The moringa oleifera tree is now considered by many as a miracle tree for its medicinal benefits. The trees leaves are typically utilized to make moringa extract which includes anti-inflammatory components. Moringa also carries anti-toxins, anti-oxidants, vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids to develop one's wellbeing and immune system. With these perks, the World Health Organization, the European Union and other none government offices in the world appreciate moringa. To combat malnutrition, countries like the Philippines and Africa cultivate moringa trees to be utilized as components for drugs and cosmetic products, and also as products from bulk production and wholesale of its oil and powder form.

One of the most imperative functions of moringa is the truth that it inhibits the COX-2 enzyme which is accountable for swelling and pains in the body. In this case, lupus and the battle in opposition to it comes into the situation. In a nutshell, Lupus erythematossus is an illness with unknown reason which leads to the inflammatory conditions of several parts of the body counting the kidneys, joints, and the skin. Another truth about lupus is that it can influence anybody without thought to their age and sexes, and you can anticipate that things are not going to be pleasant. In addition, the pain of the production of the COX-2 enzyme particularly throughout the constant flare ups could be hard to bear. No one really understands what causes these flare-ups and many sufferers of lupus are continuously on the guard of how to stay away from them. This states that sufferers need to keep away from sunlight and eat foods rich in omega 3. The way of life of the lupus sufferer can be very costly because of all the drugs they need to take to inhibit the disease. Moringa being a cheaper form of alternative medicine and a source of nutrition, aids the sufferers to decrease their bills.

As it contains natural anti-inflammatory properties it is thought to be to be safer to use on the long term than the NSAIDs which can be addicting or can cause some unwanted unwanted side effects. There are lots of side effects to anti lupus drugs can do to a person. For example, it can affect the kidneys, the circulation, the digestive system and many more parts of the body. Apart from being less toxic, taking in moringa is also more effective. Now moringa is made in many forms and to name a few there are moringa leaves and powders which can be acquired in bulk over the Web.

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  1. shortgrl7629

    How do I get approved for SSI? I was diagnosed with severe endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain, and depression.
    I am 29 years old,and I have not been able to work for 4 years, because of the pain. I had a hysterectomy over 2 years ago, and I am still in pain. In fact I have more medical problems, like Interstial Cystitis (IC), herpes, I have a problem being on my feet for long periods, I am on lots of medications-which most of them cause drowsiness; there are times that I have a hard time getting out of bed, because of the pain. I applied for SSI-atleast 3times and each time I was denied; now it is at the point that I meet with a judge, but that takes almost 2 years; I am not getting better, I am getting worse. Some attorneys don’t want to waste their time helping me, because of my situation.

  2. Taylor L

    What does lupus do to the different organs of the body, and what would the symptoms include.?
    One of the characters in a story I am writing is dieing of lupus in the early 1940’s. Her character is suppose to have had flares of the disease for years and years, but the disease is becoming more and more serious until a point where she is so weak she can barely walk. Is that far-fetched?

    1. Linda R

      I attended a funeral for a member of my lupus support group. She was 36 and died of a stroke. She had antiphospholipid antibody syndrome that often occurs with lupus.

      Half of us will have kidney disease. There is a woman with lupus in my apartment complex whose kidneys have totally failed. The doctors have stated that she would most likely not survive a transplant. She is on dialysis 3 times a week. The lupus nephritis will ultimately kill her.

      I know a man whose wife died from lupus when it attacked her liver.

      A young woman I know died of lupus kidney disease while waiting for her third transplant.

      I nearly died from lupus in 2003. I had bone marrow failure, pancytopenic anemia, pericarditis (very common in lupus), pleurisy and pleural effusions (also very common), and beginning renal failure.

      As recently as 20 years ago, a diagnosis of lupus was considered a death sentence.

      The meds we take to try and control the lupus have some nasty side effects. I know two lupus patients who have had avascular necrosis of the hips from high doses of steroids. Both women have had both hips replaced. One was only 22 at the time. Many of the immunosuppressive drugs we take for the more serious cases predispose us to cancer because they suppress tumor necrosis factor.

