What is lupus?

Lupus is not contagious, not even through sexual contact. You can’t catch Lupus or get it from someone.

Lupus is not like or related to cancer. It’s not like HIV, lupus is overactive.

If well treated with Good medical care, the the patient suffering from Lupus can live a whole life – it won’t act as a  threat to his or her life.

Each day be careful of the kind of words you use!

Words can build us up or break us down!

That’s my Monday motivation. Today is special in it’s own way. Creating awareness is what am up to hopefully it gonna create some good impact.

How it began.

A friend close to one of my close friend has been suffering from Lupus for some time now. If you are a tweeter person you can never fail to know what’s trending! It’s been days now after some of the guys and guyzets in the movement were being interviewed about lupus.

There was a trending hashtag #Bringbackcarol it is a movement to help bring back Carol our very own from India where she had gone for medical check up. We still raising money for her to pay her bills and come back to Kenya.

With your help she can be able to clear her balance and come back to Kenya. Let’s support our own.( For more information about this email me.) Little is more, just contribute the much you have and abundantly you shall be rewarded back.

Lupus.

In the recent research done, United States of America leads in the numbers of lupus victims world wide.

– Asia, Africa and North America are some of the continents said to have high numbers of people easily exposed to lupus.

– More than 16,000 people in US are increasingly adding up to the numbers of lupus victims.

– It’s believed that over 5million people worldwide have a certain form of lupus. All people despite of race and ethnic group can develop lupus.

– Women of reproductive age between age (15-44 )are easily exposed to developing any form of lupus.

–  Although men, children and teenagers are also highly exposed still the disease develops at age of  (15-44.)

What is lupus?

Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints,  and /or organs in the body). Chronic means that the signs and symptoms tends to last longer than six weeks and often for many years.

It’s where by the diseased immune’s system is not able to differentiate between the foreigner invaders and antibody due to the body’s failure to protect itself against bacteria and germs.

In lupus, something goes wrong with your immune system,  which  is the part of the body that fights off virus, bacteria and germs (“foreign invaders”, like the flu).

Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from the  foreign invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues (“auto” means “self”) and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue.

These autoantibodies cause inflammation,  pain,  and damage in various parts of the body.

Lupus is also a disease of flares (the symptoms worsen and you feel ill) and remission (the symptoms improve and you feel better)

What is the exact cause of lupus?

There is no exact cause of lupus. Research is yet to be done to find out its cause, that’s why its advisable to suppress the immune system as one form of treatment.

Viruses, environmental chemicals and a person’s genetic makeup can be the cause.

And due to huge numbers of female diagnosed with lupus it’s believed that female hormones can also cause lupus to develop especially at reproductive age.

How can I tell I have lupus?

For one to tell he or she is suffering  from Lupus is way difficult because lupus affects different parts of the body and it may vary from victim to victim.

Below is a variety of its signs and symptoms.

1. When your joints ache for too long.

2. Fever that lasts for too long without any particular cause.

3. When your joints swell.

4. Feeling tired too often.

5. Rashes on the skin.

6. Ankle swelling and fluid accumulation.

7. Feeling alot of pain  in the chest when breathing deeply.

8. A butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose.

9. Hair loss.

10. Sensitivity to any form of light.

11. Mouth or nose sores.

12. Pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress ( Raynaud’s phenomenon)

What else should I know about Lupus?

Lupus is not contagious, not even through sexual contact. You can’t catch Lupus or get it from someone.

Lupus is not like or related to cancer. It’s not like HIV, lupus is overactive.

If well treated with Good medical care, the the patient suffering from Lupus can live a whole life – it won’t act as a  threat to his or her life.

How can I treat lupus?

To manage treat lupus you must first seek medical attention to be able to identify the kind of lupus you have. Depending on your age, your general healthy, your medical history and the level of the disease one can then get a good medical practitioner to look after you. Who you will frequently visit for check up because lupus is a condition that keeps on changing.

Also depending on the intense nature of the condition relevant medical instruction are given upon regular check up.

 

Disclaimer: It’s the authors original work. Exception of the lupus definition otherwise this is an article meant to create awareness and meant for the purpose of learning.

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