” Systemic Lupus Erythematosus “( referred to as SLE) is a system for autoimmune diseases , causes and rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis is similar to patientsImbalance in the immune system , resulting in excessive abnormal antibodies, and their cells mistaken for the enemy to attack . This disease can affect many organs and tissues of the body , causing inflammation and a variety of serious complications . Such as lack of governance, lupus affects the kidneys , heart, lungs and nervous system , resulting in a variety of serious complications such as nephritis, myocarditis, pleural effusion , encephalitis , can lead toThyroidOrgan failure and even death.

Had an approximately 40 -year-old man suffering from lung cancer ,Physical examinationAdmitted to hospital with fever, abdominal rash , vomiting and bowel movements a week with a trickle , later proved to have sepsis . Test of her stool samples with Strongyloides worms . The man lived 70 years in Vietnam for a long time , then moved to Hong Kong , estimated that he was infected in Vietnam . Strongyloides worms lurking in his body about 30 years , may be bred dozens or even hundreds . If the Strongyloides worms too many will lead to pulmonary or intestinal bleeding , or pneumonia, the disease may induce asthma . Strongyloides worms can be found in the intestines of bacteria such as E. coli into the blood , leading to sepsis , severe life-threatening . Strongyloides worms appear mainly in Southeast Asia , people traveling abroad not to play barefoot in the countryside , to protect us from infection .

Eyes not only window to the soul , a person can predict whether there will be little futureStroke. Centre for Eye Research Australia, found that health care workers , such as the health of abnormal retinal blood vessels , the brain appears next small increased risk of stroke two to three times. Small stroke (mini-Stroke) , also known as silent stroke , vascular occlusion affecting the brain due to blood supply , so a small part of the hypoxic brain damage , can cause mild cognitive problems, but patients may not detect abnormal physical activity , diagnosis is also difficult. But the small increase in the future there will be a fatal stroke, stroke or even the risk of dementia . Researchers to determine if the retinal vascular abnormalities , the small risk of stroke compared with no retinopathy two to three times higher , such as the early members of the public from the health of the eye abnormalities found atSituation , you can take early preventive measures .

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  1. Anonymous

    Should I get a flu shot for the fall?
    I have never gotten one before. My mom has years ago. First time she got really sick after for a week, but she thought it was a coincidence so the next year, she got the shot again and still got sick. This was 8 years ago and no one in my family has gotten it since.

    This fall though until Dec. 1st I will need to take the city subway to school on Mondays-Wednesdays. Should I risk getting one? I have lupus too if that affects anything.

  2. sekhmet179

    What are the four stages of treatment for lupus?
    I remember reading somewhere that there were four stages of treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus I think it was like
    I-corticosteroids
    II-?
    III-?
    IV-Immunosuppressors, chemotherapy, etc

    I was wondering if there was anything like this on the internet or whether I am confusing it with the kidney affected stages? (I doubt it but you never know…)

    Thanks in advance for any info, and please be sure to set up a link to where you got your info

    1. Cheryl M

      What is the treatment for systemic lupus?

      There is no permanent cure for SLE. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms and protect organs by decreasing inflammation and/or the level of autoimmune activity in the body. Many patients with mild symptoms may need no treatment or only intermittent courses of antiinflammatory medications. Those with more serious illness involving damage to internal organ(s) may require high doses of corticosteroids in combination with other medications that suppress the body’s immune system.

      Patients with SLE need more rest during periods of active disease. Researchers have reported that poor sleep quality was a significant factor in developing fatigue in patients with SLE. These reports emphasize the importance for patients and physicians to address sleep quality and the effect of underlying depression, lack of exercise, and self-care coping strategies on overall health. During these periods, carefully prescribed exercise is still important to maintain muscle tone and range of motion in the joints.

      Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are helpful in reducing inflammation and pain in muscles, joints, and other tissues. Examples of NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn), and sulindac (Clinoril). Since the individual response to NSAIDs varies among patients, it is common for a doctor to try different NSAIDs to find the most effective one with the fewest side effects. The most common side effects are stomach upset, abdominal pain, ulcers, and even ulcer bleeding. NSAIDs are usually taken with food to reduce side effects. Sometimes, medications that prevent ulcers while taking NSAIDs, such as misoprostol (Cytotec), are given simultaneously.

      Corticosteroids are more potent than NSAIDs in reducing inflammation and restoring function when the disease is active. Corticosteroids are particularly helpful when internal organs are involved. Corticosteroids can be given by mouth, injected directly into the joints and other tissues, or administered intravenously. Unfortunately, corticosteroids have serious side effects when given in high doses over prolonged periods, and the doctor will try to monitor the activity of the disease in order to use the lowest doses that are safe. Side effects of corticosteroids include weight gain, thinning of the bones and skin, infection, diabetes, facial puffiness, cataracts, and death (necrosis) of large joints.

      Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is an antimalarial medication found to be particularly effective for SLE patients with fatigue, skin, and joint disease. Side effects include diarrhea, upset stomach, and eye pigment changes. Eye pigment changes are rare, but require monitoring by an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) during treatment with Plaquenil. Researchers have found that Plaquenil significantly decreased the frequency of abnormal blood clots in patients with systemic SLE. Moreover, the effect seemed independent of immune suppression, implying that Plaquenil can directly act to prevent the blood clots. This fascinating work highlights an important reason for patients and doctors to consider Plaquenil, especially for those SLE patients who are at some risk for blood clots in veins and arteries, such as those with phospholipid antibodies (cardiolipin antibodies, lupus anticoagulant, and false positive VDRL). This means not only that Plaquenil reduces the chance for reflares of SLE, but it can also be beneficial in ‘thinning’ the blood to prevent abnormal excessive blood clotting.

      For resistant skin disease, other antimalarial drugs, such as chloroquine (Aralen) or quinacrine, are considered, and can be used in combination with hydroxychloroquine. Alternative medications for skin disease include dapsone and retinoic acid (Retin-A). Retin-A is often effective for an uncommon wart-like form of lupus skin disease. For more severe skin disease, immunosuppressive medications are considered as below.

      Medications that suppress immunity (immunosuppressive medications) are also called cytotoxic drugs. Immunosuppressive medications are used for treating patients with more severe manifestations of SLE with damage to internal organ(s). Examples of immunosuppressive medications include methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall), azathioprine (Imuran), cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), chlorambucil (Leukeran), and cyclosporine (Sandimmune). All immunosuppressive medications can seriously depress blood cell counts and increase risks of infection and bleeding. Other side effects are peculiar for each drug. For examples, Rheumatrex can cause liver toxicity, while Sandimmune can impair kidney function.

      In recent years, mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept) has been used as an effective medication for lupus, particularly when it associated with kidney disease. Cellcept has been helpful in reversing active lupus kidney disease (lupus renal disease) and in maintaining remission after it is established. It’s lower side effect profile has advantage over traditional immune suppression medications.

      In SLE patients with serious brain or kidney disease, plasmapheresis is sometimes used to remove antibodies and other immune substances from the blood to suppress immunity. Some SLE patients can develop seriously low platelet levels, thereby increasing the risk of excessive and spontaneous bleeding. Since the spleen is believed to be the major site of platelet destruction, surgical removal of the spleen is sometimes performed to improve platelet levels. Other treatments have included plasmapheresis and the use of male hormones. Plasmapheresis has also been used to remove proteins (cryoglobulins) that can lead to vasculitis. Endstage kidney damage from SLE requires dialysis and/or a kidney transplant.

      Most recent research is indicating benefits of rituximab (Rituxan) in treating lupus. Rituximab is an intravenously infused antibody that suppresses a particular white blood cell, the B cell, by decreasing their number in the circulation. B cells have been found to play a central role in lupus activity, and when they are suppressed, the disease tends toward remission.

      At the 2007 national Rheumatology meeting, there was a paper presented suggesting that low dose dietary supplementation with omega-3 fish oils could help patients with lupus by decreasing disease activity and possibly decreasing heart disease risk.

  3. Spilk

    What is the little hangy thing in the back of my throat, and how to I bring the swelling down?
    Well, I woke up yesterday with congested sinuses and this morning I woke up and the little flap of skin in the back of my throat (no idea what it’s called) was so swollen that it makes me gag when it folds forward because i can feel it on my tongue.

    It makes swallowing difficult and feel weird, and it’s just uncomfortable.

    How much I bring the swelling down? I took some dayquil and a decongestant.

    1. rosieC

      Most likely, you have a case of acute tonsillitis. And your tonsils are swollen and enlarged, and inflammed. You need to see the doctor for some antibiotic to fight the infection.

      In the mean time, try sucking on some sore throat lozenges. I find the generic one in Wal-Mart with honey menthol eucalyptus to be very effective and soothing.Try to stay away from cold drinks as they tend to aggravate the sore throat. I used to paint chloramphenicol on the affected areas in order to numb them; to relieve the pain and enable me to swallow.
      I even had larynxitis (hoarse voice) with this.

      I used to have chronic tonsillitis. I frequently had bouts of these with fevers, chills and sore throat and difficulty in swallowing(pharyngitis). Eventually, I had them surgically removed (Tonsillectomy) and I had been fine eversince.