      90-95% of lupus patients have joint pain and inflammation. At my worst, I could not even stand to shower.

      PS My lupus is well controlled now through a combination of medications, regular medical monitoring, and a very proactive approach to managing the disease.

      PPS I think your character is dying not dieing. And her character is “supposed” not “suppose” to have had flares. You might want to consider having someone proof read your story before you submit it anywhere.

  3. ninja

    Can marijuana help aid with lupus?
    I know someone who has lupus and she takes about 14 pills a day. Even with all those pills she still feels pain and gets nasty side effects so I was wondering if marijuana can help. At least make her take fewer pills.

    1. peter

      It will definitely help with the pain. tell her to stop taking pharmaceutical pain killers, those are really bad for you. she can develop addiction, and that kind of addiction is life threatening. Marijuana is the safest psychoactive drug known to man. it may be illegal, but its VERY efficient at killing pain and a myriad of other ailments, without being toxic and detrimental to your health. Marijuana has an incredibly low toxicity.. ..its even less toxic then caffeine! its literally better for your health to smoke weed then it is to drink alcohol, coffee, and/or smoke cigarettes. marijuana also has anti-carcinogenic properties; meaning that it reduces the growth of tumors. weed it literally one of the safest drugs to ingest. Its a rumor that it kills brain cells, its been proven that it doesnt too. no one has EVER died from it either. if you doubt my information, go look all of this up. i guarantee you its true. anyone who says otherwise is lying or ignorant.

    1. franz_himself

      Thomas Hobbes used to say “homo homini lupus” – Latin for “Man is a wolf to Men”.
      I think it explains quite well how a part of human nature inlcudes desire to take over their fellow man.
      The fundamental reason for that is as usual the animalistic survival of the species – more power = better survival chances.
      You can also see it as a distorted way of progress, the desire to conquer something new, which in its good sense promotes development and progress of mankind, but has the side effect of causing prevarication and power-grab.

  4. Anonymous

    How to do a cute ponytail?
    My hair is probably a few inches below my shoulders. I have side bangs that [[ I can’t believe I’m gonna say this. xD ]] But they kind have the side of a dude like just bieber it goes all WHOOSH on the side; But it looks good! xD Any ideas on how to do a cute ponytail? I’m not girly; So no braids, pin-up bangs or anything. Ideas? <3

    1. Fake Name

      From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
      (Redirected from Hair loss)
      This article is about the medical condition. For the 2008 album by Why?, see Alopecia (album).
      Classification and external resources

      Alopecia in a 33-year-old man.
      Alopecia means loss of hair from the head or body, sometimes to the extent of baldness. Although alopecia can be due to aesthetic depilation of body hair, it is usually involuntary. One example is androgenic alopecia. Alopecia can also be caused by compulsive pulling of hair (trichotillomania). It can also be the consequence of voluntary hairstyling routines such as ponytails or braids, or due to hair relaxer solutions, and hot hair irons. In some cases, alopecia is due to underlying medical conditions, such as iron deficiency.[1]
      Generally, patchy hair loss signifies alopecia areata. Alopecia areata typically presents with sudden hair loss causing patches to appear on the scalp or other areas of the body. If left untreated, or if the disease does not respond to treatment, complete baldness can result in the affected area, or alopecia totalis. When the entire body suffers from complete hair loss, it is alopecia universalis. It is similar to effects that occur with chemotherapy.[2]
      Contents [hide]
      1 Pathology
      2 Causes
      3 Examination
      4 Testing
      5 Treatment
      6 Latest research
      7 See also
      8 Footnotes
      9 External links

      Hair follicle growth occurs in cycles. Each cycle consists of a long growing phase (anagen), a short transitional phase (catagen) and a short resting phase (telogen). At the end of the resting phase, the hair falls out (exogen) and a new hair starts growing in the follicle beginning the cycle again.
      Normally about 100 hairs reach the end of their resting phase each day and fall out. When more than 100 hairs fall out per day, clinical hair loss (telogen effluvium) may occur. A disruption of the growing phase causes abnormal loss of anagen hairs (anagen effluvium).

