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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17 thoughts on “What Causes Lupus Flare Ups

  1. tnamarie1

    Can lupus cause excruciating knee pain?
    My 13 yr old son is still undergoing testing for a diagnosis. The drs think he may possibly have a Rheumatological disease (Lupus, Stills, etc). He may be having a “flare up” presently. He came down with a virus and 2 days later his knees began to hurt. They have been hurting so severely now for a week he hasn’t been able to walk on them. Can Lupus or any other Rheum. disease cause this?

  2. Alias

    I have a family member who has lupus and has chronic flares she says she’s in constant pain but she wont see?
    rhemutoligist she takes medicine but its pain medicine. Does her not treating the lupus decrease her life expectancy, and if so how many years can she live with untreated lupus? Will it eventually cripple her?

    1. Linda R

      Untreated lupus can result in permanent organ damage and even organ failure. She is treating the symptoms and not the cause. The cause of her pain is that her immune system is attacking healthy parts of herself. The only way to stop that is to take immunosuppressive drugs.

      No one can predict life span. People with lupus are up to 6 times more likely to have heart attacks and strokes because of the chronic inflammation. The immunosuppressives help bring the inflammation under control. Lupus does not destroy joints the way rheumatoid arthritis does. But the constant pain means she will not want to exercise leading to loss of flexibility and range of motion as well as conditions like heart disease and obesity.

      All that said, she is an adult. You can give her the facts. You can’t make her take care of herself. But as long as the family is giving her attention by worrying for her, she doesn’t have to bother. Lay out the proof and let her decide. You can’t control this.

  3. Rennie

    Is ban lan gen safe for Lupus patients to take?
    I hear that this is a great herb (made into a tea) that helps with respiratory problems and skin issues so I’m curious if it’s okay to take. I’m having some asthma, eczema and joint pain and I’d love to try something new. I know that echinaecea causes flare ups in lupus patients, and from experience it usually makes me sick so I’m approaching this cautiously.

    1. Linda R

      Never take anything including herbal preparations and teas, or over the counter medications, without talking with your rheumatologist first.

  4. momzpeachy

    need some help understanding MS? How often are the flare ups and how does it get diagnosed?
    I had an MRI done early February due to neck and arm pain. That was of the brain and showed no lesions. Since that MRI ..I had a major flare of pain all over and all kinds of symptoms that go along with MS. My vision got blurry and nlood pressure raised. I was a real mess. I was told by the neurologist that since that MRI was negative there is no chance I have MS. I had those symptoms for a few weeks and now I am better. It’s really weird how it all went away. Except for the vision part…I still have blurry and distorted vision. Flourescent light drives me nuts!

    I am quite concerned as to whether the neurologist could be wrong. I was also told it could possibly be lupus but all the blood work came back negative.

    I’m wondering if some of you might be able to help me and guide me in a direction. I am seeing a rheumatologist tomorrow but not sure that’s the right doctor to see. What other tests need to be done and who orders them?

  5. kenbfos

    How do I deal with lupus with out taking drugs?
    I have had lupus for three years, but I just started get treatment from a lupus specialist at Magee womens hospital. I take a small dose blood pressure medication. But my doctor wants me to take plaqunil and prednesone. But those drugs have so many side affects and I hear so many bad things about how they help one thing but then something else breaks down, Then you are on this cycle of adding on medicine after medicine. I want to live, but I don’t want to lose my eyesight, have liver problems, or other complication caused by these medicines. I know their has to be a way of life change, or natural medicine that will help and have less or no side affects. I lived three years without medicine or help. But I do notice that I had more flares lately. I need to make a decision, I recieved my plaqunil in the mail a week ago, i need to decide if I am going to take or find something else that help to present to my doctor at my next appointment. I want to live but not taking alot of medicine

  6. Ash W

    How do autoimmune disease affect fertility and pregnancy?
    I would like to start trying for a baby next year. I have chronic erticaria and raynauds, and I have been tested for lupus twice and recieved a low positive result. I am really worried.

    1. .

      Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) may appear for the first time, worsen, or become less severe during pregnancy. How a pregnancy affects the course of lupus cannot be predicted, but the most common time for flare-ups is immediately after delivery.

