Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, simply called as Lupus is an autoimmune disease that attacks various organs of the body. It is difficult to be diagnosed but Traditional Acupuncture and Chinese Medicines proves effective for treating them! This post will guide you ways and means by which you can find out the causes, symptoms and treatment methods to fight against SLE!
What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is an autoimmune disease which attacks a person’s immune system related to various organs or cells of the body, causing damage and malfunction. Lupus is a multisystem disease since it can affect many different tissues and organs in the body. Lupus can be a mild disease that could be treated with just medications and sometimes can be life-threatening condition!
Lupus is more commonly found in women than in men!
Causes of developing this condition
- The exact cause is still unknown
- But Genetic or Hereditary reasons can be considered
- Environmental factors
- It may be triggered by hormones, infections, sunlight or stress.
Symptoms & Signs of Lupus
There are many signs and symptoms which can help you determine whether you might have lupus!
- High fever
- Abnormal headache
- Chest pain
- Breathing difficulty
- Legs get swollen
- Blood in the urine
- Weakness of the face, arms, or legs
- Joint pain
- Severe abdominal pain
- Visual disturbances
- Inability to move swollen joints due to rigorous pain
- Lupus actually begins with a skin rash over the nose and cheeks that worsens due to overexposure to the sun light
- Thrombophlebitis which is nothing but inflammation of veins after blood clots get formed
- Hair loss
- Painless mouth ulcers
- Headaches & Tiredness
- High blood pressure
There’s no known cure for lupus… but once you get to experience any of the above symptoms, make sure you immediately consult a doctor to avoid the situation declining. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicines can help you treat the symptoms of Lupus so visit us directly; we are located in South Melbourne or Contact Us to make an appointment.
If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of Chinese medicine and acupuncture in treating the symptoms of any allergy & autoimmune condition, call us on 1300 432 639.