What is Lupus?

Lupus is a condition whereby the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy tissues and organs. The inflammation generated due to Lupus affects different parts of the body, like the joints, kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, skin, blood cells, and brain. Lupus is difficult to diagnose as its signs and symptoms can be mistaken for those of other ailments. Some people are born with a tendency towards developing Lupus, which may be triggered by infection or even sunlight. 

Lupus is of various types, some of them are:

  • SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus): It is a systemic condition in which the whole body is impacted. The SLE symptoms range from mild to severe.
  • Discoid: Comparatively, this type of Lupus is considered more severe than other types. Discoid Lupus can affect any part of the body like lungs, joints, heart, or a combination of these, etc.
  • Drug-induced Lupus: It occurs due to the reaction of some drugs in the body.
  • Neonatal Lupus: Mothers develop Lupus before or during pregnancy. In this case, they give birth to a baby with neonatal lupus. 

Causes of Lupus Disease

Lupus is an autoimmune disease. It happens when the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the healthy tissues. Lupus usually occurs due to a combination of your genetics and the environment. 

The exact cause of Lupus is not yet known, however, some people may have inherited a predisposition for Lupus and develop the disease when they come into contact with something in the environment that may accelerate the process. 

Some of the prominent causes of lupus are:

  • Sunlight: Exposure to the sun rays may trigger the disease in susceptible people.
  • Infections: Having an infection can cause symptoms of Lupus in some people.
  • Medications: Lupus disease can be triggered due to reactions of certain antibiotics, anti-seizure, and blood pressure medications. 

Symptoms of Lupus Disease

The Lupus disease symptoms are noticed on the body in the times of flare-ups. Patients suffering from lupus experience a wide range of symptoms:

  • Appetite loss
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Joints and muscles swelling
  • Swollen glands
  • Skin rashes
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Sensitivity to sun radiations
  • Fever and headaches
  • Chest pain 
  • Hair loss
  • Arthritis etc. 

Treatment For Lupus

The use of medication to treat Lupus depends on the severity of the disease. In some cases, medication may not even be necessary. Stem cell treatment has shown a significant improvement in treating Lupus. Your body’s cells have proven to be revolutionary. It has even been successful for those people whose Lupus disease didn’t respond to other treatments. Stem cell treatment is considered to be safe and natural and is worth considering as an option for healing.