Sle Lupus

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Throughout all of the illnesses that affect the human body and harm it is Systematic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE is a very severe illness that can rupture one’s life entirely. Knowing that Lupus is the elusive, undiagnosed culprit for many people’s suffering is frightening to me. It is important to educate others about the suspected causes, life changing symptoms, and various treatments of Lupus. To better understand all of this we need to know what Systematic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is. It’s a chronic inflammatory disease which can affect any organ or system in the body. Although the cause is still uncertain, it is known that lupus is an autoimmune disease which means that the immune system, which normally protects the body from bacteria, viruses and other foreign substances, mistakenly directs an attack against the body's own healthy tissues, when this happens it is called autoantibodies. The result is inflammation in specific organs which produces the symptoms of Lupus. It is disease that can affect almost every organ in the body and it causes symptoms that can vary from mild to life threatening. (Lupus symptoms vary widely, and they come and go. The times when symptoms get worse are called relapses, or flares. The times when symptoms are under control are called remissions.) (Healthwise Inc.) Some of the symptoms are fatigue, joint and muscle pain, skin problems such malar rash, sensitivity to ultraviolet light or tanning parlors, nervous system symptoms, pericarditis, Pleurisy, mental health problems like anxiety or depression, fever, change in weight when flaring, alopecia, Raynaud’s phenomenon, cutaneous vasculitis, swelling of the hands and feet, anemia, as well as other common symptoms are similar to SLE since is very commonly misdiagnosed, re-diagnosed, and mimics other illnesses it is known as the great imitator. It also may affect the brain lungs skin or kidneys just to name a few organs possibly...