It's important for family and friends to understand lupus so they know how they can help.
Lupus is not contagious, not related to cancer, and not related to HIV or AIDS.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that when developed will have the rest or your life.
Make sure you share details of your lupus symptoms and treatment.
Learn as much as you can about lupus but take breaks when you need to.
Build a support system, make sure you send time doing activities you enjoy, and identify family members and friends you can turn to.
Conventional treatments include immunosuppressive medications, anti-rheumatic drugs, NSAID pain killers, steroids, blood pressure medications and anticoagulants, synthetic hormones and birth control pills.
Anti-inflammatory diet to heal gut issues, exercise, stress reduction, getting enough sleep and resting, protecting and healing sensitive skin, supplements, treating pain and inflammation naturally.
A normal immune system produces B cells, which make antibodies that destroy and control harmful substances, such as viruses, bacteria and germs.
This type of white blood cell produces antibodies
Antibodies attach themselves to germs and try to control or destroy them.
B-Lymphocyte stimulates a specific protein necessary for the survival of B cells.
Viruses, bacteria and other invaders.
With lupus, the immune system produces autoreactive B cells, which make a type of protein called autoantibodies attack your own body, leading to inflammation.
These are the "b: version of B cells that make harmful autoantibodies.
White antibodies protect the body, autoantibodies work against the body.
A sign of lupus disease activity.