Lupus disease is aninflammation that can affect any part of the body, particularly the skin,kidneys, bones, joints or blood. Lupus is considered to be hereditary, but alsoenvironment and hormones can have an influence on lupus. The symptoms vary fromone person to another but what is the most common in almost each case areconstant tiredness and memory problems. In many cases a team of doctors willdetermine how to treat this condition after they had performed a number ofdiagnostic tests because lupus is difficult to identify. Lupus is usuallydormant until something else triggers it. Some of the symptoms can be the jointinflammation, the skin rashes or the kidney failure.
If you have lupus whichaffected your bones, you should take vitamin D and calcium. The patients withlupus have high risk factors for some kind of heart disease. Lupus can alsodamage the blood cells.
One of the medicationsthat are prescribed is plaque nil. It is a safe medication and it is good forpreventing the kidney diseases. It can also be used for a very long time. Insome cases a male hormone (DHEA) is prescribed. It is a mild hormone and thepatient can have many benefits from it, especially with osteoporosis. Anongoing study may show that a special formula (LJP394), which will help thepatient to be cured from anti-DNA antibodies, would be used as treatment forlupus. A medication named CellCept is a new drug which has showed to beextremely helpful in treating lupus. The patients usually tolerate thismedication very well, it is good for kidney diseases and it does not have anegative effect on sterility. As far as AntiCD40L is concerned, the studieshave showed that there are side effect which can have an outcome such as heartattacks, strokes and blood clots. Anti-TNF Therapy is very helpful when itcomes to treating lupus. This therapy is developed for treating rheumatoidarthritis but the studies have shown that lupus patients can have a greatbenefit from it. Some studies have confirmed that chemotherapy can be applied intreating lupus. One of the treatments for lupus is a transplantation of thestem sells. The patients can benefit from the transplantation but this is not acure for lupus.
Since lupus can manifest itself in many forms itis difficult to determine a simple treatment. It depends on severity of thecondition, the type of lupus and the proper diagnose.