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Lupus

Also called: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, SLE

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People with lupus have higher risk of heart disease compared to the general population. That makes a heart-healthy diet an important part of a lupus...
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The feelings associated with lupus can have multiple causes, including: Outward effects of the disease or its treatment. Visible problems such as a...
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Sometimes the mental and emotional effects of lupus can be related to the disease process itself or medications used to treat it. Common problems...
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If you are experiencing any of these problems, it’s important to discuss them with your doctor. Your doctor can help you find solutions. These may...
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SLE is undoubtedly a potentially serious illness with involvement of numerous organ systems. However, it is important to recognize that most people...
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People with SLE can develop different combinations of symptoms and organ involvement. Common complaints and symptoms include fatigue, low-grade fever...
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Dozens of medications have been reported to trigger SLE. However, more than 90% of cases of "drug-induced lupus" occurs as a side effect of...
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The precise reason for the abnormal autoimmunity that causes lupus is not known. Inherited genes, viruses, ultraviolet light, and certain medications...
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Women with SLE who become pregnant are considered "high risk." Women with SLE who are pregnant require close observation during pregnancy...
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Overall, the outlook for people with systemic lupus is improving each decade with the development of more accurate monitoring tests and treatments...
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Since individuals with SLE can have a wide variety of symptoms and different combinations of organ involvement, no single test establishes the...
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Lupus is an autoimmune disease characterized by acute and chronic inflammation of various tissues of the body. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that...
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...Lupus as a chronic inflammatory disease is recognized as a major predisposing factor for heart disease. In women under 50 in whom heart disease is...
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Malar rash itself is a manifestation of lupus and can fluctuate in severity or "activity." It does not necessarily, but might, correlate...
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Hives can be part of lupus but there are numerous other causes of chronic hives ( >6 weeks in duration) that must also be considered. A...
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