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. Lupus is also a disease of flares, the symptoms worsen and you feel ill, and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better). (Wallace)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its self. Lupus can affect different parts of the body including the skin, blood, kidneys, and joints. There are four different types of Lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous Lupus, Drug-Induced Lupus, and Neonatal Lupus. However, the most common and deadly lupus is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).
Lupus : Symptoms and Diagnosis, treatment. What is Lupus? Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack the healthy tissues in the human body. The immune system is partly made of white blood cells that fight off disease, in lupus white blood cells think that the healthy cells of the body are diseased, so they end up attacking healthy parts of the body.
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
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.
October’s Lupus Awareness Month wear purple to bring awareness to the disease. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that could take years to diagnose because symptoms can disguise as other illnesses. The disease produces autoantibodies that attack healthy cells, including skin, joint, heart, lungs, kidneys, and brain. Lupus affects approximately 1.5 million Americans, mostly women.
Celiac Disease is a disease that occurs in your stomach and intestines. There are these things called Villi in your small intestines, they are like almost hairs, to absorb the food and protein. When a Celiac eats the slightest speck of gluten; a protein found in wheat, barley, malt, oat and flour the body sends out an immune response and kills all the Villi in the small intestine. Some symptoms can be anywhere from pain in stomach, to rashes, to even if untreated Cancer.
Celiac disease is a disease that affects at least 3 million Americans including myself. A gluten free diet is often written off as a fad diet but for those living with Celiac, it is anything but. This disease affects your daily life, physically and mentally. I chose this disease because it affects me personally (and my mom and granddad) and many people don’t understand or simply don’t want to understand what Celiac is. Celiac disease is an immune disorder where people can’t tolerate gluten (gluten is wheat, rye, barley, and is mainly in bread products but is also used as a filler for many other food items) because it damages the inner lining of their small intestine.
The cause of dermatomyositis is unknown, but it is believed to be similar to autoimmune disorders where a person’s immune system accidently attacks its own body tissue. Dermatomyositis partially affects the small blood vessels in the muscle tissue, because inflammatory cells surround the blood vessels, which eventually causes the degeneration of muscle fibers. Some of the complications caused by dermatomyositis include: difficulty to swallowing due to affected muscles in the esophagus, aspiration pneumonia where one breathes foods into their lungs because they have difficulty swallowing, breathing problems due to affected chest muscles, and also calcium deposits that can develop in the muscles, skin, and connective tissues. Dermatomyositis can also lead to the following diseases: Raynaud 's phenomenon, lupus,
The Integumentary system is the skin, the disease we chose to discuss is Vitiligo Vitiligo is a skin disease that makes white patches of skin appear on different parts of the body it can even turn hair white . This happens because the cells that make our skin the colour it is (melanin) are destroyed in certain areas, then the cells are called Melanocytes. This disease also only affects 1%of the population. How do you get the disease?
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.
“Lymphoid tissue, cells and organs that make up the lymphatic system, such as white blood cells, bone marrow, and the thymus spleen, and lymph nodes” (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica). Lymphoid tissue is a big part of Hodgkin disease, so to fully understand the disease an individual must learn that the lymphoid tissue is very important for the human body. Lymphoid tissue is extremely important as an immune response and it also helps protect the body from infection and invaders. Simply, Hodgkin disease is the expansion of lymphoid tissue and the existence of Reed-Sternberg cells that are found in the lymph nodes. Reed-Sternberg cells “are large, often multinucleated with a peculiar morphology and an unusual immunophenotype, that does
It typically results in warm, swollen, and painful joints. Pain and stiffness often worsen following rest. Most commonly the wrist and hands are involved with typically the same joints involved on both sides of the body. GG has the painful disease in 32 of her joints. While chemotherapy is most often used to treat cancerous tumors, the drugs can be used in lower dosages to treat rheumatoid arthritis.