Arthritis is nothing but joint disorder and causes pain, inflammation, stiffness, immobility, and swelling in the joints. There are about more than 100 forms of arthritis and affects to young, old people and also children too and affect many parts of the body. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, these two are the most common forms of arthritis. The prevalence of arthritis upsurges with age.

The most common forms of arthritis are:
Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid arthritis Gout Lupus Juvenile Arthritis Ankylosing Spondylitis Scleroderma
In USA, arthritis is one of the major causes of disability. According to the NHIS (National Health Interview Survey) report based on 2009, around 21 million adults are suffering from arthritis. The expert stated the approximate estimation of around 67 million adults will have arthritis by the year 2030.

The symptoms of arthritis often cause a big impact on the daily routine of people and many times it becomes very difficult to live with it. Arthritis is wholesomely incurable to date however it can be homogenously manageable to some extent with quality medication. The cons to this is however the effect to a patient's life expectancy which also gratitude a varying degree of pain & sometimes discomfort.

The CDC (Centers of Disease Control and Prevention) Arthritis Program is spontaneously working to improve life of arthritis and other forms of arthritis sufferers. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), natural therapies, remedies or supplements often show very positive results in the treatment of arthritis and their associated symptoms.

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33 thoughts on “Lupus Life Expectancy

  1. Christina

    Is there a life expectancy for people with MS?
    Alright, so my name is christina, I’m 16 and after a string of long undiagnosed paralyzing symptoms and mri revealed a brain lesion, the neurologist isn’t overly worried but I’m doing another test in a few months to rule out MS, if I do have MS how long can I live for? I’m so depressed from all of this. I don’t even feel human anymorer

    1. Mello

      You typically need more than 1 lesion (area of sclerosis) by definition to have a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. A single lesion on an MRI is not sufficient for diagnosis. Many things can cause similar lesions on MRIs (sometimes healthy people with no symptoms will have one). You don’t really rule out MS. You rule out other possibilities to arrive at the diagnosis. I happen to have a slow growing (at this time) tumor that when I was 19 and it was found was assumed to be due to MS or other autoimmune disease. Other things they checked for were Lyme disease, Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis, etc. It took 12 years for them to confirm it is a tumor. It wasn’t until they diagnosed it that MS was ruled out for me.

      If it is MS life expectancy is usually normal or close to it. It is often treatable, especially if diagnosed early. Most likely if you do have MS, you will die of old age, cancer, heart disease, or something else that is unrelated.

  2. lucy

    how long does a person live after being diagnosed with lupus?
    my brother was diagnosed with lupus or sle 2 weeks ago. we know nothing of this disease. No one in my family has ever been sick. Can you give me any information ?

  3. Nicky james

    who coined the term dog years? and who figured out the math that 1 human year was 7 dog years?
    and if they judged it by the average life expectancy of a human compared against the average life expectancy of a dog and came up with the fact that 1 human year was 7 dog years. wouldnt that have changed by now. human life expectancy is way different than it was when they decided that. which im assuming had to have been at least over 100 years ago.

    1. Yogi bear

      No one knows who came up with the idea. It is a popular myth

      The urban legend of a human (homo sapiens) year being equivalent to seven dog (Canis lupus familiaris) years is a misconception.

  4. Joe Yambor

    What is the difference between a FOX and a DOG…?
    First correct answer i’ll buy a drink…!
    the difference between a FOX and a DOG is about 5 DRINKS…!!!

    1. christina c

      Dog is a term used to broadly describe the members of C. Lupus species of the Canidae family. Although most of this species also encompasses wolves.The term dog in everyday usage is used only to describe the domesticated subspecies. The foxes on the other hand belong to the Vulpini tribe of the Canidae Family.

      Dogs are domesticated animals and have been working for humans as well as provide companionship at least for the last 12,000 years. The fox is still a wild animal. Although the domestic Dogs belong to 2 main subspecies, due to the interest of the humans in the dogs and the specific requirements the dogs have now evolved into hundreds of different breeds. The fox has just about 12 species. While the dogs are quite friendly and ready to interact with humans the foxes tend to stay away from humans.

      The physical characteristics of dogs may vary greatly depending on the breed or type. The height of the dogs may vary from just about a few inches in the case of Chihuahua to a few feet in the case of the English Mastiff. The foxes are much smaller than the dogs weighing approximately 5 – 6 kgs. They are easily recognizable by the long muzzle like snout and a very bushy tail. The dogs tend to be a bit heavier than the fox. The female of the breed in dogs is called a bitch the female of the fox is called a vixen.

      While dogs are generally domesticated, in the wild they would normally be living in large packs and hunt in packs. The fox on the other hand is generally found living alone and hunts very small animals like rabbits, rats, etc.

      The life expectancy in smaller dogs is approximately 15 – 16 years while in larger dogs is about 10 – 13 years. The life expectancy in foxes is 10 years.

