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Lupus Essay-Human Anatomy
Professor D. Henry
November 16, 2015
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, better known as “Lupus,” is a chronic autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system becomes uncontrollable. Patients with Lupus would have their immune system attack their healthy tissues instead of attacking bacteria and viruses like it would in a healthy functioning body. This can cause damages to various parts of the body such as the skin, kidneys, joints, blood, and brain. Lupus is one of the most complicated autoimmune diseases; therefore, making it difficult to diagnose, arduous for anyone who has to live with it, and since it’s incurable, it is also …show more content…
According to the Lupus Foundation of America, it affects 1.5 million Americans both men and women, but most commonly begins from ages 20 to 45 years. 90% of the patients are women, branding it as the “woman’s disease.” Scientists has been unsuccessful in linking the disease to a specific gene. The only common thread that they were able to piece together were the fact that the disease is seen in most of the ethnic patients of African-Americans and Asians descendants. Scientists are still figuring out how Lupus is contracted. Once the disease is understood on how it is contracted then scientist could begin to develop preventative measures, but as of right now they know that Lupus is not contagious even through sexual contact. Lupus is commonly mistaken for having the same characteristics as Cancer, HIV, and AIDs, but Cancer is a condition of malignant, abnormal tissues that grow rapidly and HIV/AIDs is a virus. Both are not autoimmune diseases with symptoms described …show more content…
Lupus is the fourth leading cause in disability for women. 38% of Lupus patient has been forced to stop working due to health complications from this disease. Patients spend roughly about $6,000 in treatments alone. It is unfortunate that this disease has taken a backseat when it comes to research priorities. Hopefully as time goes by, the attention towards gaining investment will increase before more of the population has to go through this disease that makes it unbearable for an individual to live their
Do you think of your body the way you think of your car? When a few lucky individuals acquire a sports car that boasts of the best automotive engineering available today, watch them read the maintenance manuals religiously. They take their car for inspection even if it purrs like a kitten and take it for repairs as soon as something does not feel right. And they're very concerned. That car is their most prized possession, a symbol of all the long and hard hours they put on the job so they could finally acquire it.
QEP Scripts for Two Recordings – Audio for Musculoskeletal System; “OK, Team! We have a new patient in Room 3B who is being admitted with a progressive (gradual, advancing) decrease in mobility (movement) of his back and legs, and increase in pain located in the lumbosacral (lower back above the tailbone of the spine) area. The patient’s Primary Care Provider has sent along Computed Tomography scans (CT, a rotating x-ray emitter, detailed internal scanner) showing spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine causing pressure on the nerves and spinal cord causing lower back pain.) and decrease of the normal lordosis (abnormal curvature lower spine, excessive inward curvature of the spine) in the thoracic vertebrae (upper and middle back). Lumbosacral
In 1986, William French Anderson and his team discovered and perfected gene therapy for ADA-SCID, correcting T-cells outside the human body and safely administering them back into the body. Three years later, DeSilva, barely four years old, successfully received gene therapy, and DeSilva’s immune system became fully functional. SCID gene therapy helped pave the way for other treatments to
Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Paper J.D. is a 62 year old divorced Caucasian female. Patient is a reliable historian. She is allergic to Lisinopril. She currently has a desk job at a local call center. She went through menopause at age 50.
There is no known cure for SLE, the aim is to reduce symptoms. Treatment can differ depending on how severe the symptoms are and which part of the body is being affected. Medication that can be provided are Anti-inflammatory medication for joint pain and stiffness, Corticosteroids, to reduce the immune responses, antimalarial drugs for skin and joint problems and steroid medication. Diet and exercise should be taken into to consideration, avoiding certain foods and minimizing stress could decrease the likely hood of triggering symptoms. SLE is one of the more fatal forms of rheumatic diseases that affects women more than men.
The cause of this disease is unknown. This disease can happen to anyone both men and women any from the ages as early as 10-30 years of age. There are many speculations on what could cause this skin disease such as, some researchers think it is an autoimmune disease, if you have an autoimmune disease you may have more of a chance of getting vitiligo. Autoimmune diseases
This portion of the text made me contemplate how everyone’s body breaks down on them eventually and can cause an imbalance in one’s
Discovered in 1989, Cystic Fibrosis is the most common, fatal genetic disease in the United States. Statistics show that 30,000 people in the US have been named with this disease. (Genome) Cystic Fibrosis is a disease caused when the CFTR (Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator) is defective and the cells do not release the right amount of chloride. This causes for the body to produce thick, sticky mucus that clogs up the lungs, leads to infection, blocks the pancreas, which stops the digestive enzymes from reaching the intestine. Symptoms require; salty tasting skin, wheezing, shortness of breath, persistent coughing, poor growth or weight gain, frequent/bulky stool, and male infertility.
Have you ever heard of the kissing disease? The kissing diseases actual name is mononucleosis, sometimes shortened to just "mono". It is a highly contagious infection caused by Epstein-Barr. It can be caused by other viruses, but Epstein-Barr is the most common. Mononucleosis is often called the kissing disease because it is spread through the saliva of an infected person.
It is a disease that is a severe loss of the body 's cellular immunity,greatly lowering the resistance to infection and malignancy. HIV is also called the human immunodeficiency virus. AIDS as well is known as, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, both interfere with the body 's ability to fight infections. Spreaded by sexual
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that causes the demyelination of the myelin sheath which surrounds and protects nerve cells. Multiple sclerosis is a complicated and unpredictable neurological disease, and it can affect any area of the brain and spinal cord (“Multiple Sclerosis: Answers At Your Fingertips.”, 2010). According to Richman, Schub, and Pravikoff (2015) there can be four clinical types of MS, there is relapsing-remitting (RRMS), primary-progressive (PPMS), secondary-progressive (SPMS), and progressive-relapsing (PRMS). PPMS has a steady progression of symptoms. SPMS has serious progression of symptoms later throughout the disease.
Evolution of Vaccinations Rebekah Gutcher DeVry University Evolution of Vaccinations Thesis Statement: This paper will explore the evolutions of vaccinations overtime, the role they currently play in today’s populations as well as society’s stance regarding vaccines. I. Description of Technology A. Disease Control a. Disease Epidemics b. Population Impacts B. Historical Development/Administration a. History and Development of vaccines b. Guidelines of vaccine administration to date II. Economic Considerations A. Production Costs a. Manufacturing Landscape b. Manufacturing/Research and Development Costs B.