      Women who develop lupus often have a history of repeated miscarriages, fetuses that do not grow as much as expected, and preterm delivery. If women have complications due to lupus (such as kidney damage or high blood pressure), the risk of death for the fetus or newborn is increased.

      In pregnant women, lupus antibodies may cross the placenta to the fetus. As a result, the fetus may have a very slow heart rate, anemia, a low platelet count, or a low white blood cell count. However, these antibodies gradually disappear over several weeks after the baby is born, and the problems they cause resolve except for the slow heart rate.

      Autoimmune Disorders: The abnormal antibodies produced in autoimmune disorders can cross the placenta and cause problems in the fetus. Miscariage often happen in 1st and 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Pregnancy affects different autoimmune disorders in different ways.

      Raynaud’s comes in two forms. One is Raynaud’s disease, which occurs in isolation. The other is Raynaud’s phenomenon, which occurs in conjunction with other diseases, including scleroderma, a hardening and shrinking of the skin; lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system and mucous membranes; and rheumatoid arthritis. Raynaud’s phenomenon also commonly occurs in people who use vibrating or hammering tools or instruments
      It’s not known why more women than men have Raynaud’s, but women get autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma and lupus more than men do, and Raynaud’s often develops with these.

      Pregnancy often aggravating urticaria.

      Your condition is very complicated.But there are many worst condition. Baby are worthed, every women ready to sacrifice almost everything to have baby. You might need ask your family to support you, get as many information as you can, and very important to cooperate with your physicians. Select them carefully. We want you and your future babies to be safe.

      Best wishes.

  7. piratefan

    Are a Lupus rash and Eczema linked to one another?
    My grandmother passed away in 2001, primarily due to Lupus. I’ve been worried that I may have/get Lupus (since it is a genetically transmitted disease). I have common flare ups of a rash that i thought was eczema, but recently have thought could be related to Lupus. Could Lupus cause Eczema? Are they linked somehow?

    1. Linda R

      Lupus is not genetically transmitted. You MAY inherit a genetic predisposition to lupus, but it requires triggers to develop the disease. There are many cases of genetically identical twins where one develops lupus and the other does not.

      Lupus is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your own health tissue. The exact cause is unknown.

      The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to unknown triggers.

      Lupus of the skin is diagnosed by skin biopsy. Eczema may require some allergy testing.

      In addition, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma.

      Some people may suffer “flare-ups” of the itchy rash in response to certain substances or conditions.

      See a dermatologist.

  8. apres vous

    Why do animal products make auto-immune diseases worse?
    My Aunt was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and her rheumatologist suggested trying a vegan diet. I also met a woman who went vegan after she was diagnosed with Lupus. What is there in animal foods that causes auto-immune disease flare-ups?

  9. Shazza48

    I have lupus (sle) Can anyone advise me on the long term affects of Plaquenil?
    I have sle (lupus) and am on the drug plaquenil which apparently is a drug that they use to treat malaria with. They say it can cause you to lose your eyesight – Is there anyone out there on the same drug and how do you feel about it. I went off it for a couple of month’s against my Doctor’s advice and regretted it as I got sick again. Thanks for your help.

    1. mgnysgtcappo

      Long term effects can be damage to vision, liver and kidneys. Plaquenil is an old medication and is used by doctors who aren’t very current in their Lupus medications. Presently, Cellcept is a much better medication to treat Lupus flares (Myfortic is Cellcept in a time released form and can be used if stomach issues arise). Cellcept was initally used as an anti rejection medication for transplant patients but it’s ability to lower the immune system response has proven it to be very effective in controlling SLE.

      There are many additional drugs in Phase II and Phase III clinical trials. Most recently, Rituxan has been used to target the “B” cells of the immune system and seem to be showing good progress.

      I would suggest bringing up the names of these medications with your rheumatologist and inquiring to their benefits in your case. Obviously, every case of SLE is different and there may be specific reasons why your doctor has kept you on Plaquenil but in most cases we find that it’s more a lack of current education rather than any specific objection to newer medications.

      If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

  10. me

    Is it possible for someone to be allergic to the sun?
    I know someone who claims to be “allergic” to the sun, apparently she gets spots..
    Is there such a thing as a sun allergy?

    1. day by day

      People That have Lupus cannot go into the sun without a very high number of sun screen on. They break out in small blisters/spots/rash that can cause “flare ups” to the Lupus & cause very serious problems.

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