Saturday, September 13, 2008

A Lupus Symptom Can Vary A Lot From Person To Person

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, and the symptoms vary a lot from person to person. Lupus is an inflammatory state of the body, and that is usually how the symptoms come across. It can be a bit troublesome to diagnose since the symptoms can be so different. You may think you are suffering from many different diseases before you realize it's lupus. You can have swelling in knees, joints and ligaments. You can have chest pain and trouble breathing. Kidney problems are common, and so is skin rash and redness. Beside this you can feel dizzy or have fatigue that you can't really explain. To learn about this disease, you should read about it as much as you can. There are a lot of information on the internet, for research on the symptoms you are suffering from.

So, how can you find out if it's lupus you are suffering from?

A physician usually have to take many steps to get you properly diagnosed. He will have examine your medical history, to see if you have been suffering from the symptoms for long. He will have to check you for rashes and inflammatory areas on the body. And the most important, take blood and urine tests to see of your immune system is too active. A biopsy can also be done. That means that tissue is taken surgically and examined with tests, and that way they can see of there is a autoimmune disease in your skin.

Anyone can get sick from lupus. There are no ethical or biological reasons for getting it. There are almost two million people suffering from diagnosed lupus in the US today. Probably a lot more than that too, because many suffer from it without knowing it. Today there is no permanent cure, but there are many ways to treat the symptoms, to improve your life quality and energy level.

By Beatrice Stephenson

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