Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues. It results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs.
This is the way it works. There is a protein called antibody that the immune system produces in order to protect and fight against antigens (which are foreign substance to the body) such as viruses and bacteria. Lupus will now make the immune system unable to recognize and differentiate between antigen and the normal healthy tissue in the body which makes the immune system direct antibodies against the healthy tissue causing swelling, pain, and tissue damage.
The effect of lupus can affect any part of the body such as joints, blood vessels, lungs, kidney and other internal organs.
Quick facts on Lupus
Please give this a watch. As most of you know I was diagnosed with Lupus in Jan 2017 after almost losing a few of my toes. I had absolutely no idea what Lupus was. These people inspire me and give me hope. I can relate to just about everything they are saying. I teared up watching just knowing Im not alone. I hate disappointing people and lately I have had to cancel many event due to the pain, lack of energy or drs appointments. Its hard making people understand a disease you dont even understand yourself. I am really thinking about organizing a walk and/or some fundraisers for Lupus awareness and research. Would any of my family and friends be interested??? Tommy Wright Stephanie Wright Jennifer Wright Jessica Wright Frankie David Harvey Alexandra Wright-Phipps Maxine Poteet Joseph Hunt Nikki Wilkins Angela Brown Sarah Stine Mickie Knuckles Selena Johnson Larry Ferguson
Lupus nephritis is a systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) combined with immunity damage of different pathological types for both kidneys, at the same time it is a kind of disease that accompanied with clinical manifestation of obvious renal damage. Its pathogenesis is related with the formation of immune complex, immune cells, cytokines and other immune abnormalities.Under the influences of various factors, such as genetic factor, environmental factor, and estrogen level, etc. can cause the reducing of T lymphocyte, the lowering of T suppressor cells’ function, and the over proliferation of B cell. Meanwhile, it will generate a quantity of autoantibody. This kind of autoantibody combines with the autoantigen, develops into the related immune complex, and then deposits in the kidney tubules and glomerulus, etc. In addition to the systemic manifestations of SLE, the main manifestation in clinic is hematuria, proteinuria, and renal insufficiency, etc.
The human immune system disorders and body parts appears erythema.Immune cells change,T lymphocytes decrease and B cell has excessive hyperplasia. Cell function is abnormal and white blood cell produces autoantibody. Combined with the corresponding antigen that is adhesive on the damaged DNA cells. Form immune complex ,Immune complex deposited to kidney and then to glomerular basement membrane.Release inflammatory medium and cause a series of inflammatory reaction.
Intravascular activation of clotting factors,increased capillary permeability and infiltration of inflammatory cells ,Lead to glomerular injury ,Cause renal damage and form lupus nephritis.
About the treatment of lupus nephritis, our hospital can use the Micro Chinese Medicine Osmotherapy to clean the toxins in blood. Wipe out the immune complex that in the glomerular basement membrane. Meanwhile, we can through the immunoadsorption therapy to absorb the immune complex which deposits in the glomerulus. In the plasma separator, blood is separated, and the immunoadsorbent absorbs the immune complex that deposited in the glomerular basement membrane ,Cure the lupus nephritis fundamentally
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Published on May 22, 2017It’s Lupus Awareness Month and Dr. Alana Levine is here to answer common questions about lupus! In this segment, Dr. Levine discusses some typical lupus treatments.
Lupus Awareness Month
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Lupus affects an estimated 1.5 Million Americans, and there is no cure. Please help the Lupus Research Alliance to raise awareness and funds for lupus research during Lupus Awareness Month in May and beyond.