment. However there is no su...