    1. Angie

      If you’d have asked that question 20-30 years ago the doctors would say 5-10 years. Now with advances in treatment and research into the condition the vast majority of lupus patients lead a long normal lifespan. I have lupus and I fully intend to be a very old lady!

      The problems with lupus occur when it is misdiagnosed or not treated properly so diagnosis and treatment are vital as is regular monitoring of the condition. There’s lots lupus patients can do to help themselves like not smoking, having a healthy diet and having some sort of exercise (as everyone should really!) as well as maintaining a positive attitude (one of the most important things). All of these things should help everyone, not just lupus patients, live to old age.

      Hope that helps a bit.

    1. NEETA78

      No one can answer this question. You have a lot to consider. How old is the patient, and what is their condition. Are they undertaking treatment or not? Responding or not? There are many ways to answer this question, and especially when you consider the quality of life.

  5. scweetci_87bc

    Can people with Lupus adopt a special needs child?
    Can someone with Lupus who does not currently have any damage to major organs adopt a child? What if her partner was perfectly healthy?

    1. sizesmith

      Lupus can be a disease that affects people differently. You’ll have to have a physical to adopt, and that will include a report that shows that your life expectancy is to be above and beyond what the child’s needs will be for a home. For instance, if you’re adopting a newborn, they’ll want you to be healthy for another 25 years. If you’re adopting a 14 year old, they will be more lenient.

      The fact that your partner is perfectly healthy is a big plus, and to have plans in place for anything like hospitalizations, especially having a family member who is also willing to be approved to be a foster home until the child is adopted is a plus, that way, if you needed medical care, you’d have a sitter.

  6. lost

    What is the life expectancy of a person with CRF, lupus, and pulmonary fibrosis?
    My sister-in-law has all three diseases. She has had lupus since 1999, renal failure and pulmonary fibrosis since 2006. She now weighs a small 59 pounds at 36 years old. Everywhere I research and every doctor I ask can not give me an honest answer. All I am told is her “quality of life” speech. I need some answers. How much longer can she expect to live? Please no insulting remarks from anyone.

    1. syl c.

      The weight coupled with the diseases doesn’t sound good at all. If her weight continues to drop her life expectancy is shortened dramatically. Prayers with your family.

  7. eliza

    how serious is lupus? does it affect how long you live?
    my mom, who is a RN, was just diagnosed with lupus. she has been crying in her room and i’m really scared that this may be a very serious disease. i don’t want to ask her how serious it is or if it will affect her life expectancy because i don’t want her to feel sad.

    1. jenny h

      Love and support is what your mom needs most. Depending on the severity of the form of Lupus she has, many Lupus patients lead lives as long as anyone else.

  8. Unknown

    What is the life expectancy of a lupus patient that refuses medical treatment? What is the maximum amount of?
    years a person can live without medical treatment?

  9. Out on a limb returns

    What to expect with a diagnosis of Purpura Fulmicans and Lupus Anticoagulant w/possible Phophosilid syndrome?
    My 20 month old daughter was recently diagnosed with this in a Children’s Hospital she was sent to. I’ve looked on line, but I can’t find anything on living with it, life expectancy, or any preventative measures to take. All I can find is some descriptions and a few pictures. I know it’s rare, but surely someone can give me some advice.

    1. mgunnycappo

      God, I’m so sorry about the diagnosis. Purpura Fulmicans is usually associated with some underlying infection such as meningitis. It can decrease the blood flow/pressure, sometimes causing digits to be amputated. The Lupus Anticoagulant/Antiphospholipid Syndrome is a clotting disease that can be treated with blood thinners/aspirin. Blood clots are common in people with APS and early onset usually implies greater complications.

      The primary issue is finding the underlying cause of the Purpura Fulmicans and treating it. Usually this will subside after the cause is treated. APS is a different story and is a lifelong issue. There is a much higher rate of heart attack and stroke in people with APS, however, with vigilant treatment lifespan can be normal.

      My wife has APS and Lupus and is doing just fine. She has had two blood clots and a heart attack but survived them all because we knew what was going on.

  10. Carol H

    Who knows about LUPUS disease.? I know there are several different categories of Lupus.?
    First I started going to a specialist about my kidneys. There are small problems there. now they are double checking me for Lupus. Is there no cure for this disease? I am seeing a neprologist and he sees alot of patients in 1 day. He is the only specialist around my area. Please need the true facts on Lupus disease.

    1. Kat

      I’m sorry to tell you that there is no cure for lupus. There are several ways doctors work to help prevent flare ups, pain, and any further damage but there is no actual way to rid your body of it completely. Fortunately, most people with Lupus are able to go on and live a basically normal life and have the same life expectancy as anybody else does.

      Lupus presents itself in many ways and is often the go to diagnosis when doctors don’t really know what’s going on. If you are diagnosed with Lupus, I suggest you insist your doctor go over all the other possibilities as there are several other disease that can appear to be Lupus.

