Last Modified on Jan 19, 2015
What is Lupus?
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), more commonly known simply as lupus, is an autoimmune disorder disproportionately affecting women (10 times more often than men) and causing various symptoms and in varying degrees for each person. This is a chronic condition with at present no known cure, but holistic treatment may significantly reduce your symptoms and allow you to live a normal life. Lupus is not the same as arthritis, but if you think you have SLE you should consult with a rheumatologist for a definitive diagnosis and medical advice.
SLE is primarily an inflammatory condition, and lupus symptoms include painful inflammation of the joints as well as of the skin, nervous system, and internal organs. Rashes, fever, and fatigue are also possible. These symptoms will most likely set in during one's 20's or 30's and they may wax and wane in severity, sometimes going into complete remission for some time.
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Natural Treatments and Potential Cures for Lupus (SLE)
Lupus, as an autoimmune disorder, is the body's immune system attacking itself. Both genetic and environmental factors seem to be at play, but full understanding of what causes or could stop this health condition are unknown. However, as it is an inflammatory condition there are anti-inflammatory foods and herbal remedies that can help keep your lupus symptoms under control. Also, light exercise and sun avoidance can keep your body healthier and reduce one major lupus trigger. DHEA supplements (reduced immune reaction),(1) omega-3 fatty acids,(2) and vitamin D also show promise in reducing SLE symptoms.
I have had lupus since Dec 2013. Not sure what caused it. I don't have the skin lupus though. I have been taking ALOE VERA JUICE for 4 months now. Within two weeks of starting to take it my lupus symptoms reduced to where I felt almost normal. With no arthritis or pains anywhere in my body. I no longer felt like something sick was going on in my body. It needs to be cold pressed juice and not heat processed. **For lupus you need to take the maxium dosage. I worked my way up to 4 oz at one time, 4 times a day. It has changed the severity and I have had NO FLARES since I started taking it. If you have lupus you NEED to try this. I was told by the dr that manufactures this that she's had people who have used this for months and it had cured them or put them in remission. You have to take it at the max dosage faithfully every day as if it's medication for it continue to modulate your immune system and hopefully put you in remission, possible permantly. With this I've been taking a super strong Probiotic which will help your digestive track and immune system. Also take supplements.
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