- What should you not say to someone with lupus?
- What is the difference between MS and lupus?
- What does an MS attack feel like?
- What does a lupus headache feel like?
- What is end stage lupus?
- Does lupus affect eyesight?
- What is the life expectancy of someone with lupus?
- What is the root cause of lupus?
- What happens if Lupus is left untreated?
- What can lupus be mistaken for?
- What is lupus pain like?
- Can MS be mistaken for lupus?
- What is the most serious form of lupus?
- Is having lupus serious?
- Is lupus considered a disability?
What should you not say to someone with lupus?
The number one thing not to say is ‘but you don’t look sick’.
This is something pretty much every lupus patient will have heard at least once.
Are you saying we’re faking our illness or exaggerating it.
It certainly sounds like that..
What is the difference between MS and lupus?
MS and lupus: key differences MS is caused by immune cells that cross your blood-brain barrier and damage your central nervous system. In lupus, one type of immune cell, B cells, cause you to make autoantibodies that damage tissues and organs all over your body.
What does an MS attack feel like?
Multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks can include tingling, numbness, fatigue, cramps, tightness, dizziness, and more.
What does a lupus headache feel like?
The SLEDAI describes lupus headache as a “severe, persistent headache; may be migrainous, but must be nonresponsive to narcotic analgesia”.
What is end stage lupus?
The great majority of deaths in patients with end-stage lupus nephritis occur in the first 3 months of dialysis and most often result from infection. Later, infection and cardiovascular complications are common causes of death.
Does lupus affect eyesight?
People with lupus can get retinal vasculitis, which limits the blood supply to the retina, which can have significant effects on vision. The eye then attempts to repair itself, but when the retina tries to repair itself it forms new blood vessels which can form in areas of the eye that can impair vision.
What is the life expectancy of someone with lupus?
For people with lupus, some treatments can increase the risk of developing potentially fatal infections. However, the majority of people with lupus can expect a normal or near-normal life expectancy. Research has shown that many people with a lupus diagnosis have been living with the disease for up to 40 years.
What is the root cause of lupus?
It’s likely that lupus results from a combination of your genetics and your environment. It appears that people with an inherited predisposition for lupus may develop the disease when they come into contact with something in the environment that can trigger lupus. The cause of lupus in most cases, however, is unknown.
What happens if Lupus is left untreated?
If left untreated, it can put you at risk of developing life-threatening problems such as a heart attack or stroke. In many cases, lupus nephritis does not cause any noticeable symptoms.
What can lupus be mistaken for?
Common diseases that overlap with lupusAutoimmune thyroid disease.Celiac disease.Myasthenia gravis.Antiphospholipid syndrome.Rheumatoid arthritis.Polymyositis.Dermatomyositis.Scleroderma.More items…
What is lupus pain like?
Lupus arthritis causes pain, stiffness, swelling, tenderness and warmth in your joints. The joints most often affected are the ones farthest from the middle of the body, such as fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles and toes.
Can MS be mistaken for lupus?
While it’s unlikely to have both MS and lupus, it’s common for someone with MS to be incorrectly diagnosed with lupus because these diseases share common symptoms. Aside from lupus, MS actually has several other “mimic” conditions, including Lyme disease.
What is the most serious form of lupus?
SLE is the most common and most serious type of lupus. Other types of lupus include the following: Cutaneous lupus (skin lupus) is lupus that affects the skin in the form of a rash or lesions.
Is having lupus serious?
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, including the skin, joints, and organs inside the body. About 9 out of 10 adults with lupus are women. Some women have only mild symptoms. But, for others, lupus can cause severe problems.
Is lupus considered a disability?
For Social Security’s purposes, lupus qualifies as a disability when it meets these conditions: It involves two or more organs or body systems. It includes at least two major signs or symptoms, such as severe fatigue, fever, malaise, and involuntary weight loss.