If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with lupus and are looking for alternative treatment, contact us today at (775) 507-2000.
Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
No two cases of lupus are exactly alike. Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe, and may be temporary or permanent. Most people with lupus have mild disease characterized by episodes — called flares — when signs and symptoms get worse for a while, then improve or even disappear completely for a time.
The signs and symptoms of lupus that you experience will depend on which body systems are affected by the disease. The most common signs and symptoms include:
- Joint pain, stiffness and swelling
- Butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose or rashes elsewhere on the body
- Skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure (photosensitivity)
- Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods (Raynaud’s phenomenon)
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Dry eyes
- Headaches, confusion and memory loss
Until now, lupus patients have become accustomed to taking medications for their condition. In 2018, a seminal article in the world’s top journal demonstrated a bacteria from the intestines moving into the liver of lupus patients, evoking the disease process. This is rather huge finding as it demonstrates the importance of the gut’s connection to autoimmune disease. At Gates Brain Health, we focus on healing the gut to help soothe and treat autoimmune diseases. Please see the video below discussing this connection further.