1.5 million American have lupus and nine out of ten are women. SLE death rates has increased 70 percent since 1979 amongst African American women aged 45-64 years. (http://www.cdc.gov/lupus/index.htm) An appreciation of facts of SLE is essential including the current limit of knowledge about the disease and management. A better understanding of the disease can help people all over the world learn to be more aware of its prominent position in the society
When someone has lupus something goes wrong with their immune system, which is the part of the body that fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs. Normally our immune system would produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these invaders. When someone has an autoimmune disease it means their immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and their body’s healthy tissues. This creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies
The sunlight causes my eyes to swell and lips become irritated, “ said Ruffin. Although, Lupus is curable there are still many complications with the disease. “There are pains constantly in your body throughout all your joints. You have to keep fighting because Lupus is the silent killer.
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). When you have lupus, the body attacks the healthy tissues that’s supposed to fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs. Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protects the body from these invaders. Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy tissues and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissue. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.
There are many diseases out in the world; one of the least talked about is lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease with about 1.5 million people in America living with it. Though no one truly knows the cause for it, it is chronic. This affects the inside of your body including your organs, heart, lungs, kidneys, blood vessels, brain and joints. Your skin can also be damaged as well.
To further explain this suggestion, it is important to understand what an auto immune disease is. An auto immune disorders occur when the cells in the body mistakes parts of itself as a foreign invader, and attacks or kills itself. In this case, scientist suggest that the melanocytes cells attack and kill themselves off. Another type of vitiligo, called segmental vitiligo, is suggested to occur when the there is some sort of disarray in the nervous system, though scientist and researcher cannot exactly pin point what that disconnect might be. Vitiligo can affect anyone, regardless of ethnicity, race, age, or gender.
With attention to diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, Crohn’s disease is one of the many common cases. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disorder that both men and woman are equally susceptible too. This disease is often confused with other gastrointestinal disorders with similar symptoms. With this disease being a part of the GI tract, there are many signs that can lead up to Crohn’s. An individual with Crohn’s disease could have been obtained through genetics or the environment, which could lead to many other complications that can affect the entire digestive tract.
This article was about Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This is relevant to our course because in order to treat diseases like this we need to know how the body works in order to create treatment plans such as the ones in this article. I know of a few different people who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. It really is not as uncommon as I thought. Reading this article kept me interested since I know people who have it.
What is lupus? According to Mayo Clinic staff lupus is defined as “a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when the 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”(Mayo clinic.org). With lupus your body’s immune system fights off viruses, bacteria, and germs, normally the immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these viruses. “Autoimmune means your immune system cannot tell the difference between these foreign invaders and your body’s healthy cells and tissues and creates autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy cells and tissue.
Pathophysiology ANAT1066 Case study assessment Case study (b) INTRODUCTION Base on the clinical and laboratory data provided, the patient is suffering from Graves’ disease, a cause of hyperthyroidism which is a type of thyrotoxicosis. Clinical manifestation of Graves’ disease (GD) includes diffuse thyroid enlargement, palpitation and hyperthyroidism (Fukishima et al 2009). Other symptoms are ophthalmophathy which result in exopthalmos (bulging of the eye), and dermopathy (oedema) (mencori et al 2014). Hyperthyroidism has some symptoms such as heat intolerance, sweating and weight loss (mencori et al 2014). Tachycardia (a faster than normal heart rate at rest) and bruit (indicate hyper dynamic circulation) are among
After a few years, there was a tumor in her pituitary region. The tumor was secreting excessive amounts of growth hormone, casing symptoms to appear. She had enlarged hands and feet, coarsened, enlarged facial features, coarse, oily, thickened skin, and
CASE: John Smith is an 11 year old Asian boy with PMHx of hypothyroidism x 2 years, on levothyroxine 25 mcg daily presented with painful progressively enlarging goiter that started 2 months ago. The pain is described as constant shooting and radiating to the neck, rated 6/10, nothing made it better, moving his neck made it worse. Pt states that the pain is mostly localized to the right, and it is associated with compressive symptoms like difficulty breathing and swallowing, but no change in voice. The swelling was painful and progressive and at the time of examination was 2 × 2 cm on the right side of the neck and was moving with deglutition. She had no other complaints and her family history was noncontributory.
I decided it was time and to make an doctors appointment. I was seen by my family doctor at Family First Health. I was checked in January 2017 , and did bloodwork in February 2017 to rule out any new underlying causes. It was really effecting my every day life. I just wasn 't focused.