Lupus, or SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) is an auto immune disorder that can attack many other organs and system. It is considered as a disease difficult to be treated. Even though steroids can control symptoms temporarily, they may cause infection and other adverse effects.
Since there are many factors can induce the recurrence of lupus, patients are always upset by this repeated problem. Therefore, precautions is very important for staying health.
If the patient know some methods to protect themselves and take timely and proper treatment, they can have a good prognosis.
This immune disorder can affect many other organs, causing various symptoms such as joint pain, swelling, and fever, etc. Therefore, patients are always misdiagnosed. To make a acute diagnosis, people should do a blood test. Ask your doctor to prepare a test and tell him or her about your medical history.
When you begin to take some medicines such as NSAIDs or glucocorticoid or other immunosuppressant agents, you should also maintain a regular test to check the kidney function.
Avoid inducing factors
Sun will aggravate the lupus, so when you are out, you should wear caftan.
Lupus patients are likely to catch cold, which in turns aggravate the activity of lupus.
Some medicines such as penicillin,sulfonamides,butazodine, hydralazine,Procainamide, dilantin and oral contraceptive can induce lupus to happen.
● Pregnancy and delivery
Lupus is so very dangerous for pregnant women that it can lead to abortion, birth defects, still birth and premature delivery.
In turn, pregnancy can also affect lupus. About half of these women have recurrence of lupus or have Lupus Nephritis.
Therefore, before the pregnancy, patients should discuss with the doctor and taking medicines under his or her supervision.
It shouldn’t be ignored. Psychological treatment plays an important role in treating lupus. Patients may have anxiety, depression and irritability since they may be suffering from many discomforts like hair loss, weight gain, swollen face, and buffalo hump. As the patient’s families or friends, we should talk with them and let them learn about this disease, and help them build uo confidence.