What is Lupus? It is believed that 5 million people throughout the world have a form of lupus. More than 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported annually across the country. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part 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 …show more content…
Lupus is generally more common in women than in men. More than 90 percent of people that are diagnosed with lupus are women. Although lupus does affect people of all ages, it is more often diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40. As for race, lupus is more common in African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians. Family history is a small risk factor. Relatives of people with lupus have an approximately 5-13 percent chance of developing lupus as well. However, only about 5 percent of children will develop lupus if their mother has …show more content…
It practically effects every organ in your body. Lupus raises your chances of heart disease and stroke. This is because of the long-term inflammation that comes with lupus. Lupus medications have steroids in it and that increases your risk as well. Lupus also inflames the outside lining of your lungs. Sometimes, the lungs can develop scarring from the inflammation and cause shortness of breath. A patient with lupus may also become sensitive to the ultraviolet rays in sunlight, which can cause many skin changes. The most common skin problem they might develop is a butterfly-shaped rash on your nose and cheeks. Red, scaly bumps or patches can develop on their body. Also, coin-like patches called discoid lesions can appear on their body or scalp. Other important skin symptoms is mouth and nose sores, hair loss, and white or blue fingers and toes in response to the cold. Lupus also affects the kidneys, brain and central nervous system, and the joints and the
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Undergoing, three months of testing and random treatments, she was finally diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. But the real question was, What Is juvenile rheumatoid arthritis? Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases is a flaw within the immune system which attack normal cells or self-cells, because they can no longer differentiate between self and
• The seasons of fall, winter, or spring. SYMPTOMS The main symptom of this condition is a rash on the legs and buttocks. The rash is made of red or purple spots and the skin may be red and swollen. Other symptoms may include: • A rash that spreads over
The Canis Lupus Occidentalis which also goes by the Mackenzie Valley Wolf was classified as a gray wolf subspecies in 1829 by sir John Richardson, M.D. The Canis Lupus Occidentalis lives In Yellowstone. The pack size averages 9.2 wolves with average territory size of 348 square miles. Average males weigh between 100 and 145 pounds with females weighing roughly 10 to 20 percent less. There diet consist of wood bison, elk, caribou, musk ox, moose, Dall sheep, sitka black-tailed deer, mountain goat, beaver, ground squirrel, snowshoe hare, lemmings, and salmon. Usually 63 days after breeding, 4 to 6 pups are large enough to travel and hunt with the pack.
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.
Joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, and blood. The nervous system and brain is also affected. (“How lupus affects the nervous system.” Lupus Resource Center, Lupus Foundation of America, 26 Sept. 2017, http://resources.lupus.org/entry/nervous-system.) Lupus develops in response to a combination of factors both inside and outside the body including hormones, genetics and environment.
When one has this disease it means that your immune system which fights off bacteria, infection, and germs, your body has a harder time at protecting itself. Everyone’s body produces protein or B cells which are known as antibodies, it defends the body from viruses. Since lupus is an autoimmune disease, it is very hard to tell the difference between invaders and
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.
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 main sign of vitiligo is pigmented or color loss that produces white or light colored patches on the skin. The main parts of the body most at risk for this condition are areas of the skin exposed to the sun. Vitiligo, usually, first appears on the hands, feet, arms, face, or lips because these areas are most exposed to the sun. There are many signs of the condition of vitiligo. The main five signs are skin discoloration, premature whitening or greying of hairs, loss of color in the tissues that line the mouth and nose, loss in color of the inner layer of the eyeball, or discolored patches around the armpit, navel, genitals, and rectum.
Celiac disease is a genetic disorder it can pass on through your family and if any of your family members have this disease active in their body, you have a 1 in 10 chance of obtaining it. There are other main factors in which this presents and that includes viral infection, surgery, and emotional trauma even after pregnancy. (https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/celiac-disease/celiac-disease#2-5, n.d.) Taking care
The Lamin A gene is a dominant gene which is not X-linked, and almost always happen through an accidental mutation. With Progeria, it is not the gene that directly causes the disease, it is caused by a poorly or a non-functioning protein which is created by using the code, Prelamin A. Progeria is formed by an modification in LMNA which causes the gene to change, which then leads to a change in protein with a different function and form. Since Progeria is an autosomal disease, the mutation mostly always occurs after conception in the child. But there are rare cases where the parent does have the mutation in their sex-cells, which will lead to a very high chance that their child will have Progeria. Also if the child has the majority of the cells