Undigested food in the intestines results in cramping, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. Damaged intestines leak foreign proteins into the blood which stimulate the immune system. This leads to a myriad of immune system imbalances such as allergies, arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, and cancer. You can change your health by changing your diet.

It is the most frequently occurring stomach disorder. Around 90 million individuals all over the world suffer with heartburn. As the name suggests, it is the burning sensation in the lower part of heart and upper part of the stomach. Heartburn is caused by stomach acid that washed up into the esophagus. Heartburn sometimes even moves up to the chest, throat, and even up to jaws.

With proper diagnosis, treatment and management, bloating can be minimized if not avoided. The important thing is to have your doctor perform a complete physical exam, medical family history and medical testing in order to confirm the cause of this condition.

The most common viral infection is what the medical profession refers to as Viral URI and we all know as the “common cold.” As you know, this involves one or more of the following: nasal congestion, sore throat, hoarseness, fever, swollen glands, cough, aching muscles, and congested ears. Colds usually begin with just one symptom and the others quickly follow. And one of the symptoms, usually the cough, remains for a short time after the others leave.

Feverfew relaxes and soothes muscle cramps and spasms. It is proven to be of great benefits to the muscles of the upper back. This herb alleviates pains associated with premenstrual headaches, arthritis, headache, menstrual cramping and rheumatism.

An overgrowth of the fungus candida albicans (a type of yeast, which is fed by sugar) will cause bloating, gas, abdominal cramps and lethargy an hour after eating gluten-containing foods (ie, pasta or piz'a), and fungal infections, such as athlete's foot or mouth ulcers. The signs to look for on the tongue are a heavy, white, furry coating and deep cracks.

Treating of reflux pain is most commonly done with antacids and acid blockers. Antacids work to neutralize the stomach acid and reduce the associated pain. H2 blockers work on the source of the acid to reduce its secretion and therefore take more time to be effective for reduction of acid reflux pain compared to antacids. Often these two different medications are combined for treating the pain to bring about more effective relief.

It hurts like hell. For hours on end. Ruins your day. It happened to me especially bad early one morning, about 6 am. It felt like someone had a pair of vise grips and was trying to rip out my calf muscle. I screamed in pain and scared the hell out of Karen. Woke her up for sure. What's the matter? she asked through bleary eyes. Charlie horse I screamed! Or was it cursed? Don't touch me.

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19 thoughts on “Lupus Testing Results

  1. aussygirl87

    I have a question about my results from a urine test, what does MICALB stand for?
    I have put a call into my doctors office but I would like to see if anyone knows what this is. The strange thing is they said all lab test results were normal, but then on the sheet with the results there was one that was high this is how it looks on the sheet, U MICALB normal ranges is <-17.0 and mine is 29.2 which is says is high, so how is that normal? all I want to know is what MICALB stands for. Thankyou.

    1. MiniMe


      A microalbumin test checks urine for the presence of a protein called albumin. Albumin is normally found in the blood and filtered by the kidneys. When the kidneys are working properly, albumin is not present in the urine. However, when the kidneys are damaged, small amounts of albumin leak into the urine. This condition is called microalbuminuria.

      Microalbuminuria is most often caused by kidney damage from diabetes. However, many other conditions can lead to kidney damage, such as high blood pressure, heart failure, cirrhosis, or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). If early kidney damage is not treated, larger amounts of albumin and protein may leak into the urine. This condition is called macroalbuminuria or proteinuria. When the kidneys spill protein, it can mean serious kidney damage is present. This can lead to chronic kidney disease. A microalbumin urine test can be done on a sample of urine collected randomly (usually after the first time you urinate in the morning), a sample collected over a 24-hour period, or a sample collected over a specific period of time, such as 4 hours or overnight.

  2. Rebecca

    How long does it take to get lab results back for rheumatoid arthritis?
    My mom has been experiencing painful, stiff joints. She woke up with them about 3 days ago. She went to the doctor the day after she started experiencing the symptoms and they wanted to run labs to test for rheumatoid arthritis/ lupus. It has been 2 days since the visit to the doctor and they have not called her back to tell her the results. How long would it usually take to get the results back? Thanks

    1. ★☆✿❀

      It depends on where you live, how quick the lab is and the priority your doctor gave them.

      I remember that my Lupus panel took about 2 weeks to get back. Your doctor will probably wait to get all of them back before contacting her unless something is urgent.

      Good luck.


  3. VampireSR

    what does it mean to have Eosinophils which is higher than normal range?
    hi i just had my blood test result tests back a few days ago an my doctor say that Eosinophils is our of normal range.The normal range is 7.8 but mine has a 9.0.Doctor says it could be because of my allergy thats why its this way.2mths back after a HIV blood test i felt different that what i used to feel before like now i have a shooting pain which goes from the hand to my feet and my body and now to the top of my head what are these symptoms.I am pretty worried its HIV or some sort of STD can someone pls shed some light so i know what i am dealing with. thanks.

  4. ~*~Chantel~*~

    Is the muscle and joint pain of lupus constant?
    I am trying to figure out whether I have lupus (waiting for results of blood tests) nd I was just wondering, is the lupus pain constant or does it go away in a day or two?

  5. Aurelia

    How likely is it that a baby will survive leukemia?
    My cousin’s baby was diagnosed with leukemia this morning. He’s only 8 months old…the test results aren’t back yet, so they don’t know the severity of it. But…what are the odds that he will live?


    1. Dr.dhananjaya Bhupathi

      Yes, he can survive with the aid of ‘Target Therapy’.

