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5 STRANGE FACTS ABOUT LUPUS YOU MUST KNOW

5 STRANGE FACTS ABOUT LUPUS YOU MUST KNOW

In this article we are going to mention some very interesting facts about Lupus, facts you’ve probably never heard of. Well, this is actually because Lupus is a complicated disease and it’s not easy to diagnose. Lupus – in this weird health condition, the body starts to attack its own body cells and its own tissue. Actually, Lupus is autoimmune rheumatic health disease, which is known to affect specific parts of the human body, such as: the nervous system, kidneys, skin, lungs or other organs as well. In this article we are going to show you the 5, most unique facts about this disease. Facts that you’ve probably never heard of. Just read below and you will learn more about this strange disease.

Whom it affects?

This strange disease usually affects people between 18 and 45 years old. Well, you should know that women are 10 times more prone to this type of health problem, compared to men. But, men and children can also be affected by this weird disease. You should also know that the chances of getting Lupus are increased in some people, who belong to certain races. A recent study has found that people who belong to the Asian, Hispanic, Afro American and other colored races are more prone to this disease, compared to people who belong to the white race.

Most common symptoms

This strange disease has a wide range of symptoms. Well, the actual symptoms depend on the part of the human body that’s affected by Lupus. These are the most common symptoms of this health problem:

  • Joint pain, similar to the joint pain in arthritis
  • Rashes appear on different parts of the human body
  • Some neurological problems and other similar health problems
  • Health problems related with kidney function
  • Weakened immune system

How to gauge its severity?

Well, the stage and the severity of this disease is actually based on the body part, which is affected by this disease and the extent to which it affects. Well, in some cases, this disease affects the skin on some minor body parts, and in this situation, the conservative treatment that involves the use of non-steroidal drugs works very well for all patients. The most common and useful drugs to treat this disease are Ibuprofen and plaque nil.

But, on the other hand, if this disease is more severe and life threatening, then the immunosuppressive drugs and corticosteroids are much better option and they provide way better treatments for this disease. The doctor usually evaluates the patient and tries to sense the risk and the actual benefits of the treatment. And then, he chooses the best option for treating this disease.

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