What Is Lupus?
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What Is Lupus?

    What Is Lupus?

    Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation throughout the body. Learn about its symptoms and treatment options.

    Lupus is a complex condition that affects many different parts of the body. It can cause joint pain, fatigue, skin rashes, hair loss, and other problems. The best way to treat lupus is by working closely with your doctor to develop a plan for managing your symptoms.


    What Is Lupus?

    Lupus is an inflammatory disorder that occurs when the immune system attacks healthy tissue in the body. This attack damages cells and tissues, causing them to break down. As a result, the body produces antibodies against itself. These antibodies damage organs and tissues, leading to symptoms such as arthritis, fever, fatigue, and swollen joints.


    The Basics Of Lupus

    There are two main types of lupus: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and Sjögren's syndrome. Both involve inflammation of the connective tissue and skin. However, SLE affects multiple organ systems while Sjögren's only affects the eyes and mouth.


    Treatment Options For Lupus

    If you're diagnosed with lupus, there are several treatments available. These include medications, lifestyle changes, and complementary therapies.


    Common Side Effects Of Lupus Medication

    There are side effects associated with every medication, but some are more common than others. One of the most common side effects of lupus medications is nausea. Other possible side effects include headache, diarrhea, fatigue, and mouth sores.


    Lupus Diet Tips

    If you’re taking any type of medication for lupus, make sure to talk to your doctor before starting any new diet plan. They will help you determine what foods are safe to eat while also helping you manage your condition.

    The content of the page is for informational purposes only, please consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment.

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    Alaettin PAHSA

    Koru Sincan Hospital

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    Ali ÖZÖN

    Koru Ankara Hospital