What is Lupus?

 

Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as inflammation, swelling, and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart, and lungs.

 

Under normal function, the immune system makes proteins called antibodies in order to protect and fight against antigens (a substance capable of inducing a specific immune response) such as viruses and bacteria. Lupus makes the immune system unable to differentiate between antigens and healthy tissue. This leads the immune system to direct antibodies against the healthy tissue - not just antigens - causing swelling, pain, and tissue damage.

 

From the perspective of the body, we believe with lupus you have become allergic to your own blood and thus, the body starts to attack itself. Using this as a base for process, I have worked on people with Lupus before and have helped them to better manage their symptoms and ailments.  

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