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11Aug, 2017

Facts About Lupus

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Lupus, an autoimmune disease, causes the body’s immune system to mistake healthy tissue as a threat. The result of this internal attack can trigger several different symptoms. These health issues vary in severity, mimic other diseases, and can stop or start back up unexpectedly. In order for doctors to diagnosis this complex disease, multiple laboratory tests must be conducted. Due to this, Lupus can prevent doctors from properly diagnosing patients right away.   Am I at Risk? There are more than 5 million people around the world that are affected […]
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types of lupus
7Jul, 2017

The Different Types of Lupus Explained (Thoroughly)

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Lupus is a disease that affects 1.5 million Americans, according to data published by the Lupus Foundation of America. Lupus causes your immune system attacks your own system and can be both lifelong and mild disability and affect all genders and ages. Causes of lupus There is still a lot of unknown about the disease but doctors agree that lupus is brought by the environment and genetics. It is still unclear what causes lupus, but these factors are the main known triggers: Infections; Sun exposure; Certain medications (for example, blood […]
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types of Arthritis
30Jun, 2017

The Different Types of Arthritis Explained

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Arthritis belongs to a group of rheumatic diseases and conditions that are characterized by impaired function and inflammation of connecting structures of the body. Most often, rheumatic diseases affect the tendons, bones, joints, and muscles. Swelling and pain are the common symptoms associated with these diseases. Besides, there are also systemic effects that come with certain conditions. Types of Arthritis Doctors divide arthritis into three big groups. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the most common type of arthritis. It affects knees, hips, neck, low back, and hands and […]
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Signs of Lupus, The Rheumatic Disease Clinic of Houston
24Jan, 2017

Top Signs That You Should Get Checked for Lupus

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Lupus can be a difficult disease for a physician or specialist to diagnose. In fact, it’s often called “the great imitator” as its symptoms are similar to those that occur with other illnesses. Lupus is a type of chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when a body’s immune system attacks different tissues and organs such as joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. Symptoms are wide-ranging. They can develop quickly or over an extended period of time. They may be severe or barely noticeable. Symptoms can even come and […]
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