Lupus is a chronic pain disorder that is an inflammatory disease. It occurs when the human body’s immune system attacks its own organs and tissues. Lupus is one of those highly inscrutable diseases that is difficult to diagnose because its symptoms resemble those of other disorders. Lupus afflicts at least 1.5 million Americans.
The most common symptom of Lupus is a facial rash that looks like butterfly wings unfolding across both of an individual’s cheeks. This unfortunate symptom occurs in many but not all Lupus sufferers.
There is no known cure for Lupus, but there are some interesting alternative treatments that might be worth trying if you were suffering from this chronic pain disorder.
Make sure that you discuss any alternative medicine you decide to try with your physician before starting them. Your physician will be able to help you assess the pros and cons of these alternative remedies. While alternative treatments typically have the benefit of being primarily side-effect free, that is not always the case. In some instances, alternative remedies can interact with medications you are already taking- so that is why we always advise our readers to check with their physicians before starting any new alternative regimen.
In some instances, alternative remedies can interact with medications you are already taking- so that is why we always advise our readers to check with their physicians before starting any new alternative regimen.
It is posited that lupus occurs because of a combination of environmental and genetic factors. Sometimes the people that have a genetic predisposition to lupus will acquire the disease when something in their environment triggers it.
Lupus occurs more commonly in women. As well, it is most frequently diagnosed in individuals between the ages of 15 and 40. Interestingly, lupus is seen more frequently in Asians, Hispanics, and African-Americans.
If you are afflicted by lupus one of the best things you can do is to read as much information as possible about this autoimmune disorder. One of our primary recommendations is to consider natural and alternative treatment options. Consider eating anti-inflammatory foods and herbs to help manage your symptoms. Be sure to consult with your physician prior to making any drastic changes in diet.