Monday, September 2, 2019

Lupus Essay -- essays research papers fc

br> Lupus   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Lupus is a potentially life threatening disease that effects about 1.5 million Americans. Lupus can effect many different parts of the body. Lupus is a type of autoimmune system disorder in which the body cannot distinguish the difference between foreign antibodies and its own organs. So basically what happens is that the body ends up attacking its own organs thinking they are foreign substances. (The Lupus Foundation of America)   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  There are three different types of Lupus. They are: Discoid, Systematic, and Drug-Induced. Discoid Lupus only effects a persons skin. The only symptom of Discoid Lupus is a rash. Systematic Lupus is the most common form of Lupus. It effects the skin, joints, and sometimes the organs of a persons body. Sometimes this form of Lupus will go into remission and there will be no symptoms until the disease becomes active. The final type of Lupus is Drug-Induced. This Lupus is brought on by the use of certain prescription drugs, especially drugs to lower blood pressure. When the use of the drug is discontinued the symptoms almost always disappear. (The Lupus Foundation of America)   Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  Ã‚  There is no known cause of Lupus. Although some families seem to be prone to Lupus, there is no known gene that carries the disease. Only about five percent of children born from a mother with Lupus will develop Lupus. Lupus is often thought of as a women’s disease because it occur...

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