      There are other diseases to consider.
      If your uvula (little thing hanging from the back of the throat) is very long and swollen; enlarged and painful; it could some form of infection.

      If you have frequent symptoms- you feel that tongue felt “swollen” and enlarged– but it never looked swollen to anybody. And you have difficulty in swallowing .I would get a second opinion to be sure. You might have to be worked up for ALS. You can look in the phone book and call the Muscular Dystrophy Association and they can refer you to a neurologist for a second opinion.

      Another connective tissues disease -which affects the autoimmune system- to be considered is systemic lupus erythematosus(SLE) or Sjoren’s Syndrome.

      Ater examinations by EENT specialists; then it’s time to go see a neurologist or a rheumatologist. And try to get a second opinion.

      Good Luck and my prayers are with you.!!
      .

  4. Qwerty Ytrewq

    what are the common diseases and abnormalities of epithelial tissues?
    what are the common diseases and abnormalities of epithelial tissues

  5. Tonya Jarrett

    What does neroupathy effect and how do you get it?
    can you get it any where? Such as the legs and knees? Is it like arthritis?

    1. Monika

      Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of or trauma to the nerve or the side-effects of systemic illness. It is not like arthritis, it may be associated with varying combinations of weakness, autonomic changes, and sensory changes. Loss of muscle bulk or fasciculations, a particular fine twitching of muscle, may be seen. Sensory symptoms encompass loss of sensation and “positive” phenomena including pain.

      It mainly affects the feet and legs. There are large number of diseases or agents that can contribute to this, include but are not limited to:
      diabetes mellitus
      vasculitides: polyarteritis nodosa, Wegener granulomatosis, and Churg-Strauss syndrome
      immune-mediated diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus (SLE), and sarcoidosis
      infections: leprosy, lyme disease, HIV
      amyloidosis
      cryoglobulinemia
      chemical agents, including trichloroethylene and dapsone
      cardiovascular system: disturbances of heart rate (tachycardia, bradycardia), orthostatic hypotension, inadequate increase of heart rate on exertion
      Infections, bacterial and/or viral
      Autoimmune disease, especially Multiple Sclerosis
      Cancer

  6. Megan

    What does having borderline thyroid problems mean?
    They said I was borderline with thyroid problems,and it was functioning at 2.6. They wanted to do more in depth testing. What does borderline mean?

    1. Andrea / Princess Bitchalot

      Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus) is a chronic autoimmune disease that is potentially debilitating and sometimes fatal as the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. SLE can affect any part of the body, but most often harms the heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidneys and nervous system. The course of the disease is unpredictable, with periods of illness (called flares) alternating with remission. Lupus can occur at any age, but is most common in women, particularly of non-Caucasian descent.[1] Lupus is treatable symptomatically, mainly with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants, though there is currently no cure.

      Pathophysiology: Autoantibodies, circulating immune complexes, and T lymphocytes all contribute to the expression of disease. Organ systems affected include dermatologic, renal, central nervous system (CNS), hematologic, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, the vascular endothelium, and gastrointestinal. The revised criteria for SLE must include 4 of the following at any time during a patient’s history (specificity 95% and sensitivity 75%):

  7. hi :)

    is it bad to drink 2 iron pills a day?
    im 18 have iron deficiency i drink 1 a day but i feel so weak still like i dont want to do anything but im babysitting my 9 month old twin nephew for a week and need plenty of energy for this…should i take 2 or not…my moms doctor told her to take 2 because she had anemia….should i..their 325mg a pill?

  8. .

    What does high rheumatoid factor mean?
    I had a couple of blood tests; my first having 30 in rheumatoid factor and the second apparently higher, but I don’t have the exact digits.
    *I’m 13, by the way.
    – What affects your rheumatoid factor and does a diet have an impact?
    – What conditions include a high rheumatoid factor?
    – Is it serious?

    1. ★☆✿❀

      Obviously a rheumatoid factor can be elevated in people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis, but it doesn’t seem like you have any of the symptoms. It’s also found in people who have an autoimmune disease called Sjogren’s Syndrome. It can also be elevated in chronic hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, any chronic viral infection, bacterial endocarditis, leukemia, dermatomyositis, infectious mononucleosis, systemic sclerosis, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

      Approximately 5-10% of healthy people test positive for the rheumatoid factor, the chances of this increase as we age (although this doesn’t seem to be the case for you).

      The most likely scenario is either a false positive, viral infection or mono.

      …..

  9. Unknown

    What are some of the medical treatments for lupus? How do people die from lupus do their organs sweal in?
    the body how does it happen and what are some of the treatments for lupus?

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