Presentation on theme: "By: Jacob Jashinsky and Jason Miller. A normal immune system will attack anything that bad or foreign to your body. But an autoimmune disease will."— Presentation transcript:
A normal immune system will attack anything that bad or foreign to your body. But an autoimmune disease will make your immune system attack normal healthy cells There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases
Lupus is not believed to be directly inherited, but can tend to run in the family. Possibly something in the environment will trigger the diseases Of the 1.5 million diagnosed with Lupus, 90% are female. Lupus does appear in certain families, and when an identical twin has lupus, there is an increased chance that the other twin will get the disease.
Routine Blood Test-to check the number of blood cells. Urine Test-to check any signs of weakening kidneys. ANA Test-to find types of anti-bodies in your blood.
Muscle pain Joint pain Red rash Fever Persistent fatigue Sensitivity to ultraviolet light Hair loss Inflammation and damage to organs and tissues, including the kidneys, lungs, heart, lining of the heart, central nervous system, and blood vessels
People with lupus can have a normal life expectancy Depending on how severe the diseases is, treatment can include cream for rashes to nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Treatment may also include corticosteroids, and immunosuppressants. Benlysta is a new recent drug that has been used to treat mild symptoms for patients
Most people experience flares of the symptoms. Depending on the severity of the diseases people may have no trouble at all doing anything around the home, but some may need help to bath. Before finding a cure scientist must figure out what causes Lupus, then a possible cure could be found.
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