      We have treated one such case of a 4 months old child with Thalassemia Major.
      Details follow———–

      •Latest updates* on “Miracles of Acupressure & Indian Natural Remedies.”–We r treating from 01082011 a case of Thalassemia-Major-a genetic disorder acquired from Thalassemia-Minor parents[both] for a 4-months old boy born with congenital [liver] Jaundice, anemia [Hb-5.8] and fatigue] and his Hb levels have shot up steadily from 5.8 to 11.00 as on 04012012 and the doctors @ Apollo Hospitals @ Ludhiana have postponed steadily the transfusion dates from 3-4-5 weeks as on date.

      The documented recordings are as follows:


      1ST Date.10072011 5.6 12.8 —-

      2ND Date 02082011 9.5 NOT CHECKED 21DAYS

      3RD Date 23082011 11.2 NOT CHECKED 21 DAYS

      4TH Date 22092011 10.5 NOT CHECKED

      5 TH Date 15102011 9.6 NOT CHECKED

      6 TH Date 09112011 9.7 NOT CHECKED

      7 TH Date 07122011*** 11.2 NOT CHECKED
      • PS. If satisfied/benefited with, inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.

      Source: ‘HEALTH IN UR HANDS’ [Vol. & II] available in all Indian Languages all over the globe] by Dr.Devendra Vora, DSc.,MD.,FRCP.,—an octogenarian & the pioneer in Acupressure in India. Dr.Vora, the world renowned Acupressurist, an octogenarian and the Bhishma Pithamaha of acupressure in India— treated and caused to treat more than 150000 cases of Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, lupus/sle, irregular menses and also many other most dreaded diseases.

  6. Cassia

    Is there anyway I can get tested for lupus without my fathers consent?
    I’m currently 15, and my father won’t get me tested for lupus even though my mother has it. I show signs of Lupus, and my mother wants to get me tested (my parents are divorced) what should I do? How can I get these tests done, just to be sure, without my fathers consent? Is there anyway?
    I have no “doctor”, and i have these symptoms:
    Painful or swollen joints and muscle pain
    Unexplained fever
    Red rashes, most commonly on the face
    Chest pain upon deep breathing
    Extreme fatigue
    And Swelling (edema) in legs
    mouth ulcers

  7. sofantabulous88

    Do autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system?
    Do they? Or is it the drugs you take for autoimmune diseases that suppress the immune system? Can long term stress or autoimmune diseases suppress the immune system and affect test results, such as HIV, and cause false negatives or positives after about 7 months or so? If you’re under a great deal of stress for a long time, or have an autoimmune disease, does it take longer for your body to produce antibodies against diseases, like HIV? Will 7 months have been long enough of a time to wait before getting tested for HIV? Especially since you’re not sexually active or do drugs?


    1. Freefall945

      Wow – you’ve quite a few questions there.

      Autoimmune diseases can reduce your immune system’s effectiveness, yes. However, diseases like Lupus cause the immune system to attack the body, in which case drugs are perscribed to subdue the immune system. Stress does indeed affect your body’s immunity in a negative capacity.

      Seven months, though? That’s a long time for the body to recover its immune defense. Dealing with HIV is something best, perhaps, reserved for medical professionals. There are hosts of checks and tests that can give you definitive answers to your questions much better than the internet can.

  8. dede

    How serious is Lupus during pregnancy?
    My daughter had preclampsia with her first pregnancy. She is approximately 9 wks. along and is showing signs of the condition already. Last week her doctor told her that current symptoms she is having all point to the possibility of Lupus. He ran some test, and said depending on the test results may decide to hospitalize her for a few days for further testing and begin a treatment plan. I am terribly worried for my daughter and her unborn baby. Just wondered if anyone out their has experienced somewhat the same, and looking for some feedback. Thank you in advance.

    1. TyrannosaurusBex

      Don’t worry. Lupus rarely affects the baby of a woman who has it, but it isn’t nice at all for the mother. Often women contract Lupus whilst pregnant or after they’ve had a baby, as Lupus is often triggered by this. I once knew a woman who had her Lupus at its very worse after she had her first baby. I’ve known 2 women with it, and the second one was so exhausted she spent most of a year in a wheelchair. But Lupus is rarely fatal nowadays, and it’s not disfiguring. They usually use steroids to treat it. (I’m not talking about illegal drugs, I’m talking about medical drugs that have nothing to do with muscle building). Lupus can range in severity. Your daughter’s baby will be fine.

      I’m not going to guarantee you that everything, including the baby, will be ship-shape and fine and dandy, but it is VERY likely. I know the woman above gave you some bad news about premature or ill babies, but the truth is, the two women I know have had 2 or more babies, all completely normal and healthy. Seriously. Not trying to make you feel better. Have a little faith, dear:) Good luck xxx

  9. Anonymous

    Can birth Control trigger the symptoms of lupus?
    I am taking Birth Control and wondered if it could cause symptoms of lupus, such as fatigue, weight gain, night sweats, muscle pains, hair loss. I am 20 yrs old and i weigh 127 and am 5’8. and lupus runs in my family. i went to the doctor and they did test results i find them out thursday, but thought i asked.

    1. mandyj67

      Yes it can honey, sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings. Recently completed studies have shown women who are on birth control injections or pills (especially the higher dosage ones) have been found to have a higher incidence of Lupis, especially if it runs in the family* Since Lupis does run in your family, I would suggest that you seriously rethink your birth control method.

  10. Jon

    What could cause a decrease in white blood cells?
    I went to the doctors for a general checkup and they did a routine blood test. The results came back and the doctor said that I have a low white blood cell count.

  11. ProactiveMom

    Is it hard to diagnose Lupus in a teen with no positive labs?
    There’s a strong family history and symptoms (including butterfly rash) that have lasted almost 4 months. Rheumy says he ruled out Lupus.

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