Sunday, May 24, 2015

Mesotherapy and the Treatment of Lupus



Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can target your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, heart and lungs. The great majority of people affected are women. For reasons that aren't clear, lupus develops when the immune system attacks your body's own tissues and organs.
Three main types of lupus exist — systemic lupus erythematosus (which is also known as SLE), discoid lupus erythematosus and drug-induced lupus.
Of these, SLE is the most common and serious form of the disease, frequently causing swollen, painful joints, skin rash, extreme fatigue and kidney damage. 
Mesotherapy can be of great assistance when it comes to helping reduce the pain and inflammation that is associated with this disease.
Symptoms and Treatment of Lupus
Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe. It is a fickle and unpredictable disease as symptoms may be temporary or permanent.
Although it only affects about one in three people with lupus, the skin problem most often associated with the disease is a butterfly-shaped rash that develops across the cheeks and bridge of the nose. It may be flat or raised or blotchy. The lesions get worse if the person is exposed to sunlight.
People with lupus are often highly sensitive to sunlight, frequently developing severe rashes on sun-exposed skin. Sometimes even indoor lighting, especially fluorescent lighting, can cause the same response.
Other people develop a crusty red raised rash called a discoid rash on the neck, chest, face or scalp. This thick scaly rash can last for days or years and can cause hyperpigmented scars. Cosmetic injection therapy, also taught at Pinewood, can be helpful for treating these scars.
Most people with lupus eventually develop joint pain, stiffness and swelling, mainly in their fingers, hands, wrists and knees. The pain may shift from one joint to another or affect the same joint on both sides of the body. Lupus-associated arthritis can come and go quickly.
Mesotherapy treatment with acetyl-L-carnitine and oxfenicine can help sufferers of Lupus experience less chronic pain.
People with lupus are especially vulnerable to kidney damage and may emit frothy or tea-colored urine. They may also experience swelling in their ankles or lower legs, or high blood pressure without warning.
Lupus can cause a range of serious problems related to the brain or central nervous system, including headaches, seizures, dizziness, vision problems, behavior changes or stroke.
Pericaditis, which is an inflammation of the lining of the heart, is also common in people with lupus. It can cause sharp chest pains and shortness of breath.
Lupus can cause a number of lung problems, the most common of which is pleurisy, an inflammation of the chest cavity lining that can produce sharp, stabbing chest pain.
Sores called mucosal ulcers can develop on the roof of the mouth or in the nose.
Inflamed blood vessels can affect blood circulation. The inflammation may be mild and not require treatment or it can be quite severe. Mesotherapy can also help reduce this effect and stimulate the body to heal itself.
People with lupus can also suffer from fatigue, fever, digestive problems, weight loss and hair loss.
People with lupus may also experience depression or difficulty concentrating, either because of the disease itself or because of the challenges of living with a chronic condition. Vitamin injections along with the mesotherapy can help with this.

Allopathic Treatments and Outlook
The treatments for lupus can be as varied and individual as the disease itself and may change over time. But common-sense measures, such as rest, protection from sunlight, exercise, not smoking and a healthy diet are important for everyone with lupus.
Some medications used to treat lupus include as aspirin, naproxen and mnonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.  Sometimes antimalarial drugs can help relieve the symptoms of mouth ulcers and joint pains.  Steroids can help counter the inflammation of lupus but one of the goals of mesotherapy with lupus sufferers is to help keep them off these types of drugs and their side-effects for as long as possible.
The outlook for people with lupus has improved considerably in recent years. With proper naturopathic care and mesotherapy treatment. most people with lupus can lead normal, active lives.

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  1. Thanks a lot for helping lupus sufferers know more about their dsease.
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  3. Nice Blog! Like Lupus another joint pain related disease Arthritis can start in many ways. It can be gradual or sudden. The people, who are affected by Arthritis have lost their ability to work. They should take therapy treatment, which can improve their situation very early. Best Treatment for Arthritis .

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