      Good luck and I hope you are not unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with it.

    1. Linda R

      A few decades aga, lupus was a death sentence. People were not expected to live more than five years after diagnosis. This is no longer true. The majority of lupus patients can expect to live a relatively normal life span provided they follow their treatment plan and see their doctors for regular monitoring.

      Most cases of lupus are mild to moderate, with the small minority being life threatening. 40% of us have kidney disease (me too). If that is not treated it can lead to lifelong dialysis, transplant or death. This is one reason why it is important to see the doctor often, especially if you have lupus nephritis. Lupus patients have an elevated risk of heart attacks and strokes. Inflammation caused by lupus can lead to cardiovascular events and so can the side effects of some medication. It is important to adopt an overall healthy lifestyle.

      FYI I am nearly 59, was diagnosed when I was 51 but now know that I had it since I was 13. I have a number of organs tha thave been involved. And I am planning to stick around for a long time!

    1. Ashley

      Quality of life and life expectancy for lupus patients varies greatly, based on the severity of the illness and how long the disease is present before diagnosis and treatment begins. The extent to which the disease has progressed at the onset of treatment greatly impacts the life expectancy for lupus patients. When caught early, lupus can be treated and brought largely into remission before the occurrence of serious organ damage. However, left untreated over a period of time, lupus can lead to serious problems with vital internal organs, including the brain, heart, lungs, and kidneys. Such damage can severely compromise the life expectancy for lupus patients.

      40 years ago a person who was diagnosed with lupus was expected to die within 5 years. Over the years, the outlook for people with lupus has improved as better treatments have been found. Now, nearly 70% of people with lupus live 20 years or more after they are diagnosed with the condition.

      Now that the disease can be treated more successfully, life expectancy with lupus has increased significantly. Up to 90% of people with lupus live at least 5 years after diagnosis. Nearly 70% live at least 20 years after diagnosis.

  11. termn8or3000

    Why does Lupus cause me the inability to sleep at night? besides the pain it is just plain impossible to sleep
    and why does it allow water to form around the lungs and heart as in me? Why am i given information by some m.d’s that life expectancy is low while others have different opinions? it is very hard to know what to expect when the experts don’t agree. I also have crohns(20 yrs)and fibromyalgia. anyone else out there familiar with these conditions? if so what are the chances of having all these together as i do? and ,any suggestions?

  12. Mike

    My mom has “lupus”, what does this mean?
    I know i can google it and what not, but there’s way too much information and i dont want to study it.

    All i want to know is, does this lower her life expectancy? Is lupus life threatening?

    1. Linda R

      Most cases of lupus are mild to moderate. For some people it can be life threatening.

      When you have lupus, your immune system is confused. It attacks you instead of attacking germs. There is no cure.

      If your mom follows the treatment plan set out by her rheumatologist, she can expect to live a normal life span.This includes taking her medication faithfully and seeing the doctor for lab tests as direceted.

      When lupus is flaring, it feels like the worst flu you can ever imagine. We get exhausted and experience a lot of pain. That can make us cranky. When she is flaring, you can help by not asking her to do extra things, doing a little more around the house and not causing her stress. Stress always makes lupus worse.

  13. Amanda Espinoza

    My mother has lupus my aunt died of it at age 45 my mother is turning 39 i know what it is but i need to know?
    whats going to happen (not like in this situration but in others ) from what ive been told its systematic lupus, my mother also has a tumor in her uturs and the doctors said because of this she will bleed to death if she doent have it removed…… i just need more information if anyone can help explain it to me or know of any websites it would be greatly apprechated……

    1. christibro40

      Hi, Im Chris. I dont know what year it was when your aunt died, or if your moms tumor is benign or malignant, or if she will need chemo. I do know that In just the last 10 years life expectancy for Lupus paitents has risen, the life expectancy is close to normal, for most of us with lupus. I will be 40 next month. I have had Lupus since my teens, which went undiagnosed for too many years. I had a close call last year, but modern medicine and knowldge of medicine has helped a lot.

      Your mom does need a hysterectomy. I had one at 29, a semi similar situation, I had chocolate cysts that where getting ready to burst, and early stage cervical cancer. If she does need chemo, it will help the cancer, and since it supresses the immune system, may help the Lupus a bit. I had 6 months of IV chemo last year, for a severe Lupus attack, it saved my life.

      I kow and use many sites for education and researching, but I don’t know which ones to give you. So I will give you a few, plus my email address, so you can email me. I can only imagine how scared you are. I imagine your a teen. I have a 13 year old, and she gets scared when I get really sick too. But sometimes it hard to know how much information to give her. So I wish I knew your age. On the other hand, I am going to be 40 and have an almost 21 year old. so you can be a young teen or a young adult.

      So ill give you 3-4 sites, and my email

      But I do know, with good dr’s and support from you and family memebers, she will be ok, If her spirit is strong, love for you and if she has other children them too.

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