What Is Lupus Disease – Breakthrough Treatment Found

What is Lupus disease and what are Lupus early symptoms?

Lupus is a chronic auto immune disease. Chronic meaning it lasts longer than 6 weeks and auto immune meaning the immune system turns in upon itself and attacks healthy tissue. There is no known cause or cure. It tends mostly to affect women of child bearing age in the 15 to mid 40′s age group although it can affect men and children. Coloured women are 2 – 3 times more likely to develop the disease.

In simple terms it causes confusion to the immune system to the degree that the immune sytem cannot identify healthy tissue from foreign invaders and infections. This results in the immune system producing autoantibodies which attack healthy tissue. It is not contagious or passed on through sexual contact.

It is a mysterious illness which is difficult to diagnose. It is often mis-diagnosed because it can mimic other illnesses.

Lupus early symptoms include aching or swollen joints, fever over 100 degrees, prolonged or extreme tiredness, anaemia, pleurisy, kidney involvement, skin rashes, sun or light sensitivity and seizures. One of the classic easy to spot lupus warning signs is a butterfly type rash which appears on the cheeks and nose.

So what is lupus disease and how does it differ in comparison to other immune related diseases such as AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) and HIV (Human Immune Deficiency Virus)? Lupus is not a terminal illness like AIDS or HIV and many people have learned to live with the disease for many years but it can be deadly and has been known to cause many fatalities. With AIDS and HIV the immune system is under active whereas with Lupus the immune system is over active.

What is lupus arthritis? It is difficult to distinguish between lupus and lupus arthritis because most tests will give positive results for anyone suffering from lupus. Main symptoms are pain and swelling of the joints particularly the hands, fingers, wrists, knees ankles and toes. It is possible to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis as well as lupus arthritis at the same time. It is recommended to have thorough tests to determine whether the symptoms are caused by lupus or some other condition.

Stem cell treatment is one field of medicine that is making major advancements in relation to a number of so called incurable or untreatable diseases.

Revolutionary discoveries involving stem cell treatment are on the rise. The good news is that there has been a breakthrough in stem cell treatment and research into Lupus which offers real hope to the 5 million people worldwide who suffer from Lupus.

To Your Success,

Robert Burke

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