SLE or systemic lupus erythematosus is used for defining a serious kind of autoimmune disorder that happens in the body when the immune system confuses objects that are foreign and tends to attack its own body. Such individuals would experience severe fatigue followed with pain in the muscles and the joint areas. They would also have headaches and hair loss along what low red blood cells.
HOW IS SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is based on symptoms, physical examination and clinical diagnostics. People with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus are tested for at least 4 out of 11 signs of the disease. Common tests include CBC with differential, antinuclear antibody, serum creatinine and urinalysis.
HOW IS SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS TREATED?
There is no cure for SLE. The goal of treatment is to control symptoms. Severe symptoms that involve the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other organs often need treatment from specialists. Treatments may include NSAIDs,corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, hydroxychloroquine, and methotrexate. Alternative medicine has not been shown to affect the disease
DID YOU KNOW?
Counseling of patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is helpful in coping with the disease