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Lupus

Lupus in its strictest sense is a crippling and irreversible condition that ravages the body’s immune system. It is characterized by the antibodies antagonizing and killing the body’s own cells and tissues until the body can no longer fend off against infection. The overall result is a nasty combination of infection, rashes, swelling, and a suppressed immune system that leaves a person bedridden and very ill even after catching a cold. Lupus causes massive damage to the vital organs and systems of the body and an inflammatory response so huge that the patient ends up with rashes and swelling all…

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Lupus, like all autoimmune disorders cause suffering and pain to countless individuals every year. The disease causes an inflammatory response to the systems of the body and it cripples the immune system, making the body’s first line of defense against infection by targeting the healthy tissues and cells. The symptoms of lupus affect the blood, joints, the skin, and even the kidneys that can lead to multiple organ failure. All symptoms that pertain to infection is exhibited in the disorder, including swelling, redness, the butterfly rash, fever, and a general feeling of not being well. But still, there’s hope for…

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Lupus is defined as a condition that primarily attacks the immune system, causing suppression of the body’s main defenses. The disease affects women in general although a small percentage of patients with lupus are men. With time, SLE or systematic lupus erythematosus causes the body’s immune defenses to attack the cells, tissues, and eventually the body systems; causing a patient to succumb not just to complications of an impaired immune system but vital organ failure as well. Where there is infection, there’s bound to be inflammation and since the body’s immune defenses is down with lupus, inflammation of various parts…

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