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Lupus
Melinda Combs
SCI/162
4-07-2012
Brenda Burrus

Lupus

LUPUS
THESIS STATEMENT
While there are different ways to live with Lupus, is a challenging autoimmune disease.

I.INTRODUCTION
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any parts of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). Lupus is a disease that flares up and goes into remission. With Lupus, something go wrong with a person’s immune system, which is the part of the body that fights of viruses, bacteria, and germs. Lupus predominantly affects woman more than men, and typically effects multiply organs in the body.

EXPLANATION OF DISEASE
Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which causes the body’s immune system to attack its own organs, tissues, and joints. Most genes are involved in the development of Lupus. But, Lupus can develop without any family history, but are likely to have other autoimmune diseases within some family members. Diagnosing Lupus is very difficult. There is no single test that can determine if a person has Lupus or not. II. Controllable and Uncontrollable Risk Factors

Uncontrollable

III. Roles the Immune system plays in Recovery & Prevention

IV. Reliable Community and Web Resources
-Lupus Foundation of America---www.lupus.org
Leading non-profit voluntary health organization
-The Bridge Health Recovery Center —www.the bridgerecoverycenter.com
This site helps to educate yourself about the disease and what programs for recovery along with wellness -The US in lupus—www.usinlupus.com
Where people can come together at a time, get support, hear stories ,get hope with Lupus

V. Treatment and Prevention of Lupus
Treatment—based on age, health, symptoms, lifestyles
TREATMENT GOALS
-reduce tissue inflammation
-suppressing immune systems abnormalities that are responsible for tissue inflammation. -preventing flare ups and treating them as they occur
-easing symptoms such as join pain and fatique
-minimizing complication of...
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