The body's immune system can get charged up with a pretty common chronic inflammatory disease, called lupus. Lupus invades the internal organs and tissues. The lupus inflammation may influence different body systems such as heart, lungs, kidneys, skin, blood cells, joints etc. Lupus affect women more then men.
There are 4 types of lupus; discoid lupus Erythematosus, systemic lupus Erythematosus, neonatal lupus, drug-induced lupus Erythematosus and systemic lupus Erythematosus occurs most often.
Lupus patients can have normal life with proper treatment.
Complications of Lupus
A lot of areas on the body can be affect by lupus. Here is the following classification according to the affected organs, state or system in the body;InfectionLupus patients are susceptible to infection due to diseases and its treatments (with corticosteroid and cytotoxic) because lupus influence the immune system. And minor infection may increase more serious infection. The most common infections are those on urinary tract, respiratory infections, salmonella, yeast infections or herpes. And of course minor infections bring on more-severe infections, like pneumonia that can be fatal. LungsIt is possible to have chest cavity lining inflammation that breathing makes very difficult. A pulmonary tests may discover lung complications, severe but with no symptoms.Heart Lupus can affect heart muscle and induce inflammation: also arteries or a heart membrane. Patient with lupus have a great risk of cardiovascular disease or heart attacks. Kidneys Lupus may affect badly on kidney and cause kidney failure with fatal result. But if it is detected on time kidney, problem related with lupus may be effectively treated. A kidney can be tested with blood test, a serum creatinine level and urinalysis. And general symptoms are nausea, itching, vomiting, chest pain, edema or weight gain.CancerThere is a risk for cancer with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma lupus, and invades lungs or lymphatic system. Immunosuppressant’s treat lupus and develops risk of cancer. Bone tissue death or avascular necrosisIf the blood supply to a bone stops, that may impair a little the bone and then lead to the collapse of bones. Avascular necrosis can be caused by lupus as well, due to a higher use of corticosteroids drug.Blood and blood vessels Lupus can bring on blood problems, bleeding, blood clotting or anemia or fatal blood vessels inflammation. Central nervous systemCentral nervous system embraced with lupus can cause dizziness, headaches, hallucinations, behavior changes or seizures. Or, in 80% lupus may cause memory problems, cognitive dysfunction, confusion and difficulty in expressing.Pregnancy complicationsMiscarriage can be caused by lupus due to a very high blood pressure. It is better to first treat lupus and then get pregnant.