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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Lupus

One out of every five Americans are affected by autoimmune diseases. That is 20 percent of the population, or 50 million Americans total. The immune system is responsible for protecting the human body from different kinds of germs, bacteria, and viruses. For instance, someone who is sick may have a runny nose, coughing, or sneezing. This is because the immune system is fighting germs to protect the rest the body. However, the immune system can start attacking the healthy cells, leading to certain complications. One of the most common autoimmune diseases is Lupus.

What is Lupus?

Lupus is a disease that produces antibodies that attack the healthy human cells, causing pain, inflammation, and damage to the body. The more you know about Lupus, the more you know what to do when you or someone you know has this disease.

Five Useful Things to Know About Lupus

Lupus can be life threatening – If the kidneys are attacked by Lupus, fatality may occur. Some symptoms that can take place when the kidneys are involved are arthritis, fever, rash, weight loss, and fatigue.

Lupus is caused by hormones – Researches have noticed that nine out of every 10 women who have Lupus usually have a link between estrogen and Lupus. While estrogen is produced in both men and women, women produce a greater amount of estrogen.

Lupus is diagnosed when a person has several symptoms – Lupus has a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms include :

Lupus is treatable – It is important to talk to your doctor before trying any treatment. Some treatments include steroids, chemotherapy, or other kinds of medication.

There are several different types of Lupus – Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is the most common type of lupus, which can affect the major organs. Some other types include :

Contact A Rheumatologist in Beverly Hills Today

If you or a loved one suspect you could have Lupus, Call Dr. Susan Baker today at (310) 274-7770 or set up a consultation online. Dr. Baker has several years of experience in treating and diagnosing Lupus.

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