Lupus is a disorder that affects even more than a million Americans. The Lupus symptoms can resemble to those of other disorders, including diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, diagnosing lupus can be very difficult task, even for the medical professionals. However, lupus has some unusual signs that can be useful in recognizing the existence of this disorder.
Lupus is related to a deficiency in the immune system, which is important in protecting the body from any viruses and bacterial infections. Although lupus can affect any age group and it is more common among women in the childbearing ages. It is less common among Caucasions than the other ethnic groups. Lupus in apparently not inherited and it does not spread to other organs. But, its symptoms can still last for years.
Some of the most common symptoms of lupus also include headaches, drowsiness and swelling in muscles and joints. Other symptoms are more unusual, including development of a butterfly-shaped rash on the face, hair loss and the phenomenon in which the fingers turn white or even blue when subjected to cold.
Natural treatment of Lupus
Numerous medications can be used in treating lupus, including the home remedy aspirin. Some authorities have prescribed dietary changes as an alternative to some of the drugs. The diet is mainly comprised of foods containing carbohydrates, vegetables and fruits, but should also be low in cholesterol and saturated fats. Anything containing garlic should be avoided.
The natural and the medical methods in dealing with lupus may create a conflict, so, a careful consultation with a pharmacist and a doctor is needed before any such treatment is considered.
*video taken from Lupus Foundation of America YouTube channel