      Alopecia mucinosa
      Androgenic alopecia
      Dissecting Cellulitis
      Fungal Infections (such as tinea capitis)
      Hair Treatments (chemicals in relaxers, hair straighteners)
      Hereditary Disorder
      Hormonal Changes
      Hyperthyroidism & Hypothyroidism [3]
      Hypervitaminosis A
      iron deficiency
      Lupus Erythematosus
      Medications (side effects from drugs, such as chemotherapy)
      Pseudopelade of Brocq
      Radiation Therapy
      Scalp Infection
      Secondary syphilis [4]
      Telogen effluvium
      Traction alopecia
      Tufted folliculitis

      Upon examination of the scalp, the distribution of hair loss, presence and characteristics of skin lesions, and the presence of scarring should be noted. Part widths should be measured. All abnormalities should be noted.
      Male-pattern hair loss, the hair loss begins at the temples and either thins out or falls out. Female-pattern hair loss occurs when hair thinning occurs at the frontal and parietal.

    1. Sur La Mer

      I had Discoid Lupus, caused from the sun. The corner section of my chin was affected. I’ve been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, so how I got it? Beats me! The fact is I got it! My dermatologist suggested lotions for me to try out, none worked. Suggested chemical peel, but she talked me against it. It took 12 years for them to fade away. If you look closely, I can see but the ‘bruised bumpy purplish’ mark is gone. It looked like someone punched my chin, before. I suggest you don’t. It does more harm than good.

      Chemical peel side effects can include:

      * infection
      * abnormal healing
      * allergic reactions
      * if prone to herpes, possible eruption
      * raised or thickened scarring
      * unanticipated skin color changes or skin blotchiness

      Additional considerations for deeper peels:

      * possible post-operative complications can include scarring, infection or abnormal pigmentation. Tends to have a bleaching effect, and patient may need to wear make-up to match treated and untreated areas.
      * skin pores may appear larger, and the skin may not tan properly.
      * can activate latent cold sore infections.
      * risk of delayed healing and scarring.

      Number one rule: stay out of the sun. Like Mario Lopez, he’s a Mexican descent, but he won’t even stand outside in the sun to do a photo shoot for a tanning lotion. Julianne Moore is one of those, who like to protect her skin from AGING. She walks in the shade. I grow up in Asia for 13 years, so I was dark, but it took more than 13 years to the color I have now.

      I’ve been protecting myself from the sun since I was 9.

      1. Because I don’t want to look like a farmer.
      2. Because I get too hot.
      3. I want to look like movie stars & models, they have blemish-free skins.
      4. I don’t want to look like an old prune or get moles on my neck & face like my aunts.

      No matter, I still got Discoid Lupus (Google it), caused from the sun. It took 12 years for them to fade. Tried all kinds of lotions that were prescribed to me, and none of them worked. More & more now I protect myself and I take my wide brim hat everywhere I go, or use an umbrella. Floppy hats are back in style. In Asia, they use umbrella all the time. Here in the States, people started to catch on, and I see people walking w/umbrella, they are used on the beach, and they sell patio umbrellas. It was invented for a reason and also to protect us from getting skin cancer. Wear long jackets, or denim a lot. Even inside a car, the heat alone from the sun can tan anyone.

      While in HS, I frequently wear a floppy hat. Thank God, those are now back again! I’ve use a wide brim hat, even in the car to avoid glare. Long drives I put a blanket over the window, and my umbrella comes with me everywhere.

      The FDA have banned 23 more whitening products. Google it. About 17,600,000 results.
      The reason cited for the proposed ban is that studies in rodents show “some evidence” that hydroquinone may act as a carcinogen or cancer-causing chemical, although its cancer-causing properties have yet to be proved in humans. Hydroquinone also has been linked with the medical condition known as ochronosis in which the skin becomes dark and thick. Dome-shaped yellowish spots and grayish-brown spots also are observed in ochronosis among black women and men in South Africa, Britain, and the U.S. Ochronosis has been observed in conjunction with hydroquinone use even in persons who have used hydroquinone-containing cosmetics for a short time. Some studies also report abnormal function of the adrenal glands and high levels of mercury in people who have used hydroquinone-containing cosmetics. For these reasons, hydroquinone has already been banned in Japan, the European Union, and Australia.

      Any skin-lightening products containing hydroquinone would be considered new drugs, according to the proposed FDA regulations. The products would require FDA approval before being sold to the public and would only be available with a doctor’s prescription.

      Take the Skin Picture Quiz – Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

    1. Bobby M

      almost any illness known to man is worsened by stress…
      CAUSED by stress: any gastro intestinal from a cold sore on your lip to ulcers, Irritable bowel syndrome, to diarhea or constipation,
      headache from simple to migraine
      adrenal overdose from fight or flight syndrome pumping to much adrenaline in to your body.
      depression, acute lack of sleep disorder, skin eruptions, spasms in any muscles, smooth muscle or large muscle, such as, esophageal spasm, is smooth, Back spasms are large muscle spasms,
      Elevated Blood Pressure is worsened by stress, Pain from anything is worsened by stress,
      the list seems to have no end..
      On the other side, some people thrive on stress and go Bungee jumping off a bridge to get more of the adrenaline rush that could disable another who has stress related problems.
      Google/yahoo any ailment or go to any Med site like MedlinePlus and pick any disease/ailment/syndrome and it will tell you if stress will exacerbate it. Lupus and Fibromyalgia, and other like disorders in the immune system or arthritis, Diabetes, heart disease………..on and on and on…

  5. James

    My girlfriend has been taking Minomycin (50mg) daily for 2 months?
    She was prescribed the antibiotic when she fell sick over 2 months ago, and has continued taking them now for 2 months after she recovered by renewing the prescription.

    She read on the Internet somewhere that it’s apparently good for her skin, but I haven’t noticed any different, and I doubt she has either.

    Is this bad for her? Is it bad to take antibiotics for 2 months straight?

    1. Almost Marathe

      Minocycline may cause upset stomach, diarrhea, dizziness, unsteadiness, drowsiness, mouth sores, headache and vomiting. Minocycline increases sensitivity to sunlight. It has also been linked to cases of lupus. Minocycline can reduce the effectiveness of oral contraceptives. Prolonged use of minocycline over an extended period of time can lead to blue-gray skin and blue-gray staining of scar tissue is not permanent but it can take a very long time for the skin colour to return to normal; on the other hand a muddy brown skin colour in sun exposed areas is usually a permanent skin discolouration. Permanent blue discoloration of gums or teeth discoloration may also occur. Rare but serious side effects include fever, yellowing of the eyes or skin, stomach pain, sore throat, vision changes, and mental changes, including depersonalization.

      Occasionally minocycline therapy may result in autoimmune disorders such as drug related lupus and auto-immune hepatitis; minocycline induced auto-immune hepatitis when it occurs usually occurs in men who also developed minocycline induced lupus, however, women are the most likely to develop minocycline induced lupus. Significant or complete recovery occurs in most people who develop minocycline induced autoimmune problems within a period of a couple of weeks to a year of cessation of minocycline therapy. Autoimmune problems emerge during chronic therapy but can sometimes occur after only short courses of a couple of weeks of therapy. Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) syndrome can occur during the first few weeks of therapy with minocycline.

      Minocycline, but not other tetracyclines, can cause vestibular disturbances with dizziness, ataxia, vertigo and tinnitus. These effects are again thought to be related to minocycline’s greater penetration into the central nervous system. Vestibular side effects are much more common in women than in men, occurring in 50% to 70% of women receiving minocycline. As a result of the frequency of this bothersome side effect, minocycline is rarely used in female patients.

      Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.Minocycline has also been reported to very rarely cause idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), a side effect also more common in female patients.

      Yes, if the doctor has not prescribed this for her extended use, you can see by the list of possible side effects that it’s really not a great idea, especially if her acne has not changed for the better.

      How does she keep renewing the prescriptions like that? BAD